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Hypnagogia is an exploration in themes involving deep dreams, liminal spaces, sleep paralysis demons, and much more.

Can you collect all 8 dream crystals and finally wake up?


Influenced by the nostalgia-fueled polygonal games from the mid and late 90's, Hypnagogia takes players on a short but intriguing journey through various worlds inspired by real dreams. 


Hang out with cats in a relaxing garden temple, mingle with sea creatures in an underwater quarry, or find meaning in a city full of strange people. Everyone has something to say, so meet and greet with every denizen you can!

Each hand-crafted and detailed environment has been amalgamated from different dream journal recordings over the years, with entries used by both the dev and some users on the LSD Revamped Discord channel. 


When dreams turn to nightmares, will you overcome the challenge of returning to reality?


If you enjoy this game, check out more from this dev below! There's also a comprehensive commentary file within the game folder if you're interested in knowing the origins of each dream.

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KNOWN BUGS/ISSUES

  • Mouse/controller sensitivity does not save between areas.
  • There's a possibility any one of the quest givers/npcs may bug out, resulting in not being able to complete the dream. If this happens, leave and reenter through the dream hub.
  • There is no way to save progress in the game currently.
  • I don't have plans on building for any platform besides Windows currently. My apologies in advance, but I don't have any way to test those builds and would rather ensure a cleaner experience.

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hypnagogia_POSTJAM_VERSION_02.zip 83 MB

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a work of art, felt so many things while playing this! great game!


the artsytle is amazing too! PSX graphics alway get me haha

Thank you, so happy you enjoyed it!

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I achieved nirvana when I played this game

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*Edit: Just read your rating review, wanted to say thanks so much for the kind words! 

I knew I made the game too profound :o

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as close to a religious experience ive ever had with a video game. its lit knowing other people have similar dreams/understanding of them

Nice! Glad to hear. Thanks so much for checking it out!

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This is everything I've wanted out of a game, well done! 

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Cool! Haven't seen the game appear in a review video yet. Thanks for checking it out!

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Best game jam example I have ever played! Frustrating to restart when falling off a level, but the music is great, the creativity of the levels is great, and the progression through the dreams was so interesting! Thanks for releasing it! Definitely got my two dollars' worth. ha!

Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks so much for playing~

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Great atmosphere. I especially liked the later ones with depressing (Silent Hill-ish) theme.

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I loved it enough to make an account and comment, amazing. Found the dream 1 secret and the secret world

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Very strange but very charming, I enjoyed playing it and the little white rabbit Gogi was a welcome addition to my adventure. I've always loved stuff having to do with dreams, brains can make such odd scenarios and landscapes so it's really interesting to know what other people dream of. I'm glad you included your own commentary and I just wanted to let you know I liked the game very much. Only complaint of course is the lack of a save system but regardless I was quite charmed.

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This is a really cool concept and the visuals are awesome! Gogi is really sweet! 😊

(Also, I'm sorry for pronouncing it wrong for the first few world's 😅)

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That was sick, but lvl 7 especially clearly isn't made to be played at 2 am

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Hello

Is this a full length game or is it like a demo of it?

Hi Kimmy - This is the full released game.

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Oh awesome! I'd like to do a video on it if you don't mind :D

Cool, I don't mind. Feel free to share it here once you're done =)

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Thank you! I can't wait to play it 

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The game was an interesting first and I like it. I never found the hidden ninth level, but besides that, game is super interesting.

Here's my channel for other games I have played. http://www.youtube.com/c/Levont

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i can't hear any of the ingame audio except for when the game first starts up, is there anyway to possibly fix this?

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sorry, i figured it out! i just reinstalled the game and it fixed.

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I like this game and I'm excited to see what else it has to offer. its a little strange but easy to get behind, I highly recommend it. 

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WARNING SPOILERS! This is for that hidden level 9. Thank you dev for the info

Glad you found it! Thanks for checking it out man!

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😊👍

Thank you for playing! :)

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More games like this PLEASE! I've always loved the feel of ps1 style games. Plus the weirdness to this makes it even better. I give it 9/10. Also I didn't see the snowy area like I saw in the pictures, where is that at?

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Thanks for checking it out! The snow dream is hidden fairly well, so it's not too surprising you weren't able to find it. You can learn it's location in the dev_commentary.txt file included in the game folder. Alternatively, you have access to it in the Dream Select Mode after you beat the game once!

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I really want to play this, but when I start it up, the aspect ratio gets weird and I can't see the whole screen. My drivers are all up to date, and I have no idea what to do.

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Hey Herowho- what type of monitor/native resolution are you using? I know there are problems launching it on 4k monitors. One thing you could try is downloading Reso. It creates a shortcut from an .exe and forces it to launch in a specific resolution. Here's a link to it if you want to give it a try: http://bcheck.net/apps/reso.htm Let me know if it works for you.

