December 18th, 2012 | By Alex Wilkinson
Ever since the days gone by of Myst and cult classic The 7th Guest I have loved exploration puzzle games. These two pioneering titles where way ahead of their time and had to deal with heavy technological limitations not fully capable of realising the developers true dream.
Since these days the technology has come along leaps and bounds and now developers are no longer hampered by such limitations and modern day exploration games can be sprawling and deeply immersive. Dream by Hypersloth promises just this and so far from the looks of it, expect it to deliver on every account.
Dream was greenlit in the first batch of titles, it has seen critical acclaim and has been mentioned in numerous different outlets. Even with all this positives publicity of the game their Kickstarter project has been struggling greatly to gain any momentum.
The Kickstarter was created at the beginning of the month in the hope of brining in an additional £20,000 for the team to continue developing the game full time. It is now just over halfway through the Kickstarter campaign and the team have yet to even raise a quarter of the funds asked for.
It’s an interesting state of affairs and one that has got me scratching my head as to why this project has not really taken off on Kickstarter so far. For Dream to be greenlit in the first month knocking out many other suitable contestants is a huge accomplishment by the team. You would expect this would generate a lot of buzz for the game, or maybe now several months on people have forgotten about Dream, seeing as it is already scheduled for Steam fans may of already tuned out.
What is Dream? Dream is a very interesting exploration title with the main gameplay existing within the main characters dreams. In these lucid dreams you are expected to solve puzzles and start piecing together the story. Expect a great deal of depth in the dreams and some stunning visuals, only enhanced by the Oculus Rift which is fully supported on release.
If you are a fan of puzzle games that allow you to truly experience vast and beautiful landscapes Dream may very well be the game for you. Be sure to check out the Kickstarter page and if the game is something that appeals to you consider pledging to ensure this great looking title actually gets made.