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 (63 reviews) - 82% of the 63 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (3,117 reviews) - 86% of the 3,117 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.

What people are saying


  • "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
    • 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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Shang3D
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
The concept of a horror game from the perspective of a young child that does not fully understand its surroundings is definitely a good one. The weakness and slowness of a baby adds to the feeling of helplessness that drives fear, so it seems like a perfect match. And it may be one, but I don't think Among the Sleep uses it to its fullest. Very quickly, the game leaves its initially grounded setting in favor of something a bit more fantastical, and it does nothing but make the game feel weightless. The entire game is a few short levels of walking around and collecting things, which I suppose isn't out of the ordinary for a modern indie horror game, but that's exactly the problem. Among the Sleep takes a very interesting premise and uses it in an uninteresting way. The game isn't really bad in any particular way, but nearly every aspect of Among the Sleep is what a horror game should never be: predictable.
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sam.felder
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Very different in a good way. I enjoyed it. I bet it would be awesome in VR.
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gawngsta
( 4.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
i love this game!!!!!!!
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Junior
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Among the Sleep is a first-person horror atmospheric adventure game developed and published by the Norwegian Krillbite Studio.
The game focuses on exploration, puzzles and horror, seen from the perspective of a two year old toddler.

The game starts when the toddler is having his second birthday party at home with his mother when the party is interrupted by someone at the front door.
When the mother walks towards the front door, a man starts talking and a muffled conversation starts.
Suddenly the mother raises her voice at the person at the front door.
The toddler is frightened by the angry tone from his mother and the blurred vision will come up, indicating the fear of the toddler.
Then the mother returns quickly to the toddler with a present, a teddy bear but she doesn't tell from who the present is.
During the night you are awoken by a strange force that turns over your crib and Teddy is lost.
At this point your are completely alone, you must look for help and your adventure starts.

During the game you are most of the time accompanied your teddy bear, Teddy and together you two start searching for comfort.
Most of the time you are solving puzzles, navigating through the labyrinth of levels, dodging monsters and collecting memories of you mother to find her back again.
When traveling through the dark areas you can hug Teddy who will temporary emit light that helps you navigate.
You enter various dark and strange areas such as the interior of your house, expansive closets, the Gingerbread house, tunnels, an abandoned playground, forests, swamps etc.
When you are chased by monsters, you can hear them nearing by the increasing grating sounds and the more becoming blurry vision.

What I really liked about this game is the idea that you play as a two year old toddler but having a more developed brain/mind to solve these puzzles trough these surreal environments.
If you like adventure horror games or just want to wander around as a two year old toddler (again), I really recommend this game to you, certainly when it is on sale!
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Kita-Jin
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Among the Sleep is atmospheric and at times spooky, with a wonderful art style, and it's different from run-of-the-mill horror games in that you play as a toddler, but sadly that is just about all there is too the game. The game is short, it barely felt like that story had started when the game was over, and there is simply not enough scares in the game. The puzzles in game are easy and there is little challenge to be found here. I had high hopes for Krillbite Studio, but while the game was good, it fell short of being a great game and a good scare.
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{NOR} -Timm.
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Jumpscares 10/10
Framerate 10/10
story 10/10
Good game 10/10
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Healcannon
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Not a good game for people who easily get motion sick. The constant switching between standing and crawling makes it way worse than other games such as skyrim.
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Monst3rIno
( 7.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
I had better imagination in my childhood, but still good game :). 10/10, would play my childhood again.
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TellinCob
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
I really wanted to like this game but after about 45 minutes it became clear that it was hobbled by the age of its protagonist. For the same reason that you never see horrible things happening to kids on television (the image is withheld, harm is implied by lead up or aftermath) you realize that nothing will ever really harm your character in this game. I don't have a problem with this conceit since I have no desire to see these kinds of things but the result here is that there is nothing at stake in the game. The puzzles are weak, the atmosphere defanged, the engine aged and visually outdated.
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Grand Dragon
( 19.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Great game and a different suspenseful story. Among the Sleep was on my Favorite Playlist for a long time, but only bout an year ago i got the chance to actually play it. The game faced some harsh criticism cause by some unknown reason players were facing a bug in Chapter 4 that didn't allow them to continue the game, i myself was one of them but gladly they fixed it and it runs smoothly now. Only bad thing about this game is that is a short one. Story could be more explanatory and complete to make up for the pretty good engine the game runs in. Prequel also went on exactly the same way. Nonetheless, a must in your Library. Hope Krillbite make a sequel soon.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
Product received for free
Review

What would you do if you were two years old and you were awoken abruply in the middle of the night?
You'd look for your mom, of course!

