Developer: Psilocybe Games
His dog sleeps by his side, dreaming of strange and mysterious lands filled with canine wonders. It is Balthazar - Dustin's best friend and there is no way in the world he will move even an inch away from his owner.
In his dream Balthazar senses a presence of two entities. Recognizing one as Dustin he uses his nose to follow him, while the other presence lurks menacingly in the darkness. Balthazar is sure that it is here to take the boy away.
With a loud bark Balthazar embarks on a quest to save his owner, venturing through the dreamscape with love and determination only a dog can possess.
Balthazar's Dream is a platformer with puzzle elements. You can expect:
10 levels - 3 hours of gameplay on average
challenging platformer segments
3 dogfights with bosses
in-game controller support (you need mouse for the launch menu)
5 different dog breeds to play with (this feature is mostly just decorative)
launching your dog into space
Balthazar's Dream Story Trailer
Balthazar's Dream Gameplay Video
Balthazar's Dream Kickstarter
With a rigorous control scheme and tweaked level design, Balthazar's Dream could have offered a quite adorable puzzle-platformer to complete in a few hours. Yet its attempt to give each mechanic its own doggy bent results in a toilsome, repetitive experience that feels disappointing against its charming concept.