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 (401 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 31

Dream 0.5.3.1 Act II Puzzle Patch and Nightmare III

Just a quick addition to the patch notes below.
Issues Fixed:

  • Fixed an issue where players were unable to complete the Act II Solar System Puzzle

Thanks for bringing this to our attention! Very sorry for this!

Prev patch notes
Hey folks, this update brings the final Nightmare to Dream.
As always we would love to hear your feedback.

Happy Halloween

Changelist:
  • New area: Nightmare 3
  • Halloween Decorations
  • Factory II Puzzle fixes/tweaks
  • Added quit to start menu

The nightmare is accessible after completing the main puzzle in Act III

-Ash

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October 30

Nightmare 3 Update | 0.5.3

Nightmare 3 Update | 0.5.3

Hey folks, this update brings the final Nightmare to Dream.
As always we would love to hear your feedback.

Happy Halloween

Changelist:
  • New area: Nightmare 3
  • Halloween Decorations
  • Factory II Puzzle fixes/tweaks
  • Added quit to start menu

The nightmare is accessible after completing the main puzzle in Act III

-Ash

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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
13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
Early Access Review
This game in one word: FANTASTIC.
Dream is more than a game; it is a work of art. That being said, this isn't like those other art games where absolutely nothing happens which makes this game so much more special. This game is smart in its use of puzzles, horror, music, and atmosphere. I have no regrets paying full price for this masterpiece that is still in early access.
Looking forward to the full release!
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
Early Access Review
Dream is the greatest game I own, I don't play it allot but when I actually do play it I enjoy every second of it. The game is so relaxing and it's like you're actually there inside the game. The voice on the narrator is also really relaxing and so smooth.

I really look forward to the next update and I give this game a 9/10 which should give you an imagination of how good it will be when the game is completely ready.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Early Access Review
I appreciate this game for what it is. It seems a but buggy and poorly optimized though. I have a pretty good PC rig and despite turning on AA etc. I still get horrible screen tears throughout this game, especially while awake.

OK, as for the game itself - it is very unique, has interesting puzzles and despite being poorly optimized some of the areas can be breathtaking!

I got the game on sale for around 3 bucks but if you like exploring, solving small puzzles and interesting environments - you may like dream. I can highly recommend it, on a good sale (less then 10 bucks) but I can not (despite the love someone is obviously putting into this game) recommend it at full price, at this point in time but they update constantly and may very well be worth the full price once finished.

I was really impressed (and confused) by the Escher-esque level.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
Early Access Review
Although it's a work in progress, this game is absolutely amazing. The visuals are great, and the story (learning about the main character himself) is fascinating. It made me keep a dream journal so I can start lucid dreaming. I can't wait til all the Acts are finished!
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
Early Access Review
Voyage to your own mind... You must descent to your dreams and face your fears. Or something like that. Adventure/puzzle game with nice graphics and landscapes, didnt played it through tough, it gets quite tricky. Maybe some day...
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2 of 14 people (14%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Early Access Review
whoever was in charge of optimizing this game should be killed.
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2 of 21 people (10%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
Early Access Review
The game seems cool but I don't have a pc. Please make the game for mac. 10/10.
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0 of 17 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
Early Access Review
Super
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1 of 87 people (1%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
Early Access Review
Nope, nuf' said
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0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Early Access Review
the game keeps crashing, freezing, getting slow, etc,. I just can't play this game. I love the atmosphere and sound, but even the audio option has some bugs, if I re-adjust audio, sound just stops and I have to restart the game.

I'm using good graphic card, windows 7, though my memory is only 2gb but I can play other heavy FPS games well enough.

You should make game basically 'playable', I know this game is still in beta, but I can't even start first chapter because of tones of bugs and system error.
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106 of 115 people (92%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
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 :)
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70 of 81 people (86%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
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
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33 of 37 people (89%) found this review helpful
24.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
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.

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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
Early Access Review
What more to say about worlds constructed out of one's psyche. Beautiful and often times distant worlds emerge from this game, some, beautiful, others frightening. With a soundtrack that is absolutely alluring and visual eye candy with every step, this game is definitely worth the price, and its worth is only growing with time. The puzzles are also engaging as you try to open up new path ways into howards mind, but those don't come easily, and these puzzles will provide a challenge for most. (difficulty of puzzles will vary)
All in all it's a pretty good game.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
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.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
Early Access Review
I'm really looking forward to this games completion!
I love the idea of exploring your dreams and attempting to interpret them.
It has little pieces of paper that tell you what certain settings or objects mean if you
dream about them and I think that's pretty neat.
Visually pleasing and the soundtrack is great!

Great mix of adventure and mild horror (they create a nice eerie setting)
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
Early Access Review
When i saw this game, it was on sale for 5 euros, so i've bought it. I had to play it for hours to figure it out, it is not a game, it is a feeling, and an athmosphere which is fantastic.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
Early Access Review
An excellent, well presented early access game. Graphics are beautiful and overall the game creates an ambient atmosphere, excellent game to play when you cant sleep.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
Early Access Review
Dream is a really unusual game, one that was on my gaming bucketlist since I first saw it.
As of now it is really underdeveloped, obviously because of the fact its still ♥♥♥♥ing 0.4! BUT this can make it harder to enjoy. But, if you want something deep, unusual and unpredictable - Pick this up.

7/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
Early Access Review
Beautiful game, it may be a little difficult to get your bearings and figure out where you're supposed to go, but then again, I think that's the point. Dreams have no set path you need to go, no directions, no guides, just you. You make the choices, and you face the consequences. Every time I play this game I get incredibly lost, but I'll be damned if it wasn't the best experiance I've ever had being lost. Worth the money, even in Alpha. I can't wait for the game to come out in full.
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