In Dreambreak [official site], you’re in a whole heap of a mess. In an alternate reality, Soviet Russia isn’t the most fun place to be, especially when you’ve been framed for murder. Will you manage to solve the mystery or will it be straight to the gulag for you? I can’t say, but we’ll find out on July 21 when Dreambreak launches.
Players take on the role of Eugene, who is your average Joe except for the fact that he might have a sizeable bounty on his head. You’ll have to make your way through a high-tech, dystopian vision of Russia in this action-puzzle-platformer to uncover the game’s true mysteries and clear your name.
The game comes in a tiny, retro-styled package, but promises multiple endings with more layers than a Russian nesting doll. It’s not all playing detective, either. Along the way, you’ll get to visit vaguely sketchy nightclubs, race hover bikes, and hack drones. If there’s one thing Dreambreak appears to have, it’s variety.
All of that conspiracy, deception, and clubbing takes place in a pixelated, futuristic vision of the USSR, complete with Cyrillic billboards and Big Brother’s watchful eye.
Dreambreak will be available for Windows through Steam for £5.49/5,99€/$6.99. Be sure to check out the trailer here: