Based in United States
November 30 2020
SHE DREAMS ELSEWHERE is a surreal adventure JRPG about dreams and the extent to which they mirror reality. You play as Thalia Sullivan, a high strung, anxiety-ridden, comatose woman on a journey to defeat the nightmares preventing her awakening, while also finding out how exactly this mess happened in the first place. Unfortunately, some nightmares are harder to confront than others… The game tackles complex themes such as depression, anxiety, mental illness and race relations - all while wrapped in an engaging, provocative gameplay experience.
The game began development in late 2015, but didn't enter full production until mid-2016. Development began with RPG Maker VX Ace as its first engine of choice before switching over to the newer RPG Maker MV in April of 2017. Initially, the game featured a more colorful, chibi-inspired art style before switching to a minimalistic style to better suit the game's newfound, darker direction.
The story and characters are based off of personal experiences with mental illness, and continues a conversation initiated by such games as "Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice", "Night in the Woods" and many others.
- A deeply personal narrative tackling heavy themes with a focus on mental illness
- A surreal, visually-striking world brimming with mystery that begs you to explore its every detail
- An easy to learn, yet difficult to master turn-based battle system that pits you against a variety of nightmarish beings
- Customize your characters with the “Mask” and “Charm” systems, allowing for a wealth of different playstyles and battle strategies
She Dreams Elsewhere: Teaser Trailer YouTube
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