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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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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“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 will not get VR support.

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

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
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
This game is one of my favorite all time games. The last horror game that I absolutely loved was Amnesia the Dark Descent and after that I thought no horror game would ever be as good, until they came up with this and many people refered it as Amnesia from the point of view of a baby.

Now if you think you were absolutely defendless in Amnesia, you can guess that it gets even worse because, how what can possibly a baby do against the things that lurk in the shadows except from hiding in places he can only access? You won't be completely alone on the baby's adventure though, they were kind enough to give you a teddy bear companion that could talk to you and lights up when you hug him. Which is a very recomforting item in the middle of a very messed up baby's world.

What I liked the most is that, since the protagonist is still a baby well the way they see the world is so much different of what it is. And also since some parts of the game is going through the memories, well it's no secret that human process memory very different before the age of 3, so the vision of those memories is a pretty disorted world from what it actually is, making the experience even scarier for the player.

Since the begining I had a pretty good idea of what was going on, nevertheless that made me constantly worry even more about the baby and feel powerless at the idea. Even though my suspicious were true it still managed to give me a shock in the ending, because the game is truly immersive. I'd try to play in one sitting for better experience, and also because unfortunately I've heard people complainig that game files got somehow deleted after a while of not playing (I don't know if this has been fixed in a patch though, since it'

So to wrap this up, if you want a unique and genuine horror experience, it's worth checking this title out, it can get spooky without the need of cheap jumpscares, it has stealth elements, a loyal companion and an eerie environment.s been a while since I heard those complaints).
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
so this game is from a childs perspective and it can be a scary thing to kids. of course adults might not think that. graphics weren't bad even though my computer sucks. the game is pretty short and honestly i can't see people paying full price for it. maybe 50-75 off or in a bundle. anyways overall the game wasn't great but it wasn't bad either. so i would be in the middle on this.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
I really appreciated Among the Sleep, so here is my 2 cents.
It is and experience game like Ester, but with puzzles. It is told from the viewpoint of a child, which give an interesting sense of helplessness and fear. Lots of time and thought went into the dialog, and the story line. The voice acting was well delivered. The puzzles were easy but made me think and look twice. The ending was amazing with a lessen for those how care to pay attention. According to Steam, I spent 5 hours on this game, so understand this is a short game, but I wouldn't consider that a negative. I enjoy long games like Just Cause and Far Cry, but I have also played games that seem to never end. Among the Sleep length was perfect for what it was. I recommend this game.

Note for parents: This game is spooky, and alcohol is present, but it has no bad language, violence, or adult content.

Another Note: I DID buy this directly from Steam, and was NOT given a copy, nor do I know anyone associated those this game.
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2 of 13 people (15%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 3

-Good graphics

-Good story

-Great music

-Game gets weirder as you play


-WAY too short

-Not scary (it's rare for me to get scared from horror games)

-All you do is solve puzzles

-Only fun on your first playthrough
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2,110 of 2,240 people (94%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 29, 2014
Let me express something before we get into this: I am a pansy. I have yet to completely finish the first Amnesia. I have a backlog of horror games (including some point n' clicks) that grows every day. Because I have a problem. I LOVE horror games... but like an ice cream enthusiast who happens to also be lactose intolerant, horror games do not love me. So there you have it; that's the score.

Now that being said, I'm going to power through this one to completion. Know why? Because it's that good. Oh man is this game good. It is a testament to why horror games are so great... and why even now, in a market saturated with action horrors and tired old tropes, you'll still find an "Among the Sleep." This game is horrifying. Care to know why? What's the biggest issue plaguing the horror genre? That's right: termites. And player empowerment. Sometimes I'm a big, brave guy lugging around a shotgun. Sometimes I'm running around with a camera. Sometimes I might as well be stark naked. But I always find myself on equal ground with the baddies. Sure they're menacing, but I'm faster. And smarter. And sometimes more heavily armed. And suddenly we're not playing a horror game anymore. So how do we remove player empowerment, a hypothetical developer might muse? How do we make the player feel like a babe lost in the woods? We turn them into a ♥♥♥♥ing babe, right down to the wobbles and coos and imaginary friends.

And when I tell you that makes this game immersive and terrifying, I'm not kidding. When you pause the screen you cover your little eyes. When you move at all, AT ALL, you make adorable little sounds of struggle. And when you, the player, gaze into that mother♥♥♥♥ing abyss, that sucker stares right back. Every shadow hides a menace, every sound betrays a would-be threat. Everything is so big and intimidating. The whole environment just mocks you as you explore it semi-impotently. Because you're a baby. A smart baby, yes. But a baby. And that big, scary world is out to get you.

