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All scanlations now available for reading and download through the Patchy Illusion Team Reader.

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 No.11072

FOG is my Yume Nikki fangame, made with RPG Maker 2003. This traditional Yume Nikki fangame has more upbeat themes and equippable Perks that can be collected along with Effects.

Download:
https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0Bw8qNi_Zg1ydLWJPOTNiZkxPQ3M&usp=sharing

You should not need the RPG Maker 2003 RTP to play, but if it asks for it, download that too.

The current version is 0.0.2. Although a very preliminary version with 1 character (Leon) and just a few effects, all 12 Nexus doors are available.

Feel free to monetize videos and streams of this game. (Usage rules have just been updated.)

 No.11089

>>11072
Tried this game out, really enjoyed it! The item-collecting aspect is interesting to me, and this also has some of the best MIDI music I've heard in a YNFG. The whole game has a unique feeling to it.
Looking forward to updates in the future!

 No.11108

Is anybody having trouble launching v0.0.2? I just confirmed that this game is in fact playable without the RPG Maker 2003 RTP, but please let me know right away if you have any problems.

If you can't launch FOG with or without the RTP, try copying a CharSet image to vehicle.png. I'm thinking that it might work if you have an "unofficial" English RM2k3 RTP installed.

 No.11110

>>11108
Running FOG on any Windows system from Vista to 10 should work. I just got word that it won't launch with RPGHub.

RPGHub is not supported. Do not ask me how to get FOG to work with it.

 No.11140

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FOG v0.0.3 is out.

- 1 Effect for Leon is added: At Sign
- Over 20 maps added, including a new "office" dream world connecting some of the main worlds together.

Download:
https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0Bw8qNi_Zg1ydekZkSFZxX0oxQmc&usp=sharing

 No.11284

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FOG v0.0.31R is out.

- Sound effects for captures and jumpscares toned down
- In the "arrow parade" area, arrow tiles that do NOT move the Dreamer are now gray.
- Instructions screen is easier to read. Designed more like the upcoming multiplatform M version.
- You can now save anywhere in dream if you have the Laptop Perk equipped. Press 7

Download:
https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0Bw8qNi_Zg1ydbVpSeFdwSWJsN0k&usp=sharing

Coming soon: MV version. Coming much later: a third Dreamer.

 No.11285

>>11284
Il give a shot once i find some time.

 No.11422

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It's taking me too long to work on FOG, I know. But in the next version, Tegan will be a playable character alongside Leon in the beginning.

Her quest will still be a harder "second quest": Her Effects and Perks will be much more well-hidden, and the dreams will behave rather differently for her.

 No.11448

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Thought I would create a mini-game/demo of sorts in MV while you wait for the next release on April 15th:

Game: http://dreamfog.net/tegandemo/
Credits/help: http://dreamfog.net/traverse.html

You can play as Tegan, Leon, or Emory. (Press X to switch; a Dreamer may also be randomly selected on area change.)

 No.11489

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Hexel-based backgrounds and other graphics may be added with some future content in FOG.

I think it fits well with the Bauhaus-leaning style of the game.

 No.11509

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FOG v0.0.40R and v0.0.40M are out.

- Tegan is now a playable character. Go to the laptop while awake to change Dreamers.
- 2 Effects for Tegan are added: Alternate, Onion
- Dream world slightly expanded.
- MV port (version M) is now available, featuring mouse support and 720p HD display. Gameplay may be slightly different due to differences between RM2k3 and RMMV.

Download version R (RPG Maker 2003 version):
https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0Bw8qNi_Zg1ydUkRQbUZaOGVFSWM&usp=sharing

Play version M in browser:
http://dreamfog.net/fog/play/
For mobile, use Firefox on a high-end device and rotate the device for widescreen view.

Download version M for Windows (RPG Maker MV version):
https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0Bw8qNi_Zg1ydWkhYRVJCZUlrV0E&usp=sharing

 No.11626

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FOG v0.0.41R is out now.

Emory has now been added as a playable character. They have their own Nexus with 17 doors (15 more planned later.)

I also decided to slip in 1 effect for them too since everybody's waiting a little too long for this update.

Download: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bw8qNi_Zg1ydNjBsU0JWTF93bkE

 No.11846

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So you can play as Emory in FOG version M now.
Plus, some fixes for version R.

v0.0.52R - https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bw8qNi_Zg1ydRVF5ZW10UWpjTnM
v0.0.51M - https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bw8qNi_Zg1ydOU9ITlZqOXFYYms

 No.12251

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Don't recolor Mado or Uro sprites; that's illegal. And it stirs up drama, potentially balkanizing the fandom.

