'Bedtime Stories for Awful Children,' a free ebook from 'Year Walk' devs

The dark, freezing woods of Sweden are the perfect breeding ground for terrifying tales of naughty children who get what they deserve. This week, Simogo -- the developer of beautifully macabre game Year Walk, and mysterious narrative experiences Device 6 and The Sailor's Dream -- released a free, illustrated ebook collecting a handful of five re-tooled, scary Swedish folk tales. It's called Year Walk Bedtime Stories for Awful Children, and it's available in English, French, Spanish, German and Italian. "We think obnoxious children all over the world deserve dark nightmares," Simogo writes.

Bedtime Stories for Awful Children includes creatures from Year Walk and illustrations by Johanna Meijer. Its release is in part a celebration of Year Walk's launch on Wii U back in July.

"Inspired by the stories told in the past in our cold side of the world and the grim cautionary storybook Der Struwwelpeter, we give you Year Walk Bedtime Stories for Awful Children," Simogo writes. "In this collection of stories designed to haunt both children and their parents, we have revisited all the creatures from Year Walk and given them one story each."

Whether you have, know or are a naughty, mischievous child, definitely give Bedtime Stories for Awful Children a read. There's a story about a boy who can't keep his hands to himself and a man with a horse head who watches a young girl explode after eating soup, among other creepy tales.