Anyway. The main reason I surpassed my urge to scream and decided to give The Dream Machine a try was that its graphics are impressively made out of cardboard and clay, and that the game uses stop-motion animation. It looks of course absolutely beautiful. Gorgeous. Utterly brilliant. On par with the oft forgotten Neverhood. Oh, yes, and the fact that it's a European, indie, adventure game did help quite a bit too.
Thing is, I'm delighted I played the game's demo, signed up for the beta and played through the first free chapter of the game. This is not merely a beautiful game sporting literally hand-made graphics, but a proper -and dare I say, great- adventure too, complete with good and varied puzzle design, excellent dialogue, atmospheric music and a most interesting plot involving a young couple moving into a rather odd new apartment. You owe it to yourselves to at least play the demo. You'll surely go on and play the first (still in beta) chapter after that. The Dream Machine, you see, is easily one of the best adventures I've ever played, and I do believe everyone should try it.
Oh, and while you're waiting for the rest of the chapters to come out and for Gnome's Lair to further cover the series, you can watch the beautiful trailer posted below, visit the official site and find out how the game was created via the Dream Machine blog.
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