A peaceful narrative experience, in which the only objective is to satisfy your curiosity.

Explore an ocean dream world, in which time passes even when you are not there, visit forgotten islands and piece together memories – some even existing beyond the screen of your device.

“The Sailor’s Dream is a novella, a folk EP, and an art installation wrapped into one app ... It’s an inspired example of what storytelling can be in the 21st century and the way modern technology can shine new light on well-worn conventions.” - A.V. Club

“Its lonely, bittersweet tale—told in a wonderfully unique mix of approaches—is the best storytelling I've ever played on my iPad.” - Kotaku

“It's an experience that's entirely about the narrative, but one uniquely built for smartphones and tablets. The peaceful visuals, the wonderful music, the sharp writing, and the simple interactive toys all go towards creating an atmosphere and telling a story.” - The Verge

“... you can easily wander for hours through The Sailor’s Dream making music, playing it not like a game, but as an instrument ... If you are looking for a space to contemplate, a place to linger, a path to walk in patient consideration, you will find yourself at home in The Sailor’s Dream for quite some time.” - Kill Screen

“A world-in-miniature put in the palm of your hands, which rewards you for your exploration of it with sensory delight. And perhaps most powerfully of all, pushes you to feel deeply for its inhabitants.” - Gamezebo

What’s New

Version 1.4

- Added support for new devices

Ratings and Reviews

2.8 out of 5
18 Ratings
18 Ratings
Sheff2412 ,


I've been wanting this app for ages as I've got almost all of simogos games and they are so amazing and after seeing this on offer I grabbed it and am glad I did, a beautiful dream like world with a great story to piece together and lovely music, once again another big thank you to this creative team, please keep bringing out these masterpieces

Purpps ,

Nice but...

Loverly concept but ... I've just loaded up and for now it's a pretty darn short story. Yes music is really nice and got used to the portrait story mode turning to read the notes. Yes updated last month but (previously 2014) I do hope the company develops this concept and glad I only paid 99p would have felt cheated at its £2.50 original price I believe. Am happy for the songs and music but for now 30min in the story has been completed.

Moose8362548 ,

Pretty but pointless

Nice relaxing graphics but the whole point is just to scroll through different places (a lighthouse, historic ruins), reading a story. This isn't a game, just a narrative journey - It wasn't immediately clear what this app was when I bought it. It's a shame, because the graphics are beautiful - if they had added some element of chance/mystery/ puzzles/games it would rival The Room. Personally, I lost interest after 5 minutes, and deleted it.


Simogo AB
910.4 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
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