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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Data de lançamento: 11/mai/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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18 de março

Steam Cloud Enabled

Citizen!

We're happy to inform you that we just enabled Steam Cloud for the game. This means that your save games and settings will now be stored safely in the warm heart of cyberspace, and then synchronize across all your machines.

This feature is currently only supported on PC, but we hope to enable it on Mac in the future.

Also, the machine loves you.

Cheers,

- a

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2 de março

March Updates

Citizen!

Things are tugging along at a pretty solid pace. We're busy working on other Chapter 6, but we'll still keep updating the game whenever we feel like it. That's just how we roll.

Below you'll find the contents of each update:

Update #1 (2015-03-02):
• Engine: Attempted to increase game stability
• Chapter 1: Added 20 interaction options
• Chapter 2: Added 50 interaction options
• Chapter 3: Added 155 interaction options
• Chapter 4: Added 130 interaction options
• Chapter 5: Added 265 interaction options

Update #2 (2015-03-10):
• Engine: Attempted to increase game stability
• Engine: Improved performance during menus

Update #3 (2015-03-18):
• Game: Enabled Steam Cloud (PC only)

Update #4 (2015-03-23):
• Engine: Removed slight sound glitch when loading a save game
• Engine: Fixed rare case were player location didn't save properly
• Game: Tweaked UI

We hope you like it and shout out in the comments if you encounter anything strange/buggy in the game. Thanks to everyone who's taken the time to report an issue in the game. You guys help make the game better.

Cheers,

- a

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Análises

"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

Sobre este jogo

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.

Requisitos de sistema

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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36 de 37 pessoas (97%) acharam esta análise útil
13.9 hrs registradas
Publicada: 4 de novembro de 2014
This game is ridiculously good - so much so that I'm actually writing a review. Please PLEASE do yourself a favor and buy it - even full price! It's more than worth it.

I won't go in detail into game mechanics and whatnot (other reviews do the mechanics justice) but suffice it to say the claymation is well-done, the puzzles are interesting and often challenging, and the plot is very engaging. It's a great story! And while it's not a "scary" game, it is a deliciously disturbing one (I mean, it's based on dreams, of course it's gonna be disturbing, especially in the later chapters. I guess I'd say it's a similar feeling as watching one of Tim Burton's films, but with more blood, and a slightly more mature rating.) The only downside to this game is having to wait for the 6th chapter to come out. Rambling aside, 2 thumbs way waaaay up.
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14 de 14 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
20.8 hrs registradas
Publicada: 13 de fevereiro
So ..here we go
I got this game as a gift from a friend (well only chapter 1 ) and i liked it so much that i bought all 5 chapters ( still waiting for 6 )
I really really like the clay graphic style and I found out that it's actually all done by hand (!) with yes real clay and cardboard. Two Thumbs up for the game devs for putting such a heck load of work into this game.
The puzzles are mostly point and click some are quite easy to solve and some are a bit tricky .
The story is intriguing and sometimes even a bit disturbing and grim. To make it short , without spoiling anything , you travel through the dreams of various people with the help of the Dream Machine .

Synopsis
Graphics 9/10
Music 8/10
Controls 7/10 ( Mouse /Keyboard )
Story 9/10
Length 8/10

I'd say definitely a must buy .

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12 de 13 pessoas (92%) acharam esta análise útil
4.7 hrs registradas
Publicada: 26 de outubro de 2014
This is definitely one of my favorite games. It's a point-and-click made with stop motion effects and it looks excellent. The stop motion is far from a gimmick as it adds so much atmosphere to the experience. The puzzles aren't going to break your brain, but they will slow you down for a bit and make you think. The story is fascinating and well-delivered. I played and completed up to the third chapter (that's all there was at the time) and haven't gone back, because I want to play the entire experience once it's finished. Let me tell you, waiting is painful.

If you're a fan of point-and-click adventures or are just looking for a different kind of game, this is for you. You won't be disappointed.
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12 de 14 pessoas (86%) acharam esta análise útil
14.7 hrs registradas
Publicada: 15 de novembro de 2014
One of the best games I've ever played. You just have to give it a go. Amazing atmosphere of gloom and downfall, unique look and... I don't know... It feels different. This game is pure art.
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7 de 8 pessoas (88%) acharam esta análise útil
16.2 hrs registradas
Publicada: 25 de novembro de 2014
Oh boy, would I recommend The Dream Machine. I've just recently gotten into point-and-clicks and I think this just set a high standard and it's going to be hard to find a game that beats it. The wait for Chapter 6 is going to be painful, especially because the devs post teasers on their Twitter. As an artist, this is a game to appreciate, and as someone who enjoys 'darker' art, it's a smorgasbord.

Reasons why you need it:
+ Devs are very responsive to cries for help with glitches
+ Art style is incredible and obviously takes a lot of work
+ Puzzles are really tough
+ Puzzles are innovative and different
+ Chapter format makes it easier to appreciate in moderation instead of doing a binge
+ It's easy to binge

