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Hey man, I love that the idea that someone is (hopefully still) working on a modernised version of LSD. The thing that captivates me about this simple exploration 'game' is the randomness and that your interactive choices matter, with that sometimes calming and sometimes manic soundtrack in the background. But I have some parts to critique after my first dream, stemming back to my first experience playing this edition many months ago:
1. Maybe upgrade it a bit more from the low resolution Minecraft look, I mean you obviously have decent renders in your photo selections. It's not going to take a 4090 to run, it's PSX ported to a PC, but it doesn't mean that everything needs to have such a tiny and aliased texture base - that's a significant reason why people want it updated. I just didn't see this with max options.
2. Please add mouse support, one of the things I was really hoping was to use my mouse to look around with WASD to control basic movement like pretty much all games set on foot. You have implemented a control customisation menu but at best it felt just as clunky as the original - especially the movement going up or down that tower.
3. It's nowhere near as dynamic as the original, there are no NPCs or major texture changes as the dreams progress. But I understand this is yet to be implemented. Overall it feels a little bland wandering around for a bit before jumping off a cliff or something (literally).
Please don't let this discourage you, maybe you're too busy to work on it or have considered it final, but there are a lot of us who would love to see the game in a modern sense. But it just doesn't feel any better than trying to use an emulator to play it like what I used to do, so it's not quite accurate to call it 'revamped' - especially when a lot of the original content is taken away from. Not worth the 278mb compressed download IMO.
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oh darn. very disappointed nothing more came of this. oh well.
ive been following this for like 6 months, and i didnt even know it was out till today lol
Sad to see this hasnt been updated in years. It's a fun little demo but with absolutely nothing happing in the game other than walking, You cant justify playing this over the original.
just so everyone knows, LSD is this scenario (if you saw the originals intro FMV than you would already know) means
or LSD so no this has nothing to do with the drug but will make you want nothing to do with the drug or even hear of it ever again, its that weird by day 10.
and the games purpose was said by one of its developers to solely disorient and confuse its player so if you are worried if what you are doing is wrong than remember that you arent, its made to be like this
Just want to chime in here because I was fascinated by this PS1 game when I was much younger and did quite a bit of research on this. You're partially right about what LSD stands for, though the FMV you referenced is only one of many that could play during the game's opening sequence. I'm about to drop quite a bit of info and speculation here, but if you're impatient the TL;DR is at the bottom.
Osamu Sato (developer of the original PS1 game) has publicly stressed that this game takes its inspiration solely from the dream journal written by Hiroko Nishikawa and has no link at all to drug use. However, it is strongly theorized that the game's similarities to the experience of tripping on acid may have played a pretty substantial role in settling on the name. Sato may have also suspected (or maybe even known) that Nishikawa was under the influence of LSD when writing about his dreams. Take a look at the original Japanese website for LSD via the Wayback Machine. Here's the (google translated) text at the top: "WHAT IS L.S.D.? ... It's not a game of acid eaters and glimpses of new dimensions. Taking the acronym 'Link', 'Speed' and 'Dream', 'L.S.D.'" If you read the rest of the commentary there, the developer says that he doesn't condone LSD use, but goes on to say that if no one finds out about it, you won't get caught. Take from that what you will.
The game started off with the title "Link Speed Dream" to describe the gameplay's method of linking dreams by walking into objects, but over the course of development, the title morphed into something more ambiguous. Ultimately, I think the acronym's ambiguity was probably introduced to help distance the game's branding from the drug in an attempt to improve the public image of the game, but also does quite well in adding to the already cryptic and mysterious aesthetic the game carries.
TL;DR: While this game isn't explicitly about drug use, the developer has said certain things that lead many to believe that the drug the game shares its name with is definitely an influence for the gameplay. Also, the game's working title was originally "Link Speed Dream" during development, but that was eventually removed as the canon title. Now the title, along with the rest of this cryptic game, is open to interpretation.
oh so now i have to go through mental insanity again!
Is this sill being worked on? It looks awesome so far.
can you post one of the music games? my fav sound in the game is boucing crystals, i mean post one of the music games in spotify or youtube
no lsd is this scenario (if you saw the originals intro said)
or LSD so no this has nothing to do with the drug but will make you want nothing to do with the drug or even hear of it, its that weird by day 10.
Amazing and Beautiful MASTERPIECE!
Remake of one of my all-time favorite games!!
10/10 - Outstanding
Really enjoying so far! If there's one piece of feedback I could give, I think it would be nice if you could toggle the pixel shader off and on with a key during gameplay. Like how the halo remakes let you switch between the classic and remastered graphics. I kept toggling it in the menu cause I wanted to see how certain scenes looked with and without it, and it would be nice to streamline that.
best game for me!
please add screenshot command.
You really captured what the original looks like. Nice project!
Awesome it might be intended to be a Horror Game or it will be related to "Liminal Spaces" or " ̴̧̻̱̻̣̩̣̓͋͛͘ͅA̵̛̹̗͊̓͐̀̐͛̌̉̐̚̕̚͠ͅ ̸̨͔̫̮͓̪͈͈̰̤̫͓̝͙̽Ḛ̴̢̡̹̘͙͗̑̀ ̵̰̾͛͛̍̾́͠S̵̢̱̗̙͉̫͎̫̞͍͍̩͙̳̼̆̈̌̉̃̈́͑ ̷̢̡̨̨̖̞̳͚̝͈͔̰̽̐̽̌͠͝͝͠͠T̴̨̛̘̘̺̼̳̮̈́̓̊͋̒̌̉͑͂͗̋̚̚͜͝ ̶̛̠̭͇͌̐͂̈́͑̽̈́́̈͆̆̃͝H̷̘̅͗́̔̾̐̓ ̷̢̨̢̩̰̝̭̲͐̈́̿̈͊͝Ȇ̶̢̲͖̙̤̘͐̓̕ ̸͈̽͒͝Ṱ̸̛̲̫̯́̎͜ ̴̨̿͐̋̒̃͗͑́̇͛̓͂̄̕̚͜Ȋ̵̪̘̼̽́͒̍͛̈́̄͜ ̵͓̉̓̎͆̂̓͗̓̈́̆̚̕͝C̸̢̨̛̗̯̬̣̜̩̬̝̳̮̥͔̻̆̽͑̎̓̎̀̏͘" or something like that! :)
good now people dont need to learn how to use an emulator (even though its easy) or spend thousands of dolars on a game thats novelty wares off in a few minutes
edit: damn good port/remake tho
is there a way to turn the game back one day
Thanks for making this. Now I don't have to shell out $1000+ for an original copy.
I really like this version, especially with the new gamepad controls that allows use of the right analog stick. One thing that I would love to see in a future release after you include NPCs would be VR support cause that would be wild.
i actually am on windows and it doesn't download
its a good game
Yo! How's 0.2 going? I'm very excited for the VR support coming to 0.3!
Thanks! i love this game!
So excited to see this being worked on! amazing man
is grey man in the game or am I just missing him?
when should we expect to see NPC's in the game?
is this still being updated?
Yep! Working on new stuff currently
I love this recreation of LSD Dream emulatior, LSD Revamped but I have a Linux Machine and It's doesn't work either natively and via wine. Me and all the Linux fan really hope this game will have Linux support when the game complete.
how can I play it on Mac
Really good, and it looks exactly like the original! I'm excited to see when the NPCs from the original game get added! And if I may, I would help in development! I have had coding experience in the past, so this kind of thing would be right up my alley! :)
can you add the creepy npcs that were in the original game