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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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Dream Update | 0.5.1

September 19

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.

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Dream Act III Update | 0.5.0

September 12

Hey!
Firstly, sorry for the wait on the update and we appreciate the support and patience.
We are well underway with moving towards the completion of Act III internally and decided that the first Dream of Act III is in a playable state for you all. Oh, and you will be please to know Keybindings are finally in this build! Here are the notes in this update;

New:

  • First dream of Act III available via the hub world upon completion of Act II
  • The 2nd side dream of Act II is now in a playable alpha state. Can be accessed via the main Act II dream.
  • Ability to toggle the player mesh.
  • Added Keybinding support.

Fixes/Changes:

  • Fixed the blurry in-game PC textures.
  • Multiple Fixes/Tweaks in Act II Main dream.
  • Entering Nightmare II now correctly remembers you have entered. (If you didn’t complete this nightmare but want to move onto Act III please enter the Act II Nightmare and then head to the Hub World.)
  • Lights and Doors now reset on new game.
  • Fixed a bug where entering the ‘Gameplay Options’ menu would toggle the Y axis.

Known Issues:

  • Keybindings is still very much early alpha stages. The keybindings work but upon re-entering this menu it will show ‘null’ as the binding even though your bindings are saved.
  • Controls still move Howard on the Keybindings screen.
  • No bind option for Zoom yet.
  • The new Act II Side Dream doesn’t have the items menu – Will be added in an update
  • No collectable items in the Act III level. Will be added upon compleation of the new inventory system as well as collectables.
  • Starting a new game keeps some saves ( This is a problem with the steam cloud and not Dream, if this happens navigate to ‘\Steam\SteamApps\common\Dream’ and delete the ‘DreamSaves’ folder).
  • Nightmare II text has squares in subtitles.
  • No text above the Act III portal yet.

Oculus Rift DK2
We are waiting on an engine update from Oculus before we can update the rift version. Here are a few threads people have made asking about the progress. As soon as we get the engine update it shouldn’t be long before it’s in your hands!

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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
89 of 97 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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56 of 65 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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289 of 458 people (63%) 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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27 of 30 people (90%) found this review helpful
24.7 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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42 of 68 people (62%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Sadly, turns off as soon as i press on "Dream" button.
Posted: September 13
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273 of 298 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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