Strange Free Games: Yume Nikki

By now, you’ve probably already heard that I went to Global Game Jam 2012 to make a strange horror game. It so happens to be that the game was inspired by another free, indie hit, Yume Nikki. Be warned: this game is not for the weak-hearted. It is a terribly bizarre, alien, and grotesque game that pushes the boundaries of human comprehension.

Yume Nikki can be downloaded at its fan-page.

I’ve actually mentioned Yume Nikki in one of the Weekly Game Music post. The story behind Yume Nikki is similar to Inception. Madotsuki, a psychotic, shut-in girl is unable to or unwilling to walk out of her apartment. She takes refuge, instead, in her dreams where she travels around her scary subconscious. You can’t talk to any characters, and there’s no real enemies to speak of: Yume Nikki isn’t a fun game. If you search hard, however, you’ll find plenty of experimental implementation of horror that will linger in your memory for a long while.

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