There are some little glitches here and there, but your love for the game will overpower them. Community for this game is great as well. There are no cons, really. Although, I would love to see some dynamic backgrounds.
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5 de 5 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
9.7 hrs registradas
Publicada: 22 de novembro de 2014
I called the removal man in-game in a surveillance room while spying on him on a monitor and watched on the monitor (one of nine on screen at the time) as he actually picked up the phone and answered. It wasn't even part of the plot. The attention to detail is immense and admirable.
The puzzles are often difficult but not impossible, the tone is both dark and comic. I haven't been this impressed with a pure, puzzle solver point and click game since Grim Fandango and Monkey Island.
If this sounds anything like something you might like, give it a shot. As many people have already said, it deserves more recognition.
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5 de 5 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
2.0 hrs registradas
Publicada: 23 de novembro de 2014
Possibly the finest and most original point and click adventure I have EVER played. 'Nuff said.
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5 de 5 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
20.8 hrs registradas
Publicada: 4 de dezembro de 2014
The dream machine is the one of the best point and click games I have played in a long time. The puzzles are enjoyable. The art style is very original and memorable. The atmosphere is a little creepy(in a good way),and the musical style fits in well with the atmosphere. A little about the game in general , chapter one is very basic in approach getting used to how the puzzles are.Chapter two and later is where it starts getting really interesting and the dreams become more fun to enter into. If you are looking for something new and interesting try this title out.
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5 de 5 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
38.0 hrs registradas
Publicada: 7 de dezembro de 2014
AWSUM! I wonder when the soundtrack would be available too. Great game, great music, great atmosphere! 10/10
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5 de 5 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
3.2 hrs registradas
Publicada: 24 de dezembro de 2014
Original aesthetic, the story is not much but leads to rather imaginative places and interesting characters, the puzzles are more or less good, there are some annoying bugs and glitches at times to times.

This is not among my favorite point'n'click games, but still a pleasing experience and I am looking forward to the release of the next chapters.
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5 de 5 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
2.6 hrs registradas
Publicada: 3 de janeiro
Adorable graphics and storyline. I congratulate the creators of this game for their vision. Players will enjoy the deep freudian realms and will feel like the whole world is upside down. From the routinely casual life of a simple guy who rents an apartment to the philosophical conversations with decrepit statues, all will amaze you. Remember, it's a game for the point and click fans:)
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5 de 5 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
18.6 hrs registradas
Publicada: 21 de novembro de 2014
I don't play adventure games very often because I'm tired of all those stupid puzzles where you have to join more and more absurd items together to get even more absurd item...

But The Dream Machine is different. It's 100% logical. It's rewarding. It's mesmerizing. It's mysterious.

I love the graphics, I love the music and sounds, I love this game. Diamond among ordinary stones.

I've just finished chapter 5 and I can't wait for the final one!
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6 de 7 pessoas (86%) acharam esta análise útil
7.1 hrs registradas
Publicada: 24 de março
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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7 de 9 pessoas (78%) acharam esta análise útil
21.1 hrs registradas
Publicada: 1 de novembro de 2014
The claymation intrigued me, so I decided to dive right in.The point-and-click is essential to this game. Your main goal is to explore and find solutions. The game gives you just enough of information to figure out the puzzles on your own without being too ridiculously difficult. Sometimes you'll get stuck, but don't abandon the game. Take a break for about half an hour and try again. A solution will be found.
I love the claymation because it is clearly a labor-intensive gamestyle, but very very worth it. The dialogue can become a bit repetitive, but the story is woven in very well with real life dream theories. If you don't like puzzles, this is not the game for you. This is also not for the faint of heart. There are some very disturbing scenes in this claymation universe.
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4 de 4 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
22.3 hrs registradas
Publicada: 19 de novembro de 2014
Excellent original game, it will have you clicking/guiding a clay man around for weeks if you're not up to scratch on problem solving & out of the box thinking. If you want to gain some IQ or troubleshooting skills then take a crack at this.
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4 de 4 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
11.9 hrs registradas
Publicada: 18 de novembro de 2014
A really nice adventure game that's just emanating the love of the devs have for making it. This is clear in that its all made in claymation which is notorious for being painstaking as hell and it shows, the first episode of this game came out like four years ago. It looks really atmospheric and eerily beautiful because of the claymotion though so its totally worth it.The game's also nicely written with a likable cast and a morally gray antagonist. Some of the puzzles can be obtuse and pixel-hunty, but they're mostly fine. Definitely deserves more love and hopefully the last episode comes out next year. (A fun little bit trivia I learned was the dev for this made Gateway 2, a flash game I played years back that I thought was neat.)
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4 de 4 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
29.0 hrs registradas
Publicada: 9 de dezembro de 2014
This really is a great value game, which is very entertaining. It has its own unique style for a point and click adventure game and a intriguing plot. Worth the money.
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3 de 3 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
15.5 hrs registradas
Publicada: 4 de abril
The Dream Machine is 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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4 de 5 pessoas (80%) acharam esta análise útil
12.8 hrs registradas
Publicada: 18 de novembro de 2014
Excellent point-and-click adventure. The first couple of chapters were a little slow to start with but it was worth waiting for the later chapters, and it's definitely worth playing through until the end. The choice of using a style like claymation results a very unique environment and required a huge amount of effort on the part of the developers besides, and it shows. Localization is good. If I had to nitpick, it would have been nice to have recap of each chapter since I was playing new chapters after a few months' wait, but nothing's stopping me from just replaying the previous chapters. A few bugs in the later chapters but nothing game-breaking. Two tentacles way, way up!
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2 de 2 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
10.2 hrs registradas
Publicada: 20 de dezembro de 2014
I picked up the first two chapters of this game expecting it to be a little wonky adventure that I would pick up and put down here and there to enjoy some odd visuals and a promisingly unique story. As it turns out The Dream Machine was bit more pleasingly dark, strange and required a bit more thought from me than I initially bargained for. Before I knew it I had flown through Chapters 1 and 2 and was purchasing the rest of the chapters to play as soon as possible. The storyline has a low burn in the beginning but by Chapter 2 things dive into the deep end of possibilities for the storyline and do not disappoint. I was daft myself for picking up just 1&2 initially myself the game is wonderful.
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