Japanese cult classic called Garage: Bad Dream Adventure was originally released back in 1999. It has now been confirmed by the game’s developers that an up-to-date PC version will be heading to Steam on July 8 for the grand old total of $19.99. Sakuba Metal Works has also confirmed that the game will support English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese.
Garage: Bad Dream Adventure was a truly bizarre concept that was situated in a psychological world that is filled to the brim with decayed wooden buildings, rusted metal, and mounds and mounds of sewage that have been built up over the years. The little hero of this game (if you can call him that) is a test subject who has entered a world that was created through his own subconscious, with the added aid of a mysterious but powerful machine called the “Garage.”
When the little guy finally awakens in this scary world full of darkness and terrors, he soon finds out that his body has been changed into a hybrid one; a mix of a machine and a living creature. This little protagonist must now explore this interdimensional realm in his head and hopefully, escape the madness.
The game received critical acclaim upon its release at the end of the 20th century; the unusual setting and story were shining lights and just a couple of things that fans have remembered fondly ever since. In Japan, the game gained legendary status, now considered to be one of the best surrealist games of all time. Garage: Bad Dream was actually a very rare game with so few copies being made, which is one of the main reasons why it is now getting re-released so many years later, allowing a broader audience to experience it.
How was it able to generate enough interest and funding after the original developers abandoned the project? It was down to the current developers creating a crowdfunding campaign, initially for a mobile version of the game, which it did in 2021. It has since snowballed, and the money raised has led Sakuba Metal Works to reinvent a PC version.
You’ll be able to purchase the PC version of the game from July 8 on Steam.