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''Ningyo'' is a word for doll in Japan. Ningyo Heart is a journey of a man through a pit of hell and horror, in search for the beloved ones as well as a journey of finding his true self. The main theme in this horror game is friendship, romance & horror. Game play will focus on puzzle solving & survival horror (run and chase event).

Features in this full version are :
1. Heartbeat sensor.
2. Be a guy and play with lots of dolls.
3. Intensify horror and jump scares.
4. Tons of boss fight with puzzle mechanism.
5. 2 possible epic endings!
6. 2 hidden secrets (doll maker story & Kana story).

WARNING :
This game could be disturbing. Viewer discretion is advisable. Avoid this game if you have heart problems. This game also contain romance & sadness element so if you aren't fond with this elements in horror game, please take this notification.

Video (It's an old trailer video.)


Credits :
Story, game design, maps & character tilesets: Mightydarkchocolate and team.
Sprites design and animators : Kappa19, Watanuki-kun @ tumblr Spira-Virgo
Run testers and advisers: Leigh, Watanuki-kun @ tumblr Spira-Virgo
Supporters : To all people whom had gave feedbacks and supports this game during the development!

Latest Blog

Ningyo Heart - Spanish version.

Ningyo Heart is now available in Spanish version! To download it, Please click the following link of the website.

http://myownwords-traducciones.tumblr.com/post/105190857469/ningyo-heart-en-espanol

Credits goes to Shirouda for all the hard work & excellent translation she's done!

Thanks Shirouda for sharing it with us! XD
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I need to say, this is probably one of the best games I have played in so much time. It's awesome.

First of all, I would start talking about the characters, the most important factor in a game.

I love how they are designed, and I mean their personality. It's something more than whatever you are used to see in RPG Maker Horror Games. I would say that, this game, and "The Forest of the Drizzling Rain" with "Afterlife" are the best ones to appreciate the art of making good enough characters with real emotions. As the gameplay continues, you know more about your characters and the reason of their acts o their role in the story. It is something that evolves with the plot and the gamer. That is something really hard to make and when it is done, It is just incredible.

Even the side characters have their own background, there aren't any questions left when you finish the game. "It is all complete".

Secondly, the art. Well, Indeed there is not any specially body or face art (pictures) about our characters, but this is replaced by an amazing and well-made visual art. The mansion is beautifully decorated. There is no room made without details. Either dolls, creepy decoration, some scary triggers, etc. Also the ilumination, that dark atmosphere really made a good job!

And for last, horror factor and puzzles. Well, to be honest, let's say that the game is not very scary, also with the jumpscares and the "run" sequences...you are more surprised than other thing but, hey, It is OK! But the puzzles are the main problem, but in the good way I mean! Some are pretty easy, others are a little difficult. But, most important, they are as smart as the story. With them you can undestand better and better the plot and the insane mind of the doll maker.

After all, the three parts are only one, working like a vivid entity. But for me, the most important thing is the plot, you know, without that, well, "It is nothing than a pretty face".
The game really want to shake your emotions, It does, somehow, and It is thanks to the sad story and how is told. (If the author is japanese, then, It is something these people have. Either in movies or games like for example in the Silent Hill franchise, they are very skillful with how they use the most inner and dark human emotions and, throw them to the spectator/gamer)

I am looking for the rest of the works of the author. Good job man, keep going.
The last part of the game made me cry... so sad...

author=Shade_Shaw_Reily21
I love the history, the characters are agreeable enough and with good backgrounds; I was charmed with Mamoru as protagonist: His will was so powerful that it put to face him the whole frightening shit of the house and to defeat the Dollmaker in his own game. It had up to the force of "returning" when he already NOT has any vital sign: The reason for it was Ami. For this reason, simply I loved so much the pair of Mamoru and Ami: Both of them "sacrificed themselves" to save the life from the other. <3

For me, the most touching scene of the whole game was the scene of Kana's tomb: She was so terrified on having seen her own body rotting in the tomb that she started to cry, showing that in spite of being a doll, she still possessing feelings. I’m crying the moment that Mamoru stop his search to console her.

About the Dollmaker… The truth is he resembles me in certain way of the father of Aya in "Mad Father": In this case, the love that he was feeling "consumed" him to such a point that he wanted to revive Kana to any price, even if it was meaning it to destroy the lives of Mamoru and Ami in the process. It was so driven to despair for achieving his aim that when it saw that Mamoru survived miraculously the three fatal hits, broke his promise wanted to annihilate him with his own hands, ONLY stopping when Kana stopped him… Simply, a desperate man. Very desperate.

These are my impressions of the ends:

1) Bad End: The Dollmaker is the most considered villain that I have seen enough time: it turns them of dolls for that they are united and together forever … Or it was too nice or fucking cruel XD I Have three random questions:

First: What did they do with the bodies of Mamoru and Ami after the ritual?

