To honour today’s launch of the Bedlam paperback RedBedlam, in conjunction with AlienWare, has unveiled a gamers’ dream competition prize an AlienWare X51 – the ultimate rig to play PC games on.
To win, all people have to do is share the first chapter of Christopher Brookmyre’s new book ‘Bedlam’ on his official site.
The first prize has a latest generation i7 processor giving you more power for those demanding gaming episodes, along with an AMD R9 270 2GB Graphics card this ‘rig’ will handle even the most advanced games with a smile. Also up for grabs are six A2 concept art posters signed by Christopher Brookmyre for the runners up.
“I’m thrilled my book is now available in paperback; it’s sure to bring a whole new audience to Bedlam,” said Christopher Brookmyre. “By asking people to share the first chapter we’re ensuring the book spreads by word of mouth, while offering people the chance to win a great gaming rig.”
In addition, the developer RedBedlam has posted its first blog on the progression of development of the eagerly awaited Bedlam game.
“Bedlam’s development is progressing at fantastic pace and we can’t wait to show actual game play over coming months,” said Nick Witcher, Marketing Director at RedBedlam. “While people wait for the game’s launch later this year, they can whet their appetites by reading the book.”
Developed in association with Standfast Interactive, the generation-spanning FPS takes players into a unique world of action and intrigue, visiting a range of genres old and new, from arcade platformer classics to modern RTS and shooter environments, all from a first person perspective and with a smattering of Brookmyre’s trademark dark humour.
The videogame Bedlam mirrors the events from the book. The plot sees the player, a regular man with a regular job, subjected to a variety of tests only to wake in a videogame world in which he is not in fact the mythical hero so often seen in gaming, but a grunt designed purely to be cannon fodder for someone else. In attempting to find out how this has happened and what strange space he is in, the player progresses through a variety of familiar gaming worlds, relentlessly pursued by an enigmatic predator, an organisation known as Integrity that will be rid of him at all costs…
Bedlam, the novel, is available in paperback now in all good book stores. With the game set to appear on Steam in the summer of 2014 and with another two novel / game tie-ins planned, the partnership between RedBedlam and Brookmyre looks set to take the gaming world by storm, with a new direction in plot-driven game design.
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.com/ RedBedlam is a fully independent privately held company. For more on Bedlam please visit www.bedlamthegame.com.