I found out about Yume Nikki thanks to Game Theory, actually.
There was a video where MatPat told something about the game Doki Doki Literature Club.
That was before he later made theory videos about that game.
The few words about DDLC were enough for me to think it could be interesting so I downloaded it and played.
After finishing the game I was reading on the internet to find some additional information. I found an interview where Dan Salvato says something about Yume Nikki being one of the games he was inspired by.
I decided to find out what this Yume Nikki is. I googled it, downloaded and played.
I like this game.
This week, after many days I reached the ending.
do people on this site really give two hoots about gametheory? it only appeals to kids and its easy to avoid
I think they're mostly referring to the influx and flooding of communities caused by GT and other YouTubers. I don't think anyone here actually watches his content.
Yume Nikki is too old and too high-concept for the fandom kiddies. It's got natural immunities in place. I wouldn't worry unless one of the bigger youtubers plays it (which they won't, because it's too old and too weird for the ad-money children). Dream Diary didn't kill us, I don't think anything will.
pretty sure we'll be fine. Earthbound gets quite a bit attention from MatPat, and it's still one of the best fanbases out there.