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Dead Dreams -  is a nonlinear, story-driven 2D psychological horror game inspired by Silent Hill 2.

A school game dev club of four friends breaks up after the tragic death of one of their members. Seven years later a mysterious "Player",  a suspect in several cyber-murders, forces them to face their worst fears and reveal what was behind those events.

Estimated running time: 50 minutes.


Arrows = Move

SPACE, Z or ENTER = Examine / Advance text

F4 / ALT+ENTER = Fullscreen

ESC, X = Menu / Cancel

WARNINGS: Suicide themes/depictions, Body horror, Graphic Violence.

Tips for YouTubers - Download "ForYouTubers.rar" file to see all the details about recording this game and to get the best video quality. Thank you!)


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Twitter: twitter.com/dead_dreams_dev

E-mail: aiazmarx@gmail.com

Updated 17 hours ago
StatusIn development
AuthorAiaz Marx
Made withRPG Maker, Tiled
Tags2D, Atmospheric, Dark, Horror, Mystery, Narrative, Pixel Art, RPG Maker, Story Rich
Average sessionAbout an hour
LanguagesEnglish, Russian


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

Dead Dreams DEMO (English) 0.12.rar 154 MB
Dead Dreams DEMO (Russian) 0.12.rar 154 MB
ForYouTubers.rar 8 kB

Development log


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Thank you for playing!) Great channel!

hey , for some reason i can't install your game in the itch app do you know why ?

the error was : no compatible upload for this title

Hi, thank you for contacting me.  I don't really know  why is that, but I'll ask around. The only thing I could find was this. What system are you playing on? Linux (Mac? I don't know if there is any difference), Windows?

Oh i can install it and play , just not through the itch app itself which apparently gives notifications about updates and such going on with the games installed on your machine, since this game is still in demo , i would've liked to be updated 

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Wait, I don't understand. What does that have to do with updates? :D  I won't update this Demo until the full version is out.

Versions 0.11 and 0.12 only change the  screen resolution and make flashlight much brighter.  Also the "Game Secrets"  file was deleted.

UPD - Check it out, now it should work.

Part 2! This game just got better and better. I was disappointed when I reached the end of the demo only because I wanted to keep going! Great work, can't wait for the full release of this!


Thank you for finishing the Demo! I'm working really hard to make it a full game!)

This has been fantastic so far! I don't even think I've gotten through the whole demo yet, but already I'm feeling the sting of the choices I've made. The sound direction and the graphics are great. I can't wait to see what more there is, and for the full release of the game!

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Thank you for playing! I'm glad you enjoyed it!)

Actually I just uploaded the new version with a changed flashlight.  This one should look much prettier on video.  If you want to finish it, give it a try.  Just download the 0.12 version and paste your old save files.

I found this very enjoyable! I love the sense of mystery and vagueness that comes with playing this game. There a lot of unexpected twists and the puzzles are very fun! Thanks for sharing this game and I hope to see you finishing it! If you'd like to watch my play-session, feel free to!

Thank you for playing, I´m glad you liked it!  As I noticed you played the older version of the game?  The new one should support full screen in HD. Anyways, great video!

Oh! I actually had to switch it to windowed mode just to ensure my recording was set up right and decided not to switch it back ahah. Sorry about that :P

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 Don't worry!) If you have problems recording it in full screen mode you can actually make the window itself bigger by resizing it.  Anyways, thank you for responding! I found it very useful! 

I streamed this game today and really enjoyed it! The sound effects were great (and some were unsettling, but that's good in a horror game, haha). I really like the art style; the monsters are really creepy. I couldn't make a donation when I downloaded the game (lack of funds), but when I get some money, I will, because I think it is worth it. Good luck on the rest of the game; I look forward to playing the completed game once it is released. 

Thank you! Don't worry, you already supported my game simply by playing it!)

Just played the demo and I really enjoyed it. Like others have said, I love the jump scares cutting off people talking. It was always shocking. Loved the atmosphere and I can feel those Silent Hill 2 vibes hard. Gotta put your hand in the hole every time.

I was a bit confused on the story at times. It jumped around a lot. Sometimes weird stuff happened in the real world and I'm not sure how it'll all tie in, but I'm sure it'll be clear when the full game hits.

Hey, nice channel. Thank you for playing! I'm glad you liked it!

I really enjoyed this one! The sound effects are good and creepy, and the story's good, but the biggest thing to me is that you didn't give away the jumpscares with the text boxes. They always show someone being cut off, or the text stops appearing, and you know the character gets interrupted, but not here. Great job.

