Genre-Hopping FPS Bedlam Comes to PS4 in August 2015

June 12, 2015 Written by Jason Dunning

Based on the novel of the same name by Christopher Brookmyre, Bedlam is a “genre-hopping FPS” from RedBedlam and Standfast Interactive coming to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Mac in August 2015.

Described as a “first-person love letter to the games industry and those who survived online gaming in the ’80s and ’90s,” Bedlam has been in development for the last 18 months, with Brookmyre working alongside the dev team.

Here’s the description:

The game is based on the novel of the same name by award-winning author, Christopher Brookmyre, and sees the player assume the role of protagonist, Heather Quinn, as she romps her way through a variety of levels, all of which reference classic games and genres of years gone by.

Heather is an overworked and underpaid scientist developing medical technology for corporate giant, Neurosphere. One rainy Monday morning Heather volunteers as a test candidate for the new Neurosphere brain scanning tech – anything to get out of the office for a few hours. But when she gets out of the scanner she discovers she’s not only escaped the office, but possibly escaped real life for good! Heather finds herself trapped in ‘Starfire’ – the violent sci-fi game she spent her teenage years playing – with no explanation, no backup and, most terrifyingly, no way out!

As she searches for a way home, Quinn ventures beyond Starfire, discovering a vast realm of interconnected game worlds documenting the evolution of the FPS genre and of video games in general.

[Source: PS Blog]