Not entirely sure where else to post this but-
I played Yume Nikki for the first time maybe two weeks ago. I love it quite abit.
For the last week or so I've been putting a considerable amount of thought into making a Fangame of sorts, based on my own mind, experiences, dreams and other oddities of my own. Of course, my past, thoughts, etc will be slightly bizarreified to fit the YN theme.
I also put in some real effort to make some sprites for it. Although I'm a programmers and I've worked on many games, this is the first time I've actually went out of my comfort zone and went ahead with making my own sprites. Because YN's sprites were quite odd and some of them were 'simple', I figured I could get away with having simpleish sprites as well.
Pic related, it's unfinished and kinda bland though, as it's unfinished. Any of you can use it if you want to though, think of it as a contribution here.
In any case, I finally found this site. I then found this subforum and I feel a little discouraged.
Apparently everyone and their mothers have made a YN 'fangame'. So I'm not entirely sure if I should even bother continuing work/planning my own out. I wasn't aware YN fangames were a thing, as I'm new to the community. I was simply hoping to work on mine and having a smallish community enjoy it, although now since fangames of nearly type exist, I'm worried about living up to a expectation and that isn't as fun for me anymore.
However, in case I do decide to keep going, I wanted to ask you folks a few things:
Although there are so many fangames out there, what makes .flow and 2kki special exactly?
Keep in mind I haven't played them myself(I will though sometime) nor have I played any other fangames, so my knowledge on this is limited, hince why I'm asking.
.flow and 2kki seems to get more recongnition alongside the original Yume Nikki. An example of this is alot of fanart depict 2kki, .flow and YN together. Or, even here in Uboachan, the two have their own subforums.
So, again, what makes those two special out of the box of fangames?Post too long. Click here to view the full text.