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Escape a Lucid Dream with Your Camera in the Indie Horror Game "Afterdream": Experience the Pixel Art


Get lost in a lucid dream, bending the lines between reality and fiction. Utilize the strange camera to navigate through the ghosts' mysterious residence. Find the purpose of your nocturnal visit in a vivid and dreamlike setting.

Afterdream on Steam (steampowered.com)

Afterdream": A New Dimension in Psychological Horror

An Adventure at the Intersection of Reality and Dreams

As player, you'll take on the role of Jennifer and explore a mysterious world that lies between reality and dreams. Venture into the realm of lucid dreams to unravel the mystery of why you find yourself in such a place. This immersive game elevates your experience through a simple, intuitive interface as it blurs the lines between reality and fantasy.

Afterdream: Where the Boundary Between Reality and Dreams Blurs, A Mystical Experience Awaits You"
Afterdream on Steam (steampowered.com)

Puzzles and Exploration: The Mysterious Camera is the Key

"Afterdream: Stimulate Your Mind with Puzzles, Search for Various Objects and Break the Seals"
Afterdream on Steam (steampowered.com)

The gameplay centers on exploring eerie locations inhabited by ghosts, collecting items, and solving puzzles. Notably, the game features a unique camera that lets you see hidden objects and unlock sealed areas when viewed through its lens.

Additional Notes

The game contains some mature content, specifically dark and oppressive atmospheres, surreal gore, and occasional strong language.

If this interests you, adding it to your wishlist would be appreciated. "Afterdream" is set to be released on September 28, 2023, for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, and PC.

System Requirements

ItemMinimum Requirements
OSWindows 7 or later
ProcessorDual Core 2.0 GHz
Memory4 GB RAM
Graphics4GB card capable of shader 3.0
DirectXVersion 9.0
Storage500 MB
Sound CardDirectX 9c Compliant

The Pros and Cons of "Afterdream": A Step Ahead or A Step Short?

Innovation and Simplicity: The Two Sides of Gameplay

"While 'Afterdream' offers a point-and-click puzzle-adventure format with unique camera mechanics, some players feel that these features oversimplify gameplay. Those looking for more innovative elements might find it a bit lacking.

The Journey Within: Deepening the Story and Emotions

The game's storyline focuses on the protagonist confronting themselves within the dream world and exploring a range of emotions. However, some players note that the plot lacks unexpected twists, impacting the overall reception.

Word Choices: The Delicate Balance of Translation and Localization

The translation of "Afterdream" has been noted as well. While grammatically accurate, the blend of formal and casual language in some dialogues might feel unnatural. This issue, particularly common in games translated into Japanese, is expected to improve in future iterations.

In Summary: A Game of Great Potential and Minor Shortcomings

"While 'Afterdream' has garnered high praise for its unique mechanics and deep thematic elements, it's divided opinion on the aspects of novelty and story impact. Enjoyed by many for its moderate difficulty and emotional richness, the game could still benefit from further refinement."

Afterdream: Official Announcement Trailer

Afterdream - Official Announcement Trailer:Jesse Makkonen

Video Overview:

The video titled "Afterdream - Official Announcement Trailer," released on Jesse Makkonen's channel on March 20, 2023, is a 59-second teaser that officially unveils the highly anticipated 2D psychological horror adventure game, "Afterdream." The game is set to launch on both PC and consoles in 2023, and it is already available for wishlisting on Steam.

This trailer provides a sneak peek into the game's unique world—a blur between reality, dreams, and fiction. If you're a fan of psychological horror or adventure games, or simply curious about new gaming experiences, this video is a must-watch piece of content.


I see Jesse Makkonen has received good reviews on Steam for his other games as well.


Heal on Steam (steampowered.com)

Released on April 10, 2020, "Heal" is an unconventional gaming experience. The narrative is almost entirely visual, with a strong yet ambiguous atmosphere propelling the story forward. The game features handmade 2D scrolling graphics that capture the eye, and the sound design perfectly complements its abstract world.

You'll guide an elderly character through this slightly dark world, and it's a captivating journey. Handcrafted in Finland, the game employs no cheap gimmicks.

「DISTRAINT: Deluxe Edition

Released on October 21, 2015, this 2D psychological horror adventure follows the ambitious young man named Price, as he connives to take an elderly woman's property while forging alliances with large corporations. At that moment, he comes to terms with the cost of his humanity.

The deluxe edition offers a rich experience, filled with hand-drawn graphics, polished audio, dynamic coloring, and improved user interface. In about two hours, you'll complete a journey woven with dark humor and tinged with horror.


Released on November 13, 2018, this game is a sequel to the previous "DISTRAINT" and represents the second chapter in a pixel horror story. You'll play as Price, who gains corporate alliances at the expense of his humanity. The game explores his journey towards reclaiming hope and discovering his purpose.

With a simple yet striking design, and mood-setting audio, the game involves solving puzzles to progress the story. It's a pure gaming experience, devoid of any reuse or trickery.


You know, both Heal and DISTRAINT are available on Android and iOS, so you can enjoy them from your smartphone too.

「Silence of the Sleep

Released on October 1, 2014, this 2D psychological horror adventure game puts you in the role of Jacob Reeves, who, in a moment of despair, ends his life—only to wake up with no recollection of his previous existence.

The game is a side-scrolling 2D experience with unique hand-drawn digital graphics and an original soundtrack. It demands exploration and problem-solving from the player, including intricate puzzles and unique enemy encounters. Since you can't defeat the enemies, evasion and hiding become necessary.

Created entirely by one person, this game balances horror and adventure elements wonderfully.


The pixel art in all these games really adds another layer to the experience, doesn't it?


It's amazing to think that they were made by just one person. Indie games really have something special, don't they?


Lastly, I'll leave the creator's Twitter handle here. It's in English, but with translation tools nowadays, that shouldn't be an issue, right?

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