The Bedlam: The Game website
details on Bedlam
, a first-person shooter coming in August 2014 to
Windows, OS X, and Linux from U.K. developer RedBedlam. The game is based on
novel of the same name
by iconoclastic Scottish author Christopher Brookmyre.
Here are some
screenshots and other images
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association with Standfast Interactive, the generation-spanning FPS takes
players into a unique world of action and intrigue, visiting a range of genres
old and new, from arcade platformer classics to modern RTS and shooter
environments, all from a first person perspective and with a smattering of
Brookmyre’s trademark dark humour.
Christopher Brookmyre has written 18 critically acclaimed novels and won
numerous awards for his works, also appearing regularly on primetime radio and
TV. His love of videogames has manifested in countless references and now, for
the first time, in a fully-formed first person shooter that itself pays tribute
to a wealth of iconic titles.
The videogame Bedlam mirrors the events from the book, which will be published
in paperback on January 21st 2014. The plot sees the player, a regular man with
a regular job, subjected to a variety of tests only to wake in a videogame world
in which he is not in fact the mythical hero so often seen in gaming, but a
grunt designed purely to be cannon fodder for someone else. In attempting to
find out how this has happened and what strange space he is in, the player
progresses through a variety of familiar gaming worlds, relentlessly pursued by
an enigmatic predator, an organisation known as Integrity that will be rid of
him at all costs...