Dreams Defender



Had a bad dream again? There is a reason to it – nightmares addicted to eating the Tree of Dreams seeds, which meant to mature in good dreams. Not only that, they also want to destroy the Tree itself! This should not happen! Only with your help the spirit of the forest D-D can stop these monsters. But it is not so easy! Dozens of nightmares require quick response and mindful use of all the abilities of the hero. The good thing is ability to improve hero skills in twenty directions, making D-D a real Dreams Defender!

Look here! Lazy touching the screen while your other hand is holding the banana is not the case. In Dreams Defender you need to actively switch between the main attacks, and even cast spells. This is how the work done in dreams defending!

They are flying, crawling, biting, spitting, and thanks god they don’t jump on your face! Every nightmare has his special abilities, armor and health levels. So you have to know all about every creature to defend the Tree.

Not everyone can handle this! Colorful graphics, smooth animations and cartoon characters – all is embodiment of causality. You can smile your face off be looking on such a cute characters.

Each of the seasons consist of 13 weeks-levels. And every last week of season is not easy – the entire level devoted to the battle with a huge boss, which represents the epitome of seasons nightmare. Overcome spring nightmare – insidious Math Exam – is a real achievement!

None of the gyms can train so much skills as improvements available to the Dreams Defender hero. But upgrading skills is not the last thing – some powerups you can get from enemies! What about quad damage or rapid fire, transforming D-D in real machine-gun? Every nightmare will be devastated!

Ministry of Dreams monitors your progress and grants reward to the greatest defenders. Every day you will be issued a new quest – complete it in time and reward is yours! Don’t have time – come tomorrow for a new quest.

Well, “Eliminate the 1000 nightmare” is not that hard to unlock. But what about reaching a 100x combo kills? It’s crazy! Who will take every achievement?!game-icon-512x512

First of all Welcome to Retrogamesmaster.

Hi! I’m very glad to share some info on Dreams Defender project with you and talk about games in general.


What is your first gaming experience?

My gaming experience started in early 1990s when I was a little kid. Back in that days my mother assembled ZX Spectrum. She is professional technician, so almost everything was handmade – first few months computer board was just lying on the table near display. In the beginning there was no floppy drive or tape reader connected and computer loaded with only BASIC. So the first game was Snake written by me and my brother.

But the first true game is Elite on ZX Spectrume. Open world, battles in space, trading and DOCKING. It was really hard task to dock a spaceship without taking damage and provoking station to attack you. The good thing there was a docking computer, that was the first thing to buy.


What got you into programming games?

From my childhood I was always programming. But that were not full games – Snake and Tetris clones I don’t count. Only few years ago me and my friend decided to make some sort of quests on our gaming portal. From the beginning it was as simple as solving riddles, finding monsters on pages and killing them with spells. Then we decided to make a special quest in dungeon crawler style… and then everything began.

Today we have fully functional browser game Informia (only in Russian language – http://gamer-info.com/informia/), which is fully integrated into Gamer-Info portal. This was a beginning and now we still continue developing our first project, adding new content to it.

After working on browser game we moved to mobile development and Dreams Defender is our first project. It was released on Android in the beginning of August. iOS version will be available in near future.


What development tools or coding did you use?

For mobile development, we chose Unity 5. It’s a nice engine, which goes free for indies and contains all needed tools for creating game of any genre for any desirable platform. It also has a nice animation tools, so we can do almost all game production cycles in it. Only drawings done in Photoshop – as we make 2D games for now, we don’t need any 3D modeling applications.

So almost all of you can see in Dreams Defender is made in Unity.


What hurdles did you have making your current game?

The main problems we encountered during development were bugs with engine. Unity is nice and all is included in it, but there are lot of bugs. Each version release gets some features repaired and with it new problems appear.

The most annoying one was just before release. Unity was upgraded to version 5.4 with many fixes in it and we decided to upgrade. Some time after we found bug in it that was causing random freezes for 15-60 second. This is enough time for user to think that game is broken, delete it and post a negative review on Google Play. Only in two weeks we found a workaround for the problem causing freezes and it is still not fixed.

I think we’ll have a better feedback from Unity developers if we had a pro subscription, but indie is indie – we simply don’t have a budget for the time being.Screenshots3-EN


After the completion of the game what game will you make?

This is a really a good question. We would love to make Dreams Defender 2 or Informia for mobiles with global localization. We even have the ideas for all this and many more games. And players feedback fuels us to continue working, improving two existing projects and create something entirely new.


My favourite computer was my Amiga and console the Megadrive do you have a favourite?

My first computer was ZX Spectrum and as it was my first experience, it will always remain as the favourite for me. As for the console I’ll choose PlayStation 2, because I really like jRPGs and there were tons of really great games of this genre. I’d even call PS2 time the Golden Age of gaming.


What is your favourite retro game?

With all my love to space and science fiction it’s definitely an Elite. That classic Elite from my childhood, which I could play days and nights long.


Do you still game on the current consoles if so what’s your favourite game?

This days I’m still a true gamer – I have gaming PC and PlayStation 4 for console gaming. But the fact is I can’t pick the best game in recent releases. The Witcher 3 was great, I played through it twice, Uncharted 4 is breathtaking, Fallout 4 is nice. They all great and I really enjoyed playing them all.


What’s the worst game you have ever played?

I can’t say I really play bad games. If I don’t like game, I just shut it down and delete.


Finally what game or feature would you like to see on Retrogamesmaster in the future?

It would be great to see a proper retro games database with filters by platform, genre and years on Retrogamesmaster. This would become a great addition to content you already deliver.