Grey Night, a cinematic platformer which has obviously been inspired by Limbo, is a single player venture into the story of a man who, upon awakening from a car crash, realizes that his daughter is gone. Gameplay includes solving puzzles, bossfights, and quicktime events, but there is no dialog to drive the story—the plot is powered by animation. This choice was intentional, as the creator goes on to elaborate on the Kickstarter page, “That’s why all the cut-scenes are interactive, I want the player to really feel like he is the main character.”


Grey Night is still in alpha right now, with a tentative arrival date set for somewhere in 2016. The creator is also offering Kickstarter backer-only game codes, which lets the player participate in the story (and even offers some gameplay as the daughter). The Kickstarter campaign for Grey Night launched on October 27, 2015, and has already met a 1/15th of its funding goal, with 29 days left.


Since Grey Night is so obviously and heavily inspired by Limbo, I am personally hoping to see a more clearly defined artistic style emerge from what the creator has started with. It’s a solid beginning, and I’m interested to see where this goes, but Grey Night will have to transcend ‘solid’ into something more unique to see that long term success.

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Laura Kemmerer is an editorial consultant with a passion for publishing. With her Bachelor of Arts in Writing from the University of Pittsburgh, and continuing her education with a Master of Professional Studies (M.P.S.) in Publishing at George Washington University, Laura has always been devoted to the written and spoken word. Her passion for gaming started in the days of Diablo 1, and it hasn’t stopped since. Between the chaos of books and writing that is her life, Laura enjoys reading about everything pertaining to The Lord of the Rings and Norse mythology. Laura has been published by various gaming websites, and has also been published in the Tolkien related anthology Forgotten Leaves: Essays from a Smial.

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