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Experience a magical adventure with There Was A Dream. Take part in the epic clash between dream and nightmare in a world molded by your decisions. You get to choose which side you are in. What will it be: balance or chaos?

SET IN A DREAM
There Was A Dream features farming, crafting, combat, puzzle elements, and sandbox exploration. Embark on an adventure at your own pace, where your actions shape the world.

  • Venture into a vast and vibrant world and explore seas, hills, and mountains
  • Your behavior changes the game world from dream to nightmare and vice versa
  • A vast inventory with items to craft, use and trade
  • Cities and villages with shops and activities, along with a lot of places to explore
  • Upgrade your character and learn new amazing skills
  • Work for DreamPol by rescuing people from the Entity, rank up and get upgrades for your watergun
  • Day and night cycle with climate events
  • Customize your look, with thousands of combinations of clothes, colors and stamps
  • Customize and train your horse
  • Customize your tent with a lot of useful tools and services
  • Fight against the Entity and her Nightmares
  • Take control of your Cat in every moment, and use him to help you to discover objects with his senses
  • Take part in activities such as crafting, fishing, hunting, and farming. Drive cars, sail with boats, ride and train your horse, and more.

AN AMAZING WORLD TO EXPLORE
When you're not on your main mission, explore the game world: collect, trade and resell items. Meet new characters and help them in case of need. When you're tired, pitch your tent and restore your energy by crafting lots of useful items. Train and customize your horse, grow the vegetable garden or go fishing. Approach the animals that populate the world, sneaking around or hiding in the bushes. Move around on horseback, by car, boat or train... and by unlocking the right skills, being inside a dream, also through other fantastic ways.

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LOL If I did Steam, I wouldn't be HERE. Too bad, game looked kinda fun.

Is this version on here the demo or something?

where are steam keys. You said we be getting keys for buying this a long time ago.

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We are manually releasing the keys via Discord. Itch.io's system fails to differentiate who bought the game and who donated a dollar or two when it was free and considers everyone as buyers. Enter the Discord, send a private message to Fabrizio indicating your itch.io email at the time of purchase, so that we can check the purchase.
https://discord.gg/therewasadream

Hi. I have seen that people who buyed the game here before, will get steam key. As i can't download it from here anymore, the download just sends me to the steam page, i like to ask for a key. I have bought the game 2018-12-30. Thank you

We are manually releasing the keys via Discord. Itch.io's system fails to differentiate who bought the game and who donated a dollar or two when it was free and considers everyone as buyers. Enter the Discord, send a private message to Fabrizio indicating your itch.io email at the time of purchase, so that we can check the purchase.
https://discord.gg/therewasadream

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I'm in love with where this is going so far! The concept and the look of the world are what sold me. The sky train is the best! Would love to see more surreal elements to discover peppered throughout the world like the pirate ship and musical flower. 

I only tried the alpha and plan to play through more than what I recorded. I'll update my comment with any really specific issues that come up unless there's a way to access the beta. Then I'll play that through instead. 

For the bit I tried, the biggest standouts needing polish were camera control and sensitivity, general optimization, vehicle controls, cleaning up character/cat animations, and maybe reworking some of the key binding. Otherwise decent controller support is a plus. Also hope to see graphics settings soon. Everything else is just a matter of time. Really wonderful job so far. Looking forward to more!

Thank you so much for playing and enjoying it! ๐Ÿ’–

In the new version, apart from the vehicle controller, all the things you mentioned have been fixed. Camera and sensitivity, improved animations with smooth transactions, graphic options for all tastes and general optimization that make the game fluid and fast. As for the surreal, we have added many new things to discover and interact. Thanks again for playing and for the valuable advice!

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Great to hear it! I look forward to checking out the updates!

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Truly a beautiful game! I really enjoyed playing this.

At the time, I did not know the beta version was available too, so it is hard to write a complete review on the game so far. I'm sure a lot of things have been adjusted by now.

What I can say though, is that the game looks beautiful so far! It does feel like a dream, wonderful graphics, interesting combat system... Loved every second of it.

