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: Mostly Positive (21 reviews) - 76% of the 21 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
      • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
      • Sound Card: Any
    Helpful customer reviews
    8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
    5.0 hrs on record
    Posted: April 28
    This game resembles a hidden object game in many ways:
    * you have no avatar (nobody you can control in the game)
    * to progress you need to solve puzzles and collect objects (but don't really do object puzzles)
    * mostly linear
    * no dialogue scenes (which I would expect in a true point & click)
    * story & plot mildly interesting, but lack substance

    However, there are no traditional hidden object scenes with the slate of objects you have to click on, so technically it is no hidden object game. Still, people who like that genre are likely to enjoy this game, while point&click adventure fans are likely to be disappointed.

    The game took me 5 hours (and besides missing 2 beholders in the main game, I got all of the in-game achievements). Note that the resolution seems fixed at 1024x768. Once installed, the game is DRM-free.
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    6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
    2.1 hrs on record
    Posted: September 6
    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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    3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
    4.6 hrs on record
    Posted: August 31
    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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    22 of 29 people (76%) found this review helpful
    1 person found this review funny
    1.6 hrs on record
    Posted: September 7, 2014
    The game started off fine. I like adventure games, and while this type of "adventure game" isn't what say Gabriel Knight or QFG was, it's still fun especially when I have nothing else to play. It's also luckily not a hidden object game, disguised as an adventure game. It looks good and has a good atmosphere, and so far I was digging it as much as the Drawn series. I kept having these crash to desktops with a pop up dialog box saying "error in gc" (which, given it's made in Unity means a garbage collection issue). Minor inconvenience which I readily ignored as restarting put me right back where it left off. However, I got to a point halfway through the game where I was reading a diary I uncovered from a locked safe (won't spoil it, but it's in the place soon after you get the 1/2 way done achievement) and it crashed while reading the first page. Restarted, put me right back at the first page so I thought whatever, no big deal. Got 2 more pages in and it crashed again. Restarted and on the main menu it told me my profile was corrupt and it was DELETED. So all progress completely wiped and now I would have to start all over again. Which I'm not doing because how do I know I'm not just going to run into a similar bug at some other point.
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    5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
    3.6 hrs on record
    Posted: March 25
    The story is creative. You play a volunteer who helps a scientist wake a girl that fell in a unexplainable coma.
    The scientist built a dream machine to send your mental into the girls dreams. So you basicly run around a girls dreams and nightmares to save here life.
    The graphics are very beautiful! Very intuitive and fluid game play!
    I recommend this game to everyone who loves point&click puzzle games.
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