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Hey, it's kinda strange there's no thread for the NEW YUME NIKKI GAME?! (or the Steam release of the original)

Here's a link to the countdown site for the new project:

I wonder if that's when the new game release? Or will we just get teased with another trailer or something? Also the name game is being published by Playism, cool! I hope the creator can make some money.

And here is the extended trailer for the new project! Crazy looking stuff, very excited. We're very lucky to get another game after so many years… hopefully this site can continue to live too.

I guess the new project is called "Yume Nikki: Dream Diary" which is obviously interesting because the subtitle is just the English title. I guess this could be in part to recognize the game's fan-base in English speaking countries, and makes it clear the new title will be marketed to us too.


…You're not Green, right? You kind of write like him.


When do you use it?


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I'm honestly nervous about it not being too good. For a "western audience" means it's going to go for what a western audience would want out of Yume Nikki, which probably means jump scares and whatever. I mean sure I'm fairly optimistic and excited but at the same time I feel a little worried about things not going smoothly. If Kikiyama is really on board though things will probably be relatively good, but regardless I'm ready to ride this through with my Yume Nikki-loving friends. The game changed my life and I'm passionate enough to want to ride through any of this shit; it being official is mindblowing and it means a lot of attention is going to be drawn to it, so even if the game is bad it'll probably be a fun ride to scream about with them. If it's just mediocre then hey, I can talk about the pros and cons of the game with people. If it's awesome then fuck yeah, I get to play an awesome Yume Nikki successor.

Regardless of what happens, I'm a huge fan and the lone fact that I get to experience this is pretty far out since I expected this game to just be left alone forever. We're most certainly getting some kind of ride, so here's hoping that whatever it is, it's a fun one.


There is, just go on the thread about the anime poster in Comiket. It's just a continuation of Kadokawa's madness.
Dream Diary: Dream Diary though.


Great post. After the godawful manga I'd be surprised if this next project could be worse, but regardless, the original game stands fine, along with all the stuff it's inspired.


It's a fucking visual novel isn't it?


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It probably is. I seriously hope it retains the same explorative gameplay and simply incorporates certain VN parts like dialogue boxes and being able to talk to NPCs into it.


>I hope the creator can make some money.
I hope the creator is alive.


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Reposting the leaked art 1/2

Judging from these pics it could be, but I really hope it isn't. I don't think they are from the actual game, but just promotional stuff.

My feeling exactly, good post anon.
>If Kikiyama is really on board
Well his copyright is there, but I doubt he is involved or even supervising, but at the very lest he gave permission (unless Kadokawa is lying, but let's not get in to that argument again).


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To the Fraudmobile!


That last image isn't very anatomically…acceptable.


Wasn't there a five-armed Monoko?


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Speaking of Kadokawa, what happened with that one YN mobile game they announced back on September of last year?



Could somebody translate this paragraph specifically?


From today onwards the freely distributed game "Yume Nikki" will be turned (under the permission of Kikiyama-shi) into a story made by if I think that's the penname of the writer. A story of a girl who loses her way inside a world that looks like the inside of a broken TV, where she will face characters she's met in the past. Fans and also people who haven't played "Yume Nikki" will be able to enjoy this game that resembles a VN and will definitely feel touched by the uniqueness of the charming atmosphere of the world of Yume Nikki.


Thanks. Anyway this part
>under the permission of Kikiyama-shi
makes me raise my eyebrows a little. Hmmmmmmm, does the shi part have any significance? The game supposedly came out half a year ago, so why hasn't anyone here talked about it?


氏 [Shi] is an honorific, equivalent to -san.
We haven't talked about it because it looks shitty, I suppose. And it wasn't translated as far as I'm aware so I don't even know how you guys would go at playing it.


Wait so if THIS is a VN, what the hell is the big project?


No, it's not the vn, it's a separate, shitty mobile game made by the same company.


>Fans and also people who haven't played "Yume Nikki" will be able to enjoy this game that resembles a VN and will definitely feel touched by the uniqueness of the charming atmosphere of the world of Yume Nikki.

This part. It implies the mobile-game is something like a VN. Why would they hype up the big project if it's just like this one?


WOW that sounds awful. Why not port the actual game to the app store or something?


