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Limbo Boy

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By Awasai   |   Watch
Published: January 22, 2014
© 2014 - 2019 Awasai
Just a quick little project, and one more to add to the ranks of my "Indie Game Heroes" collection.

This is the nameless protagonist of Limbo, a great little indie title that introduced many to the very concept of indie games.  
Turning what is essentially a completely flat silhouette of a character (who's still somehow being viewed from a 3/4 perspective) into a 3-D model was actually a little trickier than I thought, mostly in the hair (at first it kept coming out like a Japanese gangster pompadour).

Limbo Boy measures just 4 inches tall.
Image size
393x523px 104.3 KB
Shutter Speed
10/300 second
Focal Length
8 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Jan 23, 2014, 7:19:12 AM
Microsoft Windows Photo Viewer 6.1.7600.16385
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needpassword's avatar
 I was absolutely freaked out when I started playing this game at night and was in some kinda trance when I was done with it.
 The feeling still stuck with me to this day and I am so happy to see other people give this gem some love! :D
 Especially when it's love expressed in such an artistically beautiful way!
 It's minimalistic but it fits perfectly and I do like it a lot! Still would have wanted to see the pompadour gangsta version though ;)
 Keep up the good work!
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Jester-RaceHobbyist Traditional Artist
When I started getting into indie games (with Super Meat Boy), I was going to do a project called "Indie Game Heroes".  I'm glad you beat me to it.  There's no way I would have been able to pull it off as well.  This model looks great, but the photo really sells it.
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AwasaiHobbyist General Artist
Aw, you should still do your own versions though! The more the merrier when it comes to this subject matter.
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Jester-RaceHobbyist Traditional Artist
One of these days...
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Simple but great, like the game!