Dream is an exploration game that takes place within the subconscious mind of Howard Phillips, a young man whose waking hours are tedious and dull, but whose dreams are lucid and powerful.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (508 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 13, 2013

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“As a small team of 3, ‘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.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Our current timeline has ‘Dream’ coming out of early access in Q2 2015.”

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.

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 for DK1. DK2 will be added once there is support from Epic.”

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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July 17

Dream Launch Date!

It's finally time to move Dream out of Early Access!

https://youtu.be/0TkkdabI_tE

Thank you.
Thank you to all that have helped shape Dream to be what it is.

We are thrilled to announce that the full game will release on 31st July.
This is so odd, to tell you a date! - No more excuses of university holding it back.

It's been a great pleasure to interact with you all during it's course of Early Access and as always, thank you for your patience and support through the years it has been on Early Access.  We have been very fortunate to be one of the games that got not just praise but critical support throughout its development with some very dedicated people and fans.

If you own Dream right now?

Again, Thanks!
For those of you that currently have the game on Steam it is worth mentioning that your version won't update until July 31st. Once it does update however you can find lots of changes and the story finally implemented such as the final side dream, 3 endings as well as up to 15 different story segments depending on how you play! New voice work, Inventory, Collectables and Localisation as well as the many bug fixes and improvements.

For those that have supported Dream in it's Early Access there will be a small token of appreciation on the Launch Date, so if you haven't already, there is still time to pick up Dream to benefit from this.

Some Story

It is crazy to think that 4 years ago the 3 of us met at university.

It’s honestly shocking to me how fast things moved, we struggled very much for a year to support ourselves when we started this venture.

I'll keep it short here and go into more depth in another post, but where we are now is all thanks to the community behind Dream, especially from it's very early days of donations to play rubbish builds after our failed kickstarter as well as personal letters to us which helped us push through the 'Valley of Death' fundimentally leading to us being able to suspend our studies for a year to crack on with Dream; and here we are now, the final hurdle, studies complete and a new horizon in sight.

Getting to meet you folks at events has also been one of the highlights, we never thought we would get such an opportunity.

Thank you!

Ash, Sam and Lewis x

P.S - Check out our shiny new website http://dreamthegame.co.uk/

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May 12

Dream Update 0.5.6 (Finally)

Hi There,
One many of you have been waiting for:

Changes:
  • Fixed Act III Bora main puzzle. Conveyor Belts should work properly now
  • Tweaked & Fixed some common bugs with Act II Holodeck puzzles

We believe the Bora puzzle to be completely fixed however we could only test on each of our 3 machines multiple times. Please let us know how you get on.

Thanks as always for your support and patience.
If you missed our on the last announcment/news click here to read it

Ash
ːhyperː

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About This Game


Dream is an exploration game that takes place within the subconscious mind of Howard Phillips, a young man whose waking hours are tedious and dull, but whose dreams are lucid and powerful. Adventure through these abstract worlds, solve their challenges and discover their secrets in search of the key to Howard’s future.





The different worlds that make up Howard’s dreams can be strange, beautiful or even chilling. They’re filled with puzzles, collectibles and surprises. Snow-covered deserts, endless twisted stairways, haunting nightmares and much more await you.




With non-linear narrative and gameplay you can explore at will and see the story progress according to your choices. Multiple possible endings mean the decisions you make and the dreams you experience will influence how Howard’s future plays out.




The worlds of Howard’s dreams are accompanied by an enchanting original soundtrack from composer Norman Legies. The Dream OST is available to purchase along with the game.




Dream was created by HyperSloth, a team of three students from the University of Huddersfield whose mission is to create unique games suitable for a wide audience and to a high standard. Dream is their first major release.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: 3.0 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 3 compliant graphics cards (GeForce GT 520/Radeon HD 3850 and above)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible, 16-bit
Helpful customer reviews
6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
Early Access Review
Dream is an amazing game. even though it's in alpha and bugs can still be found. the experience of playing it easily makes up for that.

the music is relaxing and fits the theme, and the areas you walk around in are amazingl to see.

to whoever questions to buy this game: if you don't like games in alpha: don't buy it, but if you like playing games with a beautiful puzzles and settings, go ahead!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
Early Access Review
This game is amazing. 12 hours of amazing gameplay, with beautiful graphics and an immersive environment.

1000/10 I would Dream again.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 19
Early Access Review
This game takes it too far once you go on the Soul Apprasal. once you get to the attic IT'S FULL OF ♥♥♥♥ING DOLLS THAT WATCH YOUR EVERY MOVE THE WHOLE TIME AND ITS SO ♥♥♥♥ING CREEPY I ALMOST CRIED JESUS ♥♥♥♥. DREAM DEVS THE HELL WERE YOU THINKING WITH THAT BS Y'ALL CRAZY ♥♥♥ I'M DONE WITH THIS GAME.

spooky/10 would ♥♥♥♥ pants again.
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43 of 58 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
Early Access Review
I bought this game 2 years ago.. its still in early access and it is the prime example as to why I will not buy early access games. Early access should be for games in a "Near ready to release" state, like late beta 6 months till release tops. I bought this game back in August of 2013 and now its May 5th 2015..

I dont know if they're busy making the most amazing indie game ever or if they're just being lazy ♥♥♥♥♥ because they have my money.

Just saw the name of the Dev studio: "HyperSloth", really live'n up to your names eh?
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41 of 60 people (68%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 22
Early Access Review
Almost all of this game is fine, and actually kind of charming. I've even been quite enthralled by some sections.

...However,

The controls on the terrace garden puzzel section are so bad that they turn a 5 minute puzzle into something that I have spent nearly 4 hours across three days attempting to complete.

There is nothing complicated about this puzzle. I worked out very quickly that I had to rotate the lasers and I didn't have any trouble figuring out how I should align them to complete the sequence of rings.

It was the fact that I had almost zero control over the actual means of rotating the laser. Holding down F is the only way get them to turn, and they turn following some kind of mixture of RNG and some other hidden variable. Getting a laser to aim correctly would take me between 5 and 30 minutes. Often I had to give up on a solution as I had to go do something and wasn't able to leave the game running.

I'm still not done. I'm currently writing this as I attempt to align the forth of the nine lasers.

I don't really know why I am even still continuing with this. Some primitive mixture of anger and determination.

If the Terrace Garden controls receive vast improvement, I'll think about either removing this or writing a nice review about the many things I really liked about Dream.
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