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AGS Games => Completed Game Announcements => Topic started by: Ark on 28 Oct 2016, 17:38

Title: Ghostdream
Post by: Ark on 28 Oct 2016, 17:38
Ghostdream is released!
HumbleBundle (

Also, I now have an official web-site... sort of:
Arkhouse Telegraph (


"When you die, you normally have only one simple wish - to return and tell them - "Hey, guys - it's OK! No need to feel sad! Cause you know what? It's actually OK on both sides, really." But returning is not easy - the only way would be dreams - "half-dreams" - "ghost-dreams". The problematic part is if you get stuck - you turn into a demon. Hard to say what exactly it is, but we presume it's a painful and useless existence. Better to avoid doing this, really.
My personal "problematic part" is that I am already stuck here. No idea how I'll get out this time..."

On his journey to the "Other Side" Reader (and his "natural companion" Writer) meets various Ghosts and Demons, Holy Spirits and Gods. He also meets Singer, who is neither Ghost, nor Demon. At some point she becomes important to Reader. Realizing this won't stop him though.

The world of Ghostdream should be scary, but it is not - it is just dark. The story should be sad since all the characters are more or less dead, but it is not, because they normally remember nothing, except some minor detail or two (for example the protagonist remembers himself reading a book - this is why they call him Reader. It is his only memory after all).
Ghostdream is a retro-style Point and Click Adventure game with puzzles, exploration and story.

•   55+ entirely animated locations (rooms)
•   10+ characters
•   8 Major Puzzles (no items required, exploration of the whole accessible area is a must) + standard adventure actions
•   16 000+ words story (fully voiced)
•   20+ songs OST
•   It's hard to calculate how long an adventure game can last, but I believe it will take about 10 hours to beat Ghostdream for the first time.
•   PC Windows exclusively.
•   60 pages art book (with a puzzle guide)

Made by Arkhouse (myself). Published by Forever Entertainment SA.
Title: Re: Ghostdream
Post by: DBoyWheeler on 28 Oct 2016, 18:05
Neato!  Oh, and is it just me, or does the main character remind anyone of the DC Comics villain "Gentleman Ghost"?

Anyhow, nice work on this one.
Title: Re: Ghostdream
Post by: Blondbraid on 28 Oct 2016, 18:28
Big congratulations, great to see this game get a Steam release!
Best of luck to you! ;-D
Title: Re: Ghostdream
Post by: Ark on 31 Oct 2016, 05:22
DBoyWheeler, thanks! Just googled it - 8-0 Indeed they look alike. Thank God I have decided to make all the characters flying, or else he would look like a nearly complete copy.

Blondbraid, thanks! It wasn't easy. Well, nothing was easy (laugh)
Title: Re: Ghostdream
Post by: rongel on 08 Nov 2016, 07:48
Congratulations on the release, I haven't played the game, but it looks really unique, the art style is amazing. Maybe I'll pick it up on Steam when I have time!