London, October 30th, 2014: RedBedlam has released a new content update for its novel genre-hopping FPS, Bedlam. Two new game worlds inspired by popular role-playing and real-time strategy titles with a twist are available to play right now.
Bedlam will also have a 50% discount sale on Steam from Monday, November 3rd to Sunday November 9th, making it just $9.99.
Calastria, the first of two huge new game worlds, sees protagonist Athena thrown into a fantasy RPG inspired realm. Equipped with a magical sword, she must chop and slice her way through hordes of undead skeleton warriors, eventually facing off with a colorful and rather unusual boss character(s).
Meanwhile the RTS inspired Age of Attrition, gets scale wrong in the best way possible, giving players the opportunity to tower over minuscule opponents. A narrative-heavy world, Age of Atrition is riddled with intrigue, allowing players to finally uncover key information on opposing sides ‘The Integrity’ and ‘The Diasporadoes’.
“We’re having a great time expanding the Bedlam universe. The new game worlds were huge fun to create and they’re even better to play. Rocket-jumping around an RPG is an absolute blast.” said Nick Witcher, Marketing Director at RedBedlam.
The new content update brings the early-access build of Bedlam to over 20 levels – all available at a 50% discount from Monday November 3rd.
Bedlam is scheduled for a full release in Q1 2015.
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.
For the latest on Bedlam, visit the game’s website: http://www.bedlamthegame.com/
RedBedlam Ltd. was founded in 2001 in order to create virtual worlds and to realise virtual economies. The company spent approximately five years developing its proprietary virtual world and virtual economics technologies alongside its first commercial virtual world, Roma Victor®, which was released in 2006. RedBedlam’s other MMORPG The Missing Ink launched in beta in 2012. RedBedlam’s virtual world technology is licensed by a number of clients including the popular kids virtual world and social network –www.dpals.comRedBedlam is a fully independent privately held companywww.redbedlam.com.
About Christopher Brookmyre
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. Bedlam the book was originally published in hardback in February 2014. www.brookmyre.co.uk