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App description: dreeps is an award-winning Japanese indie game that received both the "Best of Art" and "Best of Game Design" at Indie Stream FES 2015!
It also was #1 in the App Store (for premium RPGs) in 22 countries, like France and Spain!

dreeps has been updated!
Released in 2015, this unique pixel-based Alarm Clock Game with the killer chiptune soundtrack was released to wide acclaim. Now, we've brushed up the graphics and sounds, and even added a few new things.
Hope you like the changes, and thanks for playing dreeps!

introduction

For those who dont have the time to play RPGs anymore,
this is a new type of gamean Alarm Playing Game!

To play dreeps, just set the alarm. Thats all. Easy, right?
When you head to bed, the robot boy will sleep just like you, regaining HP and recharging for his next day of adventure!

When the alarm rings in the morning, both of you will wake up and start your day. When you go to work or school, the robot boy will head out on an adventure through fields, valleys, and peninsulas where monsters roam. Or, he might discover dungeons where strange bosses lurk...
Either way, every day is a new day for you and the robot boy!

But how does adventuring work? That's real easy!
After the alarm sounds, the robot boy's adventure will automatically continue as long as he has enough HP, even while the app is closed. You might miss some events, but dont worry about it. Theres almost no text in this game.

So whenever you feel like it, load dreeps up and check on the robot boy's adventure. Or, leave it running on your desk while you work, study, or snack. Play however you want, and take it at your own pace.

Visuals and sound can give you hints to what sort of story is unfolding in this little world. But use your imagination! Take those hints and try to guess just what's happening. Oh! And don't forget that you can share screenshots of and thoughts about the game by pressing the "Share" button.

dreeps was created to give the player the ability to enjoy a story little by little, day by day. With beautifully crafted art and animations, this is a new kind of game that's easy to pick up and simple for anyone to learn.

This pocket-size adventure has been made for you by three people in Tokyo who put all their hearts into delivering a fresh and charming experience.

Thank you for playing dreeps!

PeteOzzy's comments:


01-21-2015, 05:52 PM
#2
Joined: Oct 2013
Location: Norwich, England
Posts: 4,596
I really love the sound of this; I'm hoping it will almost be Godville with pictures which would be great. Shame it's not Universal but it's not really the kind of game that demands it at least. Very tempted!

01-21-2015, 11:28 PM
#3
First: WTF?
Second: Wait - is something playing a game for me while I'm at work somehow fun for me or something?
Third: So a game being played for me while I'm at work is cool, but while sleeping is morally wrong? Sure, I totally get it.
01-21-2015, 11:36 PM
#4
Joined: Jul 2014
Posts: 442
I'm intrigued, thoughts?
01-21-2015, 11:42 PM
#5
Joined: Aug 2013
Posts: 181
This was a game showcased at the Indiefest at last years Tokyo Game Show. It got a lot of interest and the developers sounded really passionate about their work. I'm definitely going to give it a try!
01-21-2015, 11:52 PM
#6
Joined: Mar 2013
Location: On Earth.
Posts: 43
Godville X Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock?

...

Sure, what the hell.

I am curious, though: Godville manages to always keep things fresh with a constant stream of user-written entries to draw from, but how will this game (I use the world loosely) keep from growing stale? (Also, the full artwork this "game" seems like it would require much more effort to produce per event the. The simple text employed by Godville.)
01-22-2015, 12:20 AM
#7
Joined: Jun 2011
Location: Fate/Grand Order Singularity
Posts: 5,775
This looks gorgeous! I loove the art.

I am skeptical just because it seems like the art would take a long time to create for a big game. I guess I want to know how massive this RPG really is. The file size on the app right now seems quite small.

I'm a bit biased but I feel like Japanese devs know their RPGs so I'll give them the benefit of the doubt. I do want to hear some mini impressions at least but I'll probably end up buying it tomorrow.

I also want to know if this requires you to constantly be online to play it (like Godville).

TOP5: Chaos Rings 3 / Monster Hunter Freedom Unite / Iron Marines / Never Gone / Hero Emblems
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01-22-2015, 01:12 AM
#8
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 264
I would bite if this were Universal.
01-22-2015, 02:55 AM
#9
Artwork reminds me some Hayao Miyazaki animes. Characters seems nice enough. But you do nothing while the boy goes adventuring? This only may limit the scene and artwork number by itself, because you do not have to actually see what is happening.

I hope it is not another high hopes, eager developers game which overwhelm them and fall really short of expectations. (Example: Star Command)

Otherwise, looks like it is worth playing.

Last edited by Praymettin; 01-22-2015 at 04:47 AM.
01-22-2015, 06:06 AM
#10
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 155
This game looks interesting I was having a tough time trying to read and understand the description of the game.