Award-winning Scottish crime novelist Christopher Brookmyre is working with developer UK developer RedBedlam to bring his upcoming novel Bedlam into the video game world.

Brookmyre's novel, Bedlam, will be available on January 21, and the game, which shares the name and premise of the book, will be available summer 2014.

The plot follows a regular man who, after undergoing a series a tests, finds himself as a minor "cannon fodder" background character in a video game. Described as a "generation-spanning FPS," developer RedBedlam is also promising that the game will venture into other genres including arcade platforming to the modern RTS.

You can check out the full press release for the game and novel on page two, as well as a gallery of images and screenshots from the game below.