Get indie puzzler Back to Bed free on Steam

Back to Bed is a puzzle game about saving a sleepwalker named Bob from falling off ledges. As a creature from his subconscious named Subob, you have to block his progress across rooftops and sky-ledges with oversized green apples to steer him back to bed. As you do.

It's not just surreal, it's surrealist, with art and props that reference the art of Salvador Dali (melting clocks, floating eyeballs), M. C. Escher (stairs to nowhere, interchangeable walls and floors), and René Magritte (bowler hats and those green apples). 

Originally released back in 2013, Back to Bed's unusual aesthetic and warped voice-acting, which sounds like it was spoken backwards and then flipped front-to-back again, were pretty memorable. Its creators at Danish studio Bedtime Digital have now made it free on Steam in advance of the release of their new game, Figment, which looks more cartoonish and action-oriented but no less strange. It's set inside someone's mind, each of the bosses represents one of their fears, and it's also a musical. Figment is out on September 22.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.