Second: How the Dollmaker explain to Kana "how" it revived her? How would explain her the new heart inside her body and the corpses of her companions?:P

Third: Why the game says that "But they not convey their feelings to each other anymore" YES it is supposed that, as with Kana, the souls of Mamoru and Ami are inside the dolls, providing them with 'moments' with emotions, though limited?


2) Good end: Fucking sweet, but very tender, especially the moment of Mamoru’s parents, remind me of Lucas in Mother 3 <3 though personally, I would like to see "more" between Mamoru and Ami. The sequence of the sisters dolls was enough funny XD

Thanks for your feedbacks and opinion on my game. I really appreciate it!XD I hope these will answers your questions.

The dollmaker destroyed their bodies to erase the evidence of their visits to his house so no one will ever know where Mamoru and Ami had gone.


Second: He never explain nor tell Kana his plan to revive her back. Kana (when she was a human) knew she will die because of her illness and she had accepted that but the dollmaker, in the other hands, can't accept it and thus, removed her soul into the doll but realize Kana no longer can bear any feelings in her doll form. He used a dark method to revive her back by creating a new body similar to her old self (that's why he kept Kana's dead body so he could replicate it.)But he still need to find and place a human's heart inside the body before moving Kana's soul into it and seal it with dark magic to complete the method. Kana actually never want to be revived again because she doesn't want to see other innocent people got hurted because of dollmaker's doing. Even she is just a doll, she's still has few feelings remained within her soul although most of her feelings had 'died' @ disappeared.

Third: It's the dolls to be blamed here. See, Kana's doll (Include the sister dolls) are the finest doll which Dollmaker ever made and how he treasured them the most. These sister dolls can be considered as 'perfect' dolls which have features that other dolls are lacking. So,some dolls can walk, talk but others can't. The limitations and the flaws of the doll had became one of the cause why Mamoru and Ami no longer can convey their feelings to each other (Apart from the reason of both of them no longer have hearts.) and as time passed by, the remaining feelings within their soul will soon disappear.


author=CreamyBunny
Hi, I've loved this game and I've been uploading the gameplay of it, please check it out !

Thanks for the gameplay! I will check it out!
Hi, I've loved this game and I've been uploading the gameplay of it, please check it out !
(here's the first ep)
I love the history, the characters are agreeable enough and with good backgrounds; I was charmed with Mamoru as protagonist: His will was so powerful that it put to face him the whole frightening shit of the house and to defeat the Dollmaker in his own game. It had up to the force of "returning" when he already NOT has any vital sign: The reason for it was Ami. For this reason, simply I loved so much the pair of Mamoru and Ami: Both of them "sacrificed themselves" to save the life from the other. <3

For me, the most touching scene of the whole game was the scene of Kana's tomb: She was so terrified on having seen her own body rotting in the tomb that she started to cry, showing that in spite of being a doll, she still possessing feelings. I’m crying the moment that Mamoru stop his search to console her.

About the Dollmaker… The truth is he resembles me in certain way of the father of Aya in "Mad Father": In this case, the love that he was feeling "consumed" him to such a point that he wanted to revive Kana to any price, even if it was meaning it to destroy the lives of Mamoru and Ami in the process. It was so driven to despair for achieving his aim that when it saw that Mamoru survived miraculously the three fatal hits, broke his promise wanted to annihilate him with his own hands, ONLY stopping when Kana stopped him… Simply, a desperate man. Very desperate.

These are my impressions of the ends:

1) Bad End: The Dollmaker is the most considered villain that I have seen enough time: it turns them of dolls for that they are united and together forever … Or it was too nice or fucking cruel XD I Have three random questions:

First: What did they do with the bodies of Mamoru and Ami after the ritual?

Second: How the Dollmaker explain to Kana "how" it revived her? How would explain her the new heart inside her body and the corpses of her companions?:P

Third: Why the game says that "But they not convey their feelings to each other anymore" YES it is supposed that, as with Kana, the souls of Mamoru and Ami are inside the dolls, providing them with 'moments' with emotions, though limited?


2) Good end: Fucking sweet, but very tender, especially the moment of Mamoru’s parents, remind me of Lucas in Mother 3 <3 though personally, I would like to see "more" between Mamoru and Ami. The sequence of the sisters dolls was enough funny XD
I'm running a playthrough of this on my youtube channel and I have to say. It's really fun. I love it.
shayoko
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515
np

: O i actually had a small thought there may of been a secret related to that but i thought it was ridiculous and noone would do such a thing :3
kudos on that its a nice treat to have hard to find secrets in games!
im sad i didn't find it because i decided to go with logic over chance :3
but cool stuff :3
thx for the reply : D
author=shayoko
i generally find horror games meh but this one actually had a great plot set up
giving not only character depth but a logical(not plot device) reason for the MC being there

i found no glitