This is a game in which you traverse the extremely dark world inside a dream.
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive - 85% of the 134 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (1,464) - 92% of the 1,464 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
9 Jan, 2018

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22 February


Yume Nikki has been hailed as one of the greatest (and most controversial) games ever created with RPG Maker. The new YUMENIKKI -DREAM DIARY- is not a remake, but a full reimagining of the original―reconstructed and enhanced using elements and styles of modern indie games.

Bonus Perks
Between February 23rd, 2018 and March 31st, 2018, everyone who owns Yume Nikki will receive three types of YUMENIKKI –DREAM DIARY– wallpapers for PC for free in their local files.

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22 February

2/23 Update

Today we have updated Yume Nikki with the following:
  • Fixed the tutorial image
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About This Game

An RPG Maker tour de force, and a divisively controversial work for fans.

You are free to explore the various dream worlds at your own pace.
If you check certain characters or items in the game you will collect an “Effect.” These “Effects” can be used to change the main character’s appearance.

Some of these “Effects” have special actions or animations which you can activate by pressing 1 or 3 on the number pad.

Yume Nikki is a very unique title that has become one of the most well-known indie games to come out of Japan.

It is unlike any other RPG especially in the fact that there really is no action or dialogue to speak of. This gives the game a very dark and foreboding atmosphere. Can you make it to the secret ending?

  • There are no particular goals nor story of which to speak. You simply walk around.
  • Checking certain characters inside the dream will increase the number of "effects".
  • Using "effects" will cause the main character's appearance to change.
  • (During this time, you can use the 1 or 3 keys to implement special movements and effects.)
  • Using the same "effect" a second time will cause the character to revert to their original form.
  • "Effects" can only be discarded inside rooms with many doors.


Q. There is a glitch or aspect ratio issue in the game.

A. Please switch to Window mode by pressing F4 or Alt + Enter.

Q. Why does the Japanese version crash?
A. The Japanese-language coding in this game runs only on Japanese system locales. If you want to play the game in Japanese and it crashes, please change your system locale to Japanese.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 2000 / XP / vista / 7
    • Processor: MMX Pentium(R)200MHz(Pentium(R)II450MHz or above recommended)
    • Memory: 32 MB RAM
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