Playing as a volunteer, offered to help the mad professor, you'll come to a bad dream of comatose girl Laura. Find Laura got lost in the world of dreams. Dispel girl’s nightmares. Collect the stolen and destroyed Dream catcher, defeat the Sandman and help Laura to wake up in the real world.
User reviews: Positive (35 reviews) - 80% of the 35 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 16, 2014

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“Gripping story. Beautiful visuals. Fun and diverse nightmare locations.”
4,5 –

“Dreamscapes: The Sandman is an imaginative and superbly entertaining game.”
4,5 –

Collector's Edition

This Premium Edition includes extra 15 locations (about 90 minutes of gameplay, telling the story of Professor Sanders - the first victim of Sandman), concept arts, game arts (wallpapers), screen savers, 9 game music tracks.

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Dear customers,

we're happy to announce, that Dreamscapes has been updated to a brand new build featuring many new languages. These include:

English, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Portugal, Polish, Russian and Swedish.

You can change the language using the Language button in the Options menu.

Happy playing!

About This Game

As a child, father often told Laura that she is special. But Laura's father died before her full age, and Laura didn’t knew what her father had said about her speciality. In memory of her father Laura kept as remembrance an amulet “the Dream catcher” - her father gave it to Laura since she was a little girl, as Laura complained that she has nightmares.
Suddenly her favorite Dream catcher disappears, and Laura falls asleep during her concert. The doctors shrug their shoulders - she fell into a liturgical dream, and in spite of all their efforts she’s not coming back to life. There it was the Professor Sanders offered his services.
We play for an Professor’s Assistant - volunteer, who offered himself to participate in the experiment, and bring Laura back to life.

With help of Professor’s invention - “the Dreams Machine” - the player will have to make the dangerous journey through the subconsciousness of Laura, find her, and try to get to wake up getting to know about the reasons why she fell into a coma.
Destroying Laura’s nightmares one after another, the player realizes that Laura guides him to her, leaving the pages from her diary and tips. Laura becomes stronger with every destroyed nightmare - it is seen by the fact that scary world transformes little by little.
Gradually, the player learns about the Sandman, the Dream Guardians, and the fact that Laura is chosen, the world was waiting her appearance for many years.
Having collected all Dream catcher, Laura plans to destroy the Sandman, and to interrupt the dreaded rite.
Now when Laura got her Dream catcher, the Sandman has no control over her, but he is furious and promises to revenge. And his next victim – Tim – the best friend of Laura. To be continued.

Key features:

  • Original game world
  • An intriguing plot
  • 50 game locations
  • 16 mini-games
  • More than 50 3D movies and cutscenes
  • Unique meta-game on the beholders’ search (Hidden Object’s variation mechanics)
  • Meta-game on Dream catcher’s search (puzzle)
  • Meta-game on diary pages’ search with gaming events’ background
  • 2 game modes (normal and advanced)
  • Achievements’ System

    System Requirements

      • OS: Windows XP/ 7
      • Processor: 2GHz
      • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
      • Graphics: DirectX9
      • Storage: 2 GB available space
      • Sound Card: Any
    Helpful customer reviews
    15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
    2.1 hrs on record
    Posted: September 6, 2015
    It's just a shame to encounter the same bug over and over again and to have your save file corrupted and deleted. And well, why someone found a way to fix it, I didn't try it: I hate playing with some special parameters.

    It's too bad, because without that freaking huge problem, the game would have been more than worthy. The story was very well done: saving a young woman from the Sandman thanks to a special machine that propulse you into her dreams. Cleaning every nightmare is fun!

    There are no real hidden object, it's more a point-&-click game with a HUD that is common in HOG. The visuals are good and the soundtrack is very adapted to the dreamworld. Puzzles are also easy to solve.

    And without that bug, you would have a game like Artifex Mundi can do or like the Brink of Consciouness series. If you're more adventurous than me, buy that game. If not, avoid it before screaming in frustration because of a bug (perhaps the devs don't know how to solve it anyway as it's an Unity bug apparently).

    (Oh and I crash less on Win7 than on Win8).
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    13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
    4.7 hrs on record
    Posted: December 1, 2015
    Short version: 86%
    Telling a story about entering the dreams of a person without resorting to some tired clichés is challenging, but Dreamscapes managed to do it flawlessly. The fun and varied puzzles are just the cherry on top.

