Among the Sleep

A project in Hamar, Norway by Krillbite Studio

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Among the Sleep is a first person horror adventure, in which you play a two year old child.
Backers: 8110
Average Pledge Per Backer: $31

Funded: $248,358 of $200,000
Dates: Apr 18th -> May 18th (30 days)
Project By: Krillbite Studio
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Latest News

Kickstarter alum Among the Sleep surpasses 100,000 sales

March 10th - via:
First-person horror game Among the Sleep has surpassed 100,000 copies sold, developer Krillbite Studios has revealed. (Read More)

When Game Trailers Stand Out

March 1st - via:
Game trailers often make the difference between games selling or not. This article discusses what makes certain game trailers stand out. (Read More)

Among The Sleep – Reviewed

June 2nd - via:
Among the Sleep by Krillbite Studio gained a lot of attention during its Kickstarter campaign. Not only was it a horror game but it seemed to create something entirely unique in the saturated genre. In their game, players take on the role of a two year old. Playing as a toddler intrigued backers into funding the project and even going a bit beyond the asking price. Now that Among the Sleep is finally out we can view terror from another perspective. (Read More)

Among The Sleep, a Kickstarter-backed horror game about a 2 year old, is live on Steam

May 30th - via:
Among The Sleep is one of those premises I just find disturbing. Hey, a game developer says, wouldn’t it be a great idea if we made a first-person horror adventure about a kid? A really little kid? (Read More)

New Among The Sleep Trailer Announces May 29th Release Date

May 22nd - via:
Two GDCs, one Kickstarter, various demos and teaser trailers later, and we’re still just as excited about Among the Sleep as we were when we first laid eyes on the twisted fairytale of a game. Dropping you in the hyper-vulnerable role of a toddler lost in a nightmarish dreamworld, Among the Sleep is a survival-horror that plays on childhood fears and a feeling of helplessness in a way still terrifying for adults. You can experience it yourself when the game releases on May 29th. (Read More)

Kickstarter 2013: Broken records, broken hearts

December 31st - via:
Matt takes a look back at the year that was on Kickstarter: what got funded, what missed out, what was released, and what ran out of cash. (Read More)

Among the Sleep devs aiming for an 'early spring 2014' release

November 14th - via:
Among the Sleep, Krillbite Studio's first-person horror/adventure game mashup, is shaping up for an "early spring 2014" release, the developer announced today in a backers-only Kickstarter blog update. (Read More)

Among the Sleep Closes Its Kickstarter Campaign with Almost $50k More Than Its Goal

May 19th - via:
We love seeing indie games get a ton of love and support on Kickstarter, so we were glad to hear that Among the Sleep, Krillbite Studio’s PC horror game that’s played from the perspective of a two-year-old, successfully closed out its campaign this weekend. What’s more is that they received $248,358, which is almost $50,000 more than their intended $200,000 goal, meaning that a slew of their stretch goals were achieved as well! (Read More)

Final hours & a short recap

May 18th - via:
The Final Hours!We’re live streaming the final hours on this link! Join in, and lets count down together :) We’ll be answering questions, playing some video-games, and Jory Prum, our magnificent dialogue recorder from the States, is even here in... (Read More)

Among the Sleep Kickstarter ends nearly $50k beyond its target

May 18th - via:
Krillbite Studio's first-person baby simulator/horror game Among the Sleep has completed its 30-day Kickstarter campaign, raising a grand total of $248,358 from 8,110 backers – nearly $50,000 more than the $200,000 fundraising goal originally set. (Read More)

Console release? New Stretch Goal & a stereoscopic video for Oculus Rift!

May 17th - via:
Hi again you lovely people! We’re continuing to climb, that is simply amazing :D We just entered the last 24 hours of the campaign, and we just can’t believe we’ve come this far. Today it’s even Norway’s national day, so the entire country... (Read More)

PayPal, T-shirt designs & ICE CREAM!

May 16th - via:
Whoa!We’re still climbing, how awesome is that :D It's incredibly inspiring to read all your great comments, especially to the playable alpha. We're even closing in on the Oculus Rift stretch goal, but first: ICE CREAM! Thank you so much, it was a... (Read More)

We did it!

