An exploration game into the mind of a disturbed young woman.
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Yume Nikki, a Japanese video game, takes a unique approach to scaring the living hell out of players. Instead of threatening imminent death behind every door, players are greeted with the truly terrifying: the dark, usually inaccessible, corners of the mind. Through the use of the main character's dreams as the entirety of the game world, the player is confronted with having to explore abstract and often disturbing imagery and geometries.
Yume Nikki is responsible for the Uboa meme and has maintained a strong internet cult following that continues to search it's labyrinthine expanses for the next clue, shocking picture or rarely: beautiful dream.
Yume Nikki was first released in 2005 and produced by independent developer Kikiyama using the popular game making software suite RPGmaker. When discovered by the Internet, it gradually spread from the weeaboo subculture to the /x/ boards and the greater population of internet users looking for an alternative to the glut of cookie cutter fps and MMO addictions.
Final version released, with the English translation completed.
- Windows XP+ compatible.
- Playable using Wine in Linux.