After already announcing a fifth entry in their critically acclaimed Dracula series earlier this summer, not to mention the long-awaited third installment in the iconic Syberia saga, developer Microids is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon, with a brand new detective-themed point-and-click adventure that will have gamers cracking the dream-like case by the end of the month.
Taking place in the bustling 1930s, Dream Chamber follows the adventures of a rich heir named Charlie, who becomes a self-appointed private detective of sorts after his girlfriend falls victim to a jewelry robbery at a lavish museum opening. And with that, Charlie throws on his raincoat and fedora and sets off to find the culprits in a wonderfully stylized and humorous take on the point-and-click adventure.
But what really sets Charlie apart from all the other amateur detectives out there is the heir’s uncanny ability to revisit the various crime scenes in his own dreams, where he is able to find additional clues that are firmly planted in his subconscious mind. This whole dream-detective setup is clearly reflected in the first screenshot we’ve seen of the game, which features a cartoonish looking Charlie snooping around a warped and dreamlike office, with a wavering black-and-white tiled floor.
Promising to offer lots of great humor and challenging puzzles, Dream Chamber is currently slated for release on October 24, 2013, and will be available on PC, Mac, and iPad platforms.