Dreamed Away, the New Story-Driven Pixel RPG Coming Soon to Nintendo Switch


Have you ever woken up unsure if you’re still dreaming or awake in reality?

This perplexing sensation will immerse players in the upcoming story-driven pixel art RPG “Dreamed Away”, arriving on Xbox Series, Xbox One, Steam, and Nintendo Switch in early 2025.

It is a solo project by French game creator Nicolas Petton.

Pineapple Works, a game publisher from Poland, is helping Nicolas Petton bring Dreamed Away to life.

They started a Kickstarter campaign on February 1st, 2024 to support the game’s development and game promotion.

Dreamed Away blends gorgeous retro visuals with riveting storytelling to deliver an unforgettable adventure that explores thought-provoking themes of dreams, reality, and the subconscious mind.

It is Inspired by classic RPG greats like EarthBound and modern psychological thrillers like Omori.

Set in the 1990s, it tells the story of Theo, a young boy searching for answers after waking up to find his family missing and his home transformed into a lonely, rainy dreamscape.

As you guide Theo through beautifully-crafted pixel art environments, you’ll unravel the mysteries of his surreal dream world, uncover clues to the disappearance of his sister Louise and parents, and face suspenseful encounters with sinister nightmare creatures.

With its blend of emotional narrative, strategic turn-based combat, and spine-tingling horror elements, Dreamed Away aims to offer an unparalleled immersive RPG experience when it drops on the Nintendo eShop in early 2025.

Here’s what you can look forward to when this unique pixel art gem launches on your Switch:

  • Gorgeous Retro Visuals: Dreamed Away’s pixel art environments pop with color, depth, and eerie charm to draw you into Theo’s haunting dream quest.
  • Engrossing Storytelling: An intricately woven, thought-provoking narrative touching on themes of dreams, reality, and the subconscious.
  • Strategic, Fast-Paced Combat: Combat seamlessly blends turn-based and real-time mechanics with unique QTEs to keep you on your toes.
  • Creepy Psychological Horror: Spine-tingling suspense and an unsettling atmosphere worthy of the best psychological thrillers.
  • Diverse Abilities & Gear: A range of equipable abilities and items add depth and strategy to exploration and combat.
  • Original Soundtrack: A chilling, atmospheric original score composed by the developer himself.
  • No Random Battles: Seamless exploration with no frustrating random encounters.

With its eerie pixel dreamscapes and gripping tale of mystery, Dreamed Away is set to become the next must-play indie RPG when it creeps onto the handheld hybrid console next year.

As a digital exclusive, the game will be readily accessible for Switch owners seeking their next engrossing quest.

Don’t sleep on this clever pixel art gem that blurs the lines between dreams and waking life.

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