Contest: Win a Switch copy of Back to Bed


This legit kinda creeps me out

Wake up for today’s contest and you could win a Switch copy of Back to Bed!

You might have heard that I like weird games. I like them so much that I’ve started rounding them up to share with you, the gentle readers, in a weekly feature. As such, I couldn’t be happier that one of my darlings from Getting Weird with Wes has now graduated from a mere report on a strange game to something I can actually share with you!

I’ve got some keys for Back to Bed on Switch. Come win one and get weird with me!

Here’s the dealio: Bob is bored to death at work. So bored, he can’t stay awake. He falls asleep, and sleepwalks through his day like a responsible zombie in need of a paycheck. Problem is, in his dreamlike state the waking world mixes with the sleepytime realm, and dangers from both threaten him at every turn. This is where his creepy little subconscious, Subob, comes into play.

As Subob, you need to guide Bob from his desk to his bed while avoiding obstacles from both realms. You’ll walk on walls and move apples ‘n shit and make sure Bob avoids those spooky dreamdog things that will probably eat you. Also there’s a really weird voice effect thing that tells you what to do, and I’m really not sure what to think about the whole thing. All I can really do is marvel at how weird it is. I’m happy with that.

Here are some game features for you to read!

  • Unique surreal and artistic game universe: A dream universe that mixes elements from the real world and the dream world to create something unique.
  • Full 3D isometric puzzle levels: Navigate detailed 3D levels and use elements of the level to create a safe path and avoid dangers.
  • Two characters as one: Play as the embodied subconscious trying to save its own sleeping body by getting it to the safety of the bed.
  • Picturesque visual style: Discover the feeling of playing in a painting inspired by surreal art and impossible shapes.

I’m so glad this exists.

To enter to win your copy, tell us you subconscious’ name and what it does to help you out. Mine’s called Sew, and spends about 99% of its time redirecting me away from potato chips. It knows that once I pop, I just can’t stop. I’ll eat an entire bag in one sitting if I’m not careful. Sew knows this. It looks out for me.

We have five Switch keys to give away — winner chooses the region. Winners will be drawn on Wednesday, April 17. Make sure to comment using a Dtoid account with your current email address on file. New users can sign up here to delve into armchair psychology with us!

Back to Bed is available now for Nintendo Switch. Head over to Nintendo Enthusiast for more chances to win!