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Among the Sleep Wakes Up Next Week

| 22 May 2014 17:37

Among the Sleep, the horror game that plays from the perspective of a two-year-old child, has rolled out a brand-new trailer to mark its impending launch.

I've been paying some serious attention to Among the Sleep, Krillbyte's fascinating indie horror game, but even so the release date announced today came as something of a surprise, because it's happening a lot sooner than I expected. The game will arrive on PC, Mac and Linux on May 29, just one week from today.

Among the Sleep is unusual because its central character is a two-year-old child, caught in a surreal, horrific world, all alone but for his teddy bear. It plays out from the first-person perspective, but with a rather lower point of view than you're likely used to, and with some mobility issues (and advantages) than only a toddler can bring to the table. Jim Sterling previewed the game last April and said he "thinks it has serious legs" and looks "pretty damn promising."

There's no word on when the recently-announced PlayStation 4 version might be ready to go, but I wouldn't be surprised to see Sony make some noise about it at E3. In the meantime, to get a better idea of what's in store, have a look at Krillbyte's new "release date announcement trailer," which I think looks pretty spectacularly good - warm, colorful, full of magic and cree-hee-heepy. "A child shouldn't have to go through this," the man says. Neither should I, probably, but you know it's going to happen.

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