nostAlgic's Title Screen
nostAlgic is a Japanese Yume Nikki fangame created by TOM in RPG Maker 2000. It is known for its very light color scheme and for having a generally more optimistic take on a YN-based exploration game.
Dubbed "the anti-.flow", the relaxing music and relative lack of frightening elements, which are usually present in other fan games, allows the player to focus on the lighter side of dreams.
nostAlgic is a traditional fangame. Sleeping on the bed will take the player to the dream world. From there, the player can explore the various areas and collect effects. Interact with the notebook while awake to save.
- Move - Arrow Keys
- Interact - Z
- Open Menu - X
- Effect Action - Shift
You play as A. A's dreams are rather light and childlike, meaning they possibly want to forget why they locked themself in and/or refuse to go out.
Effects to "Try"Edit
Effects were called Accessories in ver.0.05.
|A wears a camera with a strap around their neck. Pressing SHIFT makes A take a photo, toggling the music and movement of the background and NPCs on/off. This only lasts for as long as the camera is equipped.|
|A floats in the air, gaining the ability to go to otherwise unreachable areas.|
|A wields a fruit knife as a weapon, which is used to attack NPCs.|
|A's head turns into a carnation. Pressing SHIFT causes A to jump, teleporting them back to the Nexus.|
|A rides on a comet, increasing their speed.
(In ver. 0.06, pressing SHIFT toggles whether A is sitting or standing on it.)
|A's head is replaced with a radio receiver. Pressing SHIFT toggles the receiver on/off, receiving a radio signal. Depending on the location A is in, you'll be able to hear various broadcasts.|
|A's head is replaced with the leaves of a tree.|
|A's hair is tied into a side ponytail with a green ribbon.|
|A's head turns into a fork tied with a violet ribbon.
(In ver. 0.06, pressing SHIFT causes A to fly and increases their speed, additionally it can be used to kill NPCs by touching them.)
|A holds a frying pan. Can be used to hit certain NPCs and objects to make some sparkling stars appear.|
|A grows a unicorn's horn, ears and tail.|
|Pillow & Nightcap|
|A hugs a pillow and wears a nightcap.|
|Many clock arrows grow from A's body.|
Gameplay Images (Version 0.07)Edit
Gameplay Video (Version 0.05++)Edit
|Ver.0.06||//||//||Mediafire (Mirror provided by Wavyup)|
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