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Wot I Think: The Dream Machine Chapter 4

By John Walker on August 9th, 2013.

Hand-crafted point-and-click The Dream Machine is taking Swedish indie devs a lot longer to make than they’d planned. So it’s a shame that this extended development is really the series’ only weakness. As Chapter 4 finally appears, almost two years after Chapter 3, the story of Victor and Alicia is pretty hard to have remembered this far on. But it’s worth remembering, because this continues to be an absolutely superb experience. Here’s wot I think:

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Nightmare’s Over: Dream Machine Chapter 4 Almost Here

By John Walker on July 16th, 2013.

Well here’s a spot of good news. The fantastic The Dream Machine series has awoken from its almost two year coma! I cannot believe it was as long ago as November 2011 that the third chapter appeared, but post time stamps never lie. Chapter 4 is due to appear on the 1st August, with promises of an enhanced look – and more importantly, a continuation of the intriguing claymation-n-cardboard adventure series.

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The Dream Machine Wakes Up On Steam

By John Walker on May 14th, 2012.

I wish my dreams looked like this. They're mostly about mundane tasks. I hate sleep.

Just a quickie – the first three chapters of the extremely good cardboard-and-clay The Dream Machine are now up on Steam. You can still buy them directly from developers Cockroach if you’d prefer, and those who already did will receive a complementary Steam key. Steam has the first two chapters (bearing in mind that the first chapter is available for free) for £3.19, and the third chapter for the same, this week, with all five (the final two are as yet unreleased, but will hopefully appear later this year) for £9.59 or your provincial equivalent. There’s a trailer to commemorate this below.

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Sleepless: New The Dream Machine Footage

By John Walker on September 6th, 2011.

This is where I watch you sleeping.

A new trailer for the wonderful The Dream Machine has appeared, which rather nonchalantly includes lots of new footage from the forthcoming chapter 3. Which looks… intriguing. The Dream Machine is one of the best written and most interesting adventure games in years, built entirely out of clay and cardboard, and glacially released in chapters. However, the new footage also contains the surprise at the end that the game will be appearing on Steam toward the end of this year.

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