After nearly 7 years, The Dream Machine ends with chapter six in May
Hand-made adventure game The Dream Machine began its journey in 2010, but it’s finally coming to a close. Chapter 6 finally has a release date set for May.
Six-part point-and-click adventure game The Dream Machine will be concluding this year, specifically, on May 11th. The game’s first two chapters was released back in 2010, with three other chapters coming out in 2011, 2013 and 2014 respectively. Two and a half years since the latest-released chapter, The Dream Machine is finally coming to an end. Repent, all ye who had lost hope in this title ever getting finished. Repent!
Perhaps part of the reason why it took so long is because The Dream Machine is not your traditionally-developed video game. Yes, it’s made on a computer in Adobe Flash (remember that?), but the graphics are actually made out of real-world objects like clay, cardboard and broccoli. It’s an utterly wild (and endlessly impressive) way of building a game. Besides, fans will know that developer Cockroach Inc. has hardly been neglecting the game. Previously-released chapters of the game have seen regular updates and fixes.
The game itself, then: it’s about a husband and a wife who have moved into a new apartment complex. They discover that a strange ‘Dream Machine’ is voyeuristically watching and messing with dreams of the complex residents. The game’s protagonist Victor must try to shut down this strange machine, and his journey will take him into many dreams.
Here’s a trailer announcing the final chapter’s release date. It shows the workshop used to create the final chapter, and some legitimately terrifying music.
If you bought the game as a bundle back when it was announced to be five chapters, you will receive chapter six for free.
Via Rock, Paper, Shotgun.