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 (181 reviews) - 81% of the 181 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 26, 2015

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“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.”
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“Definitely a game worth getting your hands on…. concise and enjoyable.”
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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
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectSound-compatible sound card
Helpful customer reviews
10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2015
As Beth you are left between life and death, you end up in a sort of limbo and must navigate mazes while you reflect on your life and try to escape a monster that seems bent on getting you.
Labyrinthine Dreams is a pretty simple game dealing with life hardships and how the choices we make affect our lives: its gameplay is quite basic, as is the story, making it a decent game for those who enjoy these kind of puzzles.

PROS:

-decent story

-while very cliched Beth is a good character and it's easy to relate to her thoughts

-the mazes are fairly interesting and challenging

-good soundtrack

-it's fully voice acted, a true rarity for RPGMaker games

CONS:

-the gameplay is very simple and boils down to solving a maze/ puzzle followed by a cutscenes, there's very little variety in it

-the narrative is a bit ham-fisted with lines that are a bit too blunt and cliched

-while the voice actors are decent the actual sound recording can be a bit off or noisy at times

-pretty short, expect around an hour to an hour and a half

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Labyrinthine Dreams was an ok game, while it doesn't do anything particularly well it also has no major problems. The story is quite simple and sadly somewhat marred by a narrative that lacks finesse in dealing with its subject matter, you can expect some pretty obvious lines dealing with depression or being stuck in life. The gameplay is decent with mazes you must navigate with limitations on your movement (e.g. can't turn left), other places where you must clear all tiles touching them only once or have to outmaneuver a monster that follows certain movesets.

If you like these kind of puzzles and are ok with its simple story then Labyrinthine Dreams is a decent choice considering it's fairly priced for what it does even when not on sale.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2015
An A++ Game! Grandma Gamer here, I finished it in 3 hours with all achievies after just 2 playthroughs. But, the storyline is really something else. It is definitely poignantly arresting, in that it deals with serious issues like loss of health, dreams, family obligations, and whether our future is set in stone from the time we make those first adult choices after High School. Without spoiling the story, I think the most meaningful moments were the sky puzzle, realizing that my days were disappearing as I took each step... I was using time up, so to speak. And, the game is full of such metaphors. You won't just play this game. You will live it. And, you won't forget it.

*Unfortunately, now I will have to idle the game for card drops, since I finished it before any dropped.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 12, 2015
Other reviews have this pretty much on the nose. It's a good way to kill an hour or two. The puzzles are short and aren't going to leave you stumped for long. Voice acting is better than I expected for a game of this price, and overall it's pretty well put together. If you can pick this up for $1, it's definitely worth it. Hopefully those involved in the creation of the game will continue to improve their skills and put out better and longer offerings in the future,

tl:dr; If you like casual puzzles, can get this for $1, and have an hour to spare. Do it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 7, 2015
Labyrintine Dreams; A game of which I found after crafting a coupon to get it for 99 cents. What do I have to say about it. At first, I thought it was going to be similar to another RPG game called "Eternal Senia", which I still loved. When I got into the game, it was FAR beyond my expectations. The character models were really well done, the puzzles are tricky enough to be really well thought out, the voice acting was REALLY good for an RPG game like this, the level layout of really good, the story was amazing, and the music, Oh my god, the MUSIC! Every note has been made to the point where an angel made them. I LOVE this game, and I highly highly HIGHLY recommend it.
10/10, Would play again if had the chance.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 27, 2015
It's a nice little game. There are only a couple drawbacks that come to mind for this:

First, I think it might be a little too short. You can potentially beat the game with all achievements in about half an hour. Since it's such a straightforward game, there's not a whole lot of replay value. That means leaving it idle to get the card drops. Having the player make choices throughout the game that change how the story plays out could add to replay value and give an opportunity to flesh out the story some.

Second, the game engine is great for 16bit RPGs, but I think this game would have been better suited with something else. A different engine, even something like GameMaker Studio or GDevelop (which is free, open source, and easy to use), would allow more versatillity with the graphics, controls, layout, interface, and also easily port to other platforms, even mobile. This game doesn't use the biggest advantages that RPGMaker has over other engines, which would be inventory, battle system, character stats, etc.

These drawbacks don't mean it's not worth getting though. It's definitely worth a play. The graphics and visuals are rather good for the engine. It has a great story with meaning to it, even though it leaves some stuff to the imagination, which can be good in a case like this. Also, the voice acting is top notch for a game that's telling a story.

The mazes are rather creative. They look really simple, but the machanics of how each one gives it a challenge. It's nice to see mazes that are actually puzzles... or would it be puzzles that are actually mazes?

At any rate, definitely give this game a try if you like story driven puzzle games. It's short, but also cheap.
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