RedBedlam’s highly anticipated shooter will be available to play in Early Access form on Steam from August 8th, with two complete worlds of the game to enjoy.
The game worlds are Starfire and Death or Glory, comprising 12 levels of gameplay; approximately one third of the game in total, giving players a real chance to get their teeth into Bedlam ahead of the launch in autumn.
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.