Do we ever get to learn more about the shadow & who it is?
The Dream Alchemist
A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux
Set in an Art Nouveau style fantasy world, The Dream Alchemist follows a young woman with the unusual ability to see and act in the dreams of others, to influence their minds and learn their secrets… and to trade those secrets.
When assigned to visit the dreams of a foreign ambassador, Nova learns more than she knows what to do with, she questions who she can trust, and sets in motion events that quickly spin out of her control.
In a story about identity, family and love, can Nova find her way back to her old life? That is, if she even wants it…
The Dream Alchemist is a Visual Novel/Otome game with a nameable female protagonist and four male love interests.
Stats – intelligence, strength (fortitude) and charisma – are achieved through in-game choices and will be required to unlock certain interactions and conversations.
Rated 17+/Mature for language, sexual content, and adult themes.
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Demo, Theo's route and Atlas' route currently released.
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Yep the next two routes reveal more about the shadow, who they are and what they want
Can't wait for Felix's route. Sorry, do you have any idea of when it's going to be released?
i've been enjoying atlas' route so much! thank you :) it appears that i can't romance felix in this route, though he is present. could i get some help with this? thanks!
Hi, Felix actually gets his own route which will be released next so this one is primarily Atlas' route with a side of Felix. If you've filled Felix's affection point bar on the left of the screen you'll unlock endings with Felix but you won't be able to properly romance him until the next release, sorry!
Such an incredible game!! It is SO beautiful and its really interesting. The art is so gorgeous (Alphonse Mucha whomst??) and the writing is so fun. I loved following this story and it's so easy to read, so I totally recommend it! I keep saying I'm not a friends to lovers kinda gal but beautifully written stories like this keep proving me wrong, and I'm so excited for Theo's route (though I will admit Alasdair caught my eye immediatley and never really un-caught it) <3
loved the demo so much!!! im gonna smooch the catboy uwu
and also all the other ROs because i actually really really like them all!!! usually im very much a pick-favorites type of person but i'm fascinated by all the characters; they all feel real and distinct and fun and i'm excited to learn more about them
this is too amazing omg i'm totally rooting for the development n full game of this :D the lore n the characters are too damn interesting
I just finished it. It's really great. The artstyle, lore and world-building suits each other perfectly. All the characters, their design and the story feel like a mix between WW1/2 European/middle eastern history and Jugendstil. Which makes sense because Jugenstil was around WW1. Including the tid-bit, that is very important, about the refugees of a lost nation and their forceful resettlement hits home with me and I'm so glad that you mentioned it in a game about nations trying to eat each other.
I must say whenever an otome game pops up it's very rare that I find every of the LIs appealing or interesting. This here goes beyond "oh he looks nice I guess". They all have interesting and solid personalities. The dialogue flows naturally. Oh and all that lovely hair.... *cough*. Visually everyone of the LI is gorgeous and totally my type. You are really good at drawing expressions which also aid the characterization of a characters. They just really fit each of them. The amount of different sprites you've drawn for each scene is pretty impressive.
I'm very happy with the dialogue options we get presented with. Makes it hard to pick one, because they often all have their merit.
And sorry about blabbing about the LIs, but again... it's pretty rare for me to find an otome like visual novel were every male LI suits my taste. I like long hair and preferably no beard or even a beard stubble. Hah... You even gave them a banging personality and didn't turn them into idiots with no agency or goals.
Hi! What a wonderful comment, you're spot on - I borrowed much from the real life events that plagued the early 20th century leading up to the Great War. However, it is far, far too big a subject to cover in a single otome game, so I tried to pick the important themes. I left out the Spanish Flu, for example since we're all well over it after experiencing our own pandemic.
As for the LIs - I guess we have the same tastes!
Lovely demo, the premise is really interesting and the worldbuilding seems like it will deliver. The game does need a bit of proofreading/testing (sometimes the text goes beyond the box or the wrong Nova sprite shows up - with longer hair when she's supposed to have short hair), but these are minor details compared to how promising it looks. I'd be really interested in seeing how the two Felix routes will branch out, seeing as to how they shared quite a bit of text in the beginning (they had to of course, for us to get to know him more). Great job and looking forward to seeing more!
Thank-you! I'll have the errors fixed in next update - must have missed them in my run through, thanks for letting me know.
Played this demo today and it is super stylish and captivating! Really enjoying Nova's range of dialogue options, and particularly intrigued by Alasdair. Agree with a previous commenter about the font - it's lovely, but slightly hard to read. Best of luck with the development of this game. I'm beyond eager for more!
This game is just dripping in style, I loved every bit of the Mucha aesthetic but I was also pleasantly surprised by how fleshed out the lore and setting was. The story had so many twists and turns I couldn't stop reading! The font is a bit hard to read at first but I got used to it after a while.
Cheers for commenting, I did wonder about the font - might be worth simplifying in next update.
Loved this! I love a good friends-to-lovers path + flirty LIs, so naturally, Theo had my attention immediately, but Felix is also an interesting LI who I'd definitely replay for.
I'm curious about Alasdair (since I was hardcore Theo this first playthrough, I barely saw Alasdair) so I'll probably replay and get his help lol.
Basically, I think you've created at least two, and probably three, great LIs and an interesting story, and I'll definitely be following your progress!
It looks like it will be an amazing game!I played the demo and it was awesome.All of the characters are interesting and I can't wait to find out the rest of the story.Love interests are so handsome too!
I love this! I immediately went for Alasdair but really all three of the guys were super interesting. The premise and plot immediately hooked me and the dialogue options are perfect (a lot made me laugh). I can't wait for more :)
Made an account so I could comment here. This demo was amazing, I enjoyed it so much!! The premise is unique, and I am looking forward to seeing how the rest of the story will go. The RO are all interesting, although Alasdair has been my favorite so far. Even though he makes me a bit suspicious...The soundtrack is good, and the GUI is one of the most beautiful ones I have seen in a visual novel. All things considered, this is an amazing demo, and I can't wait to see more from you!
big fan of this so far!!! very interesting premise
I really really like this visual novel it's so unique usually i don't like mc to have her own design i like to imagine or customize but i like her and also the STORYLINE IS AMAZING and every other character is unique just one thing the backgrounds need more work they look a little bit to plain i don't know how to decribe it i think just the colouring anyway good luck
Hi, thanks for the comment, I'm happy you like my little game! I agree with you on the backgrounds, I wanted them to be simple but I think they've come out a little flat instead. I'll look into adding more dimension for the final product.