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Among the Sleep is a first person horror adventure, in which you play a two year old child.
Among the Sleep is a first person horror adventure, in which you play as a two year old child.
Among the Sleep is a first person horror adventure, in which you play as a two year old child.
8,110 backers pledged $248,358 to help bring this project to life.

Try Among the Sleep now! (Playable alpha out)


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 our goal!

Now it’s our turn to deliver.

Free playable Alpha of Among the Sleep!

We’ll start by releasing a free playable build of Among the Sleep! Now all of you will be able to try it out for yourself.

Download for PC »    Download for MAC »    Download for Linux »

For those of you on tiers $100 and up, your alpha access this summer will both include a bigger part of the game, and be more polished. In addition, your tiers will include Beta-access when it’s time for that.

Please do keep in mind that this is an early alpha, and does not represent the final quality of the game. After playing, you are also encouraged to provide all your feedback on this page! Also, if you’d like to share a playthrough on Youtube or anything, you’re free to do so.

Regarding Oculus Rift support, we’re working hard to publish this as well! First we’ll publish a stereoscopic video, so that you can experience the sense of scale and depth as fast as possible. We also want to publish the same public alpha we published today, with the test-implementation of Oculus Rift, but this will take us some more time.

We hope you have fun playing :)
- The Krillbite Team


    1. Creator Shane Mitchell on July 16, 2013

      Just wondering when the Oculus Rift enabled alpha might be released? I want to play for the first time in VR :)

    2. Creator James Morey on May 16, 2013

      Wooooo! I'm excited. This is such a wonderful idea, and y'all seem to have the talent and drive to make it something very special.

      I'm so happy that you've been funded!

    3. Creator Alexander Seidel on May 15, 2013

      I love how this is gathering momentum!
      212k now! That's quite a good sum in the last 24 hours, now we'll hit that Oculus goal for sure, YEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSS!

    4. Creator Markus Göbel on May 15, 2013

      For me on Linux the alpha unfortunately doesn't even start. Right at start it's looking for a Mono config path at ./Among+The+Sleep+public+alpha+Linux/Among The Sleep_Data/Mono/etc which doesn't exist. Details see
      No matter if I'm using the 64 Bit or 32 Bit executable. I did re-download the archive in order to be sure that it's not corrupted, but this didn't help. Any idea? Thanks

    5. Creator vash989 on May 15, 2013

      woooo GOGOGO commentary track!

    6. Creator Leonix on May 15, 2013

      Hi guys! So glad you got the full funding! I've not jumped too deep into the alpha yet, largely due to cowardliness and waiting till I'm not alone to get really into it. So far, I'm liking the look and feel of the game, it's impressing me just as much as I'd hoped it would. My only real criticism, if you can call it that, is the lack of save function. Also, a couple of issues I've noticed on the Mac (Macbook Pro i7) version is that while the game runs smoothly, the change between applications (specifically in windowed mode) becomes quite slow. Also, in the main menu, the background scene runs very slowly whilst the game itself is fine (on very low). Otherwise, looking very good and I can't really put you at fault considering this is just an alpha and there's plenty to do yet! Bring on December and the full game! Congratulations.

    7. Creator Kevin Boykin - Acr1m on May 15, 2013

      Wahh!!! I'M SO EXCITED!!! We NEED this on the Oculous Rift!!!

    8. Creator Angus Mol on May 15, 2013

      Although I really like the idea, I'll admit I was a bit sceptical whether I would be drawn in when actually playing "Among the Sleep". Having played through the Alpha twice now I can only say that I'm a true believer now!
      Gimme moar! (Although I should probably let my heart recover from some of the scarier moments first.)

    9. Creator Matt Holland on May 15, 2013

      Congrats on meeting your Kickstarter goal!!

      I played through the Alpha last night, and I love the atmosphere.... Can't wait to play more! I definitely got chills a few times, even in that short session. Granted, I spook easily, so your mileage may vary! ;-)

    10. Creator Kevin Boykin - Acr1m on May 15, 2013

      Lol, its at 206k now!! ( ゚ヮ゚)

    11. Creator Francois BERTRAND on May 15, 2013

      I'm so happy for you :) can't wait to play it with my Rift. Many cheers from France !

    12. Creator Stamatis Konstantaras on May 15, 2013

      Welldone!! Alpha is awsome. keep the good work, I'm looking forword for the complete version!!

    13. Creator Andrea Turriziani on May 15, 2013

      Looking forward to try your alpha version... Congrats and keep up the good work!!!

    14. Creator Daniel Ervik on May 15, 2013

      Congrats on getting funded!
      Awesomesauce :D

    15. Creator Colin Fahrion on May 15, 2013

      So good! so creepy! Totally had the hair stand up on the back of my neck more than once playing!

    16. Creator Johan Ingvesback on May 15, 2013

      Congrats on getting funded, tried the alpha, really nice work so far.

    17. Creator Cathleen Fuller on May 15, 2013

      Having issues running the alpha on mac os. Not sure if its just me or if others are having this issue. I downloaded it and after running it I just get a black screen and the spinning wheel of death. Congrats again on reaching the goal.

    18. Creator John Michael Guerrero on May 14, 2013

      Congrats and can't wait to try the Alpha. :D

    19. Creator kristen maksuta on May 14, 2013

      Hey guys! Just played some of the alpha, and so far looks really promising and I'm quite excited to see the finished product! just one thing...

      I've got two children under the age of two (yes twins, no, not even close to being identical), and alls I'm saying is, soon as they were able to walk competently... crawling was a snails speed. In this game, this child seems to be crawling as fast as my children can walk (they can "run" even faster) and this child's walk is as fast as my children's crawl (which my children really don't ever do because it is such a slow form of movement). Maybe you all have had contact with children around 2 that were the opposite?