I'm not remotely done with this game. I know I have a ways to go. I'm already freaked out - in a good way! If you have a passing interest in horror, you won't be disappointed. Now I'm going to go clean the boom-boom out of my pants and press onward.
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207 of 232 people (89%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 19, 2014
Among the Sleep is a horror game that has a really unique aproach to horror. But will you want to play this through ? In Among the Sleep you dont play as an adult but instead as a two year old child. The game begins and its our birthday and we get a teddy bear as a present. But one night you wake up to find out that the teddy bear and your mom is missing so its up to you to find them. So how is Among the sleep ? Im kinda mixed on this game honestly. The gameplay is smooth and its a blast to play but there are problems that weigh down the experience. First of all the game is just like amnesia. The main charecter is defensless and theres nothing you can do about it so you have to hide to get away from monsters. The game also throws in puzzles you need to solve to get to the end. So now for the pros and cons. Pros: The game looks amazing. Its just amazing to see a nightmare world through a childs eyes. The story has a great set up and the ending is also really good. Atmosphere is outstandng and its one of the best i have ever seen in a horror game. But now for the cons. The game is incredibly short only an hour to beat. Easy puzzles that dont feel like they should be there. Sometimes frustrating stealth segments. Confusing map layouts and sometimes wonky controls. Overall Among the Sleep is an excellent horror game but it has its fare share of problems. I highly suggest you get this game on a sale and not full priced and dont go in expecting a masterpiece and you should be all good. I give Among the Sleep a 7/10

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417 of 510 people (82%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: May 29, 2014
Incredibly atmospheric and imaginative! It also lingers in your mind afterwards, like all great pieces of art. You wouldn't want to miss it!
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332 of 417 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 29, 2014
I finished the game in a single sitting (roughly 2½ hours).
I don't think that there's replay value to this game either, unless it gets mods at some point.

Even so, I would recommend playing this for it's strong atmosphere, and the intense moments.

If I had to give this some scores between 1-10, here's what I think:

Gameplay: 5/10
Story: 6/10
Atmosphere: 8.5/10

If you are on the edge about this one, then maybe pick it up later, during a sale.
It's a game worth experiencing.
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109 of 119 people (92%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2014
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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61 of 63 people (97%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 27
***After latest patch***

I've always been fascinated by the game concept, to be introduced to the world through a child's eyes. Where everything and anything is possible. A world so full of life and colors, danger and adventure, fear and magic. Nothing your plain adult life could bring you close to. A world where you can be the hero of your bedtime story. You begin your adventure at night, the time when we rest after a long day, time where nothing mostly ever happens. But not for a 2 years old!

Among the Sleep, introduces you to a terrifying experience, which is completely insane and traumatizing on a basic human level. Takes place on a stormy late night, your mother is missing and you're a helpless little infant who sets off on a quest to rescue her. While he faces his fears of being lost in the dark, monsters lurking in the closets and every dark corner, worlds shifting, objects stretching which gives the illusion of hellish presence in the most clever ways I have ever seen, that you begin to imagine things and jump at the slightest noise. A psychological masterpiece.

Many recent horror games, such as Outlast, Amnesia, DreadOut and more, have been aiming to achieve making the player feel helpess in the face of danger or supernatural exsitence, by stripping away any means of fighting back. Which is probably the scariest feeling of all. But I can't imagine what could be more helpless than a little toddler, who can't yet talk and can barely walk, so you're basically forced to cope with your surrounding.

A big thank you to the Devs for releasing an update with new achievements. Being an achievement hunter, I had to replay the game, and it was even more rewarding than my first playthrough. It opened my eyes and made me realize what a special little game it was. It also added a Slenderman feeling into it, only a toddler version.
The game runs perfectly smooth, haven't encountered a single problem, still has its amazing visuals and physics and I noticed a greater update in the ambiance and sounds, which creates a much better horror atmposphere.

I strongly believe this game deserves a lot more credit, as it leaves a strong impact on you that a lot of big titles can't do. With its provoking story and innovation to the horror genre, I urge you to try it.
Such rich gem is very rare to find!
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3.5 hrs
Posted: October 24
It had pretty game assets, but all game play elements were lacking. If there is a puzzle to solve look for a drawer to pull out. Done problem solved. Accidentally attract the attention of the monster hide near a pulled out drawer and it won't figure out how to grab you. The game felt like it wanted to be a platforming, physics based, hide and seek horror simulator puzzle game but fell well short in all parts. This was not scary. I do have to say though I really like the 4 different mushroom models. That's is all.
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4.1 hrs
Posted: October 24
This is a good little game. Very visually great, the story is kinda spooky kinda sad. The problem here is, the pricetag is a bit steep for a ~2 hour game. If you can get this on sale, by all means. If your not worried about the price, get it anyhow.
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32.5 hrs
Posted: October 19
Beautiful little game and a story turn I did not expect that way. Art design and sound are superb. Mechanics are simple, but fun.
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2.4 hrs
Posted: October 16
Super creepy puzzle game with a sad story.
Really nice game!
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Purple Penumbra
2.7 hrs
Posted: October 15
Forgot my lunch. Didn't know i was going on a feels trip. ;-;
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1.9 hrs
Posted: October 14
This game is not only unlike any other and it is filled with a deep and powerful message that hits you like a train. Such a beautiful horror wrapped up in a life lesson. It is fantastic! I highly recommend all to play this game!


You can watch my playthrough here:
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Zomb1e Turtle
2.6 hrs
Posted: October 13
Among the Sleep is a very intersting game, I would recommmend it to anyone that wants to play a short horror game. I suggest you play all in one sitting it seem like if you space it out it would loose its charm and feeling of being immersed in this eerie surrounding.
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5.7 hrs
Posted: October 13
AMAZING & some kinda divorcy!
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6.9 hrs
Posted: October 10

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