Hello everyone! The last few years have been an exhilarating ride for us at Krillbite. We’ve been hard at work on our toddler-horror project Among the Sleep for quite a while now, and what started out as a humble student project has escalated into something much bigger than we expected.
Among the Sleep is a first person horror adventure where you play as a two-year-old. You’re vulnerable, scared, and trying to make sense of the world. It explores horror through atmosphere and exploration, not with scores and combat systems.
Merging a child’s perception of reality with its wild imagination provides an interesting setting to tell a story. With only your teddy bear as a companion, we hope players will unravel what is actually causing the fear and confusion.
The in-game clip below should paint a pretty accurate picture of what the game plays like.
Thanks to great support around the web, the project even resulted in a successful Kickstarter campaign that raised an incredible $248,358! Up to that point, we had been working on the project for two years, while studying and working part time jobs to finance it, so this was an incredibly humbling experience.
It even resulted in ice creams for the whole team!
Lots of people are still playing the free demo that we launched during the campaign, and journalists around the world continue reaching out to us with questions about the game. As a young and small indie studio from the northern outskirts of Europe, working on our first big project ever, this feels incredible. We’ve always wanted to explore the game medium, and maybe even contribute towards making it a more diverse place, but we did not expect the project to receive this much positive response!
Lately we’ve also slowly started to realise we’re getting close. That the game is really shaping up, and we’re approaching the end! We want as many people as possible to be able play Among the Sleep when it’s released in the not-so-distant future, so I guess it’s no better time to announce that Among the Sleep will also be coming to PS4! We’re also thrilled to be among the first to explore Sony’s new virtual reality technology Morpheus for Among the Sleep.
Finally, if you’re one of our Kickstarter backers, don’t worry – we’re working on a plan to ensure you get a fair deal on the PS4 version of the game. More details to follow.
Anyhow, we should get back to working on wrapping up the game. Stay tuned for more news and announcements in the very near future!