Trapped in a cursed alternate dimension, arcane apprentice Morgan Carter faces an epic quest to save both her soul and the shattered Dreamlands. Use stealth, spells, and weapons to defeat enemies and purge the corruption while exploring thousands of shards of this ever-expanding action adventure.
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Sep 7, 2021
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We truly want to make an infinite adventure, a game that you can keep digging into and keep finding deeper mysteries and adventures. To do that we have complex systems that generate the Adventures but even with the 1.0 release limited to a single location, that still translates to 10,000 of them. With so many permutations, we need the wide and diverse perspective that only a community of players can give us. Early Access gives us the chance to adapt the game, based on player feedback. Together we hope to tune and hone the mechanics and the systems into the fun and endlessly re-playable experience it is trying to be.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We are not really sure. Our goal for Early Access is to fine tune the first Map Tile “The Enchanted Forest” to be a template for the game to expand from. That process will be a period of back and forth with the community as we learn what content is most important to make that highly replayable experience. We expect that it will be at least a year but it could be longer.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“Leading up to the release you can expect many improvements, from extra weapons, spells, perks, enemies and environmental assets, to overall improvements to combat, UI, UX and visual fidelity. All of which will be scaled and prioritized based on the feedback from the community.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The Early Access version of Dream Cycle encompasses the intro and the first section of the Main Story. It has a multitude of adventures across one location. With each adventure taking 10-30 minutes to complete, the accessible play time is really only limited by the player’s upgrade path and enemy variety.
The player has access to several weapons, spells and perks.
There are multiple factions with various enemies and procedurally generated ‘bosses’
Only one language is supported, for now.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We expect the price to increase once we go 1.0, but we don’t know for sure.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We gather data from every player through normal analytics.”
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About This Game

Discover the next evolution of action adventures with Dream Cycle, an ever-expanding portal into the unknown brought to you by the creator of Lara Croft, Toby Gard. Trapped in a shattered dimension, you take the role of Morgan Carter, a modern-day arcane apprentice. Defeat the corrupted inhabitants of the Dreamlands to break the curse. Use stealth, traps, spells, and illusions to quietly clear the way or challenge enemies head-on, exploiting their weaknesses with conventional weapons. Only by destroying these soulless opponents can you venture deeper into the Dreamlands, discover the truth of your story, and maybe… just maybe… find a way out.

Story

When her Essence is stolen by a long lost relative, arcane apprentice Morgan Carter finds herself trapped in the Dream Realms on the edge of death. With the Realms shattered and corrupted, she must track down her legendary Great Great Grand Uncle Randolph Carter in order to take back her power, thwart his plan to become a God, and bring light to the Dreamlands.

Designed by Toby Gard, creator of Lara Croft, Dream Cycle features an original story based on H.P Lovecraft’s series by the same name, as well as music by Tomb Raider composer Nathan McCree.


Key Features:

Infinite Adventure

Dream Cycle is not a static game, but an ever-growing platform for mystery and adventure. Through regular updates, new realms will become available, introducing new biomes, additional story chapters, weapons, enemies, skills, and powers.

Continue to develop and adapt your character as the vast expanses of the Dream Realms open up over time.


A Massive Computer-Generated Sandbox

Explore and plot your own path through the Dreamlands, following story leads and gathering new powers as you enter the Deep Gate and traverse each of the 10,000 adventures within each map tile. Every time you cross the threshold, you will land in a unique sandbox which you can freely traverse by climbing, teleporting, or even flying. Approach your objectives any way you want and restore the world to balance.


Define Your Playstyle

Whether you want to master the sword in hand-to-hand combat, perfect your aim in dynamic first-person gunplay, or cast fire down on your foes with powerful magic, there are ways to build your character around each strength. With eight spell slots available at all times and a highly flexible perk system, you can become the occultist adventurer you want to be.


Immersive Atmosphere

Enveloping your journey through the Dreamlands is an original soundtrack written by the original Tomb Raider composer, Nathan McCree. Dream Cycle is also professionally voiced, bringing the story and your adventure to life.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

This Game may contain content not appropriate for all ages, or may not be appropriate for viewing at work: Frequent Violence or Gore, General Mature Content

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-7400 / AMD Ryzen 3 1200
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050ti / AMD Radeon RX 570
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 25 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i7-8700 / AMD Ryzen 5 3600
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 / AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 25 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

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