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.
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Very Positive (68 reviews) - 88% of the 68 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (3,181 reviews) - 86% of the 3,181 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 29, 2014

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June 7

New language patch!

Change-log for Among the Sleep version 2.0.1

- Added text translations for the following languages:
  • Arabic
  • Dutch
  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Simplified Chinese
- Fixed the AI sometimes falling through the ground in the forest level, confusing its re-spawn logic.
- Fixed some out of control rope physics.
- It's no longer possible to use resolutions narrower than 800 pixels, unless it's the only valid resolution on your computer.

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February 17

Among the Sleep Patch 2.0.0 is out!

Greetings one and all!

We’re back with a big update!

Since last time we’ve upgraded to Unity 5. This was a very substantial upgrade that changed parts of the game’s structure so that we had to find new solutions to various problems. Some of these are more or less noticeable than others.

The biggest changes are the ones affecting performance. We’ve been very hard at work to make the game run a lot better, increasing frame rates and decreasing loading times, especially in lower end computers.

We’ve also added a commentary track where you can get a bit of the developer’s thoughts about various aspects of the production. By turning on the commentary track in the options menu, you will find commentary nodes throughout the various chapters. Walk up to them and give them a click to hear our lovely voices talking about video gamey stuff!

Also, cloud saving is now enabled.

Important notice: Your old save files will not work with the new updated version of the game. You can keep using the old version of the game by opting in to use the development branch on steam. You can also use the console to unlock chapters. For more information, see: http://www.krillbite.com/2016/02/17/major-steam-build-update/

Patch notes:

Unity 5 conversion:
  • Slight changes to physics behavior
  • Visual changes and minor improvements
  • Tons of bug fixes and tweaks

Performance:
  • Brand new manual occlusion system
  • General optimization

Misc:
  • Cloud saving now enabled!
  • Added commentary track!
  • Bug fixes of audio system
  • Overall tweaks of ambience and soundscapes
  • Minor language tweaks and bug fixes
  • Added Polish subtitles

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Reviews

“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, but further support will not be developed. This game will not be available for HTC Vive.

What people are saying


  • "More, please!"
    - Kotaku
  • "[...] it more than succeeds in creating a wonderfully eerie atmosphere full of childlike anxiety, and along the way tackles a serious subject in a darkly poignant manner."
    - IGN
  • "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

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • 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!
    Recommended:
    • 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!
    Minimum:
    • OS: MAC OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard or higher
    Minimum:
    • OS: glibc 2.11 or newer
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Buckethead31594
( 7.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
Just finished the game, and now I am playing through it again with the commentary track. Though this is not the scariest of games, it doesn't try to be. The only word I can describe it is... Nostalgic. We were all children once, and we can all relate with the child in this story on some level. This is the truly creepiest part of this game; not the cliches (which there are very few), but the realism and the imagination behind it. It exceptionally captures the child-like imagination that we go the rest of our lives trying to reobtain. This beautiful and mysterious game will have you remembering the darkest parts of your childhood in the most creative of ways. It is worth twice the amount, simply from the feeling you have after you complete it. Imagine Alice: Madness Returns meets Amnesia: The Dark Descent, and then you will only have a glimpse of the beauty and naive surrealism that is this game.
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BurningWyvern90
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
It was a much shorter game than I had originally expected, but it feels like just about the right length for the story it tells. I don't know that it ever gets overly scary, but it was genuinely creepy at points. Worth checking out. :)
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All Might
( 4.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
The stuff that happens in this game is creepy as an adult... Playing as a toddler in the game just makes it so much more evil! Scary evil though, the game is awesome! :D
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Foreverseeking
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
2 hours of a simple yet powerful story. The developer has put a ton of love into this, and it is a resounding success. Would love to see a rebuild of this game for VR, I really think this kind of story telling is made for it. 9/10
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AngeLys
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
I like watching gameplays of this game. I absolutely love the concept of the game, that you are a child, roaming around. Unfortunately, even though I love the gameplay and everything, I am unable to play it as it causes motion sickness for me. I'm sad, but still would recommend the game to other people.
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KasperKyd
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
Well nice visuals little game, it can be a real horror game instead of just exploring or with bit more puzzels.. I would recommend it only because it has a point at the end.
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Codeq
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
I played for 30 minutes, cried a little, questioned my beliefs and then uninstalled.

It accomplishes what it was trying to accomplish.
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Nukkiked
( 16.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
I loved everything about this game
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GUARDIAN OF THE PUSSY
( 4.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
Outlast : Marvel Edition.
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TheAmazingKatrona
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
- Start up Among the Sleep
- Play through the first few parts
- (Get slightly jumpscared by the weird figure in the house like a wuss)
- Get to the library
- Go through the picture with the girl in the water
- See creepy tree lady
- Actively try to avoid creepy tree lady
- She finds me and catches me out of nowhere
- Turn off game

10/10 would get scared by creepy tree lady again
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Among the Sleep is a short horror game where you play a toddler who appears to be living out a kids nightmare.

