Player Comments on Dreamtruder

Your story here was really fun and I like the direction you went. Your sense of adventure and ideas were great. A few points of criticism: The characters were underdeveloped. Their actions seemed almost arbitrary at times. You also may want to have a bit more proofreading. Additionally, the real world just seemed too much of a placeholder. Pretty impressive that this was your first story.
-- Yandeleon on 10/21/2020 9:35:07 AM with a score of 0

For those who cannot seem to get the clean water source at the first stage of the Jungle, do this (read backwards to prevent accidental spoilers):

Teg eht pmaws retaw dna esu ti no eht erifpmac.
-- Mystic_Warrior on 7/14/2020 2:51:29 AM with a score of 0
I really liked the game and would really like to learn more about the dream world in future story games, but will someone please tell me how to get a water source that doesn't kill you, I've really tried, and I can't figure it out.
-- Future1 on 7/12/2020 8:44:00 PM with a score of 0
Loved it, loved it, loved it, loved it, absolutely LOVED IT! That game is easily one of the best I've played in ages. Definitely understand why Miz had to take your game out of the contest. You completely obliterated the competition!

Now for the mean bit. The game is very clearly rushed. It's completely littered with spelling and grammar mistakes and needs a good two or three proofread to get rid of them all. Also, while the first couple of stages of the jungle are fantastic and the last couple of stages are an emotional rollercoaster, a lot of the middle stages felt kind of bland and I was disappointed by how little I actually used my dreampowers after the first couple of rounds (but then I guessed you were rushed for time by the competition's deadline, so I'll give you a pass for that.)

Now for the good stuff. Fully fleshed out and interesting characters, great puzzles to solve, some incredibly beautiful scenery and experiences as well as some very moving emotional scenes. To top it off, the plot was absolutely gorgeous! A game set in a dream world is just super, super imaginative and I really think you did a great job of exploring all the weird and wonderful things you can do with such a unique setting.

Got to say that the actual ending of the game was kind of disappointingly anticlimactic, but to be honest, I'm not even sure if I got the real ending. It didn't say "Epilogue" like some of the others. Going to have to play through the game again and see if there's a "true ending" I'm missing out on.

In the end, I rated this an 8/8. While there are a lot of flaws with the game that made me feel I should've rated it a 7, in the end I decided to rate the game based on how much I enjoyed it, and I enjoyed it a LOT. ^_^
-- Avery_Moore on 7/8/2020 3:39:38 PM with a score of 0
I've created an account to say that I love the concept of this story. However, there are parts where it is frustrating to go through: namely in the RETURN links. For instance, during the first level of the Jungle, I decided to take the blue and purple berries but left the swamp water behind, deciding that it was dangerous. When Dramer woke up after trapping the lion, I could trigger the dialogue to 'eat the blue berries.' I got the speech from the official telling you about the berries, and asking you to drink water. But the only link from there was 'Return to the Jungle.' Naturally, I went to search for water that he could drink. When I did so, I only had four options:

- Light up the campfire

- Create a weapon

- Give in and sleep

- I'm ready to wake up

Lighting up the campfire is a dead-end that forces you to return to the sleep-inducing tree. Creating a weapon is useless since I have the stick and the net. Give in and sleep is a clear failure. The only option remaining was 'I'm ready to wake up' which triggers the dialogue with the berries again. I ended up in an inescapable loop.
To break the loop, try to add options where you can go back and explore the swamp and the cave with webs.It's very difficult to have to keep reversing every choice just to see what was missed. 

As far as the length, I found the beginning a bit short, but I liked the fact that the story began with action rather than a long dragging segment. The idea of a dream-jungle and dreamcourt were quite funny. I only wish that the gameplay was more streamlined with back-links.
-- throaway23 on 7/8/2020 11:04:54 AM with a score of 0
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