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€841
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backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, July 2 2019 5:02 PM UTC +00:00

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(the old Demo)


‘Dead Dreams’ Unravels the Unsettling End of a Past Friend

- a review by  Julia Couture from Indie Games +

Dead Dreams -  is a  story-driven, 2D psychological horror game inspired by Silent Hill 2 and focused on exploration, puzzle solving and story, for PC, Linux, Android and iSO.

My goal is to make a unique horror experience by exploring character's fears through the game mechanics, disturbing creatures design, puzzles, and compelling and intricate narrative.

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NOTE: This is a demo of the game. It reflects an early development and there will be changes and improvements to a final version. 

A school game dev club of four friends breaks up after the tragic death of one of their members.  "Until... a sinister ‘Player’ would force them back to their memories of those events, what lead to that death" and how it changed their lives. 

- Silent Hill inspired sound design and music by Matt Reeves (NEMESES)

- Every puzzle, creature and horror element reflect a character's past. They are physical manifestations of their fears and anxieties.

- Disturbing and uncanny creature designs.

- Does not rely on jump scares!

- Experimental scares with a proper build ups made in different art styles (from a traditional art to 3D animation). 

Art by Jonas

- A lot of hidden content and story elements. 

- Around 30+ possible versions of the ending depending on your play style and the choices you make. (the screenplay is 90% finished)

Apart from Silent Hill, this project was hugely inspired by games like SOMA, IB, Oxenfree, Lone Survivor and these films: 

Eraserhead, Don't look now,  Jacob's ladder and Twin Peaks  television series.

More creepy cutscenes and experimental animations

by  slime-tooth (Twitter, Tumblr)

 And creature designs by Dt75Art and  rhuematism 

More Silent Hill inspired soundtracks by Matt Reeves (NEMESES)

Aiaz "Marx" 

The main force behind the project,  writer, programmer, artist and translator of the game . He's also a big fan of Silent Hill and experimental indie games such as Lisa, Oxenfree, and Undertale. 


Allan Martinez 

Game designer, PR and just an awesome guy. The crucial piece to bring this project to life.

Aidan  "Kanteramcneil" Mecchi 

Beta tester and editor. He's always there to provide you some advice and moral support!


Special thanks to Malachi 'Gavren' Gospodarski(voice acting) and Roji's Room(thumbnail). 

Risks and challenges

I already planned all of the major points of the game, but without financial support, I won't be able to release it on time (October - November 2019). The game is 60% finished, but there is still plenty of work to do.
The extended goals are there to make even a cooler project by hiring a real composer and improving the graphics.
My goal is to make a unique, story-rich 2D Horror game and contribute to the innovation of story telling in video games and I think together we can do that!

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    Digital copy of the game is yours!

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