May 14th - via:
WHOHOOO! You wonderful people, WE DID IT! :D Among the Sleep is now past 100% funded! You have no idea how much this means to us, we’re soooo grateful for all your generosity, your inspiring enthusiasm, and your tireless dedication for the last... (Read More)

Try Among the Sleep now! (Playable alpha out)

May 14th - via:
So close!We are incredibly close to reaching our goal! At the time of writing, we’re at $196.000, and 97% funded! Things are definitely looking great, and we’re humbled by all your support. Thanks so much for sharing the word and helping us reach... (Read More)

Playable alpha coming tomorrow & Art contest winners

May 13th - via:
Hi everyone! Today we passed $180.000 pledged, and 90% funded! We’re so close now, and with a few days left, things are looking rather good :D Thanks again, from the bottom of our hearts, for helping to make Among the Sleep possible! But this is... (Read More)

Among the Sleep free public alpha coming May 14

May 12th - via:
Krillbite Studio will release a free playable alpha of its current Kickstarter project, Among the Sleep, May 14 at 2 p.m. ET, the developer told Polygon via email. (Read More)

Awesome dialogue talent onboard & Stretch Goal details

May 8th - via:
Studio Jory to do the dialogue recordings for Among the Sleep!We are proud to announce that if we reach our goal, Studio Jory will be recording the dialogue for Among the Sleep! For those unfamiliar with their earlier work, we’re talking multiple... (Read More)

Oculus Rift support confirmed!

May 6th - via:
Hi folks and bots, Great news! We’ve just received our Oculus Rift Dev-Kit, and have started playing around with it. It is amazing, and so far it has us convinced that the perspective, scale and immersion it offers is perfect for Among the Sleep.... (Read More)

Progress on Playable Alpha

May 4th - via:
Good day everyone! Thanks so much for all your support this far! We want to repay your kindness, and are currently working hard to publish an early playable alpha to you! We would love for everyone to be able to play (an early version of) Among the... (Read More)

New Screenshot!

May 1st - via:
Dear friends, backers, supporters and well-wishers! We’re superhappy to see that Among the Sleep now have over 4 THOUSAND backers! The love you show us is incredibly motivating. We are climbing steadily towards our goal, but please don’t stop... (Read More)

Video Update #1 - FAQ

April 28th - via:
Hi everyone! Whohooo! We're at 50% in 1/3 of our time on Kickstarter! Thanks again for all your support, kind words, and for helping to make Among the Sleep possible :) However, there is still a climb left - so keep spreading the word! FAQ VideoWe've... (Read More)

Kickstarter Katchup

April 28th - via:
Jagged Alliance: Flashback arrives in the Katchup this week. I’ve expected (and hoped for) a Jagged Alliance crowdfunding attempt for some time now. As soon as it became obvious that Kickstarter was a place where old franchises could revive themselves, every week that the mercenaries didn’t appear was slightly more unsettling than the last. Would I rather have a direct sequel without a crowdfunding campaign? Perhaps. (Read More)

Notable game kickstarters with Linux support

April 28th - via:
At the moment kickstarter lacks any million-dollar kickstarter projects by renowned game designers, but there are plenty mid-range projects by experienced teams and individuals spanning wide range of genres that should pique the interest of many Indie game fans. The following set of games were selected from the list of current crowdfunding games, and with one exception, include Linux support in their base goal. (Read More)

Art Contest!

April 24th - via:
Dear friends, lets do something creative together!That’s right! We’ll go through all the images that you submit to by the 8th of May, and choose one to be featured inside the final game! In addition, we’ll be uploading an... (Read More)

Reward Images (& small award Nomination!)

April 23rd - via:
Dear Backers! Your commitment, support and generosity continues to take us by surprise. As you might know, this is our first big project ever, so we're humbled to experience this much warmth! Thanks again, from the bottom of our hearts, for being... (Read More)

Add-ons Announced! New concept & Rewards Matrix

April 22nd - via:
Climbing towards 50% funded! In this update you will find some amazing new concepts, the almighty Add-ons for your tiers, and a nifty Rewards Matrix to easily read each tier's content! Let us know what you'd like to see next. Please continue to help... (Read More)

Kickstarter Picks: Among the Sleep

April 22nd - via:
When you’re a two-year-old, you don’t need scary movies in order to jolt yourself into a scare: The entire world is practically a freak show. Among the Sleep is a first-person horror game that puts you in the fuzzy jammies of a toddler who’s trundling through a hostile dream world. The game features no combat—little hands shouldn’t hold knives—so you have to rely on your wits and the environment in order to find safe hiding spots when danger lurks. (Read More)

'Among the Sleep' Toddler Horror Game Seeks Kickstarter Funds to Ship This Year

April 22nd - via:
Play as a two-year-old child in this horror adventure. (Read More)

Forum & Speedpaint video is up!

