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Last Dream incorporates the best features of classic RPGs: replayability and complete immersion into a vast world, rich with detail.
Last Dream incorporates the best features of classic RPGs: replayability and complete immersion into a vast world, rich with detail.
Last Dream incorporates the best features of classic RPGs: replayability and complete immersion into a vast world, rich with detail.
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Last Dream will be available for purchase on WhiteGiantRPG.com after July 31, 2013!

You can still earn our Rewards by donating through PayPal, up to the $125 level. The $50, $60, $100, and $125 levels will now apply to Last Dream II! We will promptly contact you to deliver on your pledge amount. Alternatively, please feel free to contact us at info@whitegiantrpg.com. Thank you so much for your support!

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Follow the rise of your modest protagonists to epic heights in a sprawling RPG packed with a vast set of challenging puzzles, hundreds of original compositions, myriad side quests, and interspersed cutscenes within an in-depth, captivating storyline.

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  • 40+ hours of dynamic gameplay
  • 15+ additional hours of immersive side quests
  • 1+ hours of interspersed flashbacks
  • 200+ compositions from talented, independent artists
  • 50 mind-bending puzzles
  • 200+ tracked achievements
  • 500+ unique paths by virtue of the non-linear gameplay
  • 701 page comprehensive Strategy Guide and walkthrough
  • Thoughtfully-crafted storyline with memorable characters
  • Classic turn-based battle system and graphics
  • Adjustable difficulty level and custom scripts
  • 4-character party selected from 8 unique classes
  • Leaderboards! (visit our website at WhiteGiantRPG.com)

GameZone Review!

Our team at White Giant RPG Studios was recently interviewed by GameZone, and they subsequently issued a glowing review of Last Dream - Check it out here!

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Stretch Goals!

Any funds beyond $11,000 will be dedicated to polishing the (Expanded!) Expansion Pack as well as Last Dream II. Thank you for your amazingly kind support of this growing project!

Game Overview

Experience a highly non-linear RPG from an independent development studio with a sprawling storyline commencing with a modest protagonist, lost in an unfamiliar world... As you struggle to find a way back home, you uncover an increasingly malevolent and time-twisted plot to devour the ancient creatures of Terra. You must confront this corrupted power to save Terra and ultimately, yourself.

Development

We began developing Last Dream in April 2011 to be the central element of our decades-running annual Tournament among physics graduates. Hence, we started with the sole desire to craft an enduring game that we would personally enjoy.

As Last Dream progressed and over 50 creative individuals became involved, we realized that other people might enjoy our game as well. Now, after spending thousands of dollars of our own money and investing thousands of collective hours in game development and testing, we are ready to make the final push toward distribution.

Our development team is comprised of people who deeply cherish the RPGs of our childhoods.

Andrew Walker, PhD: Passionate head programmer, prolific documentarian, and manager of the game testing network.

Josh Mellon: Spearheads legal and financial matters, chief editor, and detail-oriented game tester.

Mark Cope: Graphic designer and industrious, deeply-experienced focus group of ONE.

Alex White: Professional website developer and serial entrepreneur.

Game Features

Choose from 8 specialized character classes to form your 4-person party; each class contains a wide diversity of skills that you can unlock throughout your game, and you can build each character's attributes as you see fit. The result is a strikingly different experience every time you play Last Dream.

The selectable difficulty levels offer first time players an edge or an engaging challenge to the most hardcore gamers. You can also select your desired encounter rate and saving opportunities.

Last Dream also offers over an hour of intriguing cutscenes that shed light on the complex history of planet Terra. Alternatively, you are free to decline these cutscenes for a more streamlined experience.

Sophisticated puzzles are a fundamental aspect of Last Dream, ranging from very easy to highly challenging.

Pledges

Your pledges will make a huge difference, enabling us to obtain enhanced music and images, as well as installation software, and pursue minor marketing efforts and continued hosting of our website and related expenses.

From the Strategy Guide:

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Independent Reviews!

Review by TheUnproPro:

We sincerely appreciate your interest in Last Dream. Please PLEDGE NOW to make this multi-year effort a reality and become part of our spirited and ever-growing team.

We encourage and value your questions or comments - we would love to hear from you!

If you would like to learn more about us, please visit our website at WhiteGiantRPG.com

Risks and challenges

We have a dedicated team of capable professionals with decades of gaming experience, and every one of us is committed to bringing this multi-year project to fruition.

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    We will turn your name into a special passcode that unlocks unique game features in Last Dream II, plus all prior rewards.

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    You will receive Last Dream encased in a durable DVD case and adorned with high-definition cover art, plus all prior rewards.

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    We will place a tombstone in Last Dream with your name and a phrase of your choosing (PG-13 please), plus all prior rewards.

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    You will be a dynamic character in Last Dream, with text of your choosing (PG-13 please), plus all prior rewards.

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    You will receive a 13x19 poster of Last Dream's cover art, plus all prior rewards.

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    A grand statue will be erected in your honor within the center of a major Last Dream town, so all will know of your great deeds, plus all prior rewards.

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    We will recreate your room as a hidden, serendipitous location within Last Dream. Your sprite will luxuriate in the lodge, with text of your choosing. Plaques within the room will also reflect your preferred text, plus all prior rewards.

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    We will write you into Last Dream II as a major character, essential to the primary storyline, who reflects your personality. You will also receive a 13x19 poster of Last Dream's cover art signed by the development team, plus all prior rewards.

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    When we near the completion of Last Dream II, we will launch a second campaign to commence the final game in our trilogy. We will grant you ALL rewards below $251 in this second campaign, as well as ALL PRIOR rewards for this campaign. In addition, you will receive the trilogy boxed set.

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    Similar to the $375 level, you will receive ALL rewards below $251 in our second campaign as well as ALL rewards below $251 in this campaign. In addition, you will receive the trilogy boxed set, Producer credits, a printed and bound Strategy Guide for the first game, a printed copy of “A Tournament History” and if we reach the $9k Stretch goal, you will receive all of this campaign's rewards in the Expansion Pack. You can also count on our everlasting admiration!

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    An all expenses paid trip to our Last Dream Tournament in Albuquerque, NM, including your flight, lodging, and food. We will greet you at the airport and provide you with your own room at our vacation rental on 20-acres for 3 days. Join our jolly gaggle of twelve people in early September 2013, for geeky competition and prizes. You will also receive a printed and bound copy of "A Tournament History" including pictures and results from the Last Dream Tournament and over 100 pages of prior Tournaments, plus all prior rewards.

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