However, I did encounter some issues (which might have been fixed in the beta). 

The car was really hard to control, the boat and chopper were no issue. Although I could not go down with the chopper, and was stuck. I could not exit. Speaking of exiting, I feel like the b button is a very odd key.. I think e or f would make a lot more sense.

Survival mechanic is cool, but I feel like Claire gets hungry very quickly, and that food does not fill her stomach enough. Also, when cooking, the item just disappeared from the pot if I was not quick enough.

Finally, I'd like some quest log maybe. When I headed to the museum, my quest was suddenly gone and I had no idea how to continue.. 

Those were most things that I noticed, but again, might be fixed or changed by now.

I also made a video of my experience playing the game, hope you enjoy it as much as I did playing it!

Thank you so much for playing and for all the feedbacks! Kickstarter campaing for the beta is now live, pledge or spread the word with your friends 

๐Ÿ‘‰ www.therewasadream.com

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Hey,

I think this game looks excellent in quality and would love to put this on a youtube video. Is that okay with and do you have any copy rights that I need to look into for your game let me know.

-  wolfy_boi223

Absolutely not, feel free.  We would be pleased though if you could also include the Beta version material currently on Kickstarter :) So we can show the improvements

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Such a great game but this game needs so much work in my opinion. For me the optimization is required to enhance the overall amazing experience.

Thanks for your video. This the old Alpha version, the newest is currently on Kickstarter and it's a very polished game. Check it out https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/therewasadream/there-was-a-dream-adventure-indie-game-set-in-a-dream/

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Thanks :)

Bonjour , comment obtenir la version beta du jeu ? est ce payant ? pouvons nous monnaier en visibilitรฉ 

Hi, you can get the Beta of the game by supporting our campaign through the Perks :) https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/therewasadream/there-was-a-dream-adventure-

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Does this game support Hangul?

We plan to transalte the game in many languages as possible. We will do this over time, but the game does not include long dialogues or a lot of text. It is easy to understand even for those who know school English.

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Thank you for your kind reply!

Will those of us who bought it on itch.io be able to get a key on Steam? 

Yes

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I love the concept and art direction of your game. I hope the kick starter is a success for you guys, would love to see this game go far!

I'd be honoured to have you guys guest on our podcast to promote the game sometime!

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Thank you so much! Glad you like it! Send us a DM on Twitter when you want https://twitter.com/therewasadream_

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It's a fantastic game and i love the art style but only a few minor bugs kind of bothered me. Trees would float, Ferguson (sorry if i'm not spelling that right) would disappear for a few minutes and then reappear, and the camera. Otherwise, it's a great game and you did very well on it! <3

Thanks for playing the Alpha and thanks for the feedback. Check out the Beta actually on Kickstarter. Any help or share is appreciated https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/therewasadream/there-was-a-dream-an-adventu...

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i like this but it taked Two hours to download!

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Download speed depends 50% from your connection and 50% from itch servers, where the game package is hosted.  

If you liked the game, take a look at the Beta version, currently on Kickstarter. It's a completely new and better game! Support us or share this link with all your friends. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/therewasadream/there-was-a-dream-an-adventu...

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The art direction for the game is nice and I found the game interesting. I only wish for the nightmare realm to be a little less dark and maybe tone down the brightness from the fires in the realm. Beyond that and the usual 60fps fix/crash fix/etc, it's a nice game. Good luck on the Kickstarter.

Here's my channel for other games I have played. http://www.youtube.com/c/Levont

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Thanks so much for playing the Alpha version.  The Beta version now on Kickstarter is very different and refined.  We are working hard to bring the game to a completely higher level.

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This is such a lovely game. Is there a mailing list I can sign up to so that I can be notified when you do your crowdfunding campaign?

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Thank you so much! Every follower, buyer and key owners on itch will be notified or emailed the day we start the campaign. I saw you follow the game, thanks. We'll keep you informed about that ๐Ÿ™‚

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Hello Togamgurga!
You can sign up here to get notified about the campaign
๐Ÿ‘‰ therewasadream.com

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good … version console ? ps4?

