Yume Nikki -Dream Diary- Game Teased With Video

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Kikiyama's Yume Nikki surreal horror PC game debuted in 2004

Kadokawa Games launched a teaser website for its upcoming Yume Nikki -Dream Diary- game on January 10. The website features a countdown clock that will end on January 25. Enterbrain also began streaming a "We can not wake up." video that features abstract images and sounds.

AGM Playism also released Kikiyama's original Yume Nikki surreal horror PC game for free on Steam on Wednesday. Kikiyama used RPG Maker 2003 to make the original dōjin game, and it launched for PC in 2004.

In the game, players explore dream worlds freely, and there are no major story elements. The game also has no dialogue and no specific goals. Players can collect "effects" that have special actions or animations and change the main character's appearance.

The game inspired the 2013 Yume Nikki - I Am Not in Your Dream light novel by Akira (Kyōran Kazoku Nikki, [email protected]). Ako Arisaka (KADO - The Right Answer) provided the illustrations for the one-volume novel. J-Novel Club licensed the novel, and it describes the story:

Based on the cult hit freeware game by Kikiyama, the dream-like novelization of Yume Nikki follows a lonely and mysterious girl from the confines of her tiny, sparse bedroom into the infinite world that awaits her when she falls asleep. She roams through shifting scenery and opens doors leading to bizarre, nonsensical dreamscapes, all places that may hold more than a metaphorical significance to her. But here, in the deepest reaches of her unconscious mind, is she truly alone?

The game also inspired a manga by Machigerita and Hitoshi Tomizawa in 2013.

[Via Siliconera]

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