The bear companion the player has in Among the Sleep is distinctly eerie to behold from the outset. The too large pupils, moving in its eye sockets, and oddly patronizing voice that breathes just a tad too often, these add an oddness to the bear that most companions would try to avoid. In doing this, it sets the player ill at ease, and brings everything into the realm of horror, even without making the bear a force of antagonism.