Polish indie publisher Pineapple Works is pleased to inform that Dreamed Away’s free demo is now available to download and play for Windows/Linux/macOS on Steam. Dreamed Away is being developed by a talented French solo-dev, Nicolas Petton. The full game is coming to PC, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One/Series S/X in Q1 2024.
Dreamed Away is an emotional 2D action-adventure RPG set in France in the 90s. You play as Théo, a boy lost in a dark, mysterious world, trying hard to find his sister. The game focuses on the bond between siblings, fear of death and questioning reality. The immersive storytelling, diverse setting with a vibrant color palette and varied environment, altogether with detailed, aesthetic pixel art, aims to give the player a new perspective on the action-adventure RPG genre.
Dreamed Away is more than just a game. It’s an intense reflection of the developer’s own story,born at the same time as his second child. The game’s world is built around the main character’s – Theo’s – bond with his sister Louise as well as his desire to find and reconnect with her. The story takes place in a cozy little village in Brittany, where the surroundings tell you a story about a safe, calm, and happy place. But mystery steps in. A darkness is encroaching. It’s unsettled, shady. It’s a game about a young boy questioning his sense of reality and sanity. While trapped alone in a world where he constantly faces his fears. Such an experience of internalizing doubts and fears is how the game was born.
Some facts about Dreamed Away:
- Cozy and safe atmosphere mixed up with unsettling and dark mood full of doubts
- Externally introspective: Dive deep into Theo’s fears while exploring the game’s story and world
- Alternative way to battle: pre-equip varied abilities that can affect the stats of the player or enemy and/or impact gameplay. Each ability has a side-effect
- Engaging turn-based combat system with real-time enemy attacks