Limbo developer buys independence from investors

Playdead dedicated to maintaining creative control over its games

Limbo developer Playdead has bought back its independence from investors.


Game director Arnt Jensen and company CEO Dino Patti initially funded Limbo's development themselves, with assistance from the Danish government, but the pair had to approach investors for help as the game - first planned as a free PC title - expanded to a paid one for multiple platforms.

"We are really happy about how it turned out even though the cost was higher than we had hoped," Patti told Edge. "The process was very educational and this is a big step on our way to become fully independent."

Limbo was the highest grossing Xbox Live Arcade title during a record 2010 for the service. It arrived on PS3 this July and on Steam earlier this month.

Playdead also told Edge its next project "is a little more ambitious than Limbo" and "will take at least three and a half years".

[ SOURCE: Edge ]