Ludum Dare 37 — December 9th-11th, 2016 — Theme: One Room

Well, Mike ran in to problems getting working properly with about 12 hours left in the Compo, so this is the backup plan.

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Dreamer of Dreams

by HolyBlackCat - Compo Entry

Play as a girl who is trapped in a mysterious room, but able to travel to various worlds in her dreams!

All controls are listed in the game itself.
F12 toggles fullscreen.

Please comment, you feedback is valuable!


2. Purple forcefields now correctly deactivate dash. Fixed some unintended shortcuts. Tweaked forest map.
1. Changed collisions after death and replaced dash particles with proper ones. (Pure aesthetic features.)
0. Uploaded.


Several people said that they've stuck on the forest map.
Hint: you need to go over the wall on the right. To do so you need to jump and dash to the right while standing on a high tree.

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zeoxo says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 4:16pm

Amazing art and great game play, loved every second. 5/5

kiv says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 4:40pm

Very beautiful and pleasant, thank you.

onyon says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 4:50pm

I didn't finish it, cause I got stuck after reaching the forest and didn't know what to do :P

Beautiful game, loved every aspect of it to the moment I played.

Rscar says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 4:50pm

Really great, really loved the visual contrast between levels. I'm a big fan of this style of game, and thought you did a great job implementing it. Effects were also lovely, which I know is no small task assuming you're still using your custom engine. Great game.

piwicode says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 4:57pm

Very nice game, a little pain in the eyes after a few minutes.
The idea is very nice.
The platform style is well playable but the bonus movements are placed bizarrely to be enjoyed.
It will be worth finding more interest in history than in the jumps.
I loved the universe anyway!

MAT4DOR says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 4:59pm

Really cool game! Didn't really understand it at first, but once you get the hang of it, its amazing. The character made me think of NYKRA, the style is very similar. You get a 5/5 from me too.

nycolas says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 7:33pm

I just had a weird but cool experience with this game. The atmosphere is good, the graphisms are great and you got a good idea with the dream thing. Good job!

sollinxp says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 9:34pm

the art and animations is just perfect, good job!

negativice says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:02pm

My favorite LD37 game so far after checking 50 games. Graphics are excellent, audio and mood is great, the way you learn from your deaths is very cool!
The only thing that bothered me a bit was the blinking/blur trails in dreams, they gave me a little head ache.

Decentsauce says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 4:14pm

Cool game! Game kinda reminds me of an old dos game called "Vinyl Goddess from Mars". Not really a fan though of the blind jumps and I got stuck at the forest part. Still, very well made and polished game! :)

#gmdsgn says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 7:06pm

Has its own style and overall mood.

Dec 14, 2016 @ 7:47pm

Art is nice, gameplay is nice, animations are nice... good job!I dont know if i am so noob or what but i feel frustating when i died and I need to go the candle every time (at least int his game, when you learn from death).

But... Amazing job!

HolyBlackCat says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 7:57pm

Thanks for the kind words everyone. C:

Yeah, you're right. You are not the first person who told me this. :S
This is not a best gameplay decision, but I really wanted to give a player the feeling that if they die, they wake up.

#gmdsgn says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 12:47am

Hahahaha amount of Polish !? Plz tell me what you mean by that :D

#gmdsgn says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 1:44pm

Thank you ! All assets where made by our art. @oskarkrupinski . Audio was made in sfxr. It was also coded the way it is from beggining we have not change a lot i mechanics alone since it was made. Once again Thanks for your rateing and kind words.

Uliana Galich says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 1:09pm

Good job man! I like your style :)

liquidmedia says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 6:14pm

GG I did not finish the game yet looking good from what I have seen

Thijs Tak says ...
Dec 20, 2016 @ 11:30am

The game crashed instantly at my machine unfortunately:(

murilo says ...
Dec 20, 2016 @ 1:02pm

Very nice overall but I got stuck at the infinity dash learning part. Also the screen transition with fading is too long for a game you die a lot so it's annoying. just a nitpick! Great game, man!

Decentsauce says ...
Dec 20, 2016 @ 3:58pm

Played it again after you left a hint about the forest part but I have to say I'm not really a fan of the later parts of the game. :( It feels very punitive, like the bad parts of an I wanna be the guy game. When you drop down in the third dream candle world you could possibly be killed by three blind fall traps and it makes that part feel very trial and error. (All three happened to me in a row. :( ) Especially the long death/enter dream world animation makes it feel very slow. Still think everything else is great just the level design is a weak point. (imo ofcourse)

jramell says ...
Dec 25, 2016 @ 4:11pm

Beautiful game. You introduce well the core mechanics at the beginning. However, selecting an option in the game menu feels weird, like it was the other that was selected and level design feels weird. There are pits whose existance only purpose seems to be bothering the player.

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