Quantcast
Traumatize a two-year-old in Among the Sleep - Destructoid

DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist



Among the Sleep  



Traumatize a two-year-old in Among the Sleep


11:00 AM on 05.29.2012



Many horror games have played with the idea of a helpless protagonist, heightening the tension for a player by reducing their combat abilities and forcing them to survive, rather than fight. Krillbite's Among the Sleep takes that idea to its logical conclusion -- casting you in the role of a toddler. 

Among the Sleep is played from the perspective of a two-year-old child who will have to hide from nasties in a world far bigger than we adults have gotten used to. The teaser trailer showcases the concept, complete with sound and animation that really puts us behind the eyes of an infant. The effect, even in this short video, is nothing short of creepy. 

This is a concept with some serious potential, and I'm pretty damn eager to see more. Subtlety is what will sell this idea, and from the small touches evidenced -- short glimpses of tiny hands, the child's breath in the background -- it looks like Krillbite knows exactly what it's doing. 

Game's due on PC and Mac next year. I love where this is headed.

Traumatize a two-year-old in Among the Sleep  photo
Traumatize a two-year-old in Among the Sleep  photo
Traumatize a two-year-old in Among the Sleep  photo
Traumatize a two-year-old in Among the Sleep  photo







Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.





timeline following:
Among the Sleep



9:00 PM on 03.13.2014
Among the Sleep still looks pretty creepy

When I was a toddler, I don't think I was afraid of a lot of things. Maybe just clowns or pooping my nappy. Actually, my cousin's Star Wars figure case that was shaped like Darth Vader's head was scary too. Waking up to find...more



2:30 PM on 07.24.2013
Sixteen new titles have been Greenlit on Steam

Recently, Valve admitted that the Greenlight process is "not perfect by any stretch of the imagination," but the company is still going forward with it, announcing fourteen games and two pieces of software for the service. Mo...more



9:30 PM on 05.14.2013
Among the Sleep hits Kickstarter goal

Among the Sleep, Krillbite's exciting horror game played from the perspective of a two-year-old, has reached its Kickstarter goal of $200,000, getting the funding it needs to be finished and polished for a 2013 release. ...more



9:00 AM on 05.13.2013
You can play Among the Sleep's alpha build tomorrow

Krillbite Studios has announced that the alpha build of its toddler-themed horror game Among the Sleep will be made public tomorrow. The game, currently trying to accrue money on Kickstarter, can be obtained in demo form by v...more



12:15 PM on 04.25.2013
Jimquisition: Among the Sleep

Among the Sleep is an upcoming horror game, all about being a two-year-old child. Yeah, it's spooky! The game's currently trying to get Kickstarter funding and, unlike many Kickstarters, your ol' pal Jim Sterl...more



8:00 AM on 04.18.2013
Among the Sleep is now Among the Kickstarter (Update)

[Update: The Kickstarter page is now live!] Among the Sleep has been part of my feverish dreams ever since it was announced so many months ago. You play as a two-year-old child, navigating a world that is fueled by the overac...more




Survival Horror

5:45 PM on 04.11.2014
The Evil Within isn't looking very evil so far

A behind-closed-doors play session for upcoming survival horror game The Evil Within wasn't as evil as I hoped it would be. I still have high hopes for the next game from Resident Evil vet Shinji Mikami and his new ...more



9:00 AM on 04.09.2014
Yep, The Evil Within is going to be one super creepy game alright

Oh The Evil Within, how I can't wait for you to scare the every living daylights out of me. Shinji Mikami's past games were my first tastes of the survival horror genre, and I'm quite looking forward to see what he does with...more



6:41 AM on 04.09.2014
The Last of Us PS4 remaster is real, according to a PlayStation Store listing (Update)

[Update: Sony has confirmed The Last of Us Remastered. We can expect higher resolution character models, improved lighting, upgraded textures, and a director's commentary for all in-game cinematics featuring Neil Druckman, Tr...more



View all Survival Horror






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more