Among the Sleep is a first person horror adventure, in which you play a two year old child. After being awoken abruptly by some strange force you explore the eerie house while looking for comfort.
User reviews: Very Positive (2,580 reviews) - 86% of the 2,580 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 29, 2014

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"Among The Sleep is a poignant horror adventure more interested in the nature of trauma than scare tactics."
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“Among the Sleep deserves a great deal of credit for its story.”
8/10 – The Guardian

“You can never trust what's real and what's you being a scared little kid.”
8/10 – Joystiq

“Krillbite's horror game is an impressive feat in video game storytelling. It leaves more of an impact in a distilled 3 to 4 hours than some games with 60-hour campaigns.”
7.8/10 – Game Informer

About This Game

Among the Sleep is a first person horror adventure, in which you play a two year old child. After waking up in the middle of the night to mysterious sounds, you start exploring the dark looking for comfort.

The game explores horror through atmosphere and exploration, not with scores and combat systems. In Among the Sleep you’re vulnerable, scared, and trying to make sense of the world.

The game has Oculus Rift DK1 support.

What people are saying

  • "With all the lumpen, gristly protagonists clogging up today's starring roles, it's heartening to see somebody trying something a little out of the ordinary."
    - Edge
  • "More, please!"
    - Kotaku
  • "Everything, from the sound of infantile breathing to the wobbliness of the camera and the unsteadiness of little hands, has been designed to accurately put ourselves behind the eyes of a toddler. Watching the trailer, the effect is simply astounding, while the Paranormal Activity-style scares that surround the child are pulled off with panache."
    - Gamefront
  • "Its depiction of a first-person horror told through the eyes and stumbling little legs of a two-year old is as intriguing as anything I've seen all year, and reminiscent of a time when games actively sought out new ways to play and new stories to tell."
    - Eurogamer

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: WindowsXP SP2 or higher
    • Processor: Dual core 2.4GHz
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Video card with 512MB of VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Yes
    • Additional Notes: Best enjoyed with a headset!
    • OS: Windows 7 or higher
    • Processor: Quadcore 2.5GHz
    • Memory: 4096 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Video card with 1024MB of VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Yes
    • Additional Notes: Best enjoyed with a great headset!
    • OS: MAC OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard or higher
    • OS: glibc 2.11 or newer
Helpful customer reviews
51 of 60 people (85%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
Explore house and the dark world. Find your path and watch out for monsters. Among the sleep plays with toddler imagination, the sounds are not always what it seems they are. Everything is BIG and full of mysteries. And one more thing... don't s♥♥♥ your diaper!
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41 of 48 people (85%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
**Key was donated from the developer to review**

Among the Sleep is a horror game where you play a 2 year old. Without spoilers, the game takes a look into the bad situations a small child could get into, through the child’s eyes. The atmosphere is absolutely amazing and the game as a whole is a gem. Among the Sleep is not without fault though, I did find the game very short and the graphics were a little weird. (The graphics may have been a deliberate decision made by the developers) Although 20$ is a bit expensive for how short this game was, I would say I would still pay it for the great experience. As with all horror games I would highly suggest you playing with headphones on max volume. Without spoilers, I would like to say that the ending is thought provoking and really made me thing about how young children may perceive the world around them.



  • Thought provoking story
  • Amazing atmosphere
  • Unique take on the horror genre


  • It’s a bit expensive for how short it is
  • Graphics a bit weird at times

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15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
Among the Sleep is a cleverly written survival horror game developed by Norwegians. It is a unique little game in the sense that the protagonist is a two-year-old little boy who's aided by his Teddy bear in order to go through various horrors that are lurking in their house.

The story begins with a birthday celebration that reveals Teddy to be the gift. However, he is taken from the boy and in chapter 1 we need to retrieve him quickly only to realise that the real protection from the dark can only be offered by mom. The journey then continues to find mom and along the way we encounter some monsters and cleverly thought out puzzles.

The game has a great atmosphere and for full immersion a headset is required - similarly to the Amnesia games. The Unity engine does its job properly and the visuals look great. The only downside is the game's short story: it can be completed in a mere 2 hours including its DLC content which is a kind of prologue and is meant to be played after the story is done.

Overall, Among the Sleep is a good game that I can recommend mainly to the fans of the genre. Hopefully, the guys at Krillbite Studios will develop a - much longer - sequel or another game with similar level of quality.
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15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
I'm a newbie to gamey horror, in fact I think this is my first 'pure' horror game. Closest things are the Master Reboot and F.E.A.R. series. Scariest experience was the hotel in VtM:R: Bloodlines. So I am rating this game from this point of view. If you are a seasoned spookymans player then this could be a boring baby simulator for all I know.

In this game you play as a toddler accompanied by a talking bear (who doesn't turn out to be a pawn of Satan as I predicted the moment I met him) and you'll have to achieve your goal by going through a world too big for you.

Gameplay itself is mostly walking, climbing on stuff and some very simple puzzles. You can walk upright and sprint like that for short distances, or you can baby-crawl. Instead of a flashlight you hug your bear.

The 'horror' is mostly achieved with atmosphere and ~spooky~ stuff happening, there are no screamers or monsters rushing at you. The (for me) scariest part was just at the beginning and I'm sure there is not even a 'monster' in that part.

Speaking of monsters, there are two that I saw (plus one in the Prologue), and many that I imagined. I can't really describe them as I didn't want to look at them, and only took better glimpses from a distance. Hiding from them is easy and I don't know what happens if you're caught as I avoided it. But I think that 'being easy' is a very good thing in a horror game, as imagining what would happen to you is scarier than being torn apart or eaten or whatever a monster would do to you. And when the scary goblin rips you apart for the fifth time, there's not even a shred of horror left.

The story is quite predictable (judging from me, a dumbass, figuring it out) and in the end you will be beaten to the head with it, in case you didn't get it. But the matter is handled quite well I'd say.

Graphically the game is good, considering it's an indie kickstarted game. Some sceneries are even stunning.

The free DLC Prologue is quite cool also, although I had a problem with the monster being stuck in front of my hiding place so I had to retry from last save point, which wasn't a setback at all, honestly.

Note that the game is very short, even with the free DLC you can finish it in around 2,5 hours.

1 solid spooky golden sloth.
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18 of 27 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
Decent little title. An atmospheric jumpscare game that is short and to the point. Beatable in 1 hour, so i'm not quite sure about the value, look for it on sale for sure.

6/10 teddy bears
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