Red Bedlam in association with Standfast Interactive announce the release of their genre hopping FPS, Bedlam for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft via the ID@Xbox self-publishing program.
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.
The game is part of the ID@Xbox showcase at GDC in San Francisco and will also be shown at EGX Rezzed event in London on the 12th March. The Xbox One version of the game will be available as a digital download on the Xbox Live online entertainment network from Microsoft in Q2 2015.
For the latest on Bedlam, visit the game’s website: http://www.bedlamthegame.com