Among the Sleep is a crowdfunded first-person survival horror game in the vein of Amnesia: The Dark Descent and Slender: The Eight Pages created by indie developers Krillbite Studio, who have previously worked on a short experimental game called The Plan.
The main difference between this and other survival horror titles is that you take control of a two year old toddler who wakes up in the middle of the night to find mysterious things going on in the house. Throughout the game you will explore different areas with the help of your talking teddy bear sidekick, who will guide you as progress is made. The objective of the game is to use your surrounding environment in order to hide and escape from the shadowy figures rather than trying to fight them. As you progress, the borders between reality and fantasy become blurred due to the overactive imagination of a two year child. Taking control of a toddler means your movement is limited to either crawling or walking with very little stability. Among the Sleep takes full advantage of its atmosphere to provide the scares by using a combination of sound, reflections and silhouettes.
For those of you interested in immersing yourself further into the game, support has been added for the Oculus Rift, here is an example of it in action.
Among the Sleep is due to be released at some point this year for Windows, Mac and Linux systems. Here is a little teaser and try not to have any nightmares!
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