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SYNOPSIS
Traum is a short, narrative-driven game with horror elements. It encourages the player to explore as interacting with objects reveals more about the world, the story, and the main character himself. Many of the objects can be interacted with multiple times and some items trigger flashback memories of days past. During the gameplay there are also choices that will affect some future events.

The story itself touches on real-life issues and is mature in tone, so the game is not intended for children. Traum has no combat as it relies on suspense, atmosphere, and storytelling. The full version will have multiple endings where the player must rely on their past interactions to make a choice. Traum also has fully custom character artwork and music.

PLOT
You're Mike, a common man who had it all planned out. A loving wife, a house, and a steady income. The American dream.

Now stuck with a dull office job and a terrible boss, family was all he got. Tensions from work were carried over to home and while not everything was full of champagne and rose petals, dreams and plans were still intact. Until that one fateful day.

Can even the best of plans be shattered by unexpected news?


SETTING
Traum takes place in a modern day at some undisclosed city.


IMAGES/SCREENSHOTS
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CHARACTERS
  • Mike
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    A common man stuck in a dead-end office job and marital problems. The player character.


  • Irma
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    Mike’s wife who is staying at her mother’s house at the moment.


  • Chris
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    Mike’s co-worker, the only one there he might consider a friend.


  • Boss
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    A demanding figure who loves working out and staring at certain pictures. A man that can’t be reasoned with. Collects trophies.

  • Tom ???
    “Just someone from work”

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Hey all!

Traum has been received very well by people that have played the game! Our team is happy with all the criticism we have received and we are working towards fixing all the problems with the demo. We've also gotten some good suggestions on how to improve some parts of the game.

The script for Traum is pretty much complete. Most of the art and music have already been completed. Now it just takes a lot of work with RPG Maker to implement that all into the game itself. Work work... :kaoswt:

We are still hoping to get some additional feedback on the game, so if you have the time, please play our game and let us know what you think! We really appreciate constructive criticism as we believe it really helps us improve. :kaoluv: Just remember that it IS a demo so some parts of the current maps may feel empty as we still haven't included all of the interactable objects and such.

Here, have the theme song of Traum :kaojoy:

 

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I am happy to announce that Traum is now finished and available for download!

I'd like to thank the team for the amazing job they have done, Lehkeri the writer, Perhoslapsi the artist, Zoikkis the composer and Masentaja the original level designer. The team has been hard at work and the effort has really paid off! Already we have gotten some very good reviews about how well we have succeeded in many aspects of the game. Thank you all, love you very much :kaoluv: (Now let's make another, shall we? (I just need a small break (Don't kill me pls.)))

A lot of blood, sweat and tears were shed during the making of this game but it feels like it all has been worth it. Go ahead and try it out, I hope that you like it! :kaojoy:

Linky linklink:
https://ruskatuli.itch.io/traum
 

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Oh, this is definitely going to be on my to-play list. It looks good and I love the artwork!
 

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It's a good game that nobody can deny. A lot of love and hate was put into this game and it succeeds across the board!
 

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I am surprised that one took a German title.
Will there be a walkthrough?
 

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I did a complete Let's play of this, I loved every minute, I kind of did spoil myself watching Studio's Blue'splaythrough, but i still loved playing it myself. here is the playlist, if you want to watch
 

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Wow, I really love the look of this! The use of dark colours and the music especially. I'll download it now and come back with a bit of feedback once I've had the chance to play it.
 

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This game is really good! I enjoyed the use of the sprites, doing things versus just kind of standing there. Creepy, well written, and definitely a nice twist at the end. Loved it!
 

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Hey I really liked the game. Animation and Grahpics are top! I watched the lets play of Roooodworks and loved it.
I would have liked if you did the other ending also but I found that somewhere other on youtube.

Really hard ending and I hoped the story wouldnt be so sinnister.
 

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If you make a walkthrough.
 

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Don't you know what a walkthrough is?
That's a list/ text witch you tell us when do what.
 

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Don't you know what a walkthrough is?
That's a list/ text witch you tell us when do what.

I'm not sure if a short game like Traum really needs one
 

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I play the game right now. But the game does not run fluently, hangs over and over again for a moment and reacts with a time delay at the touch of a button.
My Pc as the following Processor:

AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 250 Processor 3.00 GHz
Windows 7 64bit
4GB ram
 

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I play the game right now. But the game does not run fluently, hangs over and over again for a moment and reacts with a time delay at the touch of a button.
My Pc as the following Processor:

AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 250 Processor 3.00 GHz
Windows 7 64bit
4GB ram

The lighting plugin is pretty heavy, so might be harder to run on older systems. No one else had any problems.
 

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