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Platform PS3, Win, XBLA, PS Vita Publisher Playdead Developer Playdead Release Date 07/19/2011

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Imagine Cup game design prize now includes PAX Prime demo

Microsoft recently announced that the team that takes first place in the Imagine Cup gaming category will win a trip to Seattle to attend PAX Dev and show their game at PAX Prime, in addition to the $50,000 cash prize awarded to the winning finalist team of each category. The Imagine Cup is an annual competition open to students around the world. Using Microsoft-supplied technology, students create projects that fall into one of three main categories: games, world citizenship and innovation. The competition aims to encourage students to become entrepreneurs by developing solutions to world problems and pitching their solutions to judges. Last year, winners of each category took home $50,000 in prize money. In 2014, winners will also get to attend the two-day PAX Dev game development...

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Behemoth, Playdead, Robomodo among ID@Xbox's new developers

Microsoft revealed a long list of new developers for its ID@Xbox indie developer publishing program on Xbox Wire this morning alongside an announcement that the first games from the self-publishing program are in the certification process. Detailed last August, the program allows developers to apply for entry at http://www.xbox.com/id. If accepted, they receive two Xbox One development kits and will be able to self-publish games. Microsoft also announced last year that a special Xbox One-only Unity Pro license would be available free to all ID@Xbox developers. The first round of developers was revealed last December and included Crysis developer Crytek, Broken Age developer Double Fine and Ridiculous Fishing developer Vlambeer. New indies joining the cast today include Castle...

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PS Vita Indie Mega Pack hits Europe in February (correction)

A new PlayStation Vita Indie Mega Pack featuring 10 games will launch in February, Sony announced today, outlining that the pack will be available from retail on an 4GB memory card for  €24.99 or bundled with a PS Vita for €199.99. The following 10 titles included in the Indie Mega Pack are: Alien Breed, Thomas Was Alone, Velocity Ultra, Men’s Room Mayhem, Coconut Dodge Revitalised, LIMBO, Hotline Miami, Total Recoil, Superfrog HD, Floating Cloud and God Saves the Pilgrims in HD. Correction: The article above originally listed an older bundle and has been updated to reflect the correction.

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PixelJunk Shooter coming to PC, Mac and Linux Nov. 11

Double Eleven is bringing Q-Games' original PixelJunk Shooter to Windows PC, Mac and Linux on Nov. 11, the company announced today. PixelJunk Shooter, which originally launched for PlayStation 3 in December 2009, will be available through Steam and "selected partners" for $8.99 (or 6.99 Euro). Double Eleven, a U.K.-based indie developer and publisher behind the PlayStation Vita LittleBigPlanet and Limbo port, will launch PixelJunk Shooters as part of its partnership with Kyoto-based Q-Games. The partnership was announced in June earlier this year and would bring the two studios together to collaborate on new game projects. PixelJunk Shooter tasks players with piloting a spaceship through an underground labyrinth of different environments to save a group of stranded scientists....

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Rayman Origins Vita goes free tomorrow on PlayStation Plus

The PlayStation Vita version of Rayman Origins will become the latest entrant into the PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection tomorrow, Sept. 24, Sony announced today on the PlayStation Blog. As usual, this week's PS Plus update also includes discounts on a number of games. Limbo will be on sale for 20 percent off, $11.99 instead of $14.99; it's a cross-buy title, so you'll get both the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita versions with that purchase. Another cross-buy title being discounted is the Director's Cut of Lone Survivor, which launches tomorrow for $12.99 but will be available for $11.69 to PS Plus members. Team17's Worms Revolution on PS3 will be sold at half price, $7.49 instead of $14.99. And four different deals will be available for Pinballistik: The Alien Tycoon bundle and the...