I released "Dream Origins," a selection of FOG graphics for everyone to use:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bw8qNi_Zg1ydbjYwS2pDYjdObmc/view

I put these free assets together for others to edit for the Dream Diary Jam, but these graphics can also be used elsewhere.

Next release of FOG will come with a redone soundtrack and that will be free to use, edit, and remix too.

 No.12324

Not different enough.

- 2 cents

 No.12352

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>>12324

That's why I'm redoing the whole thing.

Certain Yume Nikki game design aspects that we take for granted in our fangames, such as wandering in looping open spaces and red herrings (things that look funny but don't serve any meaningful purpose), actually make the game frustrating. Several friends of mine from outside the fandom (they're more into Zelda, NiGHTS, and FNAF) pointed this out to me.

I know I've held long enough onto wanting to make a traditional fangame in the vein of LcdDem, but now I'm going in a different direction like some of the other authors.

 No.12353

>>12352
As I see it, a fangame is a fan made game, this doesn't need to be an exact copy or similar to YN, you can make a space shooter and call it a YNFG if you wish.
YN is not perfect, and making a clone of it will also clone its bad things.

 No.12355

>>12353
This probably goes without saying, bit it should probably at least have some sort of connection to the original, like for example it uses the originals characters.
I wouldn't call it a fangame if you can't identify it easily as a fangame after playing it. Maybe an inspiration, but not a fangame.

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>>12355
Forgive me if I'm misunderstanding, but doesn't that mean that, by your definition, about 95% of the fangames on /fg/ shouldn't be called "fangames" because they aren't technically related to YN at all?
Of course, I'm probably just misreading what you wrote, but if not, that just seems unfair.

>>12352
>>12353
Now about FOG. I'd say just do what you think works best for it. Don't overthink shit, especially not the story. Just ask "does this work with the rest of the game" and if so, I'd say go with it.
I will say, a lot of recent fangames in my opinion tend to fuck up when it comes to "story". YN was certainly not clear, so I don't know why so many modern games are obsessed with creating an overly complicated story which can only be told through the same things YN already did for some reason. Things don't have to be so deep.

A lot of recent fangames later on in their lives tend to switch over to /og/ even though they're still essentially the same thing as YN. I still consider The Other Line to be a YN fangame even if the author doesn't. I feel it's just a cheap and lazy way at trying to make oneself known, like trying to take credit for YN by saying "This is my Dream Diary game, if you'll notice, my protag doesn't actually dream even though the principles are similar, so it's an entirely different game. Pay me." LISA: The First I'd even consider a YN fangame, which also spawned an RPG series that made the guy rich and now he's in hiding, but it just feels iffy because it's basically just YN but with the rape themes made explicit. Remember who you are and what you came from, etc.

 No.12357

>>12356
>I don't know why so many modern games are obsessed with creating an overly complicated story which can only be told through the same things YN already did for some reason.
Egotism. People's dicks get hard when they think about how they made some fanfictiony epic that people suck them off for.

 No.12362

>>12356
LISA was still far more inspired by Earthbound and the author readily admits that. If we follow your logic YN is a ripoff of Mother 1 and LSD Dream Emulator.

 No.12489

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>>12356

I won't be forgetting my Yume Nikki/LcdDem roots; that's for sure. dreamFOG will still have Effects, despite being a semi-linear puzzle game.

I'll probably only throw in a few storyline twists and ending branches, but it'll basically just be the same old FOG, only redesigned for modern/core gaming and featuring two more Dreamers. It certainly won't have a bizarre tree of story branches or relationship meters like in a visual novel or a dating sim, and it most certainly won't have red herrings or "Guide Dang It" moments.

Interestingly enough, I'm actually not too familiar with Mother/EarthBound. Zelda is a much bigger inspiration for dreamFOG.

 No.12494

The art style is amazing! Can't wait to see where this goes!

 No.12882

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I just turned back around and decided to go back to working on the traditional open world game that is FOG. Especially with the recent revivals of Yume Nikki on Steam. Besides, it would be a total pain to overhaul the gameplay into something it wasn't intended to be in the first place. A different gameplay model would belong in another dreamFOG game.

I will be focusing on version R ("the Desktop Edition") for now, because I'm lagging behind, and I already have a deliverable beta ready for this month, but I'm not sure how I'm exactly going to include the three new dreamers Lindsey, Feldon, and Mitsuru as playable characters in later versions. For a long time, FOG was made with just Leon, Tegan, and Emory in mind.

