A collaborative effort between hardcore gender bender fans and longtime content creators Espeon and CaptainCaption, re:Dreamer is an adult gender bender visual novel about an impossible phone game that turns its user Zach into a girl before they even start the tutorial. With an impish and unreliable in-game A.I. as their only lead on how to change back, can Zach follow the rules of this insanely predatory game to survive, or will he lose everything that made him a man in the process?
Most recent public download links (0.3.3):
Most recent Patreon build (0.3.5):
Zach, the main character of this story, is a chronic underachiever who has been using his above-average intellect to coast through life with below-average grades. After a gap year taken to find his identity and expand his spiritual horizons that left his broke, he's now a freshman university student in a major he only chose because it's easy and can lead to a steady job right out of school. He spends his idle time searching for new and obscure phone games to play as F2P user on a broke college student lifestyle.
Ai is the unreliable and mischievous A.I. that came with Zach’s copy of re:Dreamer. She seems to treat this all as one big game, though it probably is just that for her. Ai appears to have her head in the gutter 24/7 and seems to take great pleasure in teasing Zach. It remains to be seen if Zach can trust her.
Britney is a dorky young-adult blonde white girl and anime/game/cosplay otaku who is quite attractive but abrasive if you can't keep up with her pace. She and Zach met in high school and bonded over their similar tasts in anime and phone gacha. She is also Zach's only female friend.
Keisuke is Zach's childhood friend and neighbor. Despite being opposites, the two have been best friends since they were little kids. He's an athletic prodigy and social butterfly who gets along well with the ladies, despite being a blunt meathead. Though their personalities have diverged since they were kids, they've known each other for a very long time and have a strong bond of trust.
As of the current public release the adult content consists of:
Additionally, there are plans for future content dealing with (including, but not limited to):
Please check the TFGames.Site discussion thread for a full changelog
Version 0.3.3 (04/24/2020):
One of my favourite projects on here. The characterisation and exploration into the consequences of gender transformation are almost unmatched, moving at times. I'm not particularly one to care about having choice in my visual novels but that's definitely a weak point right now, the fleshed out paths are few and far between but what is there is great, eagerly awaiting future updates!
I didn't get very far through the game. 3/4 of the actual choices I made led to an instant gameover, which was very unsatisfying. Seems like it's just an on-rails story.
Edit: I should mention that for the choice I made which didn't lead to a gameover, I didn't try the alternate choice, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was a gameover!
Hi, I've never written a review here before so please bear with me, Tl;dr the VN is good and the writing is great, play it.
I think this VN has amazing potential, I personally feel that the writing is exceptional, not the understated sort of exceptional, no, exceptionally exceptional. I believe that the writer captured the internal dialogue of an autistic individual very well, going on long, technical tangents in one's own mind with good flow, flow that that individual usually can't bring out when they stop spacing out, the quality of this aspect of the writing really helps sell Zach/Zoey for me. Additionally, the emotional scenes really got to me, I'll avoid discussing them in detail to avoid spoiling any new readers reading this review, but the writing made me cry, maybe I'm just a softhearted girl (damn you TFGS for not letting us change our names!) but still. I would be remiss if I forgot to praise the lewd writing as well, I have more trouble describing the details that I like about it, so you'll just have to live with me saying that I like it.
I also actually rather like the developer commentary that comes in sometimes, you want to share some of your development processes, your ideas, how you want to deliver your vision. It feels... kind of personal, like I'm listening to a friend vividly describe their experience with a movie or show we just finished watching, not a perfect comparison, but that's how I'm able to describe that feeling.
AGP feels a bit touchy, I hope that at one point in that route there will be an opportunity for Ai to dig deeper and possibly discover that our protagonist was actually repressing dysphoria as well, not saying the route should become that by default, just another branching point. What's already there for the subconscious nightmare of digging deep into your subconscious to find that extremely repressed feminine side and accepting it is very nice, I guess I just think AGP is kinda bogus and is possibly just gender euphoria, maybe that'd be a good idea for the branching point (if you two ever read this, there are two of you, right?) (And I suppose it also depends on whether or not you've already thought of this as an option, ahem).
I'm not sure if this review actually got rambly or not, but I feel like it did, so I apologize for my scatterbrained writing. If you, the developers, actually read this review I'd be very happy if you let me know, no need for anything else, just a simple acknowledgment would suffice to brighten my day. Thank you for spending your free time to create this surprisingly well written (my opinion) story.
I look forwards to your future,
Sincerely, some autistic transgirl, <3
The game's really good! Good route variety: some routes are somewhat scary (mainly bad ends, the first one is a good read but it's extremely stressful and i liked it), a couple are fun, some even go into phylosophy and psychology. Writing itself is nice as well, you don't get bored even at some parts with little action. Also, huge plus for Nujabes, my personal respect for great taste in music :D
It's like I Robot but made by weebs with a gender bender fetish. Highly recommended.