Among the Sleep(ing?)

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Something right up our somnambulant alley.

While the name "Among the Sleep" might not inspire you right off the bat (the name is a little silly) the premise might catch your interest. Krillbite Studios is currently developing a new first person horror game where you explore the world as a toddler. From Krillbite:

Among The Sleep invites you into the mind and body of a two year old child. After being put to bed one evening, mysterious things start to happen. 
Being played in first person, the game let its players immerse themselves in a child's limitless imagination. This is a perspective we all have a distant familiarity with, but few can clearly remember what it felt like 
In the borderland between dream and reality, surreal creatures and diverse environments will present you with both physical and mental obstacles that challenge your creativity.

The possibilities are interesting and the newly released game play video (though bare as it is still in development) did provide a good amount of suspense. I am curious to see how they choose to portray the creatures and the toddler's interaction with them.

If you care to take a gander at Krillbite's blog you can look at some of the concept art for Among the Sleep. The images set a wondrous and dark tone that I can't wait to see applied in the game environment. My interest is peaked and I will definitely be watching for more updates as this game continues on to it's anticipated release in 2013.