This is how Among the Sleep begins.
You're just two years old, took your bottle, ate some cake, won a cute Teddy bear, went to bed and you're abruptly awoken in the middle of the night.
Time to look for mommy!
However, the search for your mom's arms will be terrifying.
Through basic controls like walking, crawling, grabbing items, running (or trying to) and hugging your Teddy bear, you'll face creepy noises, puzzles and will hide from unkillable enemies.

You should play it in a dark room and don't forget your headphones!
Explore the environment, the rooms, play close attention to the noises and if something goes wrong, squeeze your Teddy bear, he'll light your way!

If you enjoyed Papo & Yo you'll probably enjoy Among the Sleep.

Rating:

9/10

Pros:
  1. Great atmosphere
  2. Creepy sound effects
  3. Nice graphics
  4. Intriguing story
  5. A few jump-scares
  6. Free DLC - Prologue

Cons:
  1. Save system
  2. No replay value (just for achievements)

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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
This is a good game very creative, perfect graphics, i love the teddy bear, i think the park was the best place i want to. But the library was difficult, but the in all the game was wonderful!
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
This was a good short game. It's like "Gone Home" if you were 2 years old while having a nightmare. Definitely pick this up if it goes on sale. Be warned, if you quit the game and come back, you'll have to start your current level from the beginning.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
Working my way through horror games one week at a time, so far Among the Sleep is one of my favorites. Gameplay is smooth, art style is beautiful, and the mechanics of being a toddler with his protector teddy is fresh and exciting. Often times Indie horror game storylines can fall into cliches but Among the Sleep manages to break free of that classic pitfall.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
10/10 GET THE GAME. Beautiful and heartbreaking. the game is scary, as to be expected. it is a great scary, it kept me engaged and intrested. the entire game ends up being a huge and unexpected metaphor. and the end brought light to all my questions. truly amazing. buy it now.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
I nearly got a heartattack when the kid fell.
And then I spelled my name with some toys.
10/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
Very original idea, great story, creepy and possibly my new favourite game. My only complaint is that it isn't long enough. The puzzles are easy and I usually prefer them to be harder, but they are perfect for this game and don't pull you out of the story like some of the more frustrating ones in other games do.

I've been obsessed with all things horror since I was a kid, so it generally takes a lot to creep me out, but this game did. I know a lot of folks will disagree, but for me this was probably the creepiest game I've ever played. I think a big part of that is the shadow creatures you encounter, a lot of horror games (and movies) often lose that creepy atmosphere for me once the monster is revealed because I often find them too cheesy, but this game really plays on the fear of the unknown in that and many other ways.

This game also did an amazing job of making me feel like I was the character, which is not easy since you play as a 2 year old. The atmosphere it creates had me on edge the whole time, so I was hiding under every bed and thinking just about everything was the legs or feet of a creature while I was under there. On top of this you crawl faster than you walk, you have to drag and climb on objects to reach door handles, hugging your teddy bear companion provides a light source, etc.

A must play for anyone into survival horror in my opinion. 10/10 and I really hope Krillbite will expand on this game further and/or release more survival horror in the future.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
This games atmosphere is fantastic. The story and the enviroments were the best part of this game. Graphics leave something to be desired, but theyre dealable for the most part...although the mother looks like some kinda screwed up alien.The game runs a litte short around 2 hours, But other than that 7/10 pretty dang good
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
very solid horror-adventure. no jump scares, 2 hour length or so, well done for a new indie team
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
Pros:

- Interesting and engaging environments
- Full SteamOS support (minus Cross-Paltform save syncing)
- Full PS3 Controller support (subs in PS button icons)

Cons:

- No Cross-Paltform save syncing
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