Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams is a blistering hardcore platformer with contrasting worlds.
User reviews: Very Positive (1,235 reviews) - 82% of the 1,235 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 22, 2012

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"A solid interpretation of the overlooked cult classic. Music by Machinae Supremacy is the highlight, otherwise just a solid platformer."
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September 8

Giana Sisters: Dream Runners story Part 1!

Today we started releasing the Giana Sisters: Dream Runners story on our blog.

Here you can find the very first part Giana Sisters Blog

Hope you all enjoy this great read!

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September 7

Discount on Dream Runners!

Hey everyone.

Due to the fact we do not have a 4 pack at this very moment, we have made another small thing, we have desided that if you ALREADY own Dream Runners then any other copy you buy will be 40% cheaper so you can gift to your friends and family to play with.

//BFG Zyddie

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“The results look absolutely beautiful. It’s a puzzle platformer in which you can control not only the main character, but also the mood of the world you’re in.”

“Full of vibrant colors and accentuated animations, hearkening back to the days of truly inspired sidescrolling platformers.”

“The sheer amount of detail and work that went into the graphics do indicate to show you the sheer about of love for this fraaahhh-!”
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About This Game

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams is a blistering hardcore platformer with contrasting worlds. Warp Giana’s vivid dreams to alter your abilities and destroy the twisted creatures lurking within. Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams combines the challenge of retro era platforming with graphics that pack a visual punch and tight controls.

Fluidly morph between two dynamically different dream worlds to solve puzzles and combat grueling enemies. Players will have to intertwine sweet Giana's twirling jump attack with Punk Giana's hammering dash attack to survive the dualling dimensions.

Now featuring a brand new competitive multiplayer arena racing mode!

The game sets up to 4 players against each other in local PvP, speed-running in an effort to push each other off the screen with the help of boosters and power-ups.

Smash through all obstacles! Run, dash, jump, head bonk, fire cannonballs and barrages of bullets onto your opponents. Switch the level layout on the fly as you rush through dreamgates. Collect gems to fill your speed booster and use your power-ups to knock out the other players.

Key Features

  • Powerful Abilities: Change Giana's personality to unlock her unique abilities - you'll need to control both sides to survive her dreams!
  • Intuitive Controls and Smooth Gameplay: Master the tight knit controls to defeat the cunning trials ahead.
  • Visual Punch:Giana’s dreamworlds leap off the screen with gorgeous 3D graphics that morph before your eyes.
  • Twisted Puzzles: As Giana changes, so does the world around her. Collecting gems and finding secret locations requires strategy and interchanging the two worlds.
  • Legendary Soundtrack:Each dream layer has its own music style. Experience a dual crossfading soundtrack by Chris Hülsbeck and Machinae Supremacy!
  • Explore and Discover: There are 23 rich levels across 3 distinct worlds, each transforming into the two contrasting dreamworlds.
  • Epic Boss Battles:Take on gigantic creatures dredged from the depths of Giana’s most terrifying nightmares. Each unique boss has only one thing in common with the others – they’re utterly brutal!
  • Gut-wrenching Hardcore Modes: Hardcore and Über Hardcore modes also await players who are full masters of the game and quite possibly insane.
  • A remixed “easy” mode for all levels and bosses. The remixed mode is a lot easier to survive than its standard mode. The “easy” difficulty for Giana should roughly correspond to the “normal” difficulty for casual platformer games.
  • Extras: Halloween-themed levels accessible from the start.

System Requirements

    Minimum (or Recommended)
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.8 GHz / AMD Athlon II X2 @ 2.8 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 3.3 GB
    • Video Card: SM3.0 DX9.0c level hardware (Nvidia GeForce 6800, ATI X1800 XT or higher)
    • DirectX®: 9
    • Additional: Keyboard
    • OS: Windows Vista / Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 @ 2.66 GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 @ 3.0 GHz (or any Dual Core CPU)
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 3.3 GB
    • Video Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 280, ATI HD 4800 or higher
    • DirectX®: 10
    • Peripherals Supported: Windows-compatible keyboard, mouse, optional controller (Xbox 360® Controller for Windows recommended)
Helpful customer reviews
7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
An astonishing reboot of a mostly-forgotten platform clone, Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams is imaginative, gorgeous, solidly constructed, expertly scored, and too dang hard for my ever-aging hands and reflexes, haha.

Giana Sisters isn't simply a traditional 2D platformer but is actually more of a puzzle platformer. You'll need to be crafty and quick, switching between the sisters to best utilize their abilities. It's rather clever, and you'll need to be very precise -- sometimes too precise -- to proceed. Make sure your controller's or keyboard's buttons don't stick at all before you sit down to play!

This is not likely to be a game you finish over a weekend, such as DuckTales or Sonic Adventure. Thanks to multiple difficulty levels, bonuses, collectibles, and more, you'll probably chip away at this for a long time.

That is, unless it leaves you wondering where your gaming skills went, and you accept your fate and walk away as a lone tear runs down your face.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
I would definitely recommend this game to any platformer fan.

* The levels look amazing. Foreground and background layers in some areas are designed to look like they have their own platforms and levels in them, and the same design motifs and objects as the main layer, without actually tricking you into thinking they're usable. The camera zooms in and out as appropriate without getting in the way. Each level is decorated with a variety of objects which shift seamlessly between two worlds. You gotta see it in action to appreciate it.
* The platforming is very good. Your two special abilites both control well and are used to their full potential constantly, along with traditional platforming skills. New gameplay elements are added at a steady pace. Difficult at times without being frustrating, at least on normal mode.
* The dark world/light world mechanic is explored fully, and is used at virtually every step along the way while rarely feeling forced. Enemy behavior, moving platforms, walls, gems, everything is tied to it.
* Levels are huge and full of secret areas.
* Two great soundtracks which shift back and forth in a very satisfying way as you play, again reinforcing the dual world mechanic.

* In some cases it can be hard to recognize obstacles that can hurt you in one or both worlds, especially thorny vines which are deadly in one world but recede in the other. Also, the light world's "deadly water" color looks very similar to the color of water you can swim in, leading me to occasionally mistake one for the other.
* The bosses are a frustrating test of your patience. You have to survive a set number of attacks with only 2 HP until you can hit them. I think it's 9 attacks for the second boss and a whopping 15 for the third boss. Each attack will be something you can dodge *most* of the time, but they're all slow and have long buildups and pauses between them, and if you mess up twice you gotta start all over. A shame, since their attacks are actually creative and fun to dodge... if the whole process wasn't so slow and reset-prone.
* The amazing graphics do require a decent system. If you have an older computer or graphics card, be sure to download the demo and try it first.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
Good jump and run.

+ very nice graphics
+ hell world and nice wolrd switch
+ very fair and challenging at the same time
+ good game flow

- almost no story
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
This game is really great; it has:
- Amazing graphics: you'll spend a lot of time staring at the backgrounds.
- A great soundtrack, with rock and symphonic parts blending perfectly with one another.
- Classic "easy to learn, difficult to master" gameplay; this can be a little frustrating at times, but overall is well balanced.
If you're into platformers give it a try!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 27
A colorful platformer with razor-sharp controls and a fun, even if a little gimmicky focal mechanic. Skill levels for every taste.
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