I don't remember exactly how I came across Yume Nikki, only that I was around 11 years old and in a very dark place in my life. Playing this game through some of the most formative years of my life became an inseparable comfort. One I still hold on to dearly more than a decade later.
Madotsuki is probably my strongest, and longest running comfort character from any media ever. I used to relate to her so much. Nowadays, I'm happy to say that that isn't the case any more, but I'm thankful for the time spent with her (and continued time spent with her) to this day.
Of course, I recommend this game to the moon and back. Check it out if you have some spare cash on steam!
my YN tattoo
designed by: ophie!
warning: flashing and eyestrain in link above
designed by: ophie!
I'll forever be happy to keep Madotsuki with me.
You can see some of the in game effects in this tattoo! I love this illustration so much and I'm so ever thankful to my friend for designing such a gift for me.
my yume nikki shirt and book (+ extras!!!) came in today and im so so happy... yall.. ive had this shirt on my wishlist for SO LONG, and i finally caved in and got it...!
isn't the design GORGEOUS? such a sick artstyle and one that i think fits the YN vibes so well! it even came with a COOL holographic poniko sticker ahh!!! i also bought a little yume nikki stationery set!!
it's beyond pretty, and i got so many extras with it too! the sticker sheet and tape included <3
it's designed so BEAUTIFULLY and so in theme with the game, each page within the book consisting of a world from the game! there's even a little uboa at the back, and masada is there too! above is madotsuki's room and poniko's room, but there are so many more pretty pages within this notebook that i even hesitate to use it just so that i can stare at it lovingly forever instead...
I haven't played many YNFangames, but the two that I remember loving were .flow and Yume 2kki. Both of which, in my experience, were a lot darker than Yume Nikki ever was. However, they're really well executed and I recommend giving them a try if you enjoy Yume Nikki!