Among The Sleep is a horror adventure video game developed and published by Krillbite Studios and distributed by Steam and PlayStation Store. It is available on PC, Mac, Linux and the next-gen console PlayStation 4. Once you download and start playing it, you will become a defenseless two-year-old toddler whose mother has strangely disappeared and whose only company is a talking teddy-bear called Teddy. You will control him with a first-person perspective so everything you see will be taller than you are. This fact is something you have to take into account when playing; you are a little boy, so nothing is designed for you to use it.
The strongest points of this game are the graphics. Everything has been carefully designed with the Unity Engine, providing an environment with a creepy, but fantastic atmosphere that may seem like it's sprouted from the mind of Tim Burton. You will visit several fantastic worlds that are the most unfriendly places that you can imagine for a child; a deserted playground at night, a dark and mysterious forest, a hideous swamp, etc. Everything has the dreadful presence of an unknown entity that causes noises and sounds and that will make you panic if you see it...or her.
Another important feature, and the one that makes this adventure really scary is the soundtrack. The people from Krillbite have worked a lot to create an ambience that will put you in a state of tension. Every sound can make you jump, either the noises of the crunching wood, the wind blowing through the window, the doors opening slowly, etc. Moreover, when you hear a breath or some steps, it's better if you hide yourself and hug your Teddy.
In regards to gameplay, it is a bit difficult to get used to the controls, but once you are aware of your height as a toddler, everything becomes easier. You have two different options to move; you can walk upright and be slow and quiet, or you can crawl and be faster but noisy. The first steps in your home will serve as a tutorial for the rest of the game. You will have to use all your brains to solve the puzzles and figure out how to open doors, escape the cradle, etc. The more you learn to move correctly, the better it will be for your future experience in the dark worlds.
You will become a defenseless two-year-old toddler whose mother has strangely disappeared and whose only company is a talking teddy-bear called Teddy
The story begins in the day of your second birthday; your mother leaves you in the cradle and when you wake up you see how an invisible presence kidnaps your little bear. You go after your friends to find him inside the washing machine. Luckily, you help him go out and together, you undertake a journey to find your mother. Soon, you will notice that your mother is not at home, and Teddy tells you that you need to find our happy memories about your mother to find her. This way, you will enter into fantastic worlds to find those memories.
In order to find them, you will have to solve a puzzle that gives you access to other zones in the horror worlds. And remember, you are a baby, and a simple fence can seem like a mountain to you. If you feel scared, you can hug Teddy, and he will act as a Glowworm toy. He will light the place you are, allowing you to see things and items that otherwise, are in the dark.
Among The Sleep Features
In this section, you can find the creepy features of this horror adventure:
- First-person perspective from the size of a two-year-old infant
- Burton-like scenarios in which everything is creepy and scary and that you are free to explore
- Atmospheric soundtrack the keep you feeling tense
- Huge worlds to explore and find all the required items
- Exciting storyline in which nothing is what you think
- It supports Oculus Rift
- Available on PC, Mac, Linux, and PS4
If you like Among The Sleep and you want to know more about the adventure before you download it to your PC, feel free to visit the official Krillbite website .
The minimum system requirements needed to download and run this horror game on your PC are listed in this section:
- Operating System: Windows XP or later
- Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600, AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5600+ or equivalent
- RAM Memory: 2 GB RAM
- Graphics Card: AMD Intel HD Graphics 3600 Desktop, NVidia GeForce 8600 GT or superior
- Sound Card: compatible with DirectX 9
- Hard Drive Space: 2 GB free on your PC