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Bedlam Game Announced

The Bedlam: The Game website has 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 the novel of the same name by iconoclastic Scottish author Christopher Brookmyre. Here are some screenshots and other images, and here's word:

Developed in 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...

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