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The Lucy Dreaming demo is available with interface and subtitles in German, Spanish, Italian and Russian.

Take a brave step into the terrifying world of suburban, middle class Britain to help Lucy unearth the secrets of her disturbing dreams – but beware, her subconscious is a rabbit hole laced with intrigue, adventure and a cast of extraordinary creatures.

Lucy Dreaming is inspired and influenced by the classic 90s point & click adventure games, from its beautifully-realised pixel-art style to its irreverent, sarcastic humour. Delve into Lucy’s ever-expanding world as you explore a rich narrative, solve satisfying puzzles and discover hidden Easter eggs.

Do you have what it takes to communicate with Lucy’s dysfunctional family, untangle her repressed memories and bring an end to the nightmares once and for all? Just don’t forget your teddy bear.

Game Features:

  • Discover a wide variety of detailed dreams and real-world locations from a neon-lit comedy club with an unusual clientele to a post-apocalyptic boulangerie.
  • Encounter a cast of characters from Lucy’s maniacal brother to a giant duck with a bread problem.
  • Explore rich environments with an abundance of witty retorts to almost everything you can point your cursor at.
  • Reveal hidden Easter eggs and pop culture references.
  • Enjoy the distinctive and beautifully realised voice acting (English)
  • Travel instantly between scenes with a double-click.
  • Having trouble? Just hit the space bar to get a sneaky peek of each scene’s hotspots.
Release date Mar 08, 2021
AuthorTall Story Games
TagsComedy, Dreams, Female Protagonist, Funny, Narrative, Pixel Art, Point & Click, Retro, Story Rich
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
LinksSteam, Blog, Twitter, YouTube


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

Lucy_dreaming_demo.zip 127 MB
Lucy Dreaming Demo_linux.zip 150 MB
Lucy Dreaming Demo_macos.zip 134 MB

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Great demo! Everyting was the quality as expected, love Lucy actress. Great Pixel Art and old school UI. Can´t wait to play the FULL game.  

Thanks so much for your comment, it means so much to me that you enjoyed playing it 🥰

Super interesting game!  The puzzles where really fun and the witty humor is the icing on the cake. Good job!! Thanx & waiting for the whole game!

Awesome, thanks for the comment! I'm so glad you enjoyed playing the demo! :D



Thank you, and thanks for taking the time to put together a playthrough too! :)

A great demo, had much fun playing it!

Brilliant, that's great to hear! :)

You already know I like LD and this demo is a great ramp to send you flying towards the full game's bigger world. Lots to speculate & wonder about. I hope we get to see the whole family eventually. :) Waiting for the Kickstarter. 


Fantastic! Thank you for the playthrough, I loved your comments about her parents’ bedroom 😂

Oh, hehe... I could be wrong though. Maybe once inside we'll find out her parents are very... 50 Shades of Grey. :) 

Really happy to finally be able to play this!  I am very excited for the full release and will absolutely be backing the game.  The art is lovely and the care and attention to all of the custom responses is extremely fun to explore.  I definitely found a few unexpected Easter eggs as well. 

What kind of of wacko young girl keeps a venus flytrap and a pirhanna as a pet?  And with that messed up family situation?  It's no wonder she's having trouble sleeping!

I really took my time exploring and trying lots of stuff,  but I found the difficulty pretty breezy overall and would have been able to complete most of the required puzzles in about twenty minutes or so if I wasn't taking my time.

I did get massively stuck on one puzzle: warming the milk.  I eventually worked it out, but I feel like there were several equally viable options that kind of red-herringed me away from the intended solution.  First, there were the matches and candle that Lucy decided she did not want to pick up - that would be an elegant solution.  Also, I was convinced the lightbulb in the hall would be able to do the job.  Finally, I know how hot old laptops get, so I wanted to sit the glass on the computer and turn it on.  This puzzle might do with a bit of tweaking or signposting in the full release.

Also, small bug (literally), a hotspot for the fly seems to remain in Lucy's bedroom even after the little pest has been relocated.

Congrats on the release of the demo and wishing your kickstarter campaign the best!


Hey, so glad you enjoyed playing it. Thanks so much for the suggestions and feedback too, I really appreciate it! 😊

I’ll see if so can add a few more custom responses so that and potential red herrings lead you in the right direction, it’s kind of a symptom of having so many interactive items in each scene, there are naturally some things that could solve the same puzzles. I prefer not to have multiple solutions, but will definitely add in some more signposts for the options you’ve tried!

I’ll look into that fly hotspot too. She will react with “It’s gone.” If she reaches the fly too late, but the hotspot should disappear as the fly is flying! Leave it with me 😁

The fly bug has now been squashed! :D

Haha, I've tried the same three options before I found the solution!

Probably it's so hard to solve because Lucy has huge pigtails which cover some areas where the solution may be :)

This is genuinely AMAZING!! I'm a sucker for point-and-click and 90's so this was so much fun!! I'm really excited to see more of this in the future!!

Awesome, that means so much to me. Watching your video now! :)

I love this demo, so many references to the classics, good puzzles, nice graphics, humor, fully voiced, etc.

That’s great to hear, so glad you enjoyed it! ☺️