Dream Detective – Ayo Norman-Williams, 17
Platform: Console - Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, Xbox One
“When 17-year-old Ava learns that she can see the future through her dreams, she becomes a detective over one crazy summer, investigating in the daytime and finding new leads in her dreams!”
Dream Detective is a story-based detective game/3D platformer hybrid, set in both the real world and in dreams. The game puts the player in control of Ava, a 17-year-old girl who has just finished sixth form. Ava has just learned that she has precognitive dreams, where she is able to see future information about whoever/whatever appears in them.
Reasons it’s different from other games:
- Dream Detective is a unique blend of genres that hasn't been seen before - 3D platformer + detective game + puzzle game.
- It stars a young mixed-race girl, and women of colour are severely underrepresented in games.
- The gameplay focuses on multiple small, densely packed, interesting areas to explore, rather than the barren open worlds which are most popular right now.