Last Dream incorporates the best features of classic RPGs: replayability and complete immersion into a vast world, rich with detail.
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Release Date: Mar 13, 2014
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"Last Dream is an RPG that feels like the old Final Fantasy games. It captures a lot of the naivete and innocence those games had."
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October 1

Last Dream "Volcano" Competition

We’re pleased to announce the Last Dream "Volcano" Competition. Players will be ranked on the fewest steps to complete Mt. Gerra in Last Dream. The competition ends November 30th, 2014.

Key Details: No "Reborn" games, Easy difficulty, Saving in Designated Locations.

1st Place Rewards: $75, the Last Dream Expansion, an Expansion NPC with dynamic text, an Expansion Tombstone, and a free steam key to share with a friend.

2nd Place Rewards: $50, the Last Dream Expansion, an Expansion NPC and Tombstone.

3rd Place Rewards: $25, the Last Dream Expansion, and an Expansion NPC
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4th Place Rewards: The Last Dream Expansion and an Expansion NPC.

5th Place Rewards: The Last Dream Expansion.

Previous competition winners may exchange any Expansion related prizes for comparable prizes in Last Dream II.



Official Contest Rules for the Last Dream "Volcano" Competition

Participants shall submit a save file with the fewest steps to complete Mt. Gerra prior to November 30th at 11:59 pm EST.

"Completing Mt. Gerra" Definition:

Players will be defined to have completed Mt. Gerra when they have Defeated Ifrit and escaped Mt. Gerra.

After completing Mt. Gerra, players MUST save their game via any allowable method (e.g. at a Church, via a Sleeping Bag/Tent/Cottage on the World Map, or at a Designated Portal Save in a Dungeon).

Gameplay Rules:

• Difficulty level MUST be set to "Easy"
• Saving option MUST be set to "Saving in Designated Locations"
Altered "Game Options" (e.g. difficulty, saving options, etc.) are prohibited.
• "Reborn" games are prohibited.
• Any encounter rate is allowable
• The "New Game +" feature may be utilized.
• Any party combination
• All competitors must use the default Steam version of Last Dream.

Contest Sponsors and Promoters:

White Giant RPG Studios, LLC

• Andrew Walker – 597 Myrtle St., Los Alamos, NM 87544
• Josh Mellon – 66 High Country Rd., Weaverville, NC 28787
• Mark Cope – 20333 NW Anzalone Dr., Apt #356, Beaverton, OR 97006

Maximum Cost to Participants: $9.99 for the full game Steam version of Last Dream.

Special Eligibility Requirements: All participants must purchase the full version of Last Dream on Steam.

Competition Judges: Andrew Walker, Josh Mellon, and Mark Cope (the Creators of Last Dream) will use submitted save files to objectively determine the fewest steps to complete Mt. Gerra.

Selection of a Winner: All Last Dream save files submitted prior to 11:59 EST on November 30th to info@whitegiantrpg.com will be analyzed for the fewest steps to complete Mt. Gerra. Any save files that do not meet the criteria above will be disqualified, and the remaining entries will be ordered from fewest to most steps to complete Mt. Gerra. The five participants with the fewest steps to complete Mt. Gerra will be awarded prizes. If multiple participants complete Mt. Gerra in the same number of steps, then the participant with the fastest completion time will win the tie-breaker.

Competition Prizes:

1st Place Rewards: $75, the Last Dream Expansion, an Expansion NPC with dynamic text, an Expansion Tombstone, and a free steam key to share with a friend.

2nd Place Rewards: $50, the Last Dream Expansion, an Expansion NPC and Tombstone.

3rd Place Rewards: $25, the Last Dream Expansion, and an Expansion NPC.

4th Place Rewards: The Last Dream Expansion and an Expansion NPC.

5th Place Rewards: The Last Dream Expansion.

Payments will be made via PayPal. Non-cash value prizes are not redeemable for cash.

Prize Details:

•The Last Dream Expansion, Last Dream: World Unknown, will be distributed to prize winners when it is released (in ~5 months).

