10 Apr 2012

Christopher Brookmyre’s Bedlam – A trilogy of novels and FPS games

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RedBedlam have teamed up with award winning British author Christopher Brookmyre (www.brookmyre.co.uk) to produce a trilogy of FPS games based on Brookmyre’s first venture into writing sci-fi novels.

Christopher Brookmyre has 14 published novels to date all within the crime genre, a number of Chris’s published novels cover aspects of gaming and in particular FPS games.

Christopher recently commented “I’m a first-person-shooter veteran of more than fifteen years, and I have touched upon gaming culture in previous novels such as A Big Boy Did It And Ran Away and Pandaemonium, but I was only scraping the surface. My discussions with RedBedlam inspired me to create a story concept for both the book and the game that explores the evolution of the shooter genre and reflects upon the increasing role gaming has in people’s lives. It also affords me a platform to make lots of arcane, cheap and downright sick jokes. In essence, Bedlam has allowed me to have a crack at creating a Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy for the gamer generation.”

The first in the series of Bedlam novels is currently in first draft phase and is slated for release in March 2013. RedBedlam intend to release the first in the series of multi-platform FPS games in Q3 2013.

A website for Bedlam the game is expected to launch shortly, in the meantime we leave you with the teaser copy for the first Bedlam novel.

Heaven is a prison. Hell is a playground.

Would it be your ultimate fantasy to enter the world of a video game?

A realm where you don’t have to go to work or worry about your health; where you can look like a hero or a goddess; where you can fly space-ships, slay dragons, visit any period in history, any realm in fiction, yet all of it feels completely real. A realm where there are no consequences and no responsibilities, to the extent that even if you die, you can just respawn and start again.

Or would it be your worst nightmare?

Trapped in a place where every demon ever conjured by the human mind can be made flesh. Cut off from the real world, unable to see your family or friends ever again. Stuck in an endless state of war and chaos where the pain and fear feels real and from which not even death can offer an escape.

Prison or playground. Heaven or hell.

This is where you find out.

This is white-knuckle action, sprawling adventure, merciless satire and outrageous humour like you’ve never experienced.

This is Christopher Brookmyre over-clocked and hardware-accelerated.

This is Bedlam.

You can pre-order your copy of Bedlam the novel today!