Back to Bed has a development story behind it that you can’t help but admire. Like Octodad: Dadliest Catch, it was conceived as a student project that went from garnering accolades from a university to winning indie game competitions and finding its home on the PlayStation Network for the world to judge today. This right here is what partially captures the spirit of the indie game scene, and while you have your winners and losers, you’ll always see a plethora of creativity on display that simply either did or didn’t pan out as planned. It’s why we can confidently express our fascination with the imaginative ideas present in Back to Bed’s gameplay and pleasing yet wacky visuals, but unfortunately, our hopes and dreams were dashed in the realisation that it merely scratches the surface of its true potential, leaving much to be desired.
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