In any case, it's OK to include FOG in the YNFG archive. While I don't think Kadokawa will go after my game in particular, I think it's important to curate the wave of fangames that arose from Yume Nikki's viral popularity, and how it helped develop things like dreamFOG, the works of lol, community collaboration at an unprecedented scale (Yume 2kki and Outotsu Yume), and a spark of global interest in surrealism and emergent RPG Maker horror games which were already a thing before Yume Nikki; Corpse Party comes to mind.

 No.12908

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FOG v0.1.41 has been released.

Download: http://dreamfog.net/files/FOG%20v0.1.41.zip

- 14 maps added. Please start a new game and re-explore the dream world.
- New effect for Leon: Banshee
- New overhauled soundtrack
- Leon now has an improved appearance
- Removed Yume Nikki-like epithets for the Dreamers (Leon, Tegan, and Emory are no longer additionally known as Kiritsuki, Matatsuki, or Yokunashi.)
- Various maps simplified for easier navigation
- Easier puzzles and mazes are telegraphed
- You can now save anywhere in the dream if you press 5. (Regardless of Dreamer or Perks.)
- Alpha version of minigame added: "Goodbye Stranger"

 No.12921

Hey, not really playing any games right now but good on you for continuing to update.

 No.12962

I just pulled the plug on YouTube monetization.

YouTube videos of FOG made on or after April 16th, 2016 can't be monetized with ads. (This doesn't apply to live streams.) YouTubers can still use things like tip jars or Amazon product affiliate links after that date, though.

It's because of shit like this:
https://www.reddit.com/r/assholedesign/comments/8cjjys/youtube_not_letting_you_skip_surveys_anymore/

Survey gates are unconscionable. When Internet ads get more aggressive, it's getting harder to fathom allowing just anyone to commercially use your work.

Hopefully, this won't negatively impact (dream)FOG. After all, Persona 5's strict streaming policies didn't stop Atlus from continuing the MegaTen franchise.

 No.13449

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I just restarted this project: FOG v0.2.00.

The game project was originally improvised, but it proved too complicated to continue working that way. So I have to remake and streamline it. FOG will still be an open-world lucid dreaming game in the tradition of Yume Nikki.

- It will be remade in RPG Maker VX Ace. It appears to be the most powerful and efficient RPG Maker engine for this game. MV is bound by various HTML5/JavaScript nuances and limitations, and RM2k3 on Steam causes problems on certain operating systems.
- The game will NOT be in HD, as HD/UHD/4K does not appear to be a major concern to most gamers. The default screen size will be used.
- The game will have six dreamers: Tegan, Leon, Emory, Lindsey, Feldon, and Mitsuru.
- All music has been remade. For the third time. With the use of FL Studio (as opposed to a MOD tracker with ST-XX Amiga samples), the production value has increased.
- All dream maps are remade and streamlined in an outbranching world called the "Web of Dreams." 99 areas are planned. Familiar areas, such as the Neon World, will still exist. Further outward areas, such as endpoint dungeons, require certain Effects or Perks to access.
- After the base game is finished, a built-in randomizer with user-defined random number seeds and flag sets will be added.
- A RMMV-based HD mobile version based on this remake is still planned. It will be substantially different and optimized for mobile touchscreen play.

I have also restored monetization permissions for videos and streams. You may use currently available versions of FOG for this purpose. However, due to recent economic concerns, please use discretion if you monetize FOG videos and streams so not to inconvenience your audience.

 No.13450

>>13449
Sounds great a bit overambitious even but I want to ask – what is the theme of your game? If there even is one, that is. I'm pretty sure the well of random exploration in dream diaries has long since run dry, so if you want your game to be acknowledged, you have to have an idea or theme that you would design the game around.

This mught sound dismissive, but the big idea is that your plan for the game sounds like a whole lot of work, so if the end result were to turn out generic and unmemorable, that would be a complete disaster. As such, you might wanna give it some thought while you're still at early stage of production.

 No.13920

dreamfog.net will close down this month.

Google Drive downloads will still work.
The archive is here:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0Bw8qNi_Zg1ydLWJPOTNiZkxPQ3M

The official Tumblr and Twitter are still up:
https://fog-game.tumblr.com/
https://twitter.com/dreamFOG_game

Projected release date of next version v0.2.0: February 28, 2019.



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