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This Game is Rated M for Magritte

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I love video games. A lot of us do. Assassin’s Creed, Halo, Fallout, Skyrim, Call of Duty. I could go on. And all gamers know that some of the game developers can be as famous or infamous as the games themselves. Ubisoft is world famous for creating the Far Cry series and Prince of Persia, while Rockstar Games is known for Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption. However, not many people are familiar with a subsidiary of Sony called Loot Interactive, which is known for games like Dojo Quest and Whispering Willows. But people should be excited about their game Back to Bed, which apparently has been created with some famous art in mind.

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Back to Bed, according to the creators, was inspired by the works of 20th Century surrealist artists, namely Salvador Dalí, M.C. Escher, and René Magritte. People may better know them as Melting Clocks Man, Crazy Stairs Man, and Apple-in-Front-of-the-Face Man. The point of the game is you play as a dog-like guardian trying to get the main character back into bed while navigating through the surrealist paradise of black and white stripes and boxes, staircases that defy the laws of physics, and anthropomorphic clocks with pith helmets. The game also features puzzles, riddles and other problems utilized to complete each level. Back to Bed has already been released as a mobile game on smartphones and tablets, as well as on Steam, a digital game distribution community. But Loot Interactive is now releasing the game for Playstation 3, Playstation 4, and Playstation Vita. To see the trailer for the game, click here.

About Nathan Scheer

Nathan Scheer is contributor to The Artoholic and a webmaster for TheArtExperts.org, who is currently studying History and International Studies at Elon University in North Carolina. He has also worked for Rehs Galleries, Inc. and Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., which specialize in 19th and 20th Century European paintings and contemporary academic paintings, respectively, as well as Christie's Rockefeller Center.

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