      Anyway, of what I've played so far it's the only thing that I've had issues with.

      Thanks for making so far what seems to be a great game :)

    20. Creator Jack Chapman on May 14, 2013

      Congrats on reaching your goal! Just played the alpha! Very impressed! Can't wait for the full game :D

    21. Creator Anthony Nichols on May 14, 2013

      Woot -- You made it!!! So excited to see this game!

    22. Creator Joe L. Wroten on May 14, 2013

      Congratulations to everyone! I'm so incredibly excited!

      Unfortunately, my alpha is unplayable. After the intro logo and alpha notice the game hangs at a black screen, then slowly loads the main menu which registers a click only sometimes every 5-10 seconds. I've managed to slowly change every video option to lowest but to no avail. I've also tried the 64bit and 32bit build. Finally I also tried multiple resolutions and window mode.

      My specs are Win7 64-bit, AMD Radeon HD 6800, 16GB DDR3, AMD Phenom II X4 840. Any tips would be greatly appreciated!

    23. Creator moro on May 14, 2013

      That was fun! And creepy! :D There were a couple of times when I didn't want to come out from under the furniture. Played it on Windows 7 64-bit. I wish I could have kept playing!

    24. Creator Charlie Anderson on May 14, 2013

      Well done guys! TARGET HIT

    25. Creator David Henson on May 14, 2013

      the alpha scared me. :(

    26. Creator Cesar Gonzalez on May 14, 2013

      Didn't work for me on Linux or Windows. Why is it a zip file.

    27. Creator Ari Tomi Stenberg on May 14, 2013

      my poorly low laptop hasent power to run this game what i use now now but i seeing so far menus are changed and that seeing babt boby is cool feature. will playing this later my regular pc and feedbacking it. also that song on begin was creepy.

    28. Creator chel on May 14, 2013

      Just played 64bit linux version on openSUSE 12.3 on i5-2520M CPU. The game was running fine, very good job!
      The only problem was lack of executable flag on "Among The Sleep.x86_64" file. Maybe you should use tar format instead of zip for distribution of linux version.

    29. Creator Margret Storm on May 14, 2013

      This was fantastic! Only issue I had was that the W and S buttons worked in reverse at the start, then fixed themselves after I paused and unpaused.

    30. Creator Preston Propes on May 14, 2013

      Very fun alpha. Only a few minor things that I found that need fixing. Also sent a long list of suggestions,ideas, etc. Excited for the full game.

    31. Creator Annand Virk on May 14, 2013

      Just played the alpha. Going to encourage my friends to try it out as well. I really loved the atmosphere, especially the part when you think someone is trying to come in through the door; I scrambled right underneath the bed. Really chill.

    32. Creator Dan on May 14, 2013

      Good alpha. Having grown up with that lullaby was freaking me out even more. As for performance I had this set at 1920x1080 and very high graphics and only suffered minor lag on my laptop (not very high powered).

    33. Creator Marius Gilberg on May 14, 2013


    34. Creator SquishyRolls on May 14, 2013

      Thanks for the 32bit version, I appreciate it, just 1k left to go till you are funded so good luck and an early congrats.

    35. Creator David Gander on May 14, 2013

      Just shit myself at least 5 times playing it. I hope the rest of the game has the same vibe as the house looks like the darkest area of the game. The video at the end suggests the rest may be quite fantasy themed.

    36. Creator Krillbite Studio on May 14, 2013

      Thanks for playing, and all your comments! We have updated the windows-version to work with 32bit systems as well, it can be downloaded from here:

    37. Creator Jon Skolt on May 14, 2013

      You should really include the mouse in change of controlls.I always use my mouse for all movement.

    38. Creator Kevin on May 14, 2013

      I just play five minutes on ATS and this game is really awesome and scary ! :)
      Very good job guys !

      Oh, just one thing : no save ?

    39. Creator Ricardo Oliveira on May 14, 2013

      Like I said before, I wish I could play this on PS3 as I don't think my old PC will be able to play this. I'm still downloading as we speak. (Cross fingers)
      I just wanted to say that you guys are being totally awesome by giving acess to the alpha. And I clicked on your feedback page out of curiosity and its great, I hope it helps you make a better game and I think its great you're listening to your fans. Good luck guys ;)

    40. Creator Jon Skolt on May 14, 2013

      @WormSlayer:Maybe you should try to read up on the game,cause this one got rift support :P

    41. Creator SquishyRolls on May 14, 2013

      I just tried to play the Alpha and got an error message about using the wrong version of windows.
      Is it not possible to play the game on 32bit systems? If so will this remain the case in the final version?

    42. Creator Krillbite Studio on May 14, 2013

      @Dante Pasquino Yes, head on over to our kickstarter frontpage :)

    43. Creator Krillbite Studio on May 14, 2013

      @Rod Gomes Unfortunately, your hardware does not meet the requirements. Current generation of Macbook Air is not made for 3d intensive games :(

    44. Creator Dante Pasquino on May 14, 2013

      is the alpha available for even people who didn't back the project?

    45. Creator Christoph Zürcher on May 14, 2013

      Just played the demo. Cool stuff, looking forward to the boost in pledges...

    46. Creator WormSlayer on May 14, 2013

      Cool but I'll wait to try it, I'm not interested in games without Rift support :)

    47. Creator Rod Gomes on May 14, 2013

      Tried to check it out on my 11" Macbook Air (latest model) (connected to a 27" Thunderbolt Display), and the game runs painfully slow. Even at "very low" settings, is this normal?


    48. Creator Ari Tomi Stenberg on May 14, 2013

      1k more when this was posted! that goes very fast now up! guess this is was needed to be.

    49. Creator Ari Tomi Stenberg on May 14, 2013

      was ok to me. about 10 min. still need extract zip.