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Old 05-29-2012, 08:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Among the sleep

This is a survival horror where you play as a two year old. Yeah a two year old. The helplessness adds to the horror and makes the survival part that much more intense, or so they hope.

I think it looks pretty damn cool. It's supposed come out in 2013 on PC and Mac, on Steam as well from what I heard. Here's a quote from the devs-

"In Among the Sleep you take on the role of a young child. You have yet to develop a full sense of reality, making you weak and susceptible to the horrifying creatures inhabiting your nightmares. One particular night a dramatic event occurs, forcing you to flee from your home and enter a surreal world. Only accompanied by Teddy, you must overcome many hardships to stay alive and find a way home."
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Old 05-30-2012, 11:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Among the sleep

It does look a tad interesting. Let me know how it goes for you when you play it.
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Old 06-05-2012, 07:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Among the sleep

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I'm sold. I'll have to look for reviews when it comes out.
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Old 06-06-2012, 12:53 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm surprised there's been so little interest in this so far. I expected people to at least discuss the choice of main character.
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Old 06-06-2012, 01:31 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Seems interesting, I like the helplessness idea as well.

I don't think there is much that can be said of a 2 year old, but the idea
of using imagination as a source of fear is a great idea. I can't wait to
see the reviews for the game.
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Old 06-06-2012, 01:40 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I suspect the reviews will be unfair unfortunately. People are generally afraid to let their guard down and be vulnerable. I expect the reviewers, and most other people, will play it with the lights all on and dupstep blasting in the background. I don't mean to be totally pessimistic but if you're reading a walkthrough or something it's gonna take away from the game somewhat.
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Old 06-06-2012, 02:07 PM   #7 (permalink)
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If it's good I'm sure some people will give it good reviews, not everyone is
as shallow as you're making them out to be.
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Old 06-06-2012, 02:16 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Like I said I don't mean to be totally pessimistic. You know what I mean though right? Lots of people won't give a game like this a fair chance and they'll trash it, reviewers too. The only way to really know if it's any good is to play it.
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Re: Among the sleep

To quote the legendary Frank Zappa:
"Let's not be too rough on our own ignorance, it's what makes America great."

I know people are like that, it's a radically different game and some
people won't know what to make of it. But hopefully, some people will be
fair about the game. We haven't even touched it so we have no idea if it
is good or not.

We'll just have to wait and see.
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Old 06-06-2012, 02:33 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I know you love Zappa but I gotta say that's a terrible quote. It's funny, but it's wrong. We shouldn't be proud of ignorance.

Wait and see is what we'll have to do. I'm mainly just waiting to see what the price will be and if Steam will have it on sale.
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Zappa was being sarcastic.

Who's developing the game?
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Old 06-06-2012, 03:08 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Well that's good to hear.

It's an indie dev from Norway, Krillbite Studio. As far as I can tell it's their first project.
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Then we have nothing to guess on.

I'm still excited though, looks very interesting.
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Love the concept, really interesting. I'll be very intrigued to see how it turns out. One thing troubles me a touch - while the idea is appealing, in its own way, the fact that you're playing as a two year old means that you'd have limited cognitive and motor abilities, right? So how would the character interact with people, objects and environment other than just toddling around? That's the challenge for me as I think for a concept like that to work there has to be something to maintain the suspension of disbelief.

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Well there's no details yet but they mention the kid escaping the house at some point into a surreal world. Maybe that's just the world according to a toddler or an actual surreal world?
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Could well be. I'm certainly going to take a look at the finished game, even if only to see what they do with the idea!
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