•The "Expansion NPC" prize allows the prize winner to have an NPC named after themselves (or any other name of their choice, within the developers’ discretion) in Last Dream: Word Unknown. Prize winners will be contacted for information at the conclusion of the competition.

•The "Expansion Tombstone" prize allows the prize winner to have a Tombstone with text of their choosing (within the developers’ discretion) in Last Dream: World Unknown. Prize winners will be contacted for information at the conclusion of the competition.

•The "Expansion NPC with dynamic text" prize allows the prize winner to have an NPC named after themselves or any name of their choice and write text of their choosing (within the developers’ discretion). Prize winners will be contacted for information at the conclusion of the competition.

Previous competition winners may exchange any Expansion related prizes for comparable prizes in Last Dream II.

Other Rules:

Geographic Area of Competition: Residents of all countries worldwide and of all states in the U.S. are allowed to participate in this competition (except those in Colorado, Maryland, Nebraska, North Dakota, New Jersey, Tennessee and Vermont; entry fees are not lawfully permitted for competitions in these named U.S. states). This contest is void where prohibited. Contests and promotions are subject to all country, federal, state, and local laws.

Start and End Dates of Competition: The competition begins October 1st, 2014 at 12:01 EDT and ends at 11:59 EST on November 30th, 2014. Save files received after 11:59 EST on November 30th will not be considered.

Winners Documentation: The Prize Winners for the competition can be obtained from the Last Dream Community Hub on Steam on December 3rd by 11:59 EST.

Excluded Participants: Last Dream Creators (Andrew Walker, Josh Mellon, Mark Cope) and other White Giant RPG Studios, LLC owners (Chris Moore, David Moore) are excluded from participation in the competition, as well as anyone younger than 13 years of age.

General Release of Liability: Contest winners and participants agree to defend, indemnify, release and hold White Giant RPG Studios, LLC and the Last Dream Creators harmless against any and all claims or liability arising directly or indirectly from the prizes or participation in the contest.

Agreement to Rules: By submitting a save file to info@whitegiantrpg.com you acknowledge that you are fully aware of and agree with all the terms and conditions of this competition, per the Official Contest Rules for the Last Dream "Volcano" Competition.

Other Conditions: By participating in the contest, a participant agrees to have his or her name, avatar, or likeness used in any advertising or broadcasting material relating to this contest without additional financial or other compensation.

White Giant RPG Studios, LLC reserves the right to end this contest or amend these rules at any time, for any reason.

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September 29

Last Dream v2.01 Update and 60% Off Sale

We're pleased to announce a major update (v2.01) to Last Dream. It includes over 100 bug fixes and balancing changes to the game. Many of these balancing suggestions have come from the community and include changes to the Monk and Gray Mage classes as well important economy changes to Fishing and the Casino in order to better balance the Thief. See the Last Dream development discussion for more information.

We've also updated the free 747-page Last Dream Strategy Guide to include 46 new pages of content. The Strategy Guide is now fully up-to-date with v2.01 of Last Dream.

Finally, you can purchase Last Dream on Sale for 60% off until next Monday (10/6). Thank you!

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Reviews

“Last Dream is a nostalgic blast to the early RPGs of yore”
GameZone

“A must have for anyone who loves classic RPGs... brilliantly told.”
8/10 – endlessXgaming | EXG

About This Game


Last Dream incorporates the best features of classic RPGs: replayability and complete immersion into a vast world, rich with detail.

  • 40+ hours of dynamic gameplay
  • 15+ additional hours of immersive side quests
  • 1+ hours of interspersed flashbacks
  • 200+ compositions from talented, independent artists
  • 50 mind-bending puzzles
  • 200+ tracked achievements
  • 500+ unique paths by virtue of the non-linear gameplay
  • 701-page comprehensive Strategy Guide and walkthrough



Key Features


Follow the rise of your modest protagonists to epic heights in a sprawling RPG packed with a vast set of challenging puzzles, hundreds of original compositions, myriad side quests, and interspersed cutscenes within an in-depth, captivating storyline.

