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Dreams Run Solid

by Caleb Wilson profile

Fantasy/Surreal
2001

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Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: 1
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 6
Baf's Guide ID: 1370
IFID: ZCODE-1-010516-3165
TUID: 1ay55mbn5iasy5h3

Editorial Reviews

Emily Short’s Interactive Fiction Page
Walkthrough Comp
This is, I think, is the IF that Tim Burton would write, if he gave up movies and did ten or fifteen years' hard time on an ant farm and then took a couple of classes in cross-cultural mythology and was assigned to write IF as therapy and...

Let me start over.

This is some really weird stuff. It's really weird the way that children's literature is often weird; it strings together imagery like beads on a tenuous plot. It comes, suitably enough, with a picture, which is creepy and only somewhat comprehensible. But it certainly isn't anything I would read to a six-year-old unless I wanted to be responsible for severe trauma: it's all insects and blades, implements of sacrifice and spoiled flesh, where hideous bends around and comes nose to nose with being beautiful again.
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TelegramComp Games Review
Where Constraints is all over the map, Dreams runs straight with a very consistent surreal tone. I think of all of the entries that were actual games, this one seemed to me to be the most plausible "could exist outside the comp", although that degree of plausibility is still not very high. But I think it works better as a game than Constraints, despite the fact that I had 10x the number of things to talk about with Constraints. (Sean Barrett)
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