My only real complaint is that at least one mannequin seems to have a large area of effect, so I can't pass it without luring it into a bigger room. Can't wait to see the full game!

Thank you for playing! I'm glad you liked the way the jumpscares were made. 

You can pass the mannequins using diagonal movement  (I'm sure no one knows about it except me,lol) But you have a point .  Actually I added them at the last moment and they haven't been well tested.

I went back and looked, and it seems like it's just one. The hallway with the eyeball guy room has two mannequins, but only the one on the left seems to have the problem.

Got it. Thank you for checking it out!)

Just got your game. Can't seem to play it in linux though o.o How do you play it in linux?

You play it simply by launching the "Game.exe"

It doesn't launch, it just keeps saying "Error". Aren't .exe files windows files? I'm trying to install wine right now. Not sure if it'll work though.

Yeah, I can't get wine to launch in ubuntu 18.04 either. How are you launching the .exe file?

Sorry,  but I have no idea. I only had  one tester who supposedly played it on Linux and he said it worked fine :(  (back then I didn't  really had all that much people to test my game).  I'll ask around. see what can we do. Thank you for contacting me!

I understand, and you're welcome. I hope I can play this game sometime ^^

I was really impressed by this! Literally never been scared by an 2D RPG before. Didn't get through a whole lot of it, but I had fun with what I saw. I'm definitely excited for the full version!

Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Also me to  prove  you my sound here my account with the sound  ->https://freesound.org/people/Thegamemakerqueen/sounds/439397/#comments  Thanks so much for ask it means alot :3333

Hey just wanted to thank you for use my my sound in your game. Jack played your game and I found out from watching his vid you used my sound :3333

Thank you for creating such a unique sound effects!)

your vary welcome :33 

Enjoying the game so far. Only thing ruining it for me is how much my laptop sucks, lol.


That's okay! I'm glad you liked it!)

Really good for a demo! 

Thank you for playing my game! I'm glad it ISN'T AWFUL :D

Haha no worries, honestly as a huge Silent Hill fan as soon as I see it as an influence on a game I check it out, you'd be surprised how many of them are rubbish (your's isn't).

Gave the game a bit of a go, feels like I scratched the surface though

Thank you for playing!) I really liked your channel! One note: there is no need to stretch the games screen.  The resolution is supposed to be like one in Undertale, Lisa etc.  

I stretch most just to avoid black bars. Gameplay-wise it sorta is normal to play in any windowed mode or screen resolution whether HD or not - but when you make it as a 'Viewing medium' like cinema/movies, you tend to get a lot of people who complain about black bars, you know? (Though, cinema-related, the black bars are on the top and bottom, but Non-HD Game-wise, it's left and right).

Okay, I got your point.  That's just  a problem you have with RPG Maker.  Some people are going to complain about  black bars, others about stretchy graphics  :D  Anyways, I respect your choice.

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I really like the idea of cyber-murder, like imagine it's so exciting and horrifying by the fact that you might get killed in a virtual game.

It's a really nice game, looking forward for the full version! 



Thank you for playing! I'm glad you enjoyed it!) 

Also I didn't realize that you can finish the game just in 30 minutes. That's officially a new record :)

Cool game. The art is really nice and spooky. 

Thank you for playing! I'll definitely check out your channel :)

Sound Design is spot on and it had some really interesting ideas in terms of showcasing the main character's thoughts. Keep it up. 

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

Thanks! It's cool you've played the whole game right away :)

My wife and I have thoroughly enjoyed this game so far. It is fairly deep, and it has some unique ideas. We can't wait to finish it!

I really appreciate the support. Thank you so much for playing ! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

I'm not usually into this style of game but I was intrigued by it. If I get enough requests I'll certainly be playing more 

Thank you for playing! I hope it gets enough media attention. Actually, the first 17 minutes is a just an exposition, the horror part goes right after it :)

....weeeeeeeell I may forgo the whole waiting for  folk thing and play anyway :D

Time to relive some memories!!! 

Thank you for playing my game! The resolution thought seems kinda off.  As the majority of RPG Maker games, this one should not occupy the whole screen, but instead have some borders (check out the resolution in Undertale, Lisa an some other games) :)

Hi there! Really cool game to play, I loved the story and the atmosphere is really unique! Keep it up! 

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Thanks, I'm glad you liked it! I will definitely check it out!