The Dream Machine is an award-winning adventure game about dreams and voyeurism. It's built by hand using materials such as clay and cardboard.
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Utgivningsdatum: 11 maj, 2012

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This Dream Machine Bundle will give you access to Chapters 1-6 as they are released.

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4 augusti

August Updates

Citizen!

We just released another update for the game. That's how we do things around here. We did quite a lot of changes this time, but forgot to write them down as we went along. That's how it is sometimes. We've all been there.

If you ever forget something, we won't hold it against you. It's natural. The Machine accepts you for who you are.

Most of the changes we made were in service of Chapter 6, which we still don't have a date on. Progress is steady and results are looking good.

Below you'll find a content listing:

Update #1 (2015-08-04):
• Game: Tweaked UI
• Game: Improved performance while on menus
• Chapter 1: Fixed sound glitch when calling Mr Morton twice
• Chapters 3: Fixed typos
• Chapters 3 & 5: Tweaked background graphics
• Chapters 3: Swapped background graphics for high-resolution equivalents
• Chapters 3: Tweaked object interactions
• Chapter 1-5: Tweaked dialogue

We hope you like it. Shout out in the comments below if you encounter anything strange/buggy in the game. Thanks to everyone who's taken the time to report an issue in the game!

Cheers,

- a

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1 juli

July Updates

Citizen!

I hope you're enjoying summer (if you're on the northern hemisphere) or winter (if you're on the southern).

Personally, I'm enjoying a bit of both since I'm currently squatting over the Equator. Sun is shining on my right thigh. Snow is falling on my left. It's a beautifully confusing thing to experience. I'm sure you'd agree if you where here yourself.

As if that wasn't enough, I also just finished uploading a new update for the game.

Below you'll find a content listing:

Update #1 (2015-07-01):
• Chapter 1: Fixed sound glitch when calling Mr Morton twice
• Chapters 2, 3, 4 & 5: Fixed typos
• Chapters 2, 4 & 5: Tweaked background graphics
• Chapters 1, 4 & 5: Fixed graphical depth sorting issue
• Chapter 5: Removed egg collection limitation
• Chapter 5: Tweaked end caption
• Chapter 5: Removed egg related spoilers

We hope you like it. Shout out in the comments below if you encounter anything strange/buggy in the game. Thanks to everyone who's taken the time to report an issue in the game!

Cheers,

- a

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Recensioner

"To play something like The Dream Machine, so exquisitely constructed, so smartly designed, and so atmospherically unique, is a singular pleasure." - Rock, Paper, Shotgun

"It's so confidently strung together, both in terms of narrative and gameplay, that it's easy to forget that it's the work of just two indie developers."
8/10 - Eurogamer

"A series filled with mystery and charm, elevated to lofty heights by its whimsical clay and cardboard design, surreal storyline, and heartfelt attention to detail."
4/5 - Adventure Gamers

"The Dream Machine is the best adventure game that I've played in the last decade – and maybe in my entire life."
9.5/10 - CD-Action

Om detta spel

The Dream Machine is an award-winning adventure game about dreams and voyeurism. It's built by hand using materials such as clay and cardboard.

In Chapter 1 of the 6 part Dream Machine series, you play as Victor Neff, the husband in a young couple who've just moved into a new apartment. While trying to get settled in you discover that all is not as it seems in the quiet, unassuming apartment building...

In Chapter 2, Victor goes to confront the landlord, Mr. Morton, only to find his apartment empty. Can Victor find the elusive landlord in time and is there more to Mr. Morton than meets the eye?

Key Features

  • World: Explore a creepy apartment complex and uncover the mysteries within. Get to know your neighbours and discover their secrets.
  • Story: Delve into the minds of strangers and loved ones as you’re trying to save them from The Dream Machine.
  • Graphics: Wander around beautifully detailed environments built using physical clay models and hand-crafted sets.
  • Puzzles: In order to progress you have to solve puzzles ranging from simple pushovers to fiendish brainteasers.
  • Music: A haunting original soundtrack weaves through the narrative, emphasizing the surreal atmosphere of the game.