April 21st - via:
Another great day - we’re getting closer! Over 2600 of you have now contributed a total of $70.000! Seeing that so many people around the world wish to back a project like Among the Sleep is a priceless motivational boost for us. Can we actually do... (Read More)

Among the Sleep takes to Kickstarter to fund insomniac toddler’s nightmare adventure

April 21st - via:
Did you ever wake up as a kid and wander about the sleeping house, half-dreaming and completely terrified? Among the Sleep is a game about just that, and yes, it’s a first-person survival horror where you play the two year-old kid. Kids see the world pretty differently to us (apparent) adults, so the whole thing’s looking pretty unusual and very interesting. It’s currently on Kickstarter and has raised well over a quarter of its $200,000 goal. (Read More)

Kickstarter Katchup – April 21st 2013

April 21st - via:
Two $100,000 winners this week and a few other projects close to the finish line. While I was compiling the column this week, I realised I was keeping track of the number of projects that apparently ‘contained roguelike elements’. It’s about 90%, although to be fair I stopped keeping track almost as soon as I’d started so that figure is entirely made up. Perhaps my memory fails me, but I don’t recall the term being anything like as popular 12 months ago. Of course, some would argue that the meaning has been lost and that anything with procedural generation or a modicum of difficulty is now wearing the roguelike hat, but that in itself surely tells us something. Games want to be like rogue, which is far more agreeable than the days when every other one wanted to be like a soldier or a space marine. (Read More)

Update #2: System Requirements, Gameplay video & Press

April 20th - via:
Dear friends!You make it all worth it. We're really overwhelmed with your response and questions, both emotionally and practically (so please excuse us if it we spend some time getting back to all of you!). After two days we're really excited... (Read More)

Krillbite Studio puts the lovely Among the Sleep on Kickstarter

April 20th - via:
With 27 days to go, Among the Sleep has garnered $62,247 towards the $200,000 goal set by its developer Krillbite Studio. (Read More)

First day update, Greenlight and Reddit AMA!

April 19th - via:
You wonderful people!Thank you so much for joining us during the first 24 hours of this exciting ride. The Early Bird tier were all gone in the first hours, and we’re approaching 1/4 funded already! It’s been an incredibly inspiring 24 hours, and... (Read More)

Among the Sleep crawls to Kickstarter

April 19th - via:
Among the Sleep, the first-person horror game starring a two-year-old, has arisen on Kickstarter, where it's already met roughly a quarter of its $200,000 funding goal in only a day. As of writing this, the current tally is at $49,343 with 28 days to go before the 18th May deadline. (Read More)

Among The Sleep Wakes Up Screaming For A Kickstarter

April 19th - via:
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 ply my therapist with more and more cash, and I could keep buying those expensive adult nappies, but I think I need to confront the horror head on. Among The Sleep will eventually help me out with that, but not before others help it out first on Kickstarter. (Read More)

Three Kickstarter Games You Should Fund

April 19th - via:
We all know about Kickstarter and how people have been using it to create some awesome things. Things like the OUYA console, Doublefine’s new game, countless accessories and devices for the iPhone and iPad. But, because this is New England Gamer I wanted to highlight some games that should definitely make you think twice about skipping Kickstarter when finding new games. Now let it be known that I have had a negative thought about Kickstarter especially after Doublefine was trying to fund their game. Turning kickstarter in to a glorified pre-order system. I want Kickstarter to continue to thrive, but I want it to be done by people who truly cannot afford to put their game out. But I digress. (Read More)

Among the Sleep Kickstarter launched

April 18th - via:
The Kickstarter for Among the Sleep has officially launched. Lest you've forgotten, Among the Sleep is a survival horror game played through the eyes of a two-year-old. The game runs with its unique premise, leaving the player to question whether the horrors are real or just the result of a child's imagination. We played it earlier this year and were very impressed. (Read More)

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