As we head into the next generation of gaming, there’s a few horror-oriented projects on the horizon we’ll be keeping an eye on. One of the most exciting upcoming horror games is the intriguing Among The Sleep, a first person horror adventure, in which you play a two year old child. Having recently smashed through their Kickstarter crowdfunding goal of $200,000, the team behind the game have gathered support from around the world for what sounds like it could be the most original horror game in years.
The game is heavily based on atmosphere and exploration, and using the two year old child’s perspective. For example you’ll be able to see your own body at all times, and you will have to interact with the environment to find places to hide from dangers. There might be threats hiding in every shadow, but there’s no traditional combat. Instead, players will actively have to find places to hide, and avoid confrontation to survive. For example in cupboards and under furniture.
The team explain – “We have many goals with Among the Sleep, one for instance being our desire to tell a compelling story both through an interesting storyline and through metaphor, relating to what actually evokes this fear and confusion in the child. We aim to include the surrealistic theme of dreams and children’s imagination, both as a setting and an active part of the game.”
Check out some stills from the game below.