This $8 vaporwave FPS has you doing battle with CRT goblins and lightning whales across a dream universe

  • November 19, 2022

Dreamwild (opens in new tab) is something special: a solo-developed, retro-styled shooter that has a singular aesthetic. Half the game looks like Ray Harryhausen stop motion gone vaporwave, while the other half is a brisk, Quake-style shooter in surreal neon dreamscapes, its vibe cinched by a fantastic soundtrack.

In terms of structure, Dreamwild is a fairly lightweight roguelike—a lot of the juice lies in figuring out its rules and the specific combination of items and secrets to unlock the final encounter. Dreamwild has you diagonally bunnyhopping (a movement trick lifted from Quake) around its arenas.