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Dreamscaper is a Roguelike published by Freedom Games and Maple Whispering Limited, and developed by Afterburner Studios released on August 5, 2021. It's available on Steam, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and X Box Series X And S.

In this game, you play as Cassidy, a girl who moves from a backwater town to the city of Redhaven. Her days are spent building up friendships, while her nights are spent sifting through her emotions and memories in her dreams, where the game takes place.

  • Batter Up!: The Super Slugger is a simple baseball bat that can fend off any enemy.
  • BFS: The Breaker Sword (as well as Radiant Edge) is a giant sword that Cass can casually swing around in her dreams.
  • Brats with Slingshots: The Slingshot is a ranged weapon that can be found in the Dream World.
  • Combat Cue Stick: The Pool Cue allows Cass to fight with it like it's a bo staff.
  • Counter-Attack: Shields allow Cass to parry attacks at the right time, giving her an opening or reflecting shots back at turrets.
  • Double Unlock: For a new piece of gear, lucid attack or keepsake to appear in the Dream World, Cass has to find an Idea, then pay Inspiration points to make them spawn.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Some bosses, specifically from levels 2, 4, and 5, are much scarier than the other enemies.
  • Electric Black Guy: When selecting an NPC's influence, Carl, the only black character, powers up Cass' electrical elemental attacks.
  • Eye Beams: Optic Sear allows Cass to shoot lasers from her eyes.
  • The Faceless: All characters are designed as faceless models.
  • Flash Step: Shadow Step makes Cass's dash turn into this. When mastered, they give Red Pit resistance.
  • Gender-Equal Ensemble: There are four males (Bruce, Carl, Fernando, Tamal) and four females (Alison, Cassidy, Eve, Rose) in the cast.
  • Magic Wand: The Wand of Blasting changes Cass's Ranged Weapon into a wand.
  • Secret Room: Every level has a hidden room that will be revealed with a well-placed bomb drop.
  • Shout-Out: There are so many references in the game it's hard to keep track.