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You wake up in a foggy haze with one hell of a headache. The way ahead is dark and foreboding. You remember who you are, but not a lick of how you got there. And to top it all off, you’ve got a persistent, bloodthirsty doppelgänger chasing after you.

Welcome to your coma - enjoy your stay!

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SHE DREAMS ELSEWHERE
is a surreal adventure RPG about dreams and the extent to which they mirror reality. You play as Thalia Sullivan, a high strung, anxiety-ridden, comatose woman on a journey to defeat the nightmares preventing her awakening, while also finding out how exactly this mess happened in the first place.

Unfortunately, some nightmares are harder to confront than others…

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  • A deeply personal narrative with a thematic focus on emotions, mental illness and self-identity
  • A surreal, visually-striking world brimming with mystery that begs you to explore its every detail
  • An easy to learn, yet difficult to master turn-based battle system that pits you against a variety of nightmarish beings
  • Customize your characters with the “Charm” system, allowing for a wealth of different playstyles and battle strategies
  • Status ailments that can be used and abused with every enemy, bosses included – but be warned; if you’re not careful, they can devastate you just as easily…
  • Connect and bond with a diverse cast of characters with their own intimate narratives via the “Connection” system
  • Optional “New Game Plus” and “Developer Commentary” modes, plus various accessibility features
  • A original, ethereal soundtrack composed by Mimi Page, supplemented with tracks by up-and-coming indie artists
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Thank you so much for checking out the game! I've been working on this mostly solo for the past four years and I can't wait for you all to experience it. If you like what you see, drop a line and let me know! It'd also be great if you could show you support by following any social media channels, sharing with friends, or anything else that comes to mind.

More to come soon... stay tuned! :)
Price will be $19.99 but will launch with a %15 discount for a week! The game will also be available on Xbox One (and more) as well!

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Download the playable demo HERE!
 
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I've moved this thread to Commercial Game Releases. Please be sure to post your threads in the correct forum next time. Thank you.



@Lorenze Can you just add the anticipated price? I know the Steam preview will show it when it's released, but for now if you could post it, that would be great.
 

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@mlogan - Done and done. Sorry for the inconvenience!
 

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Oh wow this is lovely! The style with the trailer and everything is so pleasently different. :D
 

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This game looks so cool! I've wishlisted it on my Steam account
 

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Hey guys! Lots of progress and cool stuff has happened these past few months. I've got a more substantial blog post coming later this week, but for now I just wanted to let y'all know I'm looking for beta testers for an upcoming demo!

You can sign up for it here. Thanks a lot!
 

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Hey guys! Got new character art courtesy of my lovely artist, Yanina Nesterova. I wanted to ditch the usual anime aesthetic and go for something a little different, more "out there", but still charming.

This is Thalia, our lovely MC. What do you think?
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More art and updates on the way!
 

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I have to say, I am looking forward to playing this. Love the visual look and the story premise. Keep it up!
 

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This looks fantastic! I added it to my Steam wishlist. Nice work.
 

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Wow, this looks gorgeous! The style reminds me of stuff like Link's Awakening, it makes me nostalgic. I'll add it to my wishlist for sure!
 

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Same here. I see the Link's Awakening comparison, but it also looks really original. :ewink:
 

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Hey guys! Got a new blog post out; it covers the experience of showing off the game at a gaming expo! You can check it out here.

Also, totally forgot to post it, but here's Amia's final art!
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also holy **** i need update the images in the OP oops
 

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Hey guys! Got two new updates for ya; first off, new blog post with some development updates is live now! You can check it out here.

Second, and more significant; the game has been accepted into DreamHack Atlanta's Indie Playground under the Best Arthouse category! I'm super excited to show it off to you guys, and if you're at the event, stop by and say hello!
 

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Hello everyone! Hope you're having a fantastic week thus far.

Friendly reminder that DreamHack Atlanta is coming up this weekend, and She Dreams Elsewhere is a part of the Indie Playground! If you're at the event, stop by and say hi - I'll be at booth I-09. If you can't make it, there will be a livestream of the stage event for the game this Sunday at 5:20pm. Once I have the link to the stream, I'll blast it out to you guys so you can check it out :)

Also, a few new screenies:
 

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Your game be looking fancy.

This page deserves more comments. :(
 

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Howdy howdy. Got a special treat for y'all today; I shot and directed a live-action teaser for the game! What do you guys think?
And don't think that's all... there's some special news coming up in the next few weeks. Stay tuned. ;)

Your game be looking fancy.

This page deserves more comments. :(
Aww shucks :D
 

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I really love the simplistic style of the characters and map layout. Nostalgic c:

Making my feelies do wheelies
 

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Gratz on your game's release! I'll give this a watch
 

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(Note: This was originally posted on my development blog; you can check it out here.)

Hello everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful and filling Thanksgiving.

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I'm super excited to announce that the playable demo for She Dreams Elsewhere will launch next week on WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5th! It'll contain the first hour of the game and should get across the general vibe I'm going for.

You'll be able to download and play it via Steam, itch.io or RPG Maker.net when it releases.

Also, the postmortem for DreamHack Atlanta will be dropping later this week as well! I hope you all look forward to it; I loved the event and I can't wait to share my experience with you all.

Oh, and before I forget, poll for you guys - how would you all feel about a behind-the-scenes development vlog? Kind of a like a more personal, smaller-scale version of Double Fine Adventure, with stuff like map creation timelapses, design processes, tutorials for RPG Maker, maybe even a livestream or two... I've got a ton of ideas for it.

I've set up a Strawpoll, so please let me know your thoughts.

In the meantime, I’d loooooooove it if y’all would wishlist the game on Steam and spread the word if you haven't already. Also, feel free to follow the game on Twitter, Instagram or via email newsletter updates. There’s also my personal Twitter or Insta if you really care about what I’m up to.

See ya, uh... later this week. Heh.

-D
 

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