Dream Alone

2D platform game with classic platform gameplay, deadly traps, dark storyline and unique hero abilities all in Tim Burton's-like audio-visual

Overview

2D platformer game with classic platform gameplay, deadly traps, dark storyline and unique hero abilities. All coated and strongly influenced by Tim Burton's audio-visual workshop.

Synopsis

Mysterious sickness strikes a quiet village. People, one by one, fall into a coma, whole families lying down in death-like state. When the hero’s family becomes affected by the disease, he starts a dangerous journey to find the mythical Lady Death, who is supposed to have powers, that can stop or even revert the disease. The hero travels through many levels designed as forest, cemetery, battlefield, ghost town etc. All (or nearly all) levels have their alternative reality versions, slightly different, with a few more objects or differently located traps. As the story develops, the player uncovers more about main hero’s past, his motivation and dark secrets.

A mistake, wrong jump or simply being not careful enough equals death. Precision jumps and quick running is, however, not enough. Some traps need to be deactivated. Some object, like stones or crates, need to be moved into certain position. Sometimes there’s no object to move or trigger to switch, unless the hero uses one of his special powers, which are available scarcely during the game. The hero can jump into an alternative reality. Some traps can be avoided only if time moves slower than usual, again, thanks to the hero’s another special ability. In some cases hero can even create a clone of himself!

Features

  • Grayscale graphic with original “old horror” camera effects
  • Unique gameplay due to alternate reality levels and time warp
  • Varied game mechanics
  • Atmospheric story bringing to mind the darkest of fairy tales
  • Beautiful minimalist soundtrack

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