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Yume Nikki: Dream Diary

6 months ago

Yume Nikki’s version 2.0 update takes the dream deeper

It's no secret that recent 3D reboot/sequel Yume Nikki: Dream Diary (an impressively redundant title) left fans of the quiet indie cult-hit exploration original disappointed, as well as our resident dream-delver Adam. A combination of mechanical missteps, technical problems and a much narrower range of environments and things to do with them left many cold. Development of the game doesn't seem to have slowed or…

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9 months ago

Feature: Wake up

Yume Nikki – Dream Diary review

Playing Yume Nikki: Dream Diary is like sitting across from somebody as they explain their dreams to you in great detail. No. Worse than that. It's like listening to somebody describe an acquaintance's dreams in great detail. Every now and then, they pause and say something along the lines of, “you had to be there”, as people do when they're telling a funny story that…

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Yume Nikki: Dream Diary launches tomorrow

Time flies, eh? It feels like just a month ago that Japanese media conglomerate Kadokawa announced a successor to minimalist indie adventure Yume Nikki, working in close collaboration with Kikiyama, mysterious developer of the original game, and it's almost here already. Oh. It was just a month ago. Sneaking up on us like a particularly unsettling memory of a nightmare, Yume Nikki: Dream Diary is…

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10 months ago

Yume Nikki: Dream Diary revives cult series on Feb 23

I hadn't heard of Yume Nikki until a fortnight ago, when the Japanese cult classic explore-o-horror popped up on Steam after over a decade and a sequel was announced. After reading Giada Zavarise's praise of the first one, I feel I've really missed something. I'm now on a timer to catch up, as the publishers today announced that sequel Yume Nikki: Dream Diary will arrive…

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First footage of Yume Nikki follow-up Dream Diary

Cult indie horror game Yume Nikki arrived on Steam this week and, more than a decade after its original release, we saw signs that the dream saga might continue. Yume Nikki is free and if you're at all interested in wandering through subtle and not-so-subtle nightmare realms while trying to decipher their strange logic, you should play it! A countdown site suggested we'd find out…

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