March 26, 2023


Confront and fight off your nightmares in your subconscious to see a new day.


Dreamscaper is a surreal, roguelite inspired action RPG with modernized hack’n’slash combat – players battle a nightmarish depression that lives in a young woman’s subconscious.

In Dreamscaper, you play as Cassidy, who every night must fight off her nightmare of deep depression to see a new day. Developed by indie studio Afterburner Studios, it has used the backdrop of focusing on an emotional through-line confronting depression and mental health.

Dreamscaper revolves around the Dreaming world, where you confront Nightmares and Explore the Dreamscape, and the Wake World, where you will Build Relationships, Unlock more of the Story and Increase your Powers. Each time Cassidy falls into the Dream World, she will find a different dungeon that must be unlocked along with new powers.


  • An expansive combat system that rewards skilled play – shoot off finger guns, rend the earth below you or whip a yo-yo into enemies with a slew of dream inspired weaponry

  • Adventure through six beautiful, haunting dreamscapes to discover powerful artifacts, surreal scenery and a multitude of unique events, challenges and puzzles

  • Day / night gameplay – explore the waking and dreaming world to learn Cassidy’s story, your actions in one affect the other

  • Deep item progression that creates synergies and new possibilities every run, encouraging experimentation and high replay-ability

  • Warp the Dreamscape around you with “Lucid Powers” – surreal dream attacks and abilities that manipulate the elements, warp space, and even control time itself

  • 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

  • A beautiful, dynamic soundtrack composed by Dale North that adapts to player experience

Dreamscapers: Prologue will be released on Steam on April 8th. Be sure to add it to your wishlist.

Dreamscaper will be released for early 2020 for PC/Steam and Nintendo Switch.

Check out our First 19 Minutes of Dreamscaper: Prologue