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โ™ฅ๏ธ Thanks for playing!  For now only PC, if the crowdfunding campaign we planned for February 2020 will be fine, we'll think about porting to consoles.

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I think it is so generous that you are offering the game for free for Black Friday. If I get the game now, do I need to pay in the future to keep playing?

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Hello, rreygankiwii

Yes, once you have downloaded the game you can play as much as you want ๐Ÿ™‚

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Great game, love the concept! Are you interested in working with a publisher at all? I'd love to talk to you about what Sedoc can offer if you're interested! Feel free to reach out to me at deana@sedoc.net

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Is this a singleplayer or multiplayer game? Are there any microtransactions?

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Hello reygankiwi, There Was A Dream is a singleplayer game without any sort of microtransactions ๐Ÿ™‚

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Just got this game it looks very good ;)

Ow thank you! Enjoy our dreamy journey! 

I love this game but it was bought using my father-in-law's email and he created an account recently so it unlinked from mine and now he owns it on his account and I can't play it anymore...

Hi CielAlek,
contact us in private on discord. We will try to solve.

My PC has an i3 CPU however I have 12 GB of RAM...the only resolution options are 320 x 200 or 640 x 400 and the game is sooo blurry. Somehow one time it cleared up after a bit...idk but its unplayable I can't read anything and I'm really bummed because I not only spent money on this game but I also really looked forward to playing it :/ I hope you can help!

Hello ashleyislame,
seems to be a problem with your graphic card, if the only resolutions that are shown to you are the ones you wrote. The Unity launcher automatically shows all available resolutions that your graphic card or screen can support. 

What you can do: check that your graphic card meets the minimum requirements we have written in the specifications and update its drivers. We still invite you to join our Discord server, so that we can exchange information and screenshots on this issue more easily.

I play games consistently with much higher resolutions...So that's definitely not all that my graphics card can support...I have never had this issue with a game :/

Ok, but unfortunately it is not easy for us to correct something that we cannot see. No one has ever reported this problem so I renew the invitation to discuss it on our discord and if you can send us something visual we can try to understand why it happens to you. :)
https://discord.gg/tAqEpUt

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Please ad 3440x1440 support

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Hi velvet_thunder!

We will try to add it :)

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I am new to itch but this game immediately caught my eye and I had to take the risk and make the purchase. No regrets! This is a "must buy" game. It is absolutely beautiful and really quite brilliant in concept. I'm loving it so far and I really feel as though this game is incredibly special. You have done something amazing here and I think there are loads of people out there who will want to play it too. 10/10 <3

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Thank you so much for appreciating our game! We are very happy with the positive feedback we are receiving and will continue to add new and fun content to the game.

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Hello everyone. Aside form a few very small bugs and glitches this game rocks. The developers are aware of these glitches and bugs and release most of the time big updates. Join their discord to help this game grow, make it better and bug free! It's also a fun way to talk :P That said... Thank you for this great game. I enjoy it a lot and there is a lot to discover, explore, to do in general,... as well! Feel free to check out my gameplay and also make sure to check out their youtube channel. They explain very well the concept of the game. 

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Thank you so much for playing and enjoying our game. We're really happy about this great video! We try to improve the game with every update and as you said, any help is welcome. Join the Discord for any recommendation, advice, suggestion or just to chat together.

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I downloaded itch.io about 15 minutes ago and this game immediatly caught my attention! Unfortunatly Im not old enough to be able to own a credit card or paypal and I cant ask my parents to buy it for me at the  moment so ill just tell my friends to download the game. I have a small server of friends and we all pretty much have the same taste in games! I wish yall fun playing the game!

c:

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We are pleased that you enjoyed the game at first sight. When you find a way to play with it let us know what you think!

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Is the new update coming a little late? Lol I keep checking everyday because it was said to be released in the middle of the month

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Hi CielAlek, we are working hard on it but cause it's a major update it requires a little more time than we expected. There are new places, missions, a faster craft system and a completely redesigned Nightmare dimension. Now there is also a interactive tutorial for beginners. The game, now contains all that we need to expand it with every dimensions we/you want. Please be patient for another week or two. ๐Ÿ™‚

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That sounds awesome! Thanks for letting me know so I didn't keep checking religiously lol. Can't wait to try it out! Take your time though!