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My monitor's native resolution is 1600x900. Reso seems to work if I set the game to be 800x600.

That's good to hear. It should also launch correctly with 1920x1080 if I'm not mistaken. If you have any other issues let me know.

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The snow world is one of my favorite worlds in any game out there, I don't know why but I just love it. The inhabitants seem like something from an actual JRPG.

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yeah!! i loved being in it

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I was totally blown away by this experience. Masterfully executed and joining pure cutesy wholesomeness with, surprisingly, the horrifying polar opposite.

Thank you!

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Very good game I download to play, thank you.

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Awesome game. But after I finished it I rebooted it and the aspect ratio changed and its wide screen and half the screen is cut off. How do I put it back to 4 by 3? (I tried to download it and still happened) 

Hey Mr. Dink- no idea what could be going on there. I've tried reproducing it with the current build on the game page, but no luck. You said you tried deleting it and redownloading it and was still being weird? If that doesn't work, there's a possibility it could be something driver related or something with your monitor resolution. Shoot me a DM on twitter if you can't get it back to normal.

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I absolutely loved this. The low-poly PSX style, sound effects and music together made for a super atmospheric game! Looking forward to seeing more from you.

Thank you for playing! I have some new projects planned after the new year, so you'll definitely be seeing new stuff soon~

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Hey, I had a lot of fun playing this one, I loved the Ps1 style to it. I'll be doing a three part series on this but in the meantime here's the first part. :D 

Nice! Thanks for checking it out~

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No Problem :D

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Wonderful, strange, and confident in its strangeness. Great pacing on the tone of the dreams as they go on. So many good bits but the tender warmth of the secret dream was such a standout, I really liked how even as the dreams got darker there were still impactful moments of positivity. Big fan!

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Thank you for the kind words! So happy you enjoyed it~

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Is this on steam

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Not yet!

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ok

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Sorry if this is out of nowhere, but my computer detected a trojan virus coming from the exe after extracting. I deleted it but I just wanna make sure if it's just me being unlucky or there's an actual virus in the game. 

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Hey Stoovan- no, nothing like that in the game. not sure why it would've been detected as a virus. Haven't had any issues from anyone else about it.

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Oh! I guess it's just my antivirus acting up then. My bad!

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Very nice game. I love the low poly styling of it. I love the storyline to it to.


Thanks for checking it out, I appreciate it!

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Like the art style in this game of retro playstation games! This game is in my Top 5 of the week!

Check my video

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Whoa, thank you!

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Awesome! Didn't find any of the secrets T^T

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There are only a few, but yeah, they're hard to find ;)

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Overall a great game, I enjoy it very much. The only downside is the sensitivity option because it doesn't save and it's annoying changing your sensitivity in every place instead of keep it for the entire game. Hope you can fix it

Thanks for checking it out! Yeah, the sensitivity issue is a bummer. I'm working on fixing it soon.

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This game is really charming! I really enjoyed it :)

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The "Edge of the World" dream was so visually stunning i just had to stop walking and take screenshots along the way. That was an hour well spent, I hope you can make similar projects in the future.

Thanks so much, it means a lot! I have more projects in the works. Check back in February!

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really immersive game!! i love it!!

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https://youtu.be/M-ojR4CNCes

The game was amazing dev, good luck on future games and stay safe from the corona virus. Hope you will enjoy this video.

Thank you for playing!

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Ur welcome dev, thank you for making the game.

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Hey when I was interacting with the rabbit in the beginning the game resoultion suddenly changed and the game started to lag on 8fps.

That's weird... does that happen everytime? Check to see if it might be something driver related, maybe an update is needed. If it keeps happening, DM me on Twitter.

I have the same issue :(

Hi Samael- try downloading Reso and using it to launch the game in a specific resolution. It may fix your issue: http://www.bcheck.net/apps/reso.htm

It's a quite wacky solution, but it helps, thanks.

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I have to wake up from my dream
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Hey there - this gave me butterflies when I first saw it. Stunning, lovely concept, some of the best design I've ever seen in a low-poly game. 

Did you happen to have a short video/trailer or anything I can use to share it my indie game thread @Toadsanime?

Hey! Thanks for checking it out. So happy you enjoyed it! I have plans to make a little trailer sometime this weekend, as well as post the soundtrack on YouTube. Once I've finished it up, I can definitely let you know!

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Heya! Think you spotted my tweet anyway haha, but thank youuu, that sounds wonderful. Looking forward to the soundtrack upload too!

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so cool retro psx
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Hi dev, I played the game and it was wonderful. Here's the part one of my video (don't take my jokes seriously ok XD).

https://youtu.be/xZ_LEhnjk9Y

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