In this surreal Japanese-style RPG, when a mystery woman vanishes from an elevator in front of his eyes, fresh graduate Alex assembles a squad of internet misfits to investigate her disappearance. Tackle turn-based battles with a novel blend of twitchy minigames, weird weapons and weirder enemies.
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Mixed (57) - 56% of the 57 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jan 17, 2019

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January 24

YIIK Balance Update Option

We've uploaded a new optional build for YIIK.
  • This new build reworks the balance of the game taking feedback into consideration. We've improved the attack power of SKILLS as well as lowered enemy HP, etc.
  • Speeds up the general playback of battle.
  • Fixes the issue preventing some players from unlocking 2 achievements.
  • And a few other general fixes.

We've put it up as an optional branch as we're still preparing a few other fixes and testing this balance to make sure it's good enough before calling it the new version.

So, please leave us feedback on how the changes feel to you or if there is anything else you'd like to see so we can consider it.

One thing we've seen requested is an option to play the game without mini games like a traditional turn based RPG.

This is something we're experimenting with and we'll update you when the option is ready to try out!

the latest YIIK build is up in the experimentalbuilds branch. to access, use the password: youneedtoletmeinside if you want to check it out.
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“One of the best parts of the entire experience for us was playing around with the battle mechanics... it’s certainly one that will catch a lot of attention for originality.”
Bleeding Cool

“...It commits to a sense of atmosphere that makes the player feel like they've been thrown head-first into a "monster of the week" story from an X-Files-esque show where hipsters solve mysteries. That's all right by me.”

“I can also detect a bit of Persona in there, a bit of indie beard, and it's shaping up to be as strange as you might expect.”
PC Gamer

About This Game

YIIK: A Postmodern RPG is a surreal Japanese-style RPG set in the late '90s. After witnessing a woman vanish from an elevator with no plausible explanation, college graduate Alex gathers friendly misfits from the internet to investigate her disappearance. Alex's search for the truth leads him and his companions into a journey rife with mystery and danger... and who knows what lurks beyond the new millennium?

  • Brave dungeons littered with puzzles, traps, and bizarre enemies. Yammering skulls, tortoise samurais, living stop signs... etc!
  • Stay on your toes with a turn-based combat system anchored on twitchy mini-games.
  • Brandish vinyl records, cameras, musical instruments and more unusual weapons. (Relax, weapons don't break.)

  • Play through 30 hours of the main campaign and sidequests, rendered in a dreamlike, otherworldly graphic style that harkens back to the PSone era.
  • The main story campaign features voice talents like Chris Niosi (Tales of Zestiria, Disgaea 5), Clifford Chapin (Attack on Titan, RWBY) and more.
  • YIIK's eclectic electroacoustic soundtrack features contributors like Toby Fox (UnderTale), Hiroki Kikuta (Secret of Mana) and Garoad (VA-11 Hall-A).

* NOTE: The game fully supports controller input after the Unity launcher prompt.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

YIIK contains a small handful of scenes with tobacco and alcohol use and many references to such paraphernalia. The player may also encounter references to suicide.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.4GHz Intel Core i3
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4400
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • OS: OS X Yosemite
    • Processor: 2.4 Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 5870 1024 MB

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