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by BahamutZaero - Jam Entry

DREAM puts you in the mind of someone thinking through what they wanted to do with their life - their goals and aspirations. Navigate the dream city and collect enough dreams to complete the experience. Dream Eaters fly around and consume dreams, however they are only as dangerous as you let them be.

DREAM incorporates the theme of Minimalism in multiple ways:

1.) The concept of seeing the world in a simpler way.
2.) The art style of the gameplay portion.
3.) The gameplay interaction (the entire game is a single click to move and navigate).
4.) Minimalism of the mind, and feeling that all is lost.

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Xellinus says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 11:35pm

Very beautiful. Then depressing. Ouch =)

Apr 30, 2013 @ 3:22am

Short but amazing. Beautiful.

Nekoyoubi says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 3:28am

Wow. I love what you were going for with the graphical style, and the simple play was nice as well. I even chuckled at the LD reference in the game itself. To be honest, though, I was a bit put off by the morose conclusion. Some techno-orchestral ambiance would have been epic as well. Well done overall!

Kitch says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 3:29am

the art style is fantastic, very fitting.

Topaz says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 3:33am

Graphics look nice.

BigBlackBeard says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 4:32am

Innovating game ! But to depressing for me.

But beatyful and good ;).

s0ulcrusher says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 4:40am

Cool effect on picking up those orbs, I like it.

LionelJitro says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 4:42am

Definitely took the theme to heart.

Quite mellow in a charming way.

Andrewves says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 9:15am

Great gameplay and art style, the particle effects were good too. The ending seems a bit off tho.

hellosimpson says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 1:20pm

Great, simple gameplay! I liked the ending and the deeper message.

Zer0Kelvin says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 10:17pm

See all the cats! :D

Great stuff!

mkpictures says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 11:09pm

Sad it was so short :( The atmosphere is really beautiful, the graphics are nice :)

MinionStudios says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 12:08am

I liked it, but I keep picking up the dream eaters. Good game

Lev_Astov says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 1:17am

Uh, anyone else take this as a cry for help? Can we make sure the submitter is still with us? Based on this jam game, you clearly have great things in you dude, don't do it!

captainkraft says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 2:08am

The aesthetics are great and it short and sweet. Good stuff

BahamutZaero says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 4:24am

Lev_Astov: LOL! I'm fine, and not a cry for help. I just like creating alternate games when there isn't a profit margin on the line. :)

Per says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 11:08am

Wow, the ending was really something...
Very nice graphics.

olkeencole says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 5:00pm

Fun concept and cool visual style. The cube controlled well and was fun to move around. I wish the text would have stayed on the screen a bit longer though. This could have been a lot better with some audio (and it was already pretty good). Also, your ending conflicts with the message of following your dreams. I was on board with everything until that kind of came out of nowhere. Otherwise solid entry.

ddionisio says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 5:03pm

I hate to say this but, "See all the cats in the internet" is an impossible task.

Really symbolic game, I love it! The ending was a bit of a surprise though.

Good choice of color and nice particle effect, the landscape really felt dreamy.

If there is a music to accompany this game, it would maybe be something like Enya :P

villhest says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 6:58pm


BahamutZaero says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 11:00pm

Thanks everyone for the great comments! I had this whole concept of audio and music I wanted to add to the game, but simply ran out of time to get it in there. (I ended up crunching the bulk of this on Sunday and wasn't able to touch it Monday at all). I've been chatting however with the audio developer of my company and he really wants to do a soundtrack for it. I think we'll see an improved / polished build of this game at some point, with a full soundtrack. :)

Komradus says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 12:54am

Well that escalated quickly. Good message being sent.
I particularly like the effects from the dream eaters, looks nice.

nancylewis944 says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 1:18am

I can hear some new age music for this, or Native American Music. Graphics are mesmerizing, I liked this alot, though I am would need alot more time to play to do anything.. that said.. awesome, graphics, theme , Profound game..

thephantom says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 8:46am

amazing game , loved the graphics and idea althougth i hope you have made more goals

AaronYip says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 12:06am

I would definitely look forward to the polished version, as I'm liking this quite a bit. (: I think a more hand-written font (like a letter) could really add a lot to the mood. But regardless, great job!

May 4, 2013 @ 7:34am

Excellent concept that's both deep and yet not entirely vague. Had a proper dreamy touch to it as well. Loved it!

Bloated Hippo says ...
May 4, 2013 @ 7:15pm


Travis Irby says ...
May 7, 2013 @ 8:22pm

Woe intense ending! Really nice graphics, and premise nice work :)

May 17, 2013 @ 8:11pm

It fits the theme really well and has a good look and feel to it.

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