It's an interesting concept that works really well. Graphically and sound wise it is very good, and the game is not without its scares and jumps. In some places it's actually quite creepy. The puzzles are quite basic, but interesting enough to keep you playing. There is a story too which resolves nicely at the end.

My only real complaint is that it really is all over within 5 hours. There is a prologue which I am yet to play, but I'm not sure I would be going back to replay it, now that I have played it once.

I recommend picking it up if its going cheap.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
This game was one of the best horror games I played. I don't understand why some criticize the game.

Positives:

1. It's scary in the usual sense, but also in a different way.
2. The message behind this game runs deeper and more emotional, and it hit me a little.
3. I love the mechanics of hiding and running. It brings suspense and horror to the player, and I like that.
4. Cutscenes are well animated.
5. Environments are very eery and creepy.

Negatives:

1. This is minor, but I think the teddy bear would have much more personality if it moved his mouth when talking, and having different emotions visible on the face.
2. Have more levels and monsters.
3. Game is a tad too short, but this is a minor thing as well, because exploration in the game is encouraged.

I would recommend this game to anyone, and I hope this company makes more games like this in the future, and maybe other companies can follow. 9.5/10.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
I don't think I'll be able to sleep again after being caught by that thing.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
I'm on a mission to review most if not all of my games, all 116 of them, minuse a few i haven't played yet. I'm going in alphabetical order. This is my third review,
Among The Sleep

. I put all games at a 5/10 at the start, but rise and lower it depending with what's good and bad with the game. I will cover each game with 3 Catagories starting with...

GamePlay
The core playing of the game, this doesen't include any Story or setting.

Story
This covers the characters and the Story, nothing else applies.

Setting
This covers the feel and the backround of the game, althought some characters can apply to this, because whats the point of a horror game without a scary enemy to make the setting?

Anyway on with the review...

Among The Sleep
Is a Horrow, Puzzle and Survival game, where you play as a baby , taking place on your birthday! But after your fed cake by your mother, she takes you up stairs and places you in your crib. But your woken by the crib falling over.

Your only source of light is through your Teddy. As you explore the house things get more weird. Every time you turn a corner you expect something to pop out, but it never does. Or atleast until your relaxed.

GamePlay
The GamePlay in this is pretty good. You can crawl, walk, or run. Altough you can trip while running . My favorite part of gameplay is that (since your a baby) everything seems big and scary. And that regular das things become diffrent, like drawers become steps, and chairs become ladders. Most stuff you see can be moved, and can be used to help you on your way. I give GamePlay 8/10

Story
The story in this game is allright. If you just go through the game normally there wont be much story. But if you dig deep and really think about it, there is a good plot. But you get the idea of what's going on in the beggining and end. I'd give Story 7/10

Setting
The Setting in this game in actully confusing, for me atleast. One moment your in a house the next, in a swamp. I like the atmosphere of the game at times, but most the time your waiting for something scary to happen. The Monster is pretty good though, i'd give Setting 6.5/10

Overall this game is worth a buy if you don't mind not being scared often, and the game being a little too short. I'd give Among the Sleep 7.5/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
Outlast : Marvel Edition.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
This game was rather short, but a very pleasant experience. Worth getting friends to play it together in the dark at night. It has a good story and the theme is fun. A bit different than other horror games since it puts you in the body of a baby and how he perceives the world. Anyways worth getting especially on sale and I believe they added some free DLC that I have yet to try, but the base game was good.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
A hair more than a walking simulator, this is a nice concept about a baby who has bad dreams.

There is a slight twist here, in the nature of the dreams. The quality of the presentation and the subject matter help elevate this to something more than ordinary.

The game is fairly short - a few hours tops. There are collectibles that add a tiny bit of extra fun, but they're not particuarly hard to find.

There are a few moments where you'll need to alternately hide and hurry up, in order to avoid dying at the hands of the monsters. Additionally, the prologue has a nice sequence involving the terror of a basement furnace.

I wouldn't call the game "horror" in any real sense. It has a few tense moments, but the jump scares are limited.

I'd give this a 4/5. It's well done, creative and doesn't overstay its welcome.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
I loved everything about this game
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
This game is Amnesia: The Dark Descent from the perspective of a two year-old child and his teddy bear. As with Amnesia, your two options when in danger are run or hide, only it's your nightmares chasing you instead of victims of human experimentation.

The devs have crafted a wonderfully creepy atmosphere, and I've enjoyed the heck out of it, though I've not yet finished the game. You'll traverse nightmares set in forests, closets that seem to go on without end, your own bedroom, and before the game is over, you'll probably get spooked by an inanimate object or two.

In short, if you like horror games, chances are you'll enjoy this one.

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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
Love it! You're always wondering if the bear is evil and who's the child abuser.
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