>game that resembles a VN
I think this + the style of the comiket posters is making me imagine a 2D, surreal Night In The Woods or Fran Bow style exploration game, with VN-esque pop-up character interactions (a bit like persona in that last regard, i guess).

honestly, i'm pretty okay with this. I feel like kadokawa/pretty much any studio would struggle to capture the unique feel of a traditional rpg maker yume nikki game, so approaching it from another perspective means it isn't trying to copy/replace something it can't be. also, if it turns out to be a horrible pile of shit, it's distanced itself enough from the original that it can be written off without affecting anything too much.
as with most things, i think it's hard to say how it'll turn out at this point & depends on the people making it themselves (there are loads of ways they could potentially screw it up; imagine a talking madotsuki), but i can imagine yn working with that kind of genre if it's handled properly. cautiously hopeful.


>imagine a talking madotsuki

Oh we got that, the manga. What a pile of shit. They couldn't have picked a better artist for a Yume Nikki manga though, so what a shame Tomizawa had to be saddled with that ridiculous writer.


I think a talking Madotsuki can be done right, and I think the manga didn't pull it off too terribly. Rather, the actual pacing and writing of the manga was what made it terrible. The art was good and I enjoyed a few little bits of it but man it was just honestly kind of a mess; I've legit read fanfictions that were more competent and exciting than that manga.


Talking is not for Madotsuki. I wish they just let yume nikki sleep peacefully i still feel bad when i think about the manga.


You are probably thinking about the mobile game
It is indeed shit. I read it. It's a fan theory (and an average one at best) written in an narrative way. Basically, Mado finds a few characters, and she thinks about who they are (Monoko was a childhood friend that was run over by a car, Monoe was the sister of Monoko, that always blamed Monoe, Masada was some family counselor that tried to help her with the trauma and she fell in love with, Poniko is Masada's lover and a bitch that for some unexplained reason ripped her heart appart in the most cruel way possible). If it was a post here, I would maybe think it's interesting, but as a VN it's really lacking.


No one is being fair with the manga, actually. The first few chapters were kind of all right, they were just presenting the setting, but everyone and their mother kept complaining about silly things, before seeing where it went. Then, it got a hiatus, and next chapter changed the pace drastically (it was the Poniko chapter). It was clearly axed. Of course it ended up being a mess. And it's a real shame because precisely, the Poniko chapter showed how much potential there was in the exploration part, with the art being so good. But we didn't get to see any of it.


>always blamed Monoe
Obviously, Monoe always blamed Mado. Not sure how I messed that up.


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>You are probably thinking about the mobile game


Oh, neat, I missed that one.


You must have read a different manga, I remember how Mars-San turned into some fucking alarm and Masada was an evil mastermind? Unique interpretations are one thing but this was just batshit in the bad way.


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I love the art but why does she have black socks and white shoes?


That was after the change of pace. Of course it's messy if you want to cramp everything into just one volume. You keep judging the manga for what it ended up being after everyone made it become what it is. The manga is all right until Uboa shows up. Then it falls apart (the pace is bad, the explanations are lacking, the other characters just make a one panel appearance even though there was something clearly thought for them, etc.). And that's the exact moment they decided to cancel it. That's why I say people were not fair to the manga.


I actually kind of liked how Masada was handled. I didn't see him as evil, just kind of as some strange guardian and mender of the dreamworld. Mars wasn't that bad. I don't mind it being batshit because unique interpretations are always fun, and Yume Nikki is basically a haven for that sort of thing. Shame what happened to the manga as I think good things could've been done with it, but even then I just feel like the good stuff was far and few between and even the first few parts were kind of average.


Not always anon, not always.


Anyways, the thread is getting a little off-topic; so what did everybody think about the trailer? I don't believe it's been touched on much in this thread.


So? What do you think? The voice acting is putting me a little on edge and it's kind of hard to see anything much from the trailer since it's just kind of a psychedelic mess, but at the same time I feel like it conveys a nice sense of what the atmosphere is going to be like. That ending scene with the moon and the droning music is probably my favorite, and honestly feels like it could've been an amazing location in a YN fangame of sorts, or even YN itself. Kind of reminds me of the Puddle World a little bit, actually.


