on Feb 18, 2008
A link dump post:
I was cited for the “Rocks Fall Everyone Dies” entry at TV Tropes. Kind of amusing to be viewed as being an authoritative source.
This is tremendous fun. It’s not what it looks like at first. Just go there and wait 10 seconds. Warning: Sound.
This is about the most frustrating teaser site for a videogame, ever. The game is called “Limbo”, and just the fleeting glimpse of the gameplay offered by the site has caused me to crave the thing, the way a junkie might crave the jab of a needle. Great. Mission accomplished. That’s what teaser sites are for, right? So… What platform is it going to be for? When does it come out? This year? Next? Is this a console title? PC? Mac? Flash based? The Atrai Jaguar? What? Who is making it? Is that real gameplay footage, or just really fancy animated concept art?
It seems to defeat the entire purpose of having a teaser site. It creates a desire for the product, sure. But then it doesn’t give you anything to do with the desire. You just wander away and maybe come back in some months and see if anything has changed. There isn’t even a “last updated” date on the thing. For all I know the game was abandoned last year and they never bothered to take down the site.
Shamus Young is an old-school OpenGL programmer, author, and composer. He runs this site and if anything is broken you should probably blame him.