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Brook­myre is work­ing with UK-based out­fit Red Bed­lam, maker of MMOG The Miss­ing Ink, on the adap­ta­tion of Bed­lam. The game casts you as Heather Quinn, a col­league of the novel’s lead character, Ross Baker, who also finds her­self trapped in a game. By ex­plor­ing glitches and ex­ploit­ing clip­ping is­sues, Quinn dis­cov­ers she can move be­tween dif­fer­ent games, but still bring with her the weapons she found else­where. The worlds you en­ter doc­u­ment the evo­lu­tion of the FPS genre, in­clud­ing some play­ful digs at its clichés, but touches on other forms, too. At the time of writ­ing,

Bed­lam is avail­able through Steam Early Ac­cess, though a full re­lease is due soon.

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