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Bonus Jimquisition: Among the Sleep Preview

Among the Sleep is an upcoming horror game, all about being a two-year-old child. Yeah, it's spooky!

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Best commentary ever?

Although trying to get us excited for a horror game while making us laugh may not be the best tactic... I am not sure I will be able to play this game without remembering what you said.

It does look quite interesting though, I like it when developers come up with new ways of making a genre work. It also allows for quite a bit of freedom considering it's based upon dreams, as they don't have to explain anything if they don't want to.

22 days to go and $20 for a pre-order. Hmmm, I think I will consider it.

As a kid who grew up in a haunted house in the Philippines, you might say you've had dreams about moving things, etc, but a dream is different from experiencing your bed shake violently when there's no earthquake and it almost seems like it's deliberate since you're under a blanket and you can't see(and are afraid) of what's making the bed shake, because that's what I went through throughout my childhood(amongst numerous other things)

It used to happen at exactly 3am, since I'd peek once the bed violently stopped shaking and it would always be 3:01am, It's been a few years since I experienced such a thing, and I'm glad to report that ever since being here in the US, I've only experienced one paranormal experience and that was my laptop light(it's was a Dell Inspiron that was released back from the 90s) turning on on it's own at exactly 3am as well, it's not as malicious and malevolent as what it was back in the old house I used to live in.

I like the concept very much and the infant perspective is done rather nicely. The atmosphere looks quite cool too, but the game itself looks a little boring so far. Nothing exactly happened during the demo. I'll wait until there's some reviews post-release.

Jim Sterling quick looks are a thing I could get behind.

I'd like to support this on kickstarter but I don't have the cash at the moment, maybe I will before the it is over in a few weeks, because so far this actually looks pretty creepy.

God Damnit Jim, i'm excited to see a 12 minute video of Among the Sleep and you make it unbearable by feeling the need to add a lame, grating joke every minute.

Thanks for nothing. (Is there another long Video of AtS without commentary?...Youtube only seems to give me the old trailer/2 Minute Gameplay)

That reminds me a point - Jim, weren't you to be a Miniature for the Zpocalypse Aftermath game? What happened there?

OT - I would pledge, but I'm already pledging on a few things that look very much like they are going to fund soon. Sorry.

Enya actually got an asteroid named after her and she's still touring.

I actually really enjoy these Jimquisitions where something just kinda gets previewed, in fact it would be nice if it was like a regular installment kind of thing. Anyways, looks creepy enough, I might give it a try when it comes out.

A horror game where you play as a two year old? Genius. The game would allow the developers to play to the player's most basest of fears, and manipulate the environment in manner that seems logical to a toddler that has only just begun to discover the world.

I'm in. Let's do this game!

Frybird:
Thanks for nothing.

You are welcome, and you're worth it, my friend!

Jimothy Sterling:
Bonus Jimquisition: Among the Sleep Preview

Among the Sleep is an upcoming horror game, all about being a two-year-old child. Yeah, it's spooky!

Watch Video

Looks like an interesting little game!

Horror isnt my genre really, but I like the kickstarter commentary! The Escapist really needs more content like this.

I thought you said that after A:CM you were done with previews? sorry if I'm mistaken...

Seeing kid in the game crawl reminded me of alien from classic Alien versus Predator. I have a weird mind XD
Commentary was ... charming, like an Enya video. Thanks for showing this Jim, haven't heard of it before

Why don't wee see these sorts of games within mainstream gaming any more? I'm glad the indie teams are doing so well with the horror genre but it's a sad state of affairs when these games only continue through them.

Might keep an eye on this one.

Well I know if I became a poltergeist I'd immediately start smashing things.

That game looks pretty damn fun.

I liked this a lot! I'd love to see Jim play through more stuff.
Even if it's just on youtube if it's too long for the escapist.

Gotta say this looks like the creepiest game I've seen in a very long time. I've always thought that the best scary games are ones that instill a deep sense of helplessness...and there's not much more helpless you can get than being a 2 year old waddling around in the dark. I'm looking forward to seeing the full, finished product.

This game looks so interesting.

I'm looking forward to this. I've always wanted to like a horror game, but since they all have terrible fighting mechanics (often times on purpose), as I play as an adult government agent that can't throw a punch, I could never really admire them. Being a two year-old would force the game into stealth and avoidance with no chance of fighting back.

My only complaint about that game trailer/preview is that I live with a two year old and he can outrun a freaking gazelle without any fear of falling. Other than that it looks quite good, even with nothing really happening it was creepy. The idea of making the player a child is brilliant, I cannot think of a better way to instill a sense of helplessness and vulnerability.

