Dream Alone

Dream Alone

2018

System
Switch eShop
Publisher
Fat Dog Games
Developer
Fat Dog Games

8.2

Game Rating

User Ratings: 6

Our Review: 3/10

Overview

Number of Players
Single Player
Genre
Action, Adventure, Platformer
Release Date

Switch eShop

  • 28th Jun 2018, $9.99 (US/Canada)
  • 28th Jun 2018, £8.99 (UK/EU/AU)

Screenshots (4)

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Reviews

  • 9

    Switch eShop

    Review Dream Alone

    Should have stayed asleep

    You’d be hard-pressed to make a list of the best indie games of all-time and not include Limbo either/or/and Braid in the top ten, as well as the recently released Inside. These are some of the best indie games ever made. Then on the other end of the spectrum, you have games such as Dream Alone that desperately try...

About The Game

Dark & difficult 2D indie platformer!

Dream Alone is a 2D platforming game with classic platform gameplay, deadly traps, a dark storyline and unique hero abilities.

A mysterious sickness strikes a quiet village. One by one the townspeople fall into a coma, entire families falling prey to a death-like state. When the hero's family becomes affected by the disease, he starts a dangerous journey to find the mythical sorceress, Lady Death, who is supposed to have powers that can stop or perhaps even reverse the disease.

The hero travels through many levels and include a forest, a cemetery, a battlefield, a ghost town, etc. Nearly all levels have their own alternative reality versions; slightly different versions that hold a few more objects or traps in different locations. As the story develops, the player uncovers more about the main hero’s past, his motivation and some very dark secrets.

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