|The Looking Glass|
Title screen of ver.0.05
The Looking Glass is a Yume Nikki fangame by Bleet (who also made Fleshchild, the huntress of the hollow and Jasei no In:The Serpent's Lust). It stars a girl named Irene as she explores the newly-opened world behind her mirror.
Like Me and Hell Diary, The Looking Glass features spoken dialogue and flavortext when interacting with objects and characters. The game also features light adventure elements, such as simple puzzles and increased interactivity in the normal world. Unlike most protagonists Irene is also capable of leaving her room, and begins the game in her classroom at her school.
A remake of the game was in development for some time, but was eventually cancelled by the creator.
In The Looking Glass, players follow the traditional Yume Nikki fangame exploration scheme. There are various worlds you can explore along with effects to collect and events that can occur. There are no endings in the game yet.
There is a small amount of adventure gameplay in The Looking Glass, in the form of effects required to solve minor problems or puzzles.
You play as Irene, who discovers a hidden world after falling through her mirror. The game follows her as she explores this new world after coming home from school.
|Rollerblades||Irene rides a pair of simple roller skates which speed her up. Pressing Shift makes Irene on one leg swirls around her axis with a happy face.|
|Kinoko||Mushrooms grow from Irene's head. Pressing Shift makes Irene scratch at the mushrooms.|
|Cybot||Irene turns into a machine girl.|
|Flashlight||Irene holds a flashlight. Pressing Shift switches the light on and vice versa.|
|Spectrum||Irene becomes colorful. Pressing Shift makes colorful dots appear on the screen for a few seconds.|
|Yeti||Irene becomes a yeti. Snow falls while this effect is equipped.|
Irene carries a crowbar for a weapon. Pressing Z lets you kill other characters. NPCs will run away from her when this effect is equipped.
|Octopus||Irene turns into an octo-girl. Used to walk on water.|
|Glowstick||Turns Irene into a neon glowstick. Pressing Shift causes her to change colors and make the screen flash in different colors. Colors order: white, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, red and pink, then back to white.|
|Bicycle||Irene rides a bicycle. It speeds Irene up like the Rollerblades effect.
You can buy more colors for the bicycle - 100$ for each color. After getting at least one color you can toggle them with Shift. Colors order: teal (default), blue, purple, red, green, yellow, orange and pink, then it starts over from teal.
|White Queen||Irene turns into a slow-moving chess piece. Pressing Shift mkaes Irene do a half-curtsey. The pieces blocking the path to the airship in Chess World will move aside for her.|
|Witch||Irene turns into a witch. Pressing Shift returns her to the Nexus.|
|Alice||Akira wears a maid dress. Only current way to obtain it is from the Debug Room, which is accessible via regular gameplay.|
|Long Hair||Gives Irene long hair. Pressing Shift makes her sit down.|
|Irene||Irene is the protagonist, who up until the events of the game lived a fairly normal life. This changed when she discovered the ability to enter another world through the mirror in her room.|
|Ms. Mason||Irene's homeroom teacher, she is the first character you see in the game. She gives an impression of a strict but solicitous teacher, as she seems to show much concern for Irene's health.|
|Lisa||The school nurse, when she is away from her office, you can read the notes she has on Irene.|
|McKaylie||An outgoing tomboy who seems to get along with Irene. She is one of Irene's classmates who is not very good at science classes.|
|Theresa Winchester||One of Irene's classmates, doesn't appear to get on perfectly well with Irene. She appears to not get along with Melanie either.|
|Melanie||A rather quiet and timid girl who is one of Irene's classmates, she seems to get along okay with Irene but not so well with Theresa.|
|Anne||One of Irene's classmates, appears to be a good friend of hers and has a peppy attitude.|
|Vincent||A boy in Irene's class who seems to be concerned for her. Irene possibly has a crush on him.|
|Matt||One of Irene's classmates, who is pretty laid back.|
|John||Another classmate of hers, seems to be quite a nice guy.|
|Simon||A frank guy in Irene's class.|
|Faceless||A person from the apartment area in the mirror world who works in the bookstore. He seems to know Irene's name even though she never introduced herself nor mentioned her name in any other way to him.|
|Adam Sunderland||Aka Mr. Sunderland, a male type of Shade NPC, usually refers to Irene as "Elise". According to the landlord's computer logs, Mr. Sunderland has a fascination for the occult and a strong stomach.|
|Elise Bennet||A girl from the apartment area in the mirror world who has the same surname as Irene and is very much like her in general. Mr. Sunderland even called Irene "Elise". She loves books and tends to disappear sometimes.|
|Shadow Girl||A female type of Shade NPC's which vary in names, moods and occupations. These NPC's can also be half-transparent and non interactable.|
|Shadow Boy||Aka Bike Clerk etc. A male type of Shade NPC's which vary in names, moods and occupations. These NPC's can also be half-transparent and non interactable.|
Gameplay Images (Version 0.05)Edit
Gameplay Video (Version 0.03)Edit
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