Everybody dreams, but not everybody remembers their dreams upon waking. Lucid dreamers, though, take it to the next level and are consciously aware of their dreamscapes, going so far as to shape the world around them while in this semi-conscious state. One Dreamer is an adventure game with platformer elements that tackles this idea of going down the proverbial psychological rabbit hole.One Dreamer

In One Dreamer you play as an indie games developer named Frank who’s decided to use lucid dreaming as a way to garner inspiration for his work in the waking world. You’ll be spending plenty of time in the “Reality” state as well as in your dreams. How you go about your daily routines and nocturnal escapades shapes Frank’s experiences and leads to radically different outcomes. So, there’s a lot of replayability here if you’re so inclined.

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During the day, you’ll be doing things like working on your computer and doing daily chores. Check your e-mails, work on your projects, catch up on social media, watch cat videos (okay, maybe not that last one), and more! Yeah, sounds a bit boring but these are crucial to getting to know (or manipulate) who Frank is. It’s in the dreamscapes that things get interesting, though.

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Nighttime in One Dreamer takes on a much more surreal tone. Anyone who remembers any dreams they’ve had know that things can get…well, weird. And much more fast-paced with things like platforming sequences, stealth routes, etc. Which is quite a stark contrast to “Reality”. And the more Frank relies on his dreaming the more disconnected he becomes from the real world. To the point where he starts to question his own existence. Or something. I’m no psychoanalyst.

Anyway, if you’re a fan of pixelated adventure games that deals with both the waking and sleeping worlds then One Dreamer is one that just might be up your alley. And there’s a demo to try out before pledging if you’re on the fence.

Track the progress of the One Dreamer Kickstarter in our Campaign Calendar.

Serena Nelson
Serena has been a gamer since an early age and was brought up with the classic adventure games by Sierra On-Line, LucasArts, and Infocom. She's been an active member on Kickstarter since early 2012 and has backed a large number of crowdfunded games, mostly adventures. You can also find her writing for Kickstart Ventures and evn.moe.
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