    Long version:
    Shaman Games is known for their casual point ‘n’ click adventures that use every element associated with modern hidden object games, with one exception: there are no hidden object scenes in them. Dreamscapes: The Sandman is another one of these.

    As the title suggest, the story is about dreams. We play as an unnamed (male) volunteer who enters the dreams of a famous violinist in order to save her from a nightmare entity that wants to take over her body. Her dreams range from rather mundane to high fantasy, giving ample opportunities to showcase different worlds that never overstay their welcome.

    Since this game relies only on item collection and puzzles, it tries to offer as much variety as possible, with good success. Progress is never too easy or difficult, and the minigames are quite fun. In other words, it is highly advised to all HOG enthusiasts, despite the lack of the genre-defining hidden object scenes.
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    7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
    2.3 hrs on record
    Posted: September 6, 2015
    This game would be great if it stopped crashing. Playing in windowed mode helps a little bit but I am still having a problem. I was able to get through 2/3 of the game with much frustration with crashing. Once I was on the final nightmare and the game crashed and I tried to re-open it, it said my profile was corrupted and was therefore deleted. So being the determined person that I am I started over only for the crashing to become worse and I finally had to give up. If this game didn't have technical issues it would be great but unfortunately it just isn't playable.
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    6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
    12.1 hrs on record
    Posted: November 8, 2015
    Game Series

    "The Sandman" is the first installment of the "Dreamscapes" series.

    Game Storyline

    Travel through Sandman's fabricated nightmares to rescue Laura from her nightmarish fears before something worst happens to her. Seek out the dreamcatcher to help Laura regain control over her dreams before it's too late.

    A unique way of rescuing somone with a twist. Something like this might not have been done before by other game developers.

    Game Visual/Audio

    There isn't much can be said about the game's visuals asides from that they sometimes aren't that crisps and clear. There isn't much can be said about the game's audio asides from that they really go well with the game. The audio and visual can be adjusted in the game's option menu.


    There are two different game difficulty mode to choose from: Regular and Expert. The game's difficulty can be changed anytime during gameplay.

    The inventory panel has an lockable feature. It allows the players decide whether they want a stationary inventory panel or not.

    The first diary notebook belongs to a young woman named "Laura Young." Collect the pages that are scattered throughout the game to complete it. It tells the story about Laura Young's life.

    The second diary notebook belongs to a man named "Professor Sanders." Collect the pages that are scattered throughout the game to complete it. It tells the story about Professor Sanders' life.

    Most of the game's puzzles are rather easy to solve without much difficulty.

    There are thirteen different achievements to unlock. Each of these achievements has certain requirements to complete before they can be unlock. These achievements have to be manually place, it's like a sticker book, the achievements are located in a panel off to the side of screen. Please note that these achievements are only in game.

    There are collectible items in the form of an eye and diary pages. Not all of the locations in the game will have a collectible to find. But when there's it'll most likely be more than one to find. There are 110 eyes and 12 diary pages in total.

    The dreamcatcher belongs to Laura Young. It has been destroyed by the 'Sandman.' Find all of the pieces then placing them in the correct slot will fix it.

    The gremlin named Benny is sort of a helper and nuisance at the same time. He doesn't follow you around but he tends show up in almost every Laura's dreamworld.

    The bonus chapter can be accessed only after the main story of the game is completed. It continues where the main story had ended.


    There's built-in strategy guide, it can be accessed during gameplay, clicking on the '?' then on the 'strategy guide button' will bring up the guide.

    In the game's extra section it has the following: 8 Screensavers, 9 Music Soundtracks, Bonus Gameplay, 12 Wallpapers and 17 Concept Art.

    Final thoughts, I really did enjoy playing the game, it's storyline had grasped my attention and kept me interested all the way to the end. There's a little bit of replay value. I would recommend this game but not at full price though.
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    4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
    4.6 hrs on record
    Posted: August 31, 2015
    I was not thinking someone can make HOG game same as Artifex Mundi or maybe even better. This game is great: very good video, picture and sound, but it doesn't have hidden object scenes, you playing it like a point and click quest. And i can give it 9/10 stars.
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