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Journey, Limbo, more discounted on PSN for PAX Prime indie sale

The Penny Arcade Expo shines a bright spotlight on indie games, and Sony is joining in the celebration with a weeklong sale on a number of top-tier PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita titles from small studios. Sony's 2013 PAX Prime Indie Game Sale offers discounts of up to 65 percent — and up to 75 percent for PlayStation Plus members — on 11 games that were exhibited at previous PAXes. Here are the games in question: Closure - $7.49 ($3.75 on PlayStation Plus; regularly $14.99) Dragon Fantasy Book 1 (PS3 and PS Vita, Cross-Buy) - $4.99 ($2.50 on PS Plus; reg. $9.99) Dyad - $7.49 ($3.75 on PS Plus; reg. $14.99) Journey - $7.49 ($3.75 on PS Plus; reg. $14.99) Limbo (PS3 and PS Vita, Cross-Buy) - $7.49 ($5.99 on PS Plus; reg. $14.99) Penny-Arcade Adventures: On the...

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PixelJunk Monsters: Ultimate HD hits PS Vita July 30

PixelJunk Monsters: Ultimate HD, Double Eleven Limited's port of Q-Games' tower defense game, will arrive on North American PlayStation Vitas July 30, Double Eleven's Kirsten Cummins announced today on the PlayStation Blog. According to Cummins, the portable version of the game will retail for $14.99. PixelJunk Monsters: Ultimate HD will arrive in Europe and "the majority of Asia" the following day, July 31, and the port's Japanese release date will be announced "soon." "PixelJunk Monsters: Ultimate HD game has been faithfully recreated for PS Vita in high definition, with 30+ hours of gameplay, online and ad-hoc co-op play and everything you loved about all the previous editions," Cummins wrote. "Our very talented team put a lot of work into making this the definitive edition of...

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Limbo coming to iOS July 3, lifetime sales top 3 million copies

Limbo developer Playdead is bringing the macabre platformer to iOS July 3, and the game's lifetime sales for the platforms it's currently available on have eclipsed 3 million copies, the studio announced today. The iOS version — which will support iPad 2 and up, iPhone 4S and up, iPad mini and the latest-generation iPod touch — will cost $4.99. According to Playdead, development of the iOS port involved "rethinking the controls and performing extensive optimizations to ensure an amazing touch-based experience." Limbo originally launched in July 2010 on Xbox Live Arcade. Playdead has since released it on PlayStation 3, Windows PC, Mac and PlayStation Vita. The PS Vita version, which launched earlier this month as a $15 Cross-Buy title, does not feature touch controls.

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Limbo on PS Vita supports cross-buy with PS3

Puzzle platformer Limbo for PlayStation Vita is cross-buy compatible with PlayStation 3, developer Playdead announced today in a press release. Limbo, which launched today for Vita, is downloadable via the PlayStation Network for $14.99. As with all cross-buy titles, players need only purchase Limbo once to obtain a license for both the Vita and PS3 versions, the latter of which launched last year. The title will be available in Europe tomorrow for €12.99 (£9.99). Limbo was announced for PS Vita during the 2013 Game Developers Conference in March. Playdead co-founder and CEO Dino Patti said the Vita port would not feature touchscreen controls because it would require the studio to "rethink the game." "We're not using any touch," Patti said. "We didn't feel it would suit Limbo at...

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Limbo hits PS Vita June 4 in North America, June 5 in Europe for $15

The PlayStation Vita version of Limbo will be released June 4 in North America for $14.99, and June 5 in the U.K. and Europe for £9.99 and €12.99, respectively, co-developer Playdead announced today. It is the same price at which the original Xbox Live Arcade version was released in 2010, as well as the PlayStation 3 version from 2011. Playdead worked with PS Vita specialist Double Eleven, the studio behind LittleBigPlanet PS Vita, for this new port. In Limbo, you are a young boy who wakes up in the forest and undertakes a perilous journey to find his sister. It's a challenging puzzle-platformer featuring gruesome death animations and an oppressive atmosphere. "Happy dying," said Dino Patti, CEO and co-founder of Playdead, on the PlayStation Blog. Limbo is also available on...

Limbo Releases
North America
  • PlayStation 3
    • Released 07/19/2011
    • Publisher Playdead
    • Developer Playdead
  • Windows
    • Released 08/02/2011
    • Publisher Playdead
    • Developer Playdead
  • Xbox Live Arcade
    • Released 07/21/2010
    • Publisher Microsoft Game Studios
    • Developer Playdead
  • PlayStation Vita
    • Released 06/04/2013
    • Publisher Playdead
    • Developer Playdead
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