Red Bedlam and Standfast Interactive revealed that their their genre hopping FPS, Bedlam, is coming for Xbox One via the ID@Xbox self-publishing program during Q2 2015.
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 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 is featured prominently in the game, but the switch to a female lead offers a fresh and bitingly humorous new perspective upon the “gameverse” that the player will explore.
The game is part of the ID@Xbox showcase at GDC in San Francisco and will also be shown at EGX Rezzed event in London on the 12th March.