Ice Ice Baby: Among The Sleep’s Free Prologue DLC

Too cold, too cold.

You can hardly step foot in the RPS Treehouse nowadays without crushing a rusk or slipping on a vomity bib. Everywhere you look: babies and their detritus. As the least parental and perhaps most monstrous limb of the RPS Hivemind, it’s now my responsibility to handle games about babies, lest a more delicate person burst into tears. So here I am, explaining that Among the Sleep, the horror game about how foolish babies are, received a free prologue chapter last week. I’d missed it because the RPS letter pile was stuck together with what I do hope was puréed swede.

The original campaign didn’t end on the sunniest note, and fittingly this chapter’s plunged into a world of ice and snow. Once again, the baby’s off toddling about, wandering nightmarish worlds, solving puzzles, and trying to avoid a terrible being that’s searching for you.

Though the Prologue has its own Steam page with screenshots and stuff, it should automatically download for folks who have Among the Sleep installed.

Ha ha anyway look at this lousy baby, it’s not even wearing a scarf out in that snow! Don’t you know you should have a better idea of regulating your own body temperature by now, baby?

4 Comments

  1. jezcentral says:

    Oh, for a John Walker review of this DLC. :)

  2. padger says:

    Is this game actually any good?

    • Distec says:

      It’s pretty boring, honestly. I give it points for the concept and the ending, but it is pretty much just a defanged haunted house with some annoying puzzles. And for all the jump scares and eerie ambiance, there’s a total of two times in the game when anything is a threat to the player.

      YMMV. I know there’s an audience for these kinds of games, and I’m not it.

      • Jalan says:

        The hype was higher than what the game ultimately delivered, not unlike Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs.

        Krillbite would be a great studio to tackle a game version of The Stuff of Legend though. Until details came about, I honestly thought Among the Sleep was loosely related to it and was a bit disappointed when I later found out it wasn’t.