The Dream Machine is an award-winning adventure game about dreams and voyeurism. It's built by hand using materials such as clay, cardboard and broccoli.
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Very Positive (14) - 92% of the 14 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (569) - 93% of the 569 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
May 11, 2012
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September 4

September Update



Mellow greetings!

We just released an update for the game in order to fix some problems people have been reporting. Nothing major. Just small tweaks.

The biggest change is that I made the helmets work both ways. It's mostly a convenience tweak. Working out who should wear which helmet was a bit of a stumbling block for most people, so I just made them work interchangeably. That's how I roll, people!

UPDATE: I made a slight modification to my previous rule change. The player now has to solve the helmet puzzle correctly in Chapter 2. But from then on the helmets can be used interchangeably. You might see this as the game breaking its own logic, but I see it more as the game editing out content the player has already seen. Since the player has already proved he/she knows how to use the helmets twice, there's no reason for them to solve that puzzle again and again and again after that. The game presumes what they want to do, and gets on with it.

Anyway, here's the contents of the latest patch:

• Engine: Fixed bug in task manager
• Game: Tweaked UI
• Chapter 4, 5 & 6: Made the helmets work interchangeably
• Chapter 4: Added dialogue
• Chapter 1, 2, 4 & 6: Fixed typos

Don't be shy if you see something strange or buggy in the game.

Cheers,

- a
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August 1

August Update



Greetings and salutations!

To be honest, we haven't really worked a whole lot on the game this month, because we've been busy enjoying the summer. Summer in Sweden only lasts for about 15 days, so you'd better make the most of it...

We've also been working on a small game, that will be announced in more detail at a later date. It's a sort of palate cleanser, after the huge undertaking that was The Dream Machine. Stay tuned.

We're also running a sale right now, so if you haven't already picked up the game – now's the time!

Anyway, here's the contents of the latest patch:

• Engine: Improved load file accessing
• Game: Tweaked UI
• Chapter 1, 4, 5 & 6: Replaced toilet lid sounds
• Chapter 1 & 6: Split asset files
• Chapter 6: Tweaked dialogue
• Chapter 6: Tweaked crumb interactions
• Chapter 6: Fixed forked twig related bug
• Chapter 6: Added Victor icons to macro view
• Chapter 6: Made staff behavior consistent with Chapter 5

Don't be shy if you see something strange or buggy in the game.

Cheers,

- a
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Reviews

"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

About This Game

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

In Chapter 1 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 neighbors 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.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    OS: Windows XP or later
    Processor: 1.8 GHz processor
    Memory: 1 GB RAM
    Hard Drive: 1 GB HD space
    Additional Notes: Mouse recommended
    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: 1 GB HD space
    Additional Notes: Mouse recommended
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