Review: This Bed We Made explained to parents

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What parents need to know

This Bed We Made is a single-player narrative game developed by a Montreal-based indie studio, Lowbirth Games, scheduled for release on November 1, 2023.

In this game, you are invited to play as Sophie, a maid at the Clarington Hotel in 1958. Very curious by nature, it is by rummaging through customers’ belongings that she learns about their private lives and is confronted with unusual objects and secret codes, which she tries to decipher. This Bed We Made is a game very much inspired by dark plot novels and deals with themes such as mysteries, toxic relationships, murder, and indiscretion.

Principle of the game

This Bed We Made is a game where the player must observe their surroundings in order to interact with them. He/she will be required to inspect the belongings of the hotel residents in a immersive environment, solve various puzzles, develop relationships with certain non-player characters, and make decisions that will have a significant impact on the flow of the story.

Image credit: official promotional image of the game

A copy of the game has been provided by the publisher for review purposes. This does not influence our opinion.


Release date: 1 November 2023
Developer: Lowbirth Games
Publisher: Lowbirth Games
Available on: Steam PC, Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox Series
Available format: Digital
Version tested: Steam PC

Game genre: Puzzle, Puzzle, Indie, Single Player
Themes covered: Mystery, storytelling, intrigue
Duration of a game: Depending on taste.
Duration of the main game/story: 5-6 hours
Text languages: English, French,
Voice languages: English, French,

Number of local players: 1

Level of experience required

Age 3+ 7+ 12+ 16+ 18+

A bloodied body and traces of blood appear at one point in the game.

A few vulgar words may appear like “Shit” or “Bitch” when characters express their displeasure.

The message depends on one’s point of view and is very much connected to the story. This game deals with messages such as love, tolerance, mental disorders and the denunciation of mental and physical abuse.

The player is made to think to solve the riddles and puzzles and it is possible to get clues by listening to the thoughts of the character that guide us. It’s impossible to get lost. However, this does not mean that we are being held by the hand.

Camera management is essential because we have to point at the objects we want to interact with and this can hurt the head with the blurred effect of the movement. It is possible to use the mouse, which is more comfortable.

Local game modes

This Bed We Made is a single-player game only.

Our opinion


In addition to having the impression of being in Montrealwith the ambient noises, the snowstorm and the narrative context, the immersion of This Bed We Made istotally successful. Playing as a maid, the player can allow himself to enter the rooms as he pleases, while being a little ashamed of having to rummage. Let’s face it, this idea is very tempting. They are also forced to enter rooms where they are not supposed to be and the slightest noise can alert them.


The story is engaging and very well put together. What’s interesting is the fact that you retrace your steps and rediscover elements with a new set of eyes as the story progresses. The developers didn’t randomize elements and these subtleties were very pleasant to discover.

It is important to mention that every action the player makes counts towards the final outcome. Each Action taken will have a consequence But you’ll have to wait until the very end to notice them. We don’t advise you to throw objects randomly, because even if you don’t see consequences for your actions in the short term, they will appear in the longer term.


Don’t expect to have to execute complicated commands. This game is narrative and wants to Very simple in terms of gameplay. You Observe the environment, you click on an object, you decide to throw it away or inspect it R, with some extremely simple puzzle mini-games and that’s it. It’s true that one or two more mechanics would have been nice to add more diversity.

In summary

Having taken our time, the game took us 5 hours to be completed in one go. The duration of the game is a bit short and the end Arrives Faster than we think so because we don’t see time passing. On the other hand, Lowbirth Games offers us Several possible endings depending on our choices. So if you’re Curious about the other possible choices or if you are not satisfied with your current choices, you could try to discover other alternatives by replaying a new game.

It should be remembered that this is the very first game from an independent studio that still offers us an interesting experience, with a poignant plot and a strong message about the themes addressed.

We recommend this game to any fan of mysteries and intrigues, wanting to quench their thirst for curiosity by playing as a maid who can rummage through other people’s belongings in a less guilt-ridden way.


About Sharon Ribeiro

Game Designer diplômée et dans l'industrie, j'ai su que je voulais faire des jeux vidéo mon métier depuis l'âge de 14 ans. En plus d'avoir cette passion pour la conceptualisation de jeux, j'aime apprendre à tous ce domaine passionnant.

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