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Nov 28, 2022

Chill is in the name, Melatonin the sleepy rhythm game releases December 15th onto Steam

From Press Release:

VANCOUVER, NOVEMBER 28, 2022 – Developer David Huynh of Half Asleep is happy to announce today that Melatonin, a rhythm game about dreams and reality merging together, will be releasing on December 15 on PC via Steam for $14.99 USD. The previously announced Nintendo Switch version will be coming very soon.

“You can learn a lot about someone from knowing what they dream about at night,” says David of Half Asleep. “Melatonin explores that concept and uses music to help convey the feelings of the main character to the player. There are clear influences from Rhythm Heaven on the gameplay but I truly believe Melatonin has its own unique style and more than enough original ideas to separate itself from the games it was inspired by.”

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About Melatonin

Melatonin is a rhythm game about dreams and reality merging together. Harmonize through a variety of dreamy levels containing surprising challenges, hand-drawn art, and vibrant music without any intimidating overlays or interfaces.

Melatonin explores the relationship between the dreams we have when we’re asleep and the experiences we go through when we’re awake, through unique rhythm game levels. Hand-drawn in a colorful and detailed visual style, with music produced to flow hand-in-hand with the gameplay and visuals, you will piece together elements about the main character’s life as you dive deeper and deeper into their dreams at night.


  • Discover over 20 dreamy levels spread across 5 chapters, with every level introducing a new way to follow the rhythm.
  • Unlock Challenge Modes that will test your rhythm reflexes and skill.
  • Experience Melatonin from a new perspective by unlocking fun level Mashups.
  • Make the rhythm game level of your dreams with an easy to use Level Editor.
  • Use Practice Mode to guide you through each level.
  • Try out plenty of assist features if you’re feeling lost.

About Half Asleep

Melatonin is being developed in Vancouver by David Huynh. He previously worked in graphic design, interface design, and user experience design before making the jump to indie game development. This will be the first game released from the developer but there are big plans to build up a team and make more dreamy games after the release of Melatonin.