DREAM CASTERS' DUEL is an original, online, multi-player, UT2k4 mod. Dream Casters' Duel will combine elements of a FPS with a barebones fighting game in a stylized, anime setting. DCD will feature:

  • FUN!
  • Cel-shaded rendering and anime styling throughout.
  • An engaging storyline and compelling characters.
  • A wide range of original, telekinesis-styled attacks.
  • Combo theory reminiscent of your favorite 2D fighters transplaced in 3D environments.
  • Surreal maps and seemingly hallucinogenic game-play.

Synopsis: Lucid dreaming: A phenomenon in which a dreaming individual is able to consciously bend the reality of the dream world to his or her own will, performing, for all intensive purposes, the miraculous...

Osaka, Japan. Electronics goods here are cheap and plentiful, and foreign companies can conduct business shrouded in a secrecy misattributed to cultural and language barriers. It's exactly this kind of environment that the Dream Research Institute wants to capitalize on as it conducts research into the anomaly of lucid dreaming. Funded by a military research department, the ODRI hopes to understand how the disembodied, persistent consciousness of the lucid dream state operates and use that understanding to pilot a new generation of unmanned vehicles.

At the ODRI, researcher Alchem Albrecht has assembled a contingent of test-subjects willing to conduct a foray into the nether regions of human conscious and beyond. The test-subjects all possess the ability to dream lucidly and have been hired to prove their proficiency. Empowered with the latest technology, Alchem Albrecht is able to both challenge and observe the contestants within the dream state. Only the most fantastic dreamers will witness the results of these experiments... Fewer still will come to understand their purpose, and only one will achieve their significance....

Game Play Synopsis: Dream Caster's Duel will combine elements of a FPS with a barebones fighting game in a stylized, anime setting. The POV will be third-person in order to better facilitate hand-to-hand combat. In each map, characters will initially engage each other in hand-to-hand combat, using blocks, parries, throws, punches, and kicks of varying speeds and strengths. Successful hand-to-hand combat will result in an increase of the character's concentration level. Concentration levels can also be achieved by meditating, though meditation will leave the character vulnerable to attack.

Different levels of concentration will enable the character to execute varying strengths of telekinesis attacks including projectiles, summons, and cinematic finishing moves. These moves are character specific.

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Marrish's Map! Marrish's Map! Kiyoko's redesigned alt costume render
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Great news! I've recently been given the opportunity to incorporate the game development company MJK Studios. The studio is unique because it has the full backing of State University of NY at Fredonia and its associated technology business incubator: Incubator.fredonia.edu

Being accepted into the technology incubator program means that we're being fast-tracked for rapid growth. Being accepted into a University affiliated tech incubator also increases the odds of success for a start-up by 60%! This has obvious implications for DreamCasters' Duel, the current flagship title for the studios!

Here's a picture of the new office!

And what would a 1337 game design studio's offices be without extravagant touches like a Capcom Mini-Cute arcade cabinet imported from Japan and Mamed? :)

The restoration is a WIP. You can follow the restoration here: Forum.arcadecontrols.com

As a start-up, we are looking to quickly develop a reliable and readily available revenue stream. In the next few months we'll be rolling out some semi-casual arcade-styled shooters with unique and addictive gameplay elements. We'll be developing using the Unity engine and deploying to iOS, Android, PC, and XBLA. Look to moddb.com's Jobs section for, uh, jobs!

These smaller titles will help MJK Studios build a war chest that we can use to give DreamCasters' Duel the full treatment it deserves! Being inducted into the incubator program and being able to develop an entire studio is much welcomed validation for not having gone the copyright infringing route of so many other mods. Great things to follow! Thank you for you continuing support!!!

Latest News: DreamGirls' Duel -110301- week 233

Latest News: DreamGirls' Duel -110301- week 233

4 years ago News 5 comments

Beta release (though it's probably not what you're thinking), DCD in the Guiness Book of World Records(?), and a video interview with GameSeek TV!

Dream Casters' Duel -110125 - week 229

Dream Casters' Duel -110125 - week 229

4 years ago News 5 comments

The DreamCasters' Duel manga, new video, and 8bitfunding.com project!

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Dream Casters' Duel -101229- week 225

4 years ago News 1 comment

The exciting (and terrifying) new direction of DreamCasters' Duel and subsequent Kickstarter.com project! Plus, a preview of more Manga content!

Latest News: Dream Casters' Duel -101129- Week 221

Latest News: Dream Casters' Duel -101129- Week 221

4 years ago News 3 comments

Here are several sumptuous samplings of some sexy summonses!

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4 years ago Wallpapers 0 comments

Here are several sumptuous samplings of some sexy summonses!



5 years ago Wallpapers 0 comments

It’s the return of the original duo of schoolgirl and kick-ass teddy bear sidekick!



6 years ago Wallpapers 3 comments

In this download you will find wallpapers featuring the Marrish!



6 years ago Wallpapers 2 comments

A new and better set of wallpapers featuring the lethal latex-wearing character Kiyoko!



6 years ago Tutorials 0 comments

The interwebs have been very good to me and I've decided it's time that I gave a little back in the form of a tutorial.



7 years ago Wallpapers 4 comments

Dream Casters’ Duel wallpapers featuring the lethal latex-wearing character Kiyoko!

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mikejkelley Creator
mikejkelley Feb 20 2007 says:

Unable to recruit reliable PR ppl in order to recruit mappers, and rather than spend my time attempting to recruit mappers, I've instead taught myself to map. It's slow going though, so it will be awhile yet. Some in-game screen shots of the wip levels can be found by registering at Dcdthegame.com Thnx!

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decilling Dec 23 2006 says:

i hate how i come on mod db and see this damn mod, but it looks great so far you just post news everyday and it gets on my nerves.

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KaptianKrunch Dec 23 2006 says:

Mod looks great so far guyes stephen colbert is awomse can't wait to try this out awsome work

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mikejkelley Creator
mikejkelley Nov 28 2006 says:

Thnx! :)

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methy Nov 27 2006 says:

Congratulations on the award!

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Karuto Nov 27 2006 says:

Congrats, dood! Keep up the stellar work. :)

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mikejkelley Creator
mikejkelley Nov 26 2006 says:

WOW! Thnx! :) :cheers: !

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Sallycin Nov 26 2006 says:

Congrats on the award guys, great work :)

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rofl106 Nov 26 2006 says:

congrats on the award mike! :):) :beer: :beer: :beer:

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mikejkelley Creator
mikejkelley Sep 27 2006 says:

Thnx as always! I think you'll enjoy the short production video that'll post this Friday even more so than the still renders. It shows Kiyoko demonstrating a back-flip and her invisibility 'super'. Also avaliable will be a render of alternate skins. Of course, there's already a couple of new renders avaliable to the members of the DCD forums! ;)

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