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After some discussion, I was able to post my interview with one of the developers of the Keydare Project studio.

If you're interested, please read it here!

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Thanks for giving us this opportunity.

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I love the trailer! If I had the money I would buy it, but I don't and I have a below-low-end PC. For now, please accept my verbal support as I spread the good knowledge and fun that is this game! XD

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Hi, RepJunkieJr
we are really happy that you like the game. We always try to optimize it in every update just to try to make it available even to PCs below the minimum specifications. Thanks for your verbal support, we are equally pleased ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Your game caught my attention right from the go...and that's crucial...that I buy...lol

Looks like a great effort can't wait to play it.

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Hello! We are glad that you like the game, if you want to know more and talk with us, join our discord :)

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Awesome...

I'd like that.

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Hi beautiful game!! Do you have any plans to publish on Steam? I work for a publisher and we're very interested in your game. If you'd like to talk feel free to email me at deana@sedoc.net


website: https://sedoc.net/

Hello dgalbraith3, 

thanks for the interest. I'll write to you in the evening for more info. Thank you.

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Be wary of these requests ,they used to pop up a lot in the comments section of steam when a new game was about to get  greenlit .

People offering to  help with  getting your game published or whatnot.

I remember reading a few articles  about them  , not always kosher or in your best interest.

Not saying that's the case here but just saying....

Hello dibdob1,
many have contacted us in the past and even now we have several contacts, of course we have also inquired about the matter and we are very careful before accepting anything. However, thank you for the warning.

Is there a multiplayer or does a multiplayer come out?

Hi Kevin8427,
Among the many other features that we'll want to implement, we had also planned a multiplayer mode, but it depends on how the game as a whole will go.

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Beautiful game.Wonderful setting and original characters, not the usual game. Really interesting graphics, a nice crafting system and a great alternation between day and night with curious things to do. Very entertaining mini quests, nice to get lost in this sometimes relaxed (day) and sometimes mystical (night) atmosphere. Also nice to always have to eat and stay warm, not to die, which also brings a bit closer to realism. Many congratulations to the creators. Recommended

Hi Davide30,

Thank you for playing our game! We will add many more contents to make the game better and better, stay tuned!

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The game is really immersive and original, I love the range of colors and the nightmare atmosphere, as well as the wonderful country where you can sit in front of a bar to enjoy the concert. I am sure that future implementations will improve this product which for me is already very good. Keep it up!

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Hi samishra,

we're glad you're enjoying the game! Every week we update the game with fix, improvements and more contents.. so keep playing!

I've got an old graphics card, (AMD Radeon HD 6700 Series), but my pc meets the other specs, do you know if this will run for me? Also are there lower graphics settings if needs be? The game looks really interesting, really hope I can play it!

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Hi spio111,

The game is in alpha and is not well optimized in every place of the map yet and in those places require more "power" than it should. The main bottleneck of your graphic card is the v-ram (only 1gb). The game have many quality settings to choose (Ultralow, Low, Medium, High, Ultra, Cinematic), a check to play windowed and a resolution combobox. If want to buy the game, let us know it you encounter any problem, but remember that your graphic card are below our minimum specs and we can't guarantee you a smooth experience.

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From what I could play it's really good! Suffers with my old graphics card though, once it got to night the lag got much worse. I think it was night anyway (no enemies, but sky was dark and snow effect?) but the framerate became so jumpy I stopped there. I definitely want to play the survival part though, so coming back to it when I've got the PC for it!

P.S. Recommend to anyone looking at this, but yes follow the minimum specs

Hi spio111,

Thank you for appreciated our game. At 22 o'clock Claire enters into the Nightmare dimension. Save the game to tent and restart the game. Starting directly into nightmare i think you can play much better. However, as you said, minimum specs are very recommended. Continue to follow the game updates, we'll try to speed up the framerate even for old graphic cards.