Krillbite Studio
Based in Oslo, Norway

Release date:
May 29, 2014

PC / Mac / Linux
Humble Store
Green Man Gaming
PlayStation 4
Xbox One


Regular Price:



Among the Sleep is a first person horror adventure, in which the player character is a two year old child. After being put to bed one evening, mysterious events start to unfold and you start exploring the dark looking for comfort. The game explores horror through atmosphere and exploration, not with scores and combat systems. In Among the Sleep you’re vulnerable, scared, and trying to make sense of the world. The first person perspective of a toddler lets the player immerse itself in the limitless imagination of a child as well, a perspective we can all relate to but few can clearly remember. In the borderland between dream and reality, surreal creatures and diverse environments will present players with both physical and mental challenges, while playing out an emotional story.


The project initially started as a thesis project at the college university of Hedmark, Norway. Already before the Krillbite team graduated, the Norwegian Film Institute had decided to help fund the project, and soon the former creative collective found themselves working professionally from their own offices. Both the Norwegian Film Institute and Innovation Norway have since decided to continuing founding Among the Sleep. After a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2013, the game were finally released on the 29th of May 2014. The game has since been released on PlayStation 4 in December 2015, and on Xbox One in June 2016. The Enhanced Edition of the game with improved visuals, gameplay and additional content was released in November 2017.


  • The perspective of a two year old child – It’s a first person game, where you play as a two year old child. You’re small, vulnerable and helpless. But you can also crawl into small places to hide. Seeing your own hands crawling frantically under the couch makes you feel even more fragile.
  • Adventurous horror and exploration – While wandering around in surrealistic environments, dark things will happen. Will you find comfort?
  • Focused on story, not cheap scares – Merging a child’s perception of reality with its wild imagination, provides an interesting setting to tell a story. With only your teddy bear as a companion, we hope players will unravel what is actually causing your fear and confusion.
  • The Enhanced Edition of the game features new dialogue, enhanced graphics, improved gameplay, interactive museum level going behind the scenes, digital art book, digital soundtrack and pajamas selector.


Enhanced Edition - Announcement Trailer YouTube

Launch Trailer YouTube

Gameplay Teaser #2 YouTube

Gameplay Teaser #1 YouTube, Vimeo

Kickstarter Video YouTube

Environment teaser YouTube

Awards & Recognition

  • "Winner, Nordic Game Awards - Best Artistic Achievement 2015 " Malmö, May, 2015
  • "Winner, Momocon Indie Game Awards - Best Game 2015 " Atlanta, May, 2015
  • "Winner, Nordic Indie Sensation Award." Malmö, May, 2014
  • "Norwegian game of the year 2014, by Gamereactor" Norway, December, 2014

Selected Articles

  • "With all the lumpen, gristly protagonists clogging up today's starring roles, it's heartening to see somebody trying something a little out of the ordinary."
    - Ben Maxwell, Edge
  • "More, please!"
    - Stephen Totilo, Kotaku
  • "Looks set to be the creepiest game of the year."
    - The Populist, The Guardian
  • "Everything, from the sound of infantile breathing to the wobbliness of the camera and the unsteadiness of little hands, has been designed to accurately put ourselves behind the eyes of a toddler. Watching the trailer, the effect is simply astounding, while the Paranormal Activity-style scares that surround the child are pulled off with panache."
    - Jim Sterling, Gamefront
  • "Among the Sleep looks potentially brilliant and I'm really looking forward to giving it a go"
    - Andy Chalk, TheEscapist
  • "Its depiction of a first-person horror told through the eyes and stumbling little legs of a two-year old is as intriguing as anything I've seen all year, and reminiscent of a time when games actively sought out new ways to play and new stories to tell."
    - Jon Denton, Eurogamer
  • "Be sure to check out the Krillbite blog to follow the game's development. We certainly will be."
    - Richard Mitchell, Joystiq

About Krillbite Studio

Krillbite Studio is an independent game developer creating unique and innovative game experiences. The company was founded in 2011 by graduate students who went on to develop and publish the critically acclaimed horror title Among the Sleep in 2014, a game that has since been ported to Playstation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. Our most recent game is called Mosaic, and is a story about our modern society and lifestyle. We are constantly exploring the interactive space with new ideas and concepts.

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