Tomb Raider is such an infamous series, one could argue that its name is essentially synonymous with adventure games. The adventures of one Lara Croft as she explores various ruined tombs to stop greedy corporations from unleashing hell on the Earth, all while dealing with her father’s apparent loss, make for some really great adventure titles. That, and shooting bad guys in the head with a bow is satisfying no matter what game you put it in. As Tomb Raider has evolved as a series though, its creator, Toby Gard, has been hard at work on branching out into his own games. After beginning his new studio, Cathuria Games, back in 2019, he and his team are ready to unveil their latest adventure. Dream Cycle, a reality-bending action-adventure game, makes its way to Early Access on September 7! You can find the trailer below.
The Steam page for Toby Gard’s Dream Cycle describes the game as follows:
Discover the next evolution of action adventures with Dream Cycle, an ever-expanding portal into the unknown brought to you by the creator of Lara Croft, Toby Gard. Trapped in a shattered dimension, you take the role of Morgan Carter, a modern-day arcane apprentice. Defeat the corrupted inhabitants of the Dreamlands to break the curse. Use stealth, traps, spells, and illusions to quietly clear the way or challenge enemies head-on, exploiting their weaknesses with conventional weapons. Only by destroying these soulless opponents can you venture deeper into the Dreamlands, discover the truth of your story, and maybe… just maybe… find a way out.”
As shown in the reveal, a unique art style, and intriguing combat system highlight Dream Cycle, as it moves through various ruins and distinct locations. All while this alternate reality bends in ways unimaginable. While this first trailer doesn’t give us a whole lot to go on, there is plenty of mystery for us to ponder as it’s set to head into Early Access soon.
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