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.
User reviews: Very Positive (1,328 reviews)
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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November 6

New content: Free DLC out now!

The free DLC for Among the Sleep is out!

DLC page here

We've been working on this extra little bit of the game along with our Kickstarter backers since release this summer. The free DLC contains a whole new chapter, which is meant to be played after the main game is completed (as it expands a bit on the main story). We've conveniently named it "Prologue", so for those of you who've finished the game and long for more: enjoy!

It should update to your copy of the game automatically, and can be accessed from the chapter selection screen in the main menu.
For the Linux people we have to apology since we met a breaking bug which we're sorting out. We should have that sorted and up by Friday.

Get a feel for the new setting in the DLC teaser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8ZW48s42Wc

On the horizon
We're continuing to develop the PS4-version, and adding support for new features (such as the Oculus DK2-support). We’ll also continue optimizing the game in general (like the IPD/FOV-issues on Oculus DK1 sets) and fixing all the bugs we find. Please keep sending us bug reports, as they help us track them down easier.


- Love from the Krillbite team

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October 31

Free DLC out next week!

Since release this summer, we’ve amongst other things been working on the Free DLC, that was one of our stretch goals. It is very close to finish, and will be released next week, on wednesday 5th of November! Please enjoy the teaser added to the Among the Sleep store page, or on youtube following the below url!

Teaser

Thank you so much for all the backers who chose to participate in shaping it. We hope it will add much of what you wanted to explore more on from the main game, and we’ve had a blast developing it with you! For those of you who have yet to play the main game, we recommend finishing that first, as the DLC expands a bit on the main story.

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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.

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

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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 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
Helpful customer reviews
17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
Cute, Tense and Scary at the same time.
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55 of 89 people (62%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Toddler Parkour Simulator 2014

10/10
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
I never thought playing as a 2 year old could be so spooky..It is short but still a good game..Easy puzzles that keep the game flowing , great audio and graphics, nice scares..If you like scary games with no gore (who's gonna rip apart a 2 year old), then this is the game for you..
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Heartbreaking.

The game is about a 2 year old boy, his teddy bear and alcholic and abusive mother. From the start it's obvious what is happening, and this isn't just another supernatural horror game. What makes it really sad is the fact you see it from the point of view of the child. As you progress more is revealed as to what is happening, and how a childs mind may interperet and try to block out these things. It just goes to show that children really are innocent.

As for price, a bit expensive with little replay value, maybe wait for a sale or bundle if you are unsure on it :)
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
Two years old boy in the hands of a player. Plus, a horror game. Remember how excited I was when I saw that game coming. Even tried the alpha version, which scared the hell out of me already. But even then I feared that this game will be too short, which happens sadly often today. And this is the main defect of the game, for me maybe the only one. I literally crawled in fear and sometimes ran till I fell down (literally, again - remember that you're just a little boy - if you will run too long, your character will simply fell down). I listened to the weird sounds surrounding me and wandered through dream-like locations. I was scared to death. All of this happened too fast, but it was very intense experience!
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
It's an interesting concept but the game is a little too simple and short. That being said I did enjoy my time with it. I really liked the art style and the way it did horror was unique. I didn't really know what the game was about prior to playing it and the ending wasn't what I would have expected.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
This is an excellently executed horror game. It tugged at my emotions and I identified somewhat well with the toddler that stars in this game. While my own mother wasn't too similiar to the one in the story, I did closely identify with the kinds of negative problems a problematic parent can bring into your life, especially at a young age. As such I think I identified a bit too closely with the toddler and it actually left me feeling a bit emotionally upset for awhile. Due to this, I'll issue a minor warning to people that the game addresses some really difficult mother parenthood negatives and how it can effect the child(ren) involved in somehing like that. This could be very disturbing for some people, especially those who had issues with their female parent.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
Honestly, Among the Sleep is captivating on many levels. I personally love horror games and while this game definitely had its moments of jump scare, it was nothing like other games in the genre (Amnesia or Outlast just to name a few), but considering the powerful story they tell perhaps its good they aren't like the others. The subtle way the writers work in real adult issues in the eyes of a 2 year old is impressive, as well as scary. The story reaches a depth that I sometimes don't see in a game with 60 hours worth of campaign, and deserves a lot of credit for it. The game takes you through a fantastic story that leaves you exposed and vulnerable. Definitely a great Indie story in a mild horror game.

