Every weekend, Windows Central streams an Xbox One or Steam game on Twitch for 1-2 hours and gives out free games to the cool people who join us during the stream. It's like a live podcast, only you also get to watch a game while chatting with our awesome readers and viewers!
Tonight we played INSIDE, the new hit Xbox and PC exclusive from the makers of LIMBO. INSIDE is a darkly beautiful puzzle platformer in which a boy must escape from mysterious pursuers in a ruined society. Read on for quick impressions, contest winners, and the full video replay.
Copenhagen, Denmark-based indie developer Playdead made a name for itself with the dark and violent puzzle platformer LIMBO. Six years after LIMBO's release, Playdead has finally unleashed its follow-up game INSIDE. This one takes place in a more realistic dystopian society than LIMBO's fairytale setting, but is no less dark and compelling.
INSIDE stars a young boy on the run from the agents of an oppressive government. What has he done to attract their attention, and what will they do if they catch him? These mysteries unfold as you play this beautiful puzzle platformer.
Unlike Limbo, INSIDE features 3D graphics, but it maintains a deliberately limited color palette. INSIDE's use of color and especially lighting are truly impressive, as are the disturbing and intriguing world and story it creates.
Many critics are calling this game a masterpiece, including our own Jez Corden in his detailed review. Does INSIDE truly live up to LIMBO's legacy? Watch us play to see what dark artistry Playdead has unleashed on Xbox One and Steam!
Inside is available on June 29th for Xbox One and July 7th on Steam. It sells for $19.99.
We streamed INSIDE for ~90 minutes. During that time, we gave out a total of 11 prize codes:
- Grand prize: $25 Xbox gift code (Must be redeemed on a US account)
- 10 runner-up prizes: $10 Xbox gift code (Must be redeemed on a US account)
See the contest winners at the end of this story.
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Want to know what's next for Windows Central's Twitch programming? We stream a different game every Saturday (and sometimes Sunday). The stream always starts at the same time: 9pm Eastern (8pm Central, 6pm Pacific, 1am GMT). Over the next few weeks, we'll be streaming the following (schedule not finalized):
- Saturday, July 9: Neverwinter – Win an exclusive companion for this free to play Xbox MMORPG!
We hope you'll tune in as often as you can! Set a recurring alarm on your phone so you'll always know when it's time for the stream to start.
Don't spend it all in one place, contest winners!
$25 Xbox gift code
$10 Xbox gift codes
Tonight's prizes provided by Mobile Nations. Thanks also to our Twitch stream moderators for keeping the peace and giving away the prizes!