Systemkrav

Windows
Mac OS X
    OS: Windows XP or later
    Processor: 1.8 GHz processor
    Memory: 1 GB RAM
    Hard Drive: 600 MB HD space
    OS: OSX Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later
    Processor: Intel Mac 1.8 GHz processor
    Memory: 1 GB RAM
    Hard Drive: 600 MB HD space
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28 av 29 personer (97%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1 person tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
14.2 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 24 mars
I'd never heard of this game when I got it in a bundle. I now think it's the most underrated game in my library, and perhaps the most underrated point-and-click I know of. The story is incredible. It's very imaginative and becomes darker and more intriguing the deeper you go. It reminded me of the early films of Jeunet and Caro (Delicatessen, City of Lost Children) which is no small accolade. The puzzles are decent and never illogical; the few times I cheated I kicked myself when I read the solution. I would recommend The Dream Machine over many other, more renowned point-and-click games. Very glad I stumbled upon this one.
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16 av 16 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1 person tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
6.7 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 2 juli
Another drop in the vast ocean of point-and-click adventure games, The Dream Machine stands like a beacon signaling a reinvention of the worn genre. With landscapes and characters created entirely out of clay and cardboard, Erik Zaring and Andes Gustafsson helm this unexpected foray into our subconscious.
The Dream Machine tells the story of Victor Neff, a man who has just moved into a brand new apartment with his pregnant girlfriend Alicia. However, after their first night here, they begin to realize there's something incredibly "off" about this place. They both have strange dreams, the landlord is kind of creepy, and the previous tenant has left a mysterious note of warning. Though the dreams could just be a result of the stress of moving day and the note could have easily been a prank, things just keep getting weirder, prompting Victor to investigate.
The very first thing players will notice about the Dream Machine is its unique art style. In fact, the game was nominated for an award in "Excellence in Visual Arts" at the 14th Annual Independent Games Festival. That's because Cockroach Inc. has taken a different approach to game design: they decided to make all the set pieces and characters out of cardboard and clay. No polygons invited. This coats the whole affair in a layer of imperfection; it's flawed and raw, but in a way that gives it a deeper level of humanity. In fact, the guys at Cockroach have even admitted to intentionally leaving fingerprints on some of the objects in the game to accomplish this very thing.
The story is an admittedly adult tale of new beginnings, represented by both the move to a new apartment and the new life Victor's girlfriend carries in her womb. The Dream Machine's plot draws on basic human fears, but not in a Silent Hill sort of way. Instead, the game plays on real-life day-to-day fears that most people will encounter at some point in their time on this planet. Moving to a new place can be scary. Having a child on the way can be scary. And finding out that your landlord has a video camera in your bedroom is extremely scary.
There is a little bit of music in the game, and it's appropriately dark. Some of it is plain ominous, and other bits of it seem to accentuate certain aspects of the story. Mr. Morton's discordant jazz music fits his personality quite well, for example. Sound effects are minimal, but that sort of goes with the point-and-click territory.
The gameplay here is simple; The Dream Machine adheres to the age-old point-and-click adventure game formula, leading players through a series of puzzles before showing them each piece of the story. Thankfully, puzzles in the Dream Machine are incredibly clever. Too many point-and-click games are full of incomprehensible puzzles with completely nonsensical answers. The Dream Machine, however, has some incredibly well-thought-out solutions that will ultimately make sense. That's not to say they're easy; quite the contrary. Some of these solutions won't present themselves until you've spent a good deal of time just pondering over the things you've seen so far. But when you finally do stumble upon a solution, it's immensely satisfying.
If you have any interest at all in point-and-click games, or need a powerful defense in the "games as art" debate, you should definitely check out The Dream Machine.
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10 av 10 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1 person tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
9.7 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 9 maj
This game has been in development for about 5 years now, so far 5 out of the planned 6 chapters have been finished. The reason it has taken so long is that the entire game is being built -by hand- with real materials like cardboard, clay and wood. It is absolutely beautiful, as you can probably imagine. Not only that, but the story AND the writing are both terrific! I'd say that almost all the puzzles hold some sense of logic to them, but as this is a game about entering people's dreams, it somewhat fittingly DOES start to lose some of it's sanity with it's puzzles (as is the case with all adventure games unfortunately). I had to use a walkthrough a few times to complete it, but that's the case with pretty much any adventure game I've ever played...

I absolutely recommend playing this! It's not finished yet, and based on how long it's taken to get the first 5 chapters out, it seems like we'll be waiting a while yet for the ending, but it's a wait very much worth enduring!
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6 av 6 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
15.5 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 4 april
A rare adventure that lets you find your way through an honest twilight of intimacy and absurdity. The symbolic themes are brought to life by the haptic claymation, and the mundanely relatable characters make the extraordinary circumstances all the more striking. The Dream Machine seems to know exactly what it is, and makes it a treat for anyone to try and find out for yourself.
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3 av 3 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1.0 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 26 juli
The Dream Machine is a fantastic little indie game made entirely from clay. How awesome is that? The storyline is awesome and I feel that there is a constant dramatic and emotional ambience.

Great character development, too. Whilst I have not yet finished it, I really do think this game is absolutely brilliant. A point and click adventure game with some parts of puzzle, too. Loving it so far! I acknowledge that this review is pretty miniscule but that is because I am not even close to completely this game just yet, not even the first chapter.
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