In Among the Sleep you take control of a two-year old child. The game starts with an opening scene where you celebrate your second birthday. Your mum feeds you some cake before taking you upstairs with a birthday present delivered by someone who your mother does not invite in (maybe the father). The gift turns out to be a teddy bear, which comes to life and acts as your guide throughout the game. Shortly after you are off to bed, you wake up in the middle of the night to your cot being dragged across the room before tumbling over. After some wondering you realize that your Mummy is not in her bed and you set off on an adventure of sorts to find her again. It is clear that you are in a dream world but the further you go into the game, the darker it becomes.
The control system is good. You have two main modes of getting around, walking and crawling. Crawling is faster, but you ca not carry anything or hug your teddy (he gives you light when you do so). While walking you are slower but from the standing position you can climb up onto furniture and boxes. In fact all the animations throughout the game are good. A cool little feature is when you pause the game, the child brings his hands up to cover his eyes.
The graphics are good so far, could be a few more details but nothing big to complain.
Sound plays a huge part in the game. Teddy will talk to you sometimes to help guide you through the story but usually you are listening to the sound of your mum humming a lullaby with you trying to head towards the source. Also you can hear some eerie music, creaky doors or floorboards or other objects moving or falling.
The game itself is too short. I finished it within 109 minutes.
Among the Sleep is not scary at all but it has a great atmosphere. The ending of the game is pretty shocking. I will not tell you anything, you have to play and see it by yourself.
I can recommend Among the Sleep but you should wait for a discount, 19,99€ is a bit too much for only around 110 minutes of gaming.