Developer RedBedlam have announced the early access date for their shooter “Bedlam”, and it’s August 8th, at around 9pm (UK).
If you grab the early access version, you’ll be able to play in two complete worlds of the game, namely “Starfire” and “Death or Glory”, which makes up twelve levels of gameplay – roughly one third of the game.
In Bedlam, players will take on the role of Heather Quinn (aka Athena), a programmer at medical scanning developer Neurosphere who finds herself transported into the world of Starfire: a nineties FPS she remembers from her teen years. Searching for an explanation and a way home, she ventures beyond Starfire to discover a vast realm of interconnected game worlds documenting the evolution of the FPS genre and of video games in general.
Bedlam is adapted from the novel by Christopher Brookmyre, but diverges from the original in this change of protagonist. The novel’s hero, Ross Baker, does feature prominently in the game, but the switch to a female lead – who is a gamer and sci-fi fan – offered a fresh and bitingly humorous new perspective upon the “gameverse” that the player will explore.
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