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One of the best indie games ever is free to download today

Gamers looking for a quick bargain should note that Limbo is currently free to download on Steam – but not for long.

Playdead’s indie puzzle-platformer attracted loads of attention when it launched back in 2010, thanks to its unsettling black-and-white art style and brain-tickling level design.

If you haven’t had the grim delight of playing the game, now is the best chance you’re going to get. You can currently download the game on Steam for free, for PC or Mac.

However, the offer only lasts until 6pm tonight, UK time. We suggest hurrying to download it with the utmost urgency, like you’re being chased by a 20-foot spider. You’ll need to have played Limbo to get that reference.

If you’re wondering what Playdead has been up to since Limbo launched all those years ago, the answer is ‘making another game.’

Inside is yet another moody side-scrolling platformer, but with a slightly more colourful palette. You play the part of a young boy on the run from malevolent forces in a dystopian future. It looks pretty grim.

Related: Best Xbox One games 2016

We’ve listed Inside as one of our most anticipated Xbox One games of 2016.

Inside is set to launch for Microsoft’s console on June 29, which probably explains why Playdead is offering its previous game for free just days before. After all, if you like Limbo, you’re quite likely to be interested in paying cold hard cash for Inside.

Are there any other indie gems you’re looking forward to seeing in 2016? Let us know in the comments.

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