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Nightmare Castle
Nightmarecastle title
Nightmare Castle's title screen
Release
Latest Version

Version 3.1.0 (2014/01/01)

Creator

Noyemi K

Language

English

Engine

RPG Maker VX Ace

Release Date

November 24, 2013

Details
Protagonist

Nightmareprot2 Ruho, Tatyana

Nexus Doors

Ruho - 4
Tatyana - 4

Effects

Ruho - 8
Tatyana - 3

Endings

0

OverviewEdit

Nightmare Castle is an English fangame produced by Noyemi K in RPG Maker VX Ace. A re-imagining of their previous project Amiha's Nightmare Castle, the game uses an 8-color palette and minimalist audio to simulate an early PC-98 game with Yume Nikki-style gameplay.

GameplayEdit

The gameplay of Nightmare Castle is similar to most Yume Nikki fangames, taking place in a dream world containing a variety of different dreamscapes for the player to explore as well as a collectable currency that can be be used to buy effects from a shopkeeper.

The player's goal is to explore the dream world and collect/buy effects that will change the player character's appearance and/or give them special abilities. The player can wake up at any point by pressing the Q key, and save by interacting with the calender in the protagonist's bedroom.

Scattered across the worlds are treasures, a collectable currency that can be traded to the exploring shopkeeper Masha in order to gain effects. Nightmare Castle also features an element of randomness to it: upon entering a doorway, players will sometimes be teleported to a different part of the dream world.

PlotEdit

Nightmare Castle has two playable characters to choose from: Ruho and Tatyana. The game follows whoever the player chooses as they explore her dreams.

EffectsEdit

Ruho's EffectsEdit

Name Image Description Icon
Cat Form
NightmareCastleCatFormEff
Ruho gains the ears and nose of a cat, allowing her to track otherwise hidden treasures.
RuhoFace05
Office Lady
NightmareCastleOfficeLadyEff
Ruho becomes an employee of a Galwi Chaebol, wearing the office uniform.
RuhoFace03
Solider Uniform
NightmareCastleSoldierUniformEff
Ruho wears a soldier's uniform, allowing her to place up to 3 flares on a map to mark her location.
RuhoFace02
N-8801 MkII3R
NightmareCastleN8801MkII3REff
Ruho becomes a cyborg, increasing her speed, allowing her to see otherwise hidden treasures and lets her jump from greater heights.
RuhoFace04
Kiyo
NightmareCastleKiyoEff
Ruho wields a Galwi-style ring pommel sword, allowing her to destroy creatures in the dream world.
RuhoFace06
Incandescence
NightmareCastleIncandescenceEff
Ruho becomes wreathed in a fiery glow, creating a shimmering effect when used.
RuhoFace08
Legionnaire
NightmareCastleLegionnaireEff
Ruho wears a soldier's uniform along with wielding a sword.
RuhoFace07
Nurse
NightmareCastleNurseEff
Ruho wears a nurse's outfit.
NightmareCastle Ruho-Nurse

Tatyana's EffectsEdit

Name Image Description Icon
Librarian
NightmareCastleLibrarianEff
Tatyana becomes a librarian, allowing her to mute BGM.
TatyFace02
Boyarina
NightmareCastleBoyarinaEff
Tatanya becomes a member of the old Bromnian gentry with a tall hat.
TatyFace03
Succubus
NightmareCastleSuccubusEff
Tatyana becomes a succubus.
TatyFace04

CharactersEdit

Name Image Description Icon
Ruho
RuhoSprite
One of the two main characters the player can choose from. Ruho does not speak and not much information is given about her during the game, other than that she's a student and an average girl.
RuhoFace01
Tatyana
Tatyana
One of the two main characters that the player can choose from. Like Ruho, Tatyana also does not speak. She's described as being an average woman.
TatyFace01
Masha
NightmareCastleMashaSprite
The shopkeeper and resident treasure hunter, trading Ruho effects for her collected treasures.
Masha

Gameplay Images (Version 3.0.1)Edit

DownloadEdit

Version Date Announcement Download
Ver. 3.0.1

January 1, 2014

? itch.io
Ver. 2.0

December 15, 2013

Pixiv ?
Ver. 1.0

November 24, 2013

Pixiv ?
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