A downloadable game for Windows and macOS
A kid named Dustin receives a puppy for his 8th birthday. He names the dog Balthazar and the two soon become best friends. They land in trouble and help each other get out of it, learn about the world together and become virtually inseparable.
One day a tragedy happens. Dustin is hit by a van and lands in the hospital. Kid goes into a coma. His faithful dog stays by his side and dreams while lying beside him in the bed.
Balthazar's dream take him through strange and mysterious lands of dog-stuff, he sees wonderful things but he also feels the presence of two entities. With his nose he recognizes one as Dustin and follows him, the other lurks menacingly in the darkness and Balthazar is sure it is here to take the boy away.
He embarks on a quest to save the kid following his instinct and scent, roaming the dreamscape with love and conviction only a dog may have.
We are two weeks in the development cycle and this is the second build of our game. It showcases core mechanics and art style. You can join the discussion about the future of the game and design decision at our slack channel (available to our patrons @ patreon) or just shoot me an email : firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unpack and play. On Mac unpack, and then open with control + click.
You can also play the prototype in Chrome here: http://www.psilocybegames.com/balthazarsdream/