One of the minds behind Limbo and Inside has announced the formation of a new Guildford based studio: Jumpship. Their debut project is Somerville, a “sci-fi action adventure” telling the stories of people caught up in the midst of a catastrophe spanning the entire planet.
Beyond that, we don’t know much else yet. Jumpship has shared an initial teaser trailer for the game and its moody, mysterious setting, underpinned by a composition from Virginia composer Lyndon Holland.
Director Chris Olsen had been working on the project since 2014 until subsequently collaborating with Dino Patti, the ex-CEO of Playdead who left the company last year.
Playdead, meanwhile, are currently hard at work on their next major project following the launch of Inside.
Thanks for your warm reception of INSIDE. Since release, Playdead founder Arnt Jensen and the team have been working on the next adventure. pic.twitter.com/RfejnH39mR
Tease is certain the word for the Tweet developer Playdead sent out the other day.
Playdead brought us the creepy and atmospheric platformers Limbo and INSIDE, and now it seems they are hard at work on their next game. All we know so far it what we can see in the image, so very little, but as we learn more we’ll be sure to let you all know.
Limbo, the massively popular and dark atmospheric puzzle game from Playdead, could be about to be reborn on the Xbox One if we are to take a rating listing from the Korean Ratings board as a huge hint. One of the best Summer of Arcade games ever (in our opinion) when it first launched on the Xbox 360 during the summer of 2010, we’re sure if not certain of its success on next-gen considering its popularity all those years ago!
I first rated the game 10/10 in 2010:
With the loneliness of your own shadow, the sound of your own footsteps and a dark bitter world of danger – LIMBO, not only takes you on a journey of survival, but a mentally challenging adventure that will leave you in a state of awe.
Nothing has yet been confirmed from Microsoft or Playdead following the Rating, but here’s hoping for some next-gen improvements and if we had our own way, a few new Xbox One exclusive levels to boot! If you’ve never played the original, Limbo was an addictive yet eerie game that involved many deaths of a young boy on the hunt for his sister in the worst nightmare imaginable.
When there are “Official” confirmations we’ll be sure to keep you posted.