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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.
Release Date: Aug 13, 2013
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Note: This Early Access game may or may not change significantly over the course of development. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you may want to wait until the game progresses further in development. Learn more

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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Another small development update

August 19th, 2014

Dream Update


Just to let you know were in the final stages of testing the main Act III dream so the update should be with you within the next few weeks.

Again apologies for the delay, we’re a small team and lots of things are happening right now and it is pretty crazy! We couldn’t do this without you and the support both before and on Early Access so far has been great :D

Heres a pretty, sneaky picture of Act III

Oculus DK2

Quite a few of you (including myself) have been asking where the Oculus update is. Well the harsh truth is that we can’t do anything until Oculus/Epic release the new version of the engine. The rift prototype of Dream right now is around 6 months old and doesn’t include the defining elements of Dream we have now, such as the look at system, intractable, levels and that much needed player mesh for VR.

There are a couple of links you can keep an eye on to see the progress here:
https://developer.oculusvr.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=10041
https://developer.oculusvr.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=6995
It’s quite a shame it’s taking a while, all focus seems to be on the new UE4 engine which is unfortunate as a lot of devs started a big project in UDK before UE4 was announced.

Thanks for your time, we’re excited to get the start of Act III to you.

Ash

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Dream - Development Update

June 18th, 2014

So whilst we are not too far away from an update for Dream we thought it would be nice to post an announcement explaining to you all where we are right now on the process of finishing Dream and what we are all currently working on.

As some of you may know, there are only 4 of us developing Dream so we apologize for wait between content updates. With this being said however we are not far away from moving from Alpha to Beta stages. Once all main dreams are created and in your hands we will then be moving to Beta, which will involve the final stages of development such as Tweaking Menus, Improving Mechanics, UI overhauls, Level Populating, Endings, Story Implementation, Localisation, QA and Stability Improvements and just generally other bits and bobs that would take some time to list.

So, here are the main chunks that is left to do of the alpha build:

  • Act III + Nightmare
  • Collectables
  • Act II side dream to push out
  • Hub World “feature”
  • Key Bindings
  • Checking the games ‘Flow’

And here is what the “Dream Team” is working on right now. It’s important to stress that while we have listed the main things on our to-do list, we also tinker in other areas such as Design, Story and just generally collaborating:

Ash - Technical Babble [ Key Bindings - Scripts - Character Animations & Logic - Collectables! ]
Lewis - Arty Farty Things [ Act III Effects, Models, World & Secret things ]
Sam - Master Planner [ Bug Fixes, Act III Puzzle’s ]
Gary - 3D - [ Populating Act III and The remaining side Dream for Act II ]

And the top priority beta jobs:
  • Items and Inventory UI ( better flowing inventory )
  • Mech improvements ( E.g Look at system )
  • More and final options (Such as toggle player mesh, resolution and fixed menus)
  • Story implementation
  • Level tweaking and populating
  • Localisation
  • Backstage tweaks (Implementing hidden tracking features etc)
  • Engine Upgrade (Performance and stability improvements)
  • Oculus Update

While these are listed there are still a lot of things that will be added/removed/changed and overall just improved based on your feedback and development progression.

Thanks for your support and patience, hopefully the next update will be both Keybindings and Collectables. I’m still tinkering with Key Bindings ( More here ) and the basic implementation is there but the Aesthetics & “UI Friendliness” are not. I know this is a very important feature for all of you so it might be pushed out as is and then improved in Beta; we’re still discussing this but please, what do you guys think!?

Take Care!

HyperSloth ːhyperː

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About the 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 in the game are available; a total of five dreams to explore.
  • A Nightmare for each 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: QuadCore 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce™ 8800 GTS or AMD® Radeon™ HD 3850, 512 MB VRAM Minimum
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible, 16-bit
Helpful customer reviews
65 of 72 people (90%) found this review helpful
234 products in account
4 reviews
8.0 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 24th, 2014
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41 of 50 people (82%) found this review helpful
91 products in account
3 reviews
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 4th, 2014
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244 of 395 people (62%) found this review helpful
148 products in account
7 reviews
2.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
i thought this game would be fun when i was high. it is.
Posted: April 29th, 2014
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20 of 23 people (87%) found this review helpful
115 products in account
20 reviews
9.3 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 27th, 2014
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74 of 131 people (56%) found this review helpful
117 products in account
6 reviews
6.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
As beautiful and atmospheric as it may be, Dream is not a very good game. It tries desperately hard to be deep and metaphorical, but, like many other forms of the artistic medium of this type, it comes across as self-indulgent and pretentious. The metaphor(s) of each dreams is far too blatantly obvious, and the real life stages are too few and far between. The narrative of the protagonist is also unrealistic and occasionally laughable. I do recognize that this game is in alpha stage, and the developers recognize that its flawed. They're going to have to do a lot of work to make this good, however.
Posted: March 4th, 2014
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270 of 293 people (92%) found this review helpful
112 products in account
11 reviews
7.3 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 27th, 2013
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