That's still arguably fun, on a staring a trainwreck kind of way.


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What worries me about this PV is that it looks like they are trying to go with the creepy/scary/jumpscare/horror style, instead of the surreal and unsettling style of Yume nikki. Yume nikki was never about those things.
The OST Sounds good tho. The music at the beginning makes me hope for NASU 2.

But anyway, this trailer didn't show shit of the actual game, and at this point it's best to wait these 9 days and see what the game looks like.
I hope it's not Visual Novel, I would take a remake over a Visual Novel.


Yeah I'm worried about this as well. It looks like it might be trying too hard to go down that direction and that makes me a little disappointed if that's the case, but it really is best to just wait and find out. That girl in that black image kind of reminds me of Monoe or something but the tone of it just looks like it might be trying a little too hard. I hope I'm proven wrong. The NASU opening made me really happy and I enjoyed it a lot, but otherwise I'm not sure what to say about the rest of the trailer. Once again I'll say that the voice acting felt a little forced and unnecessary, and I think they should just stick to electronic noises or whatever for the characters in the game; they're a lot more unique and charming.


So much this. I want it to be good, but it's not giving me any good feeling.

It sounds good, it looks good, but the way the present everything feels so off. It's as if it wants you to be on tension the whole time, while the game was pretty relaxed most of the time… and let's forget about the voice acting.

I think more people in this fandom need to watch benibame's videos (or even gobou's), to get rid of that image that Yume Nikki is some kind of terror game.


It's going to be like Corpse Party because western audiences love Corpse Party and it makes the best use of the high-res portraits while still retaining the topdown exploration gameplay.

I hate it already. The portraits substract from the abstractness of the game, it's like nobody understood what made this game so good in the first place. Fuck my life.


Y'know, personally I never really got the appeal of Corpse Party. It's the absolute most generic J-horror game I've ever seen. It's like a bad Blair Witch ripoff in a spOoOoOoOoky school where a loli ghost girl tries to brutally kill everyone for absolutely no good reason whatsoever. It's only good for gurofags to jack off to.

What warrants it's 50+ spinoffs that try to add more lore to a plot that doesn't really have room for worldbuilding in the first place? And beyond that, all of it's spinoffs introduce five new characters in each new game who will just be killed in the first 10 minutes. Will they just finish Dead Patient already? That at least has some potential.


I wasn't impressed by it either, anon
Every time I see it mentioned or praised I can't help but feel like I'm missing something


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I've seen people being wrong before, but wow, anon, you are on a whole new level.

People like Corpse Party because they like the characters. Thee`y get attached to them, and want to save them, even if they know there's no hope. So they keep playing. While there's bound to be some people in it for the gore, it's just like the people that are into YN because of the horror. Of course, the simple gameplay and exploration elements were important, not to talk about the music and voice acting.

Now, there are not that many spinoffs. There's Cemetery, a novel that follows Naho and her paranormal adventures (2nd volume never released, and Naho is fucking dead now anyway), there's Dead Patient, that at this rate will never be finished, and a manga called Another Child. Everything else follows the main timeline (Blood Covered, Book of Shadows, 2U and Blood Drive), with a few short stories here and there. One could even argue that Dead Patient is a sequel to BD, but since there's not really much connecting them so far, I guess it's fine to say it's a spinoff.

No, don't get me wrong, I'm not saying it's amazing or anything. But it's still good.


What are some of those yn fanfictions which are actually good? I've read very few fanfics for anything but I'd make an exception to that for something good and yn related.


>7 days remain
Fuck I still remember listening to Madotsuki in Wonderland from 24 Effects and seeing the countdown timer for the first time. The music and timer synced up so perfectly in tone and it just created this chilling experience of "holy fuck I can't believe Yume Nikki is getting something new what the shit". Of course I winded down and realized the reality of the situation, but it was only a damn week ago since this whole train started. I still hold the sentiment from my original post about me just being happy to have something new to react to with other Yume Nikki lovers, but it's just like, shit, the weight of this is stunning.


I'm still sort of in disbelief of the whole thing. I'm obviously looking forward to whatever comes of it, but manic 'omgomgomg' sort of high hasn't hit me yet.

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