Creative Director Maxx Burman, a Hollywood VFX veteran who has worked on a myriad of projects ranging from Far Cry 5 and Destiny to Game of Thrones and Mindhunter, described the game to IGN:
You play as a kid and every night you’re building your pillow fort, upgrading your super soakers and dart guns, and trying to prepare for the hordes of monsters that are coming to get you. This is our first game that we’ve created, and this has been my passion project for a long time so I got to rope in…some of my friends from Disney came and did a lot of the character design.
When Goodman replied that the game did look “kinda Pixar-y now that [Burman] mentioned it,” Burman explained that the team often describes the game “as if Pixar made Gears of War Horde mode.”
Sleep Tight will be available on Steam and Nintendo Switch later this year.