The successor to Playdead’s critically acclaimed Limbo is deep in development. News comes courtesy of a list of Danish interactive grant recipients, which includes a reference to a title named Project 2 in development at the indie studio.

Details are unsurprisingly scarce, but the listing notes that the game will follow a "a boy's struggle against evil forces trying to take over the world through questionable experiments on human bodies”. Sounds like the successor to Limbo to us.

The game will supposedly be a 2D platformer set in a three-dimensional world, and will have more colour than the monochrome Limbo. Judging from the concept art embedded above, we doubt it'll be challenging Jak & Daxter in the vibrancy department just yet. Still, we think we spy a hint of red. Maybe.

The Danish government awarded Playdead a whopping £1million to build Project 2. It began work on the title in 2010, and is expecting development to take at least “three and a half years”. That means we won’t be playing it for a while yet. Boo, hiss.

[source kotaku.com, via dfi.dk]