  • Thoughtfully-crafted storyline with memorable characters
  • Classic turn-based battle system and graphics
  • Adjustable difficulty level and custom scripts
  • 4-character party selected from 8 unique classes
  • Unlock a wide diversity of class skills
  • Build each character's attributes as you see fit
  • Leaderboards! (visit our website at WhiteGiantRPG.com)



A Deep Storyline Focus


Experience a highly non-linear RPG from an independent development studio with a sprawling storyline. You commence as a modest protagonist, lost in an unfamiliar world... As you struggle to find a way back home, you uncover an increasingly malevolent and time-twisted plot to devour the ancient creatures of Terra. You must confront this corrupted power to save Terra and ultimately, yourself.

Complex Role Playing – Explore a vast RPG where the decisions you make change the world around you. Will you gather and trade the Ancient Elven Relics for a Dorian ship, or trek through the uncharted depths of the Woods of Despair? By virtue of the choices available in Last Dream, there are over five hundred unique paths in your journey through the mystical land of Terra.

Tremendous Replayability – Last Dream allows the freedom to choose any 4-character party you wish from 8 distinctive character classes. With over 4,000 party variations, you’ll never run out of new experiences. In addition to myriad party combinations and various selectable difficulty levels, you can also build each character as you see fit, so the possibilities are nearly endless.

Side Quests Galore – Whether you love the rush of gambling at Lucky’s Casino, the sensation of adrenaline pumping through your gauntlet-covered veins as you stare down your opponents at Cecil’s Arena, or even the feeling of frantically racing your giant flightless bird to win first place, Last Dream is packed with gameplay enhancements.



Development


Our development team is comprised of people who deeply cherish the RPGs of our childhoods.

We began developing Last Dream to be the central element of our decades-running annual RPG Tournament among physics graduates. That is, we started with the sole desire to craft an enduring game that we would personally enjoy.

As Last Dream progressed and over 50 creative individuals became involved, we realized that other people might enjoy our game as well. Now, after investing thousands of collective hours in game development and testing, and after receiving such generous support from the Kickstarter and Steam communities (thank you!!), we present you with Last Dream - the first in a trilogy.

The Last Dream Expansion and Last Dream II are currently in development. Our progress can be viewed here: Last Dream Expansion and here: Last Dream II

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System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: XP
    • Processor: 1.0 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 900 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
23 of 26 people (88%) found this review helpful
187.1 hrs on record
This game is more amazing than you can possibly imagine while looking at the $4 price tag and the Final Fantasy 1 graphics. The game description lists its selling points well enough, but what really hooked me was being able to play on the highest difficulty and chase after very difficult or impossible achievements while never having played the game before. I loved starting off the game and getting my ♥♥♥ handed to me in the newbie dungeon against 3 slimes, then trying to figure out exactly which kind of improvement on the 10 stats on which characters might help me to take on these challenges with more success. There is a great deal of randomization involved here and always a chance that your healer will get two-shotted in the next round. Will this break you, or will your tank be able to last through the fight? Can you reach the dungeon exit with your three dead and one guy with 10% hp left or will you be seeing the Game Over screen? Anything might happen in this game, and that is why I love it.
Posted: August 1
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19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
15.8 hrs on record
A great example of a JRPG. If you enjoy the genre, i would highly suggest this game.

It has a good system for classes, with a lot of diversity that can match anyone's gaming style. The combat system is very well made, especially for an RPG. The storyline is interesting and keeps you involved in the game, even with its sandbox like envrionment. I would buy this game, especially if it was on sale. It's worth the price it's at.
Posted: August 14
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16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
85.4 hrs on record
If ever you loved old JRPGs, this game will make your year. Last Dream is a tribute to classic gaming with an original story, written with humour any FF or Chrono vet will enjoy. You can follow the plot... I guess... or you can sink hours into exploring every corner, hunting for the Guild, crafting, running errands, fishing, or being savagely beaten in roguelike dungeon crawls. There's a Cid. There's a Cecil. There's an airship. And amazingly enough, after all that, there's still a story.

