Dreamed Away - A cute pixel art RPG with a dark story

A project in Brest, France by Nicolas Petton

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Dreamed Away is a pixel art emotional action-adventure RPG with a unique battle system. Play a boy lost in a dark, mysterious world.
Backers: 653
Average Pledge Per Backer: €49

Funded: €31,955 of €20,000
Dates: Feb 1st -> Feb 29th (29 days)
Project By: Nicolas Petton
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Latest News

Woohoo, first stretch goal unlocked!🎉🎉

February 29th - via: kickstarter.com
Woohoo, just a few hours before the end of the campaign, we’ve just reached our first stretch goal!🎉 This is a huge milestone, and it means I’ll be working on adding more enemies to each dungeon, with extra varied and unique attack patterns! I... (Read More)

Puzzle reveal update

February 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey everyone! In my last post I talked about the puzzle reveal, but forgot to mention where it will happen! The reveal will be done one puzzle piece at a time on this Twitter thread: The full resolution image, will always be kept up-to-date on... (Read More)

Let's find out what hides behind this puzzle! 🧩

February 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey everyone! Last two days of the campaign so why don't we do something fun! Starting from now, for every new backer in the next 2 days, a piece of the puzzle below will be removed, unveiling what’s hidden under!At this moment all I can say is... (Read More)

57 hours to go! 🔥

February 27th - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

Equipped items and how they affect combat mechanics

February 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey everyone, Nico here for yet another update! If you’ve played an earlier version of the demo, you probably noticed that there was no equipment in Dreamed Away. That is no longer the case, the latest major demo update introduced equipped items... (Read More)

Let’s talk more about Korrigans!

February 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Hey everyone, Nico here for another update! Today I’m writing about the little gnomes called Korrigans who you can find hidden throughout the game. Who are the Korrigans?In a previous update I briefly mentioned Korrigans among other inspirations... (Read More)

A deep dive into the QTE battle mechanic

February 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey everyone! Nico here for another update 🙂 Today I’ll talk about the mechanic in Dreamed Away’s battle system that I like the most: QTE enemy attacks. I really enjoy designing new variations of this mechanic. Its flexibility allows for... (Read More)

Look, Mom! I’m on TV!📺

February 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey everyone! A quick update to let you know that yesterday evening Dreamed Away was featured in the news bulletin of the French TV channel Tebeo. I’m not a TV star just yet, but it was a lot of fun to shoot the interview! I have added English... (Read More)

All about Louise’s drawings!🖼

February 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Children can be so expressive in their drawings. I remember when my son kept drawing the same thing over and over again until it was “perfect”. We have kept all “iterations” of this particular drawing, and counted 54 sheets of paper!... (Read More)

Dreamed Away hits Kickstarter goal, officially coming to Switch

February 15th - via: gonintendo.com
Dreamed Away is a pixel art emotional action-adventure RPG with a unique battle system where you play a boy lost in a dark, mysterious world. Developer Pineapple Works is hoping to bring this game to Switch sometime in 2025, but that’s only happening if the game’s Kickstarter is a success. The Kickstarter has launched as of today, and you can pledge some funding here. (Read More)

This "spooky" indie RPG is actually dark as hell, and even though it's inspired by Zelda, Chrono Trigger, and Undertale I've never seen anything like it

February 15th - via: gamesradar.com
The latest subject in my ongoing 'hey, look at this cool indie game I found' is a uniquely dark spin on some beloved RPGs with a wonderfully thick atmosphere and an innovative combat system unlike anything I've ever seen. (Read More)

Amazing news, we’re now fully funded!🔥

February 14th - via: kickstarter.com
I am thrilled to announce that our Kickstarter campaign is fully funded!🎉🎉 I can’t explain how happy and thankful I am, your support has been truly incredible, you guys are just amazing! From the bottom of my heart, thank you.♥Nico  (Read More)

How I approach writing music for Dreamed Away

February 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey everyone, Nico here for another update! Today I’ll dive into my approach and workflow for composing music for Dreamed Away. The software I useAll music composers have their favorite Digital Audio Workstation. As a free-software enthusiast... (Read More)

Who is L’Ankou? 💀💀

February 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey there, Nico here for another update! This post is the first one of a series focusing on some of the characters in the game! If you have played the demo, you probably recognize this character which briefly appears at the very end of the demo. You... (Read More)

A deep dive into the combat system

February 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey everyone, today I’ll talk about the combat system in Dreamed Away! The combat system is one of the aspects of the game that keeps evolving. I’ve been through many iterations already and I keep making small and not so small improvements to it,... (Read More)

Add-ons & “Assistant Producer” credit

February 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi everyone, Nico here with an update on our rewards! We now have add-ons!First, I want to let you know that we just introduced add-ons for all our rewards! Several of you have asked for add-ons to be able to get a second digital or physical copy,... (Read More)

75% funded, almost there!! 😲🔥

February 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey, Nico here for another update! We’ve now reached 75% of our funding goal in 6 days! We’re almost there, and I’m confident we can make this dream come true. A huge thank you to everyone who has already backed the game, you’re awesome! See... (Read More)

Inspirations for Dreamed Away #2

February 6th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey there, Nico here for another post on my inspirations for Dreamed Away! Today I want to talk about Korrigans and Menhirs, an important part of the Celtic mythology and folklore in Brittany. The region is known for its many tales and Celt legends.... (Read More)

Earthbound-Inspired Dreamed Away Looks For Kickstarter Support

February 4th - via: nintendo-insider.com
Pineapple Works has announced that it has launched a Kickstarter campaign for Dreamed Away, which is planned to come to Nintendo Switch. From French developer Nicolas Petton, pledges will support the game’s development which has a story that centres “on the often fluctuating bond between siblings, fear of death and the experience of questioning reality.” (Read More)

50% funded in less than 48 hours!🔥

February 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Hey everyone, In less than 48 hours we have already reached 50% of our campaign goal. 😲 It's incredible, I’m super happy and beyond thankful for all of the amazing support from you guys!  Now let’s get the other 50% done!  Also, there’s a... (Read More)

Inspirations for Dreamed Away #1

February 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Hey there, Nico here! This post is the first one of a series focusing on some of my inspirations for Dreamed Away. This is a vast topic to cover so I’ll split it into several posts! Today I want to talk about Brittany, its architecture &... (Read More)

We’re already 25% funded!🔥

February 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Hey, Nico here, and I'm stoked to say that we have reached 25% of our funding goal in less than 3 hours! I can't thank you enough for backing Dreamed Away!♥♥♥ Let’s keep going, and don’t forget to wishlist Dreamed Away on Steam!🔥 Nico  (Read More)

Indie action-adventure RPG Dreamed Away kicks off Kickstarter

January 30th - via: gtogg.com
Developer Nicolas Petton and publisher Pineapple Work have announced their intention to launch a Kickstarter campaign on February 1 in order to support the development costs of Dreamed Away, a pixel art indie RPG. Inspired by titles like Earthbound and Omori, Dreamed Away’s story will take players to France in the 1990s – it stars a boy called Théo, who finds that his parents and sister Louise have all mysteriously vanished, so he sets out on a journey (while haunted by supernatural creatures) to try and find them. Aside from its mystery-laden plot with psychological horror elements, the game will also offer fast-paced combat comprised of mini-games that, interestingly enough, combine turn-based strategy with bullet dodging and quick time events. (Read More)

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