Shifting Dreamscape is a game about sleep. It’s a wonderful thing that lets us experience our wildest dreams, but let it get out of hand and those same dreams may shift into horrible nightmares

This game was created in 72 hours by Cruise Elroy and Mors for the 40th Ludum Dare with the theme “The more you have, the worse it is.”, and it got the 26th place overall. Special thanks to CosmicGem for the music.


Left and Right: Move

Down: Sleep

Z: Jump

Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
(12 total ratings)
Made withGameMaker
Tags16-bit, 2D, Dark, Dreams, GameMaker, Ludum Dare 40
LinksLudum Dare

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I'm too much of a wimp for eversion, so this is pretty good for me!

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Although it is a good game it lags a lot for me.

I gotta give the game bonus points for changing the ending depending on how much energy you have left at the end of the game.

I'm not entirely sure Nightmare mode is possible, do double test that in case!

I'm pretty sure it is.

It is. I beat it unrecorded.

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The wall jumping controls are finicky. I think using up energy to solve puzzles isn't a great mechanic. It forces the player to lose the game if they are unfamiliar or cannot solve a puzzle. Since the platforming needs to be so precise, it doesn't seem fair to punish the player for missing a jump.

We didn't really have much time to tweak the controls. As for losing the game, you can always just restart. I mean the game is really short lol

Awesome! Reminds me of Eversion.

Trippy! Like the precarious platforming. Great game!

I love this game!

Very interesting game, congratulations.