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Posts tagged “krillbite studio”

Feature: Escaping the grind

Mosaic is a narrative adventure about not going to work

There’s something about Mosaic. Maybe it‘s the dark colour palette, the poignant use of lighting or the low poly aesthetic of Krillbite Studio’s second game, but I’m transfixed. Krillbite’s first title, exploration horror Among the Sleep, was an unexpectedly big success, a… sleeper hit, if you will. Mosaic is supposed to be a departure in every way, but it retains a gloomy atmosphere that makes…

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Among The Action: Krillbite Tease Mosaic In New Trailer

Whereas Among the Sleep explored the terrors of the world through the lens of a child, it seems Krillbite Studio's next venture, Mosaic [official site], aims to tackle themes of adulthood desperation and alienation by way of the 9-5 rat race. I say this with a degree of uncertainty as the Norwegian developers have kept pretty schtum with regards to exactly what their next project entails,…

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Among The Sleep Devs Announce Adult Game, Mosaic

Among The Sleep developers, Krillbite Studios, have announced they're working on Mosaic [official site] - a game which Killscreen describes as being about "the malaise and existential surreality of being an adult". They also quote the artist Bjørnar Frøyse saying "It’s about being a small piece in this big machinery that you don’t feel anything for." So I guess... the absurdity of the mundane while…

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

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…

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Feature: Set aside childish things

Among The Sleep review

Furniture seems to snarl and rear in the shadows, shifting uncannily. The hum of a fridge is the growl of a nightmare creature, all shadow and spite, and every door handle is farther away than even tippy-toes can reach. Among The Sleep begins with the promise of a waking nightmare, of familiar things corrupted and seen from a new perspective. It begins as a game…

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Dreamtime: Among The Sleep Awakens May 29th

Youngsters enjoy staying up way past their bedtime, as if the world might become somehow more magical when the lights go out. That's why the adults want to keep it to themselves. They're right of course - after 9pm life is a series of bawdy music hall routines, bourbon and romantic riverboat liasons. Occasionally bedtime is a safe time though. Toddler terror simulator Among The…

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Feature: Throwing out the bathwater

Hands On: Among The Sleep

During a recent trip to Oslo, I found two members of Krillbite working in the same office space as Red Thread Games. Before sitting down with Dreamfall Chapters, I spent a couple of hours in the company of a teddy bear, sucking my thumb in the dark. Among The Sleep is creepy, as I’d expected, but there are hints of something far darker than night…

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Where The Riled Things Are: Among The Sleep

Among The Sleep has a great hook. Horror games often require the player to feel defenceless, unable to fight back and barely able to flee. Well, says the man at Krillbite Studios, what could be less capable of defending itself than an infant? A slug, perhaps. A slug in a salt mine. But tiny toddling humans are quite rubbish, particularly when they find themselves trapped…

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Waaaah: Toddler Horror Among The Sleep Crawls Into 2014

Among The Sleep - aka, the scary one wot has you playing as an impressively nimble baby - has proven to be quite an intriguing prospect. Between the extreme vulnerability inherent in playing as a squishy crymachine and the wealth of themes (imagination, attachment to parents, etc) it could explore, I'm definitely looking forward to seeing how far it toddles. Unfortunately, that won't be happening…

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Among The Sleep Demo Crawls Among The Living

Babies are the truest scions of terror. They represent the most primal, universally relevant fears we humans can have: responsibility, loss of freedom, uncontrollable fecal matter, etc. Among The Sleep, however, is not a horror game about raising an infant (although, thinking about it, that could be incredible), but rather being one. It teeters onto the scene at a good time, given that small-time survival-horror's…

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Feature: Night Terrors

Hands On: Among The Sleep

Googoo gaga blurble snort gaaaaaaaaaa goooooooo Among The Sleep mama baba kitty gwwwwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa survival-horror where you play as a two-year-old goooooooogaaaaaaaa eeeeeeeeeeeee burp now on Kickstarter waaaaaaaaaa hungry screamcry blurrrrrrbwail but is the game actually any good ooooo bottle gagagoogoo ga naptime I played an alpha demo to find out.

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Among The Sleep Wakes Up Screaming For A Kickstarter

Baby-troubling Among The Sleep is the only survival horror I'm interested in. The cute game of controlling a waddling baby through a scary house reminds me of the time when I was two and lost my teddy bear. It was pretty harrowing, but my dad found it about three feet away from where I was sitting. I survived, but the scars run deep. I could…

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OK, So Here’s: The Plan

Today I learned that it's really hard being a fly. People are always like, "Man, what I wouldn't have given to be a fly on the wall during that conversation," but they don't know. They can't even begin to fathom the maddening struggles of day-to-day... er, millisecond-to-millisecond fly life. Spider webs, errant gusts of wind, leaves detaching in a gentle dance of death, twisting and…

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Among The Sleep Devs To Release The Plan For Free

Krillbite are hard at work on their first-person toddler-horror Among The Sleep, but in order to keep their creative juices flowing, they've also found the time to develop a free, experimental game called The Plan. Details are (intentionally) sparse, all the better to surprise the audience when the game releases on February 10th. The website reckons that "The Plan is an experimental, self-discovery videogame exploring…

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Feature: Night Terrors

Why Among The Sleep’s Toddler Lead Isn’t Just For Shock

Among The Sleep's main character is two-years-old. In every culture except dog, that means he's woefully under-prepared to do anything except crawl, cry, and make everything smell horrific by proxy. So then, when the game's Internet-famous trailer threw the teetering tot into a nightmarish gauntlet of hallucinatory horrors, it provoked many a raised eyebrow. And why not? It may sound crass, but recent horror-themed games…

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Wild Things Still Roam: Among The Sleep

What contains stealth, scares, a rather unique first-person perspective and surreal dreamscapes colliding with recognisable realities? The answer is Among the Sleep, in development at Krillbite Studio in Norway. It could be the most interesting horror game of next year. Here's why: Among The Sleep invites you into the mind and body of a two year old child. After being put to bed one evening,…

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