Hunted and alone, a boy finds himself drawn into the center of a dark project.
Apple Design Award Winner.
What the press said:
“MASTERPIECE! Inside is a 2D puzzle platformer that builds upon what made Limbo great, and in fact builds something greater.” - 10/10
“Inside expands on the concepts and scope of its predecessor in wildly creative ways, and it's so immaculately designed and constructed from top to bottom that it almost feels suitable for display in an art museum. This is one hell of a follow-up.” - 5/5
“Gorgeous art and animations, devious puzzle design and a pitch-black sense of humor. A perfectly paced series of escalating "holy shit" moments.”
Winner of more than 100 awards, including:
Artistic Achievement (BAFTA)
Game Design (BAFTA)
Original Property (BAFTA)
Best Independent Game (Game Critics Awards 2016)
Best Independent Game (The Game Awards 2016)
Best Art Direction (The Game Awards 2016)
Spite Award (D.I.C.E. Awards 2016)
Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction (D.I.C.E. Awards 2016)
Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction (D.I.C.E. Awards 2016)
Best Audio (Game Developers Choice Awards)
Best Visual Art (Game Developers Choice Awards)
You can now experience Playdead's award-winning indie adventure game on your iOS device. INSIDE is a dark, narrative-driven platformer combining intense action with challenging puzzles. It has been critically acclaimed for its moody art style, ambient soundtrack and unsettling atmosphere.
- Play the beginning for free
- In-app purchase the full game
Ratings and Reviews
Deciphering this game is no easy task—it feels like a metaphor. Is it a commentary on the fragile nature of trust and human connection? A scathing critique of our blind adherence to authority? Or is it just really weird? Regardless, INSIDE is an incredible journey with increasingly bizarre encounters that mix action with clever puzzle designs. The game isn’t meant to be entirely understood. It’s meant to be experienced.
Amazing Game, Disappointing Ending
I throughly enjoyed playing Inside. The detail in the artwork is stunning, and the puzzles can be challenging and really get your mind thinking. My biggest issue is the ending (I wont be spoiling anything). I completed the game’s normal ending in about 3-4 hours, though it still felt too short. The ending of Inside is confusing, and I honestly can’t tell whether or not the way it ended was good or not. I would’ve liked to have known more about the actual story going on in the dystopian world around the character, but you don’t get to know anything except for what’s actually happening at the moment around you. Also without spoilers, I feel the Secret Ending was also lacking in giving the player satisfaction. I was completely immersed while playing, and the game was definitely worth the the price. I was just really disappointed and left with more questions then answers with how they decided to finish off their amazing game. Even for an open-ending, I feel there should’ve been more.
Beautiful, but short.
This game was so bizarre, and so beautifully rendered. It was very fun, but very short. I’m used to putting some time into games, so I can enjoy a campaign over several weeks or months, but I finished Inside in two sessions, in about 2-3 hours, total. I’m not the kind of gamer to replay games, and this title has little to no replay value. There is only one mode, and one difficulty setting. The puzzles are relatively easy to solve. I only found myself stuck twice, and each time only for a few minutes. I used a Steelseries Nimbus controller, but without that the controls would’ve been frustrating. You swipe left and right to move (like a virtual stick) but to jump you have to swipe up, and to interact with objects you tap/hold. This scheme seems simple enough, until you reach a part where a precision jump is required, or you must interact with an object in a precise time frame.
Pros: good graphics and sound, unique environments, puzzle are fun to solve, intriguing story/feel.
Cons: Very short for a $7 game, touch controls can be mildly frustrating, (SPOILER ALERT) No dialog or backstory and inconclusive ending. If you were hoping the intriguing setting would be explained in the end, you’ll be let down.
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- Playdead ApS
- 1.3 GB
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 13.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Apple TV
- Requires tvOS 11.0 or later.
English, Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
- Age Rating
- 12+ Frequent/Intense Horror/Fear Themes Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- © 2021 Playdead
- In-App Purchases
- INSIDE full game $6.99
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