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puetzm Dec 21, 2012 @ 7:33pm
Searching for more like Limbo
I loved the game. It is beautiful, atmospheric, haunting, addictive, and draws you in with it's mediative soundtrack and unobtrusive sound effects. I want to find something similarly engaging that also avoids annoying sound effects. I first thought of Braid, but it has those annoying sound effects a la Super Mario Bros. when you jump, kill an enemy, etc. Any suggestions?
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H. Dec 22, 2012 @ 6:58pm 
have you thought about Closure? It won first price at the indie game awards. Also, the game is a puzzle game featured in black and white. The music is also pretty epic.
J.N. Dec 22, 2012 @ 8:03pm 
So are you looking for any 2-D platformer that's fun and challenging, or specifically 2-D platformers with great atmosphere?
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Muibi Dec 23, 2012 @ 4:22am 
puetzm Dec 25, 2012 @ 11:22pm 
Not necessarily a 2-day platformer. Just something with a similaly meditative atmoshphere that is also engaging. Portal has been suggested to me. I'll look into Closure. Thanks
DickenDiddi Dec 26, 2012 @ 7:58am 
What about NightSky? Same kind of visuals, gameplay and atmosphere.
Very recommended...
[MeFi] Room 641-A Dec 27, 2012 @ 7:16pm 
I just finished Limbo and I'm finding that Thomas Was Alone is a really nice transition. It's also moody and relaxing in the way Limbo was. The soundtrack as a similar feel and the game doesn't have the Mario-type sound effects you want to avoid. I've just started playing but it's developing a nice story, too.
Thanatos Lector Dec 29, 2012 @ 5:38am 
Deadlight is another side scroller in mostly black and white. Zombie survival game where you are searching for your wife and kid. I beat it in 3.5 hours, but it was worth it.
SwamDono Dec 29, 2012 @ 7:10pm 
I'd have to insist that you reconsider Braid. It's a very good game. Like Limbo, it has little replay value, but some of the puzzles in it are that hard that you would soon play again after forgetting how you did them in the first place.

Otherwise, I'd suggest Insanely Twisted:Shadow Planet. Has that calm exploration feel to it. Silhouette kind of thing. Like a cross between Metroid and an oldish game called Sub-Terrania. Check some videos of it.
Bellomy Dec 29, 2012 @ 7:53pm 
I'll suggest Portal again. It's a very minimalist game, with only one character who ever actually speaks, and most of it takes place in very white, sterile rooms-you're a lab rat running through a maze. Creepy, but REALLY, really funny.

Until the end. Oh man, the end. But you'll get there.
pro-zak Jan 6, 2013 @ 10:13am 
Definitely Nightsky. I also thought Unmechanical was a fun puzzler of similar bent.
ebryetas Jan 19, 2013 @ 8:34pm 
I played an online game called blackwood prologue that i feel was similar. its very short and easy to screw up but its fun.
ebryetas Jan 19, 2013 @ 8:35pm 
Also two games that havent been released but the art looks similar. Feist and Monochroma.
Saimon Jan 20, 2013 @ 8:03am 
Try aquaria. It isn't puzzler, but has a great story line thath engaded me for months :)
Spaffy Niffles Jan 21, 2013 @ 9:34pm 
I third NightSky. Fantastic game. And if you're looking for the more serene, ambient games, I reccommend Dear Esther as well. Not much in the way of gameplay, but stunning visuals and a great mood.
CSn|_Zelda Jan 30, 2013 @ 9:44pm 
One more for NightSky. It's extremely similar to LIMBO in terms of visuals and sound, but without any of the creepyness. As well, I would recommend other games made by the creator of NightSky, Nifflas. I believe they're still all on his website. In particular, I really enjoyed Within a Deep Forest, Knytt, and Knytt stories. However, it's been a while, so I'm not too sure about annoying noises. (oh, and those other games are free)
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