PlayDead, makers of Limbo, accepted the Best Independent Game award from director/producer Guillerma Del Toro onstage during Spike TV’s 2010 Video Game Awards.

It’s easy to see why they’ve won these awards – LIMBO is visually stunning, presenting its action in a black, white and grey world, using lighting, film grain effects and minimal ambient sounds to create an eerie atmosphere.

The plot is simple: you control a boy who wakes up in the woods, and you have to find your sister. You may or may not be in limbo, but wherever you are, you face danger, in the form of traps, spiders, spikes, deep water (sadly, the boy can’t swim) and falling from large heights.

Playdead is an independent game studio based in Copenhagen, Denmark. It was founded by Arnt Jensen and Dino Patti in 2006. LIMBO is Playdead’s first production with Arnt Jensen as Game Director.