Surrealist Puzzle Game Lets Players Navigate an Escher-Inspired Dreamscape
SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Sept. 30, 2014 – OUYA today announced that, following successful Android, iOS and PC launches, the IGF Student Showcase-winning surrealist puzzler Back to Bed is coming to OUYA on October 7 for $3.99. Back to Bed is like a fever dream of Salvador Dali on sleeping pills: the lines that comprise your world bend and twist into impossible shapes; a strange, inhuman voice yowls cryptic messages in your direction; and nothing is ever as it seems.
Back to Bed follows the misadventures of Bob, an unusually active narcoleptic who regularly falls asleep on the job and then sleepwalks out of his office, stepping blindly into the dangers of the big city. Players will take on the role of Subob, the green quadrupedal manifestation of Bob’s subconscious, in its desperate mission to keep its corporeal body alive. Subob must navigate detailed, physics-defying 3D levels, and use its wits (and environmental elements) to detour Bob around countless dangers – everything from precarious cliffsides to aggressive alarm clocks to gaping maws slavering up out of the ground, hungry for Bob’s blood.
The game’s unique art style is inspired by history’s favorite surrealists: the game features Salvador Dali’s obsession with time, Magritte’s iconic green apple, and Escher’s impossible lines and angles, all seamlessly combined into the ultimate dreamscape.
To take a closer look at the inside of Bob’s head, check out the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Or download the press kit here.
OUYA is a new kind of game platform that enables any creator to publish a game for the TV. Launched with the OUYA game console in 2013, OUYA has hundreds of games from established AAA developers to emerging game artists. The OUYA also has plenty of entertainment content in 1080p HD quality. OUYA, built on an accessible and open platform, was envisioned by founder and CEO Julie Uhrman. The OUYA console was beautifully designed by award-winning designer Yves Behar.
About Bedtime Digital Games
Back to Bed began in 2011 as a student project. After a successful Kickstarter, a number of trade shows and game conferences, and several award nominations, the game garnered enough attention and investors to merit a full professional release. A smaller, more dedicated team rallied behind the project and formed Bedtime Digital Games: the company that would not only complete Back to Bed, but would continue to dedicate themselves to making innovative, mind-bending new games.