PROLOGUE:

The prologue is a short add on to clear up part of the story that a lot of people might not have picked up on in the original game alone. Neither of your parents are perfect.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
by far my favorite game! it was so amazing.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
Very unique way to tell a story. A little short, sure, but that's not always a bad thing. Between this and "The Plan," Krillbite has shown me they know how to make a meaningful game - looking forward to their next project.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
Among The Sleep
!!!This Was Written Before The Free Dlc Was Added!!!
Among the sleep is a game in which you play as a 2 year old in a house in the dark.

It was very fun to play and i liked the story(it is short. 1 -2 hour)
There are some "puzzles" You have to workout to proceed on with the story.
The Graphical effects are really nice for what the game is.

9/10 - Really Enjoyable
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
Before I say anything else, let me clear the air - I'm a red-blooded two-fisted American straight white male who found Duke Nukem's cigar-chomping sexist mass-killing schtick hilarious. BUT... what do you say about a game you progress through by murdering mobs of faceless mooks? That game mechanic goes beyond "it's been done" to the point of "why are we still doing this?"

Among the Sleep is different. Its protagonist is non-gendered skillfully enough that I could easily assume it was a he... but a female player could just as easily assume it was a she, and neither of us would find anything "weird" about that. And I didn't beat up, much less kill, a single other character in the entire game... even though it was a horror game, and a legitimately scary one. And even though in the reveal at the end of the game I was presented with more than sufficient reason to harbor ill-will toward the antagonist... the natural progression of the game didn't force me to, but allowed me to /discover/ a touching, compassionate gesture instead. That, again, felt perfectly natural when it happened.

Make no mistake, this is a horror game, it is a creepy one, and it has some truly scary moments in it. It is captivating, it is not a light casual romp. And yet... it breaks completely free of the "kill mooks to progress" mold without feeling in any way forced. Do yourself a favor: set three to four hours aside and Play. This. Game.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
This was a really good game if you are thinking on it I would say get it I enjoyed this game very much. The story in it's self was worth the play and the game is fun too keeps you wanting to know just what is going on till the very end.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
A very unique and enthralling experience. This game deffinately had my attention and it's fair shares of scary moments where I felt my heart leaping out of my chest. I highly recomend this game to all those who like suspence, horror, or something different. It's not a game that takes too long to play, but it's also not a game that is too short. Totally replayable, cute, unique, genuinely compelling with an interesting plot line, Among the Sleep is deffinately something worth playing.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
You get to play as a baby and be about as useless as a baby. Baby simulator 10/10 would cry again.

Additionally: I don't know what ♥♥♥♥ the baby is on because the bear talks and coats attack. Not to mention the trees are also hostile. Games teaches kids to stay away from trenchcoats and bushes. Solid advice 10/10.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
This game was fantastic the first time I played it. A day later, when I wanted to continue the really cool story, the game crashed. It's been crashing ever since, and I feel a little bit cheated because I spent quite a few coin on this fabulous game. As long as yours doesn't crash too, I would recommed this game.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
Holy♥♥♥♥! I finished the game, and I'm confused.
This game is cute and creepy at the same time.
Given two wonderful hours.
I recommend to everyone who loves thinking and soft horror.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
A very imaginative and immersive gameplay. The atmosphere induces the feeling of dread throughout most of the game and the conclusion is tragic. The only con I can think of is the overall length of the game being quite short.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
I have to say this by far one of the most scariest games i have ever played of all time, it has suspense and terror along with making players getting on the edge of their seat but not only that it puts the players through a sad time of a childs life where the mother and father are fighting over the childs custody and the dream basically disguises it as a journey through the sons mind. In reality it shows the mother has lost custody over the child and that father has won. In otherwords this is an outstanding game. So i do hope more DLC Will come to it.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
Great horror game with a really cool story. It wasn't fustrating like some horror games tend to be but there was definitely a scary vibe through out the game. The little details like the kids drawing keep you pretty intrested in the story, trying to guess as you go a long. I thought it was great.
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