Labyrinthine Dreams is a short puzzle game about overcoming the scars of the past and following the right path, even in the face of overwhelming challenges.
User reviews: Very Positive (102 reviews)
Release Date: May 26, 2015

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"A short game with a powerful message. Fans of logic puzzles and emotional stories should enjoy it. Also has professional voice acting."

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June 16

Version 2.3 Now In Beta -- Fullscreen Fix!

The promised fix to the fullscreen issue has been implemented into the beta of version 2.3. You can toggle between fullscreen and windowed mode now using F5 ANYTIME in-game. You can also switch the aspect ratio using F6.

There have also been some other changes to prepare the game for porting to other platforms. One you may notice is the change to the System Options. While the change seems minor, it affected how we check if "Voice Acting" is toggled. In updating this, all previous Autosave files will no longer work.

You'll receive the following error if trying to play an old game file: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/6954576/Screenshot%202015-06-16%2011.45.28.png

That's why the game will remain in beta for the time being. After the Steam Summer Sale is over and activity has died down, I'll be moving it to the public branch.

If you want to play the new patch with the fullscreen fix before then, you'll have to opt into the beta. You can do this by right clicking the game in your Steam Library, selecting Properties and going to the Beta tab. From there, you can select the BETA from the dropdown.

Enjoy!

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June 1

60% Permanent Price Drop!

I want to thank everyone who purchased Labyrinthine Dreams since its release. It seems most of those who reviewed the game had a positive experience. :)

Over time, I noticed a pattern of players that appreciated the game but felt the sticker price was a bit high. Based on feedback, I decided to permanently drop the price of the game (and soundtrack) to $1.99. This price won't go up again and on sales will be at most 50% off.
Note: The price change will take effect later today as it's still pending approval.

I'm hoping this means more gamers on a budget who would have otherwise passed it over will pick it up on an impulse and play it. We never expected to get rich on this title but the more we sell the more we can put towards our next project. There's also that perceived value of game time to cost that hopefully the price reduction resolves.

Thanks again for the support! Should have a patch announcement in the upcoming weeks.

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Reviews

“Labyrinthine Dreams is a quality game. Short but sweet, it won’t take up too much of your day, and it’s nice to see developers try something different. This is definitely one to try for anyone who enjoys a good maze, or prefers a more human-experience sort of story.”
Jayisgames

“The puzzle design throughout Labyrinthine Dreams is consistently challenging…and enough variation for it to not become old.”
Indie Statik

“Definitely a game worth getting your hands on…. concise and enjoyable.”
Pandemonium

About This Game


Labyrinthine Dreams is a short puzzle game about Beth, a young woman who is standing at Death’s Door. After a traumatic childhood and a tough entry into the world of adulthood, she was just starting to take control of her life. However, she is now up against an insidious enemy who threatens to take everything away from her. During what may be her final hours, Beth wanders through important moments in her life while also staying a few steps ahead of the monster who won’t rest until she is no more.


Mazes in dreams are said to symbolize the dreamer’s feeling of “being trapped.” As Beth tries to find meaning and strength in her life, players must guide her through a variety of mazes, each with its own twist. The most challenging sections are reserved for confrontations with the monster, who must be outmaneuvered and outwitted to proceed.


Features
  • A unique and emotionally powerful story with vivid characters and potent real-world themes.
  • A variety of mazes which challenge players while complementing the narrative.
  • Gorgeous artwork that brings the surreal world of Beth’s unconscious to life.
  • A captivating original score from Joel Steudler.
  • Voice acting that drives home the story’s emotion.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7 (32 bit or 64 bit)
    • Processor: Intel® Pentium® 4 2.0 GHz equivalent or faster processor
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024x768 or better video resolution in High Color mode
    • Hard Drive: 250 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectSound-compatible sound card
Helpful customer reviews
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 18
A nice little game, story and puzzel driven
maybe a little bit short...
Oh and before i forget it, the soundtrack is very peacfull
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
PROS:
- Nice and cute artwork for both cutscenes and in-game 2d sprites.
- Unexpectedly good voice acting for a game that was made by a small indie team.
- Fun enough puzzles.
- Impactful story.
- Decent music.

CONS:
- Game length is short (but you really can't complain at the current price.)
- The game only supports 640x480 resolution and there is no fullscreen option either (though the dev is planning to add fullscreen option in the future.)

Final Remarks:
The game was short but impactful. In spite of its length, character development of the protagonist was really well-done as I was able to emotionally relate to her deeply. The important and positive message that the game conveys is worth a lot more than just watching typical Hollywood flicks in my opinion.

. RECOMMENDED .
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
Yet another RPG-maker game that focusses on storytelling rather than classic JRPG-Gameplay. Hence it is part of the game genre that is represented by To the moon and of which you can find games like Richard and Allice, A Bird Sorry or 199X.
I’d say that Labyrinthine Dreams can’t compare itself with those games. It doesn’t have the creative brilliance of To the Moon, neither the narrative depth of titles like 199x or Richard and Alice. But that doesn’t mean that it is not as good. It is just a bit different:

1) The gameplay is not build as much around exploring. The main gameplay consists of puzzles in the form of mazes with growing difficulty.

2) It is much shorter. Labyrinthine dreams can be described as one shot that focusses on a simple but moving and quite deep story that lasts for about an hour.

Labyrinthine dreams is not an unique outstanding Jewel in your Steam Library but is nevertheless a refreshing attempt to enlarge the genre of “RPG-Maker Stories”. 5€ for an one hour game is an harsh pricing, but it is worth it, at least when it is on sale, if you are into this kind of games.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
Pre-Release Review
After reading all the reviews about how great and emotion-packed this game is, I have to say that for me it just felt underwhelming. I kept waiting for some message that was inspiring (or even remotely unique) and it didn't come. I wouldn't say the game is "bad," I just wish I'd spent my time doing something else.

Follow yer dreams, kid, and nEVER GIVE UP!!!
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 10
Pre-Release Review
Labyrinthine Dreams is a puzzle game built with RPG Maker. The puzzles are simple, but challenging enough that I felt rewarded for mastering them. The storyline is not unique, but the voice actors really breathe life in to the characters, making the story come alive. In the end, I really felt for the protaganist and her journey.

If you want something more puzzle intense, try MacGuffin's Curse. If you want something more story intense, try Life Is Strange. If you just want a short distraction with a touching storyline, this might be what you are looking for.
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