The Dreamers Guild

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The Dreamers Guild was a publisher and developer of computer and video games that operated from 1988 until 1997.


Authors Bryan Kritzell and David C. Logan reported that The Dreamers Guild was founded on an "open, consensus-driven" business model, in which employees voted to decide the company's corporate moves. It was based on the model of a guild.[1] The company's art department was run by artist Bradley W. Schenck, who had previously created The Labyrinth of Time at Terra Nova Development.[2] At final count, The Dreamers Guild employed over 100.

Employee Joe Pearce recalled that most of the Dreamers Guild's games were "a mixed bag success-wise." He cited Inherit the Earth: Quest for the Orb as a commercial flop, and called I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream "a modest seller."[3] Halls of the Dead: Faery Tale Adventure II (1997) was The Dreamers Guild's final game before the company's closure. According to Retro Gamer, the developer "rushed out" the game before its bankruptcy.[4] Pearce noted that "it barely got out the door."[3]



  1. ^ Logan, David C.; Kritzell, Bryan (1997). Reinventing Your Career: Following the 5 New Paths to Career Fulfillment. McGraw-Hill. p. 80. ISBN 0-07-009434-9.
  2. ^ Staff (November 24, 2006). "Interview with Bradley Schenck". Graphic Design Basics. Archived from the original on April 2, 2019.
  3. ^ a b Jong, Philip (November 24, 2009). "Joe Pearce - Wyrmkeep Entertainment - Interview". Adventure Classic Gaming. Archived from the original on January 5, 2019.
  4. ^ Al Bustani, Hareth (2018). "The Making of... I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream". Retro Gamer (183): 72–75.

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