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Escape the Dream

Dreamescape tabletop boardgame box

Dreams can’t hurt you. Can they?

In Dreamescape you play as the dream spirit of a 1920’s pulp horror writer. Trapped behind the door of sleep by dreams tyrannous gods, you must explore the amorphous and ever-changing landscape, find the key that will unlock one of the few gates that lead out of the the nightmare.

 

But Cthulhu and the  Old Ones covet all that enter Dreamland and will not let you simply leave without a struggle. You must delve deep into the secrets of the land, survive encounters with dream denizens and find a way to escape.

 

Success means coming awake, but failure leads to insanity, locked forever in a dream within your own mind!

 

 

THE GAME

Dreamescape is a narrative driven exploration and survival adventure game for 1 (or 2 co-op) players, with hundreds of hours of variable storyline.

 

Each story card offers roleplay-like choices for the player to choose from to advance the story. Choices require tests to be passed against the player’s specific abilities shown on a character board. Chances of success can be influenced by the rewards given by earlier story cards and by the equipment the player has accumulated during the game so far – but also by the player’s own knowledge (memory) of previously playing the game!

 

Dreamescape offers unique déjà vu and lucid dreaming abilities to let you take control of the story and directly influence your chances of survival!

 

…But all knowledge comes at a price. Using up benefits gained from previous encounters means they will crucially not be available later in the game – perhaps when they are vital to your survival! In addition, your character’s health and Sanity in the dreamworld will slowly decay the longer you spend in the nightmare, driving the character deeper into the slumbering world and towards insanity.

 

Solo or Co-op play

Dreamescape is primarily a solo player experience but there will be options to include a 2nd player (playing another dreamer of the Dreamlands). The two players must co-operate to survive as Cthulhu and the Old Ones will work doubly hard to prevent their escape.

 

Dreamescape is scheduled for release at the end of 2020.

 

 

 

 

Cover art by Mario (Magolobo) Romero.