Dreamscaper Lets You Dive Into the Mind of a Young Woman With Depression

Dreamscaper is an action RPG with roguelike dungeons. You play Cassidy as she dives into her own subconscious to rescue herself.

Dreamscaper is the creative lovechild of three best friends who wanted to make a meaningful game. Dreamscaper is an ARPG Roguelite blending elements from brawlers, top-down shooters, and dungeon crawlers.

Every slumber is a different dungeon in an ever-changing world with a multitude of unique events and challenges. You play as Cassidy, dive into her subconscious and take on the surreal nightmares she wrestles with in order to save her from a dark fate. Below is the most recent gameplay demo, so you can see the gameplay in action for yourself:

Originally Dreamscaper debuted as a Kickstarter campaign last year that made over $50,000 during its crowdfunding. The title is a roguelite inspired action RPG with modernized hack’n’slash combat. You can play the prologue now on Steam, which should tied you over until its official release in August 2020.

According to its official page:


  • Lean into the nightmares and make the rush of permadeath your ally.
  • Use lucid powers to manipulate the elements, warp space, and even control time itself.
  • Battle bosses that embody Isolation, Fear, Negativity, Loss and more.
  • Upgrade a multitude of surreal items and discover powerful artifacts.
  • Live Cassidy’s waking life and uncover the mystery of her story.


A rich, expansive combat system that rewards skilled play. Use careful positioning, exact timing and quick reflexes to defeat foes with an abundance of combat options.

Each weapon class in Dreamscaper is unique, from rending the earth below your nightmares to whipping a yo-yo into their faces. You’ll have a myriad of ways to approach combat.

Enemies and bosses in Dreamscaper are representations of Cassidy’s most negative emotions. Vanquish those deadly foes to clear the dark miasma surrounding her.


Adventure through beautiful, haunting dreams to discover untold secrets, vanquish nightmares, and upgrade your gear all while uncovering Cassidy’s story as you plunge through her subconscious. Each dream is another peek into Cassidy’s memories and experiences.

Live Cassidy’s waking life and forge friendships with the people around her. Empower Cassidy with their hopes and memories to dispel the darkness of her nightmares.

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Allisa James

Senior Weekend Staff Writer for DualShockers. Loves JRPGs, artbooks, and anime.

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