Recreational Dreaming is a casual stroll through a softer, shinier mind. Explore, shoot, and chill.
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Jan 31, 2018

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February 21

UPDATE - 2/21/18

In this patch:

- Camera works & saves pictures without glitching out the whole world.
- Tape recorder full of children's musings added to level 4.
- Performance enhancements; everything clicking along dang smooth now.
- Players reported difficulty reading score display on back of camera; trying out a less obtrusive solution.
- Graphical tweaks, etc.

What I'm shooting for next patch:

- Support for the Oculus. It's been reported that you are stuck in the floor if you're using the Rift; I've got a fix (I hope!) worked out, but still need to test it.
- Lots of new sounds & voices.
- Lots new underwater events.

Thanks again for all the feedback, and please keep sending me all your delicious thoughts, critiques, and ideas!
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February 4

UPDATE - 2/4/18

Another couple days, another couple additions & changes! Thanks again to those of you who've written with your experiences - the feedback is invaluable.

This patch:
- Disables the "Save Photo" feature of the camera. On some portion of machines this would cause incurable lag and crashing. Will reinstate after I've had the chance to test fix on more machines
- Flashlight instructional poster added to treehouse
- Ocean gleamier, because why not?

Stay tuned! There's some big rad things in the pipeline!
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About This Game

Recreational Dreaming
"a sleepwalking simulator"

Recreational Dreaming is a chill, casual game in which you explore pretty places and shoot at glowing, tingly things.


  • A giant TV falling from the sky
  • Big fishes being dopes
  • The Respooling of Wooden Objects
  • 1 Glowing Pink Giant Hawk
  • Cozy Cabin
  • Hundreds of great words to chew on
  • Hundreds of paper airplanes in bombing formation
  • Hundreds, also, of numbers
  • An ICBM
  • Your own flashlight and camera
  • An underwater swimming pool
  • Aurora Borealis
  • House-sized psychedelic anemone
  • Poppable ceramic bulbs
  • Room of Gems that Each Seems to Glow with a Shared Inner Light
  • Knockable Marble Columns
  • A mysterious cave mouth growing in the face of a cliff
  • Bubbles, various
  • Snowflakes, various
  • Living paint, various
  • Summoning the ghost of a mountain range
  • Opening a void through which a massive undulating sphere is born
  • "I Ching Chamber"
  • My sofa
  • A sunrise
  • Stingrays that won't hurt you
  • Nice tunes
  • The transubstantiation of material into solid light
  • No bad consequences for your actions
  • No bad consequences for your inactions
  • The flutter of cherry blossoms through thin mist from a nearby waterfall
  • Bumbling magma balls to lead you through the earth
  • Etc., etc.
  • Etc.
  • And so on

Simple to play, essentially peaceful, friendly.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6402P CPU @ 2.80 GHz, 2808 Mhz, 4 Cores
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon (TM) RX 480 Graphics
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Should run fine on any "VR Ready" machine

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