Press kit

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Summary

Game Lucy Dreaming
A pixel-art point & click adventure game
Developer Tall Story Games
Kickstarter 27 April 2021 – 26 May 2021
Planned release date 2022
Platforms Windows
Mac
Linux
Availability Steam and DRM-free from Itch.io
Languages English
Press contact Tom Hardwidge
hello@tallstorygames.com
+44(0)1952 882 432
Demo download Steam
Itch.io
Website lucy-dreaming.com
Social Twitter
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Press releases

May 2021 – Lucy Dreaming Funded on Kickstarter
PDF | DOCX

April 2021 – Lucy Dreaming Kickstarter launch
PDF | DOCX

Easter 2021 – Lucy Dreaming Easter egg hunt
PDF | DOCX

March 2021 – Lucy Dreaming demo launch
PDF | DOCX


About the game

Lucy is a young girl with a sharp wit and a recurring nightmare! Adventure between dreams and reality to explore strange environments, colourful characters and unique puzzles. Can you unlock the secrets of dream control and discover the disturbing truth behind Lucy’s nightmares before it’s too late?

Where dreams and reality collide

Take a brave step into the terrifying world of suburban, middle class Britain to help Lucy unearth the secrets of her disturbing dreams – but beware, her subconscious is a rabbit hole laced with intrigue, adventure and a cast of extraordinary creatures.

A love letter to the 90s

Lucy Dreaming is inspired and influenced by the classic 90s point & click adventure games, from its beautifully-realised pixel-art style to its irreverent, sarcastic humour. Delve into Lucy’s ever-expanding world as you explore a rich narrative, solve satisfying puzzles and discover hidden Easter eggs.

Save Lucy

Do you have what it takes to communicate with Lucy’s dysfunctional family, untangle her repressed memories and bring an end to the nightmares once and for all? Just don’t forget your teddy bear.


Features

  • Discover a wide variety of detailed dreams and real-world locations from a neon-lit comedy club with an unusual clientele to a post-apocalyptic boulangerie.
  • Encounter a cast of characters from Lucy’s maniacal brother to a giant duck with a bread problem.
  • Explore rich environments with an abundance of witty retorts to almost everything you can point your cursor at.
  • Reveal hidden Easter eggs and pop culture references.
  • Enjoy the distinctive and beautifully realised voice acting (English)
  • Travel instantly between scenes with a double-click.
  • Having trouble? Just hit the space bar to get a sneaky peek of each scene’s hotspots.

Demo

We hate to use the word “prologue”, so let’s call it a “prequel mini-episode”. The 30-60 demo for Lucy Dreaming takes place before the action in the full game and is a short introduction to Lucy, and the overall style and tone you can enjoy in the game.

All of the puzzles are unique to the demo, so there are no spoilers for the full game either.


Images & logos

Kickstarter assets

Download ZIP

Screenshots

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Logos, art and characters

Download ZIP

Easter egg competition


Videos

Game trailer

Download MP4 (16:9: 1920×1080)

Download MP4 (Square: 1080×1080)

Kickstarter promo

Download MP4 (16:9: 1920×1080)

Download MP4 (Square: 1080×1080)

Let’s give Lucy a voice – Kickstarter promo

Download MP4 (16:9: 1920×1080)


About Tall Story Games

Lucy Dreaming is the first full-length title to be produced by the newly-founded indie game studio Tall Story Games. The founders, Tom and Emma Hardwidge, are a husband and wife team based in Shropshire, England specialising in narrative-driven games. They have a strong focus on creating games with engaging stories, well-developed characters and above all a good sense of humour.

Tom and Emma Hardwidge with their son Robin who provided a cameo voice over in one of the demo’s hidden easter eggs..

Tall Story Games has already created a series of shorter titles which have been very well received within the adventure game community. Last year the team produced “Hair of the Dog” which followed a member of the Victorian gentry as he investigates the mysterious disappearance of his uncle, and “Lockdown”, an HTML-based point & click game where a virologist balances her work, parenting and home schooling while confined to her home.

In 2019, they also produced “Where’s my Cloak?” for the Roman Baths, Bath. This was the team’s first adventure game project and was the catalyst that brought them to where they are now.

Website: tallstorygames.com

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