I rather enjoyed this. I hope more commentary type videos are forthcoming.

Cute (and creepy) game. I wish I had the money to spend on the Kickstarter :(
I also (overall) enjoyed the video ;)

Jimothy Sterling:

Frybird:
Thanks for nothing.

You are welcome, and you're worth it, my friend!

Thanks for YOU!

p.s. We need a Jim version of this for the Escapist bunker, to ummm... benevolently gaze upon our editors. :D

And possibly haunt Paul's dreams. We like to keep him in a constant state of fear/paranoia.

I guess the gameplay is probably good, but watching playthrough of horror games is always boring so I didn't watch much.

That's why I gotta ask: you play as a little kid - does it mean you'll never get killed? I can't see anyone releasing a game with a toddler protagonist who can get killed or even hurt. Which would make the game extremely un-scary (says me, who gets shit-scared extremely easily even when playing as a badass space marine).

You Can't Take the Sky From Me:
My only complaint about that game trailer/preview is that I live with a two year old and he can outrun a freaking gazelle without any fear of falling. Other than that it looks quite good, even with nothing really happening it was creepy. The idea of making the player a child is brilliant, I cannot think of a better way to instill a sense of helplessness and vulnerability.

yeah, two seems to be a little old to still be crawling, i am the oldest of all my cousins and none of them were still crawling at two.
so i will just pretend the kid is like a year and a half because this looks really interesting

I'm a bit worried that, being a toddler's nightmare, it wouldn't make much sense when things get spookier, but otherwise, it looks like a pretty neat horror game.

Also, that toddler might well be Garret in his infancy, seriously, that reminded me a lot of the Thief games, especially 3 as you can see your entire body and shadows in that game.

Jimothy Sterling:

Frybird:
Thanks for nothing.

You are welcome, and you're worth it, my friend!

Now THAT'S funny. Thank God for you.

This looks like a game I could play. I'll see what the finished product looks like before I decide.

This game promises to be fucking brilliant if they nail the tone right.

If the monsters aren't things a child would normally fear, but ramped up to 11, then ehh. One thing I though Amnesia was lacking was particularly scary monsters. Once you saw them it was lame.

I could never get those Amnesia door controls down either, the monsters must have thought I was fucking stupid, slamming my head into doors constantly while trying to run away.

I wonder if the game is going to do something like tell the story in a way that what the child is dreaming is a representation of all the stuff going on in real life. So instead of it being like Silent Hill where the town is a manifestation of the guys insecurities and the like, this will be kind of a reversal where the dream is the catalyst for the representation of what is actually going on in this child's life. That might be cliche depending on who is looking at it, but i think it would be a pretty good idea.

This looks pretty promising, I know I've got it on my radar after watching this, thanks Jim.

As for the song you kept mentioning; it's a Swedish/Norwegian lullaby, so it is an actual song that mothers sing to their baby children. Just thought I'd mention that.

twm1709:
I thought you said that after A:CM you were done with previews? sorry if I'm mistaken...

Yeah, he said this was less a preview, more of a hands-on walkthrough kind of thing because he's extremely interested in the game. I don't think he chose the title. That's what it sounded like when someone asked him on Twitter earlier, anyway.

As for the game itself, I've been following it pretty closely, but was actually sort of disappointed when it turned to Kickstarter. I have a sinking feeling that this crowdfunding pool is going to dry up soon, and I don't want this game left floundering. The concept intrigues me SOOO much. Hopefully they get their funding, because I'll be oh so sad if this never gets released.

Xariat:
This looks pretty promising, I know I've got it on my radar after watching this, thanks Jim.

As for the song you kept mentioning; it's a Swedish/Norwegian lullaby, so it is an actual song that mothers sing to their baby children. Just thought I'd mention that.

My ex sang it to my kids... It always felt like a creepy creepy song to me. Kids have a weird attitude about creepy though. Surprise games of peekaboo or swinging them by their legs around the room apparently are no problem but when mum blows her nose without warning it's all screams and tears.

Anyway, this game looks like it captures what being a two year old is. Sneaky curious loveable little goblins. You think you can babyproof something and then they turn into Macguyver/Batman. The world becomes their adventure game as they use the Monkey Island method of trying everything in their posession with every object they find to try and get a desired result.

That looked... kinda boring actually . Is this a visual novel ? Can the baby die? Best thing i can say is that it'S artsy i guess.

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