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 (736) - 92% of the 736 user reviews for this game are positive.
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May 11, 2012
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August 21

August Update


Fellow Human Beings!

I guess summer is starting to wind down a little bit, huh?

How do you feel about it? What's your hot take? Did you have fun? Did you fell like you made the most of it?

I hope you harbor no regrets!

Did you do a lot of laughing/dancing/singing/jumping in puddles/running around in circles? Maybe you even manage to spend summer constructively, learning new skills/doing a lot of activities/improving your living arrangements?

Or perhaps you met that special someone, that made your tummy all tingly? Perhaps you made out with that person at the back of a movie theater? Perhaps you're making out with that person right now just as you're reading these very words on your smartphone or tablet device looking over that person's shoulder?

Good for you, if that's the case, Buddy! There's no harm combining a little business with a little pleasure, that's what I always say...

Or... Wait...

How about... On second thought...

How about you politely ask your partner to pause that kiss and then – the both of you – read this post from the top, giving it the full attention it so surely deserves? I'm sure he/she will be down for that. Perhaps they'll even thank you for it? Perhaps you'll look back on this episode thinking this was – THE – moment? The 'That's when I knew' moment?

All right?

Stopped making out?

Right. Glad we got that sorted.

So, in consideration of your situation, I'll keep the rest of this post mercifully brief.

Here's the skimmy: We've just launched an update for the game!

Aside from the usual minor tweaks here and there, we decided to add hotspot indicators for all the interactive areas in the game. I haven't been super keen on hotspot indicators in the past, but recently I found myself warming up to them, so I decided to add them. They're totally optional, of course. If you don't want to use them, you don't have to. If you do want to use them, just hold down SPACE and they will appear over the interactive objects in the scene. That's pretty much it.

Here's a rundown of what the update contains:

• Game: Added hotspot indicators (press SPACE to see them)
• Engine: Fixed countdown timer bug
• Chapter 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5: Tweaked interactions
• Chapter 4: Fixed cactus related bug
• Chapter 4, 5 & 6: Fixed Edie's front door bug
• Chapter 5: Made the catapult handles easier to find
• Chapter 5: Tweaked witch teleportation sound design
• Chapter 5: Tweaked graphics
• Chapter 5: Tweaked dialogue
• Chapter 5: Added interactions

As always, don't be shy if you see something strange or buggy in the game.

Now get back to making out, you crazy kids!

Cheers,

- a
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June 6

June Update


Greetings Citizen!

It's national day here in Sweden. In order to celebrate, the awesome people at Raw Fury put together this sexy line-up of discounted games.

Update 1: The discount has ended, but you can still check out the sweet, sweet games.
Update 2: Improved page turning performance.

We also just launched an update for the game. Here's a rundown of what it contains:

• Steam: Fixed the Chapter 4 ownership problem
• Steam: Removed demo
• Engine: Fixed bugs
• Game: Addressed stability issues
• Game: Tweaked UI
• Game: Fixed pathfinding stutter glitch
• Game: Improved page turning performance
• Chapter 1, 3 & 5: Tweaked dialogue
• Chapter 1, 4 & 5: Added interactions
• Chapter 1, 4, 5 & 6: Tweaked item names
• Chapter 1, 5 & 6: Tweaked background graphics
• Chapter 2: Tweaked sound levels
• Chapter 3: Added autosave points
• Chapter 4: Fixed rare transportation bug
• Chapter 4: Fixed teddy bear bug
• Chapter 5: Added puzzle clue
• Chapter 6: Added dialogue
• Chapter 6: Tweaked sound levels
• Chapter 6: Fixed navigation issue

As always, 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 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.

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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