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 (79 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 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 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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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
Pre-Release Review
Stunning. Beautiful. Emotional. And just downright soothing.
I've never played a game, that whilst the puzzles irk me, I feel a strong sense of calm, all because of the gorgeous soundtrack.

The story is simple, yet effective and I found myself craving more. I bought it in the sale but for the full price of £1.99? I'd buy it again, definetely.
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12 of 17 people (71%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
Pre-Release Review
This is essentially a book of mazes, like you'd buy for $0.99 in a drugstore magazine rack, I mean really cheesy puzzles, with crude and dated graphics and incredibly pretentious dialogue. The voice acting is good, but that only underscores the poor writing.

This game appears to want to be About Something, but there are more sophisticated games (in both the gamist and literary sense) available free on Newgrounds.
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7 of 10 people (70%) 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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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
-Worth Playing (But buy it only for very cheap!)
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