Enter the mind of Howard Phillips, a young man who has developed an obsession with his dreams. Explore unique worlds filled with puzzles, secrets and horrors to find meaning in Howard’s directionless waking life.
User reviews: Very Positive (397 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 13, 2013

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“As a small team, ‘Dream’ is our first game and so we have a lot to learn! One of the best ways to make sure we’re on track is to get community feedback as we go along. This also helps us focus our time on the features that our audience most wants.”

How long will this game be in Early Access?

“Our current timeline has ‘Dream’ coming out of early access in Q4 2014.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“Being on Early Access allows the community to help refine the game all the way to final release.
Upon completion, ‘Dream’ will have a rich story throughout the games levels in multiple languages and released alongside the Oculus Rift version to offer deeper immersion at no extra cost.

Mechanics and features for ‘Dream’ will be added, altered and refined for the full version after being tried out and tweaked in Early Access. Some of these include a more comprehensive and easy to use Inventory System, Collectibles to find which offer story and rewards, Options expanded with more intuitive menus and In-Game items which help aid with exploration and game optimisations.

While these are already somewhat available in the Early Access version they only represents a small part. The story serves as a placeholder in order to give a general idea without spoilers and give players some context in order to voice their opinions in shaping the game”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Two out of the three acts of ‘Dream’ are available to play with different levels being at different stages of completion. An Alpha of the Oculus Rift version is also available.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Dream will be included in sales where appropriate during Early Access but it is currently undecided whether the price will go up come full release.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“So far the community has been providing us with indispensable feedback on what works, what doesn’t work as well as it could and what they would like to see next on top of helping us with bug/crash reports. We would like to keep this dynamic going all the way up to our final release.”
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"Dream is a game about dreaming. Or, well, exploring dreams. Although light on the puzzles, the dreams are fun to explore and understand. In development."

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October 2

Dream update 0.5.2

Dream update 0.5.2
  • Clearer guidance in the Hub World
  • Fixed a bug where the Nightmare I portal wasn’t intractable
  • Fixed a bug where interacting with the Bedroom items in Act III would stick you
  • Fixed an issue with Act III Bubbles not saving
  • Corrected multiple typo’s in the Act III Bubbles
  • Disables the ability to jump in the house/nightmares
  • Door number 2 is now useable in Act III
  • Fixed a bug where the Snow Bubble would be useable early
  • Tweaked a few collision items near switches in Nightmare I
  • Wider barriers in Act II Side-Dream II

Dream update 0.5.2.1
  • Fixed House Lighting


As always, thanks for the support! Was great to see a few of you at Eurogamer too!

Ash

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September 19

Dream Update | 0.5.1

Just a small update this week which solves some of the issues that you pointed out!

Here’s the main list;

  • Fixed an issue that would sometimes cause the Act III puzzle to become unsolvable
  • Added zoom bindings to the ‘Control Options’ (If for some reason the bind won’t work, please delete ‘UDKDreamPlayerInputBindings.ini’ in ‘Steam\SteamApps\common\Dream\UDKGame\Config’)
  • Added text over the Act III Hub portal
  • Added random start menu screens

As always, thanks for the help and support.

ːhyperː

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About This Game


Dream is an adventure game with a focus on narrative and exploration. Play as Howard Phillips, a young man whose waking hours are filled with feelings of dread and despair, but whose dreams are clear, lucid and powerful. Do these dreams hold the key to Howard's future? Journey through the subconscious mind in a quest for self-awareness and truth.





Dream is currently in Early Access and is still a few months away from being completed, you can expect the following if you get the game now.

  • Two of the three main acts are complete, with the main hub of act 3 available; a total of six dreams to explore.
  • A Nightmare for each complete act so far released.
  • Oculus Rift support for all current content.
  • The game is currently PC-only and English-only.





Unique Interact-able 3D Environments
Every environment in the game is lovingly hand-crafted by our close-knit team of four and with no worldly restrictions to the environments we can have a vast range of aesthetics and puzzles.

Non-linear Narrative and Gameplay
You are free to explore dream environments where puzzles can be completed in different orders and the story progresses according to your choices. The paths you choose affect which dreams you experience and how the finale plays out.

Collectables, Items and Secrets
Each dream is filled with secrets and collectables that help the player progress and contribute to the story.

Soundtrack
Dream features an original soundtrack by composer Norman Legies.

Oculus Rift Support
Transform how you experience the game through the use of the Oculus Rift.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 3 compliant graphics cards (GeForce 8800, GeForce GT220 and above)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible, 16-bit
    • Additional Notes: While under development in early access Dream performance will vary until optimizations are done, these requirements are a bare minimum so ideally you should try and ensure you exceed them to get the best experience.
Helpful customer reviews
102 of 111 people (92%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
First of all i need to tell averyone that i bought this game last year with only one place to go and now a days, Dream is one of my favourites games in my Steam Library. I got it with the discount on it, but i can say that if you pay for the original price, you'll be REALLY happy.

This game conteins things that i cannot explain, things that fits perfect like the combination of place - music. I'm a music student in the university and i can say that the "Dream OST" is SO GOOD that im actually learning it on piano.

I feel very comfortable with the game in all the aspects, and i like that thing of making us collect pieces of paper that contains information about the meaning of these objects or things that we all have in our dreams.

¿What about the nightmares? You'll see how much you can sweat with a good enviroment and the correct sounds in the perfect time.

For me, this game it worth what it cost, and i give Dream 4.5 Stars out of 5. Why? Because it's still on Alpha, maybe then i could give this game 5 stars when alpha finishes.

Thanks to the Devs for such a good experience :)
Posted: June 24
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67 of 78 people (86%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
I enjoy this game alot, sadly being so paranoid i didnt expect it to have such a high horror aspect and so i cant play much of it without freaking out. Anyone looking for a puzzle / horror game this is the right place, narration is great and the environment will make you feel the game when playing it, worth the pickup
Posted: May 4
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332 of 510 people (65%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
i thought this game would be fun when i was high. it is.
Posted: April 29
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31 of 35 people (89%) found this review helpful
24.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
A very different kind of game, one that may not be for everyone. Though I enjoy this very much, and it clearly has a lot to tell, especially if you are the kind of person that enjoys atmospheric, beautiful games. You'll be in for a very twisted fun journey with this one.

Posted: June 27
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Totaly can recommend this game. Not only does it have beautiful scenery and nice soundtracks, but also knows how to give you chills. Both the beautiful and scary ways. My opinion? Totaly worth it and cant wait to play more of it.
Posted: May 9
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274 of 299 people (92%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
An awesome new game that takes an interesting look into something you dont see a lot of games about...dreams. This game will have you stop to look at the beautiful scenery but have you running through some horrors and have you creep and crawl from the nightmares. For an early access game: Dream Delivers! This is definetly gonna be the game I keep my eye on with updates. The graphics and storyline are both fantastic and deliver some top quality gaming for anyone. You'd be a fool not to want to have this game in your Steam library.
Posted: November 27, 2013
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