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Krillbite Studios' upcoming game Among the Sleep has one of those "Why hasn't anyone else done this?" concepts. Survival-horror games are at their best when players feel helpless, and they don't get much more helpless than Among the Sleep's player avatar. In the game, you play as a 2-year-old boy, toddling through his house at night as all manner of supernatural events transpire. The developer needs your help finishing the game, and they're turning to Kickstarter.
Because you are a small child, gameplay doesn't focus around combat. Instead, players have to hide from danger. Krillbite says that there will be a few puzzles here and there, but that the focus of the game is to create atmosphere and generate scares. Your character exists within the 3D space, so you'll be able to see your chubby little hands opening drawers and picking up objects, and your pajama-clad feet scurrying down stairs.
The Kickstarter goal is to raise $200,000 and complete the game by Q4 2013.
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Sounds rather awesome... InstaKick
I remember this game from way back buy I thought it had a different name
been waiting on another kickstarter that got me excited.
The GI writer is saying that the idea of having te main character be a toddler is the unique idea here. It feels like a true plausible reason as to why you are so helpless. The antagonists don't even have to be that extremely terrifying or normally insurmountable for this great scare and tension to be created. For once you can actually see the threat that some things possesses that we normally would not see.
Kiddie version of Amnesia perhaps? Either way, looks really interesting. And pretty creepy too!
I heard about this game a few months ago on some YouTuber's "scariest games" list. Of course, they only had limited footage, but it still looked fantastic.
this game looks interesting, and i do love kickstarter. people helping people they believe in is always a good thing.
Hopefully they took into account the speculation that babies and toddlers can see things teenagers and adults cannot.
This looks awesome, hopefully its properly funded
It's taking steps, and that is good.
Oh geez, I'd rather play Amnesia than this. I laughed when I was playing Amnesia because it felt like any other game. But we've all been through this stage of child development and it is *** frightening as hell. There is no scarier time in life as when you don't even know what there is to be afraid of.
Love the concept, I think it will be a sleeper hit, even by indie standards.