Being a baby is weird. My mom keeps jamming her nose in my face to tell me things I can’t possibly understand, and the most I can do in response is bobble my head around and paw at the space in front of me. When I’m freed from her totalitarian affection, my bowed little legs toddle alongside the shadow of an oversized head, awkwardly navigating a world designed for people who are much bigger than I am. And then an ugly little teddy bear starts talking to me. Maybe this is why we don’t remember early childhood.
Among the Sleep
Valve have given a new load of games their seal of approval - or rather you have, doing Valve's job for them so they have more time to make hats and trading cards and Half-Life 5. The headline here is that one of the 14 games greenlit is the...unique Deadly Premonition, Swery's ridiculous survival horror love letter to David Lynch. But that's not all! Roguelikey metroidvania Chasm is also heading to Steam, along with its good friends Among The Sleep and Operation Black Mesa. But that's still not all! There are also ten more. OK, that's all. Hear them in list form after the break.
Among The Sleep has just been funded on Kickstarter, meaning it can begin its long crawl (you know, because it stars a two-year-old) to release. The exciting horror game managed to rake in nearly $50,000 over its $200,000 target, fulfilling most of its stretch goals along the way. You'll be happy to hear that the game will feature "a proper implementation" of Oculus Rift, along with a commentary track and, er, ice cream for each member of the team. That last one isn't so much a game feature as it is a tasty dairy treat. While we wait for Among The Sleep to wake up later this year, have a play of the alpha version, or read up on the many, many things we've said about the game.
Regular PC Gamer readers have probably heard about Among the Sleep, because I keep writing about it. I keep writing about it because it's a first-person horror game from Norway in which you play as a two-year-old—which I think is pretty cool. Not sold yet? Well, you'll be able to try out a public alpha demonstrating some early parts of the game (which now has confirmed Oculus Rift support, by the way) starting tomorrow (Tuesday) at 11 a.m. PDT.
Among the Sleep, the atmospheric horror game in which you play as a baby, is now on Kickstarter with the hope that fans will support it as it makes its final steps toward release. Though the game is feature complete, the devs at Norway's Krillbite Studio say the $200,000 in crowdfunding would allow them to turn some of the part-time team into full-time developers as they seek to round out the sharp corners and put those plastic protector things on the light sockets before letting us loose from the crib.
We haven't heard a peep from Krillbite's first-person toddler-terrorizer Among the Sleep in a long while, but it's not long before we'll be able to wander a creepily darkened abode with a child's freedom to completely pee our pants if we want to. From Joystiq, Krillbite says it's planning a release during this year's fourth quarter between October and December as well as a Kickstarter drive in April.
In case Limits and Demonstrations wasn't contemplative enough for you, the developers behind first-person scared baby sim Among The Sleep have created a serene curious wasp sim called The Plan. It's free, and only a few minutes long, but quite lovely, and asks important questions about what it means to be a wasp in a world full of leaves that hates wasps. Sit back, and BRACE FOR SOOTHING AMBIENCE.
Norwegian devs Krillbite Studios want to make you cry like a baby in their upcoming horror game, Among The Sleep. This will be accomplished by having you actually play as a baby. In a house filled with monsters, creepy shadows, and earthquakes. Alone. If you thought wandering around an abandoned castle as the strapping, athletic Daniel in Amnesia: The Dark Descent was creepy, check out the trailer below.