A Dream Too Real

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Virtual reality
Virtual reality
A Dream Too Real
Author(s) Raditz
Publisher(s) n/a
Release date(s) Nov-2006
Authoring system Inform 7
Platform(s) Z-code
Language(s) English
License(s) Freeware
Color effects none
Graphics none
Sound/Music none
Cruelty scale Polite

How It Begins

You are John Doe, a family man, carrying nothing. In your living room, you see a bagel on the table, the kids' lunchbox on the kitchen counter, and your wife, Jane Doe. It's May 1st and early morning on a Monday. Time for you to go to work.

Notable Features

  • Oddly-phrased English; for example: "It's early morning, and it's quite obvious to tell."
  • Inconsistent use of second person and third person. The game sometimes refers to the PC by his name; for example, you'll see "John's Car" instead of "your car".
  • Several instances of instant death without warning. Use UNDO to undo your last turn.
  • Many unusual items and events without any obvious purpose or meaning.

Trivia and Comments

  • Having a kitchen counter in a living room is quite normal compared to the rest of the game.


Release 1

  • A Dream Too Real (Raditz; Nov-2006; Z-code).
    • Release 1 / Serial number 061128 / Inform 7 build 3V01 (I6/v6.31 lib 6/11N)
    • IFID: 06052C59-968C-43A7-BFC1-BA0FE30ADCAF
      IFID links: IFDB
    • Room count: 16.
    • Download DreamTooReal.zblorb from the IF Archive.