I don't know what you had planned for the next few months, but I suggest rescheduling. This game will be worth every minute, and every penny.
Posted: August 15
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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
This gane is amazing. If you grew up playing the old Final Fantasy games you will love this game. Great skill tree, and leveling tree. Lots of items. The story is pretty good, the text is a little boring to read some times, but the story is over all good. The sound track for this game is kick ♥♥♥.
Posted: May 9
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15 of 19 people (79%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Very great game so many hours to use up in it and over 236 achivements the game reminds me of many elements from the original Final Fantasy such as creating everyone in your party and then farming gold for equipment and skills would play several playthroughs of this game many times cause i love the style of the game if you like old school classic JRPGS give this a try now
Posted: July 4
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199 of 275 people (72%) found this review helpful
75.0 hrs on record
Exceeded Expectations

Professional dialogue, inventive paths, compelling story development, haunting music, and challenging puzzles.

White Giant RPG requested that I share my old RPGMakerVX.net review of Last Dream, which I am happy to do. I played their early demos and bought an older version from WhiteGiantRPG.com a year ago. Now, after 100+ hours in the Last Dream world, here is my updated assessment:

A+ Mapping: You made judicious use of surrounding detail everywhere, with beautiful towns (Alfheim), majestic cities (Doria), and pleasant villages (Oakwood). Dry Gulch also feels like the travelers’ caravan that it is. Overall, very scenic and satisfying to explore.

B Ease of Play: At first, the character building felt overwhelming. It took me until my third game to obtain a full command of attribute development (for example, I didn’t initially realize I could acquire/build skills). But this will not be a stumbling block for more proficient gamers, particularly those that start with your in-game Tutorial. Plus, I see that you have since made this feature easier to command.

A Variability: The initial complexity aside, I enjoyed having the freedom to select among the eight characters, and the freedom to build them per my preference, particularly with repeated playthroughs.

A+ Dialogue: Last Dream shines in the dialogue – it feels professional and is at times quite poignant. I remain interested in the story arcs of the many NPCs, who each seem to have around 7 sets of text that change with the main storyline.

B+ Features: Wow, there is a lot packed into this game. I love the Hunter’s Guild, Fishing, Encounter Options, Cutscenes, Bestiary, Achievements… but as with the initial ease of play, there is so much included in this game (Drill, Recipes, Puzzles, Sonar, Skills, Macros, etc!) that I wasn’t initially sure what to pursue. By my third game (and playing at a higher difficulty setting), I appreciated the value derived from more of these options. Still, there is a learning curve on all these features.

A- Music: Excellent. I would listen to this music while jogging or just hanging out. I gave it an A- because, although each piece is really solid, the collective compositions are not unified, which I understand would be difficult/expensive to do. Still, you made beautiful selections and the music remains a significant part of Last Dream’s greatness.

A Puzzles: Very enjoyable. I read on your website that the Chief Designer has a PhD – it shows. I only recently managed to complete all 50… some are strikingly hard!

A+ Balancing: Last Dream is surprisingly well balanced. At first, I expected that one aspect would be better than all the others (e.g. The Hunter's Guild vs. Fishing vs. Experience Building vs. Recipes vs. Side Quests, etc.), because there are MANY things you can do in this game. Yet, each option has its strengths and place within the game. Essentially, I initially recommended breaking up Last Dream into multiple games, yet I now better appreciate what a finely-tuned experience you crafted within Last Dream.

A OVERALL: Your passion for this game is evident in the careful mapping, professional dialogue, countless features, inventive paths, compelling story development, haunting music, and (very) challenging puzzles. I stumbled upon Last Dream in its early development and still find myself enthralled with this well-designed, polished gem of a game. The later parts of Last Dream particularly exceeded my expectations – well done.
Posted: March 13
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