Yume Nikki (ゆめにっき, Dream Diary) is a free game made in RPG Maker 2003, created by mysterious Japanese developer KIKIYAMA. It first launched on June 26, 2004 under version 0.00. The latest version is 0.10, which came out on October 1st, 2007. The game hasn't been updated since then.
In Yume Nikki, you play as a girl named Madotsuki who lives in a small room, and refuses to leave. There isn't much to do in her room itself, but once you go to bed you get to explore various worlds within her dreams, in search of 24 "effects".
The gameplay of the game itself is similar to that of Yume 2kki, you go to sleep and explore different dream worlds, some ominous, some cheery.
- Arrow keys to move.
- Action key to interact.
- 1 key to use an effect.
- 3 key to use an effect (only certain ones).
- 5 key to drop an effect (only in The Nexus).
- 9 key to pinch yourself awake.
- 0 or X key to open up the menu.
Yume Nikki v0.10Edit
References in Yume 2kkiEdit
Yume 2kki is one of the most popular fangames out there, alongside games like .flow, Me, Yume Nisshi, Yume Graffiti and Fleshchild, to name a few.
Since Yume 2kki is also the supposed "sequel" to Yume Nikki, it has been heavily influenced by it and contains a lot of references to the original game.
- The game's name in the first place is a pun on the original "Yume Nikki", since "ni" in Japanese is also the number two, hence "Yume 2kki".
- A lot of the endings are parodies of the ending of Yume Nikki.
- The Shield Owl World greatly resembles the Shield Folk World from Yume Nikki. Even their fan names are similar in this regard.
- The Abandoned Factory can be seen as a reference to the Sewers, where Big Red is found.
- You could say the Dark Forest is reminiscent of the The Dense Woods.
- You could also say the Forest Pier is reminiscent of the Witch's Island. (Ironically, the Dark Forest and the Forest Pier are completely unrelated and isolated from each other, despite this).
- The Neon City is visually similar to the Neon World, yet also thematically similar to the White Desert.
- It's possible that Marijuana Goddess World was in-part inspired by the Graffiti World because of the different tiles that make noises when you step on them.
- Forest World resembles Forest World, with its trees and crops.
- The Red Nail Passage in Nail World has pillars across it. Upon interaction, they make an image appear on the screen for a few seconds. This is similar to the Sewers in Yume Nikki, in which there are pictures that appear when interacting with the holes in the wall.
- Both the Hidden Shoal and the False Shoal are references to The Pink Sea.
- The old UFO vaguely resembled Masada's ship.
- The Baddies Bar is very similar to Number World in terms of design, while also similar to The Torinigen Party in the aspect that they are both places that Chasers hang out.
Events / NPCsEdit
- In the Sky Kingdom, there is an NPC that looks a lot like the infamous Uboa from Yume Nikki, nicknamed Dogboa.
- One of the screens in the TV room in the lower-section of the Highway is an Aztec creature that greatly resembles the Aztec Rave Monkey. The same creature appears in the parallax background of Shield Owl World, Cosmic World, and the Radiant Ruins, perhaps in reference to the same thing happening in Yume Nikki's Forest World and Block World.
- There is an NPC in Pillars World that mirrors Onsen-San.
- There's a random chance in the Neon City you might stumble across It Came From Behind, a red character that floats across the screen for about three seconds while making a noise, in a similar manner to Takofuusen.
- The Abandoned Factory contains an event where Urotsuki is eaten by a large red monster, similar to Big Red, and taken to a dark world with pinwheels and a multicolored panorama, similar to Windmill World.