Among The Sleep – PSA

I was hoping to be able to shoot a video for this to embed with this post, but I didn’t get any response on my mail to Krillbite before the weekend, and time is ticking on the Kickstarter, so I figured I should just do a quick PSA anyway. If I do get access to the early alpha, I will do an update with a video.


Among The Sleep is a game currently being kickstarted by Norwegian studio Krillbite. It’s going to be a first-person horror game where you play as a 2-year-old child. The developers have said it’s based on dreams they had as children, so there’s some pretty freaky stuff happening, beneath a veneer of normality.

In the early alpha demo we see that the child is capable of crawling and walking. Walking is slower, but affords better oversight of your surroundings, and you can climb on top of things while standing up. Crawling lets you move quickly and get under certain things. It’s also possibly to manipulate objects Amnesia-style. There are also certain mechanics tied to your teddy bear.

In my honest opinion the game looks terrifying and fascinating, even in the early alpha stage. Here are some links that will give you more information:

Jim Sterling’s special Jimquisition episode.
Jesse Cox plays through the Early Alpha.
I Am Chiib plays through the Early Alpha: Part 1Part 2.

The song the mother is humming in the beginning is a Scandinavian lullaby that translates to Trollmom’s Lullaby. The lyrics in Norwegian are:

Når trollmor har lagt sine elleve små troll,
og bundet dem fast i halen,
da synger hun stille for elleve små troll,
de vakreste ord hun kjenner;
Ho aj aj aj aj boff
Ho aj aj aj aj boff
Ho aj aj aj aj boff, boff!
Ho aj aj aj aj boooff!

Which translates to:

When trollmom has put her eleven little trolls to bed
and tied them to her tail,
she sings quietly to eleven little trolls,
the most beautiful words she knows;
Ho aj aj aj aj boff
Ho aj aj aj aj boff
Ho aj aj aj aj boff, boff!
Ho aj aj aj aj boooff!

So if you’re interested, please check out the Kickstarter and consider supporting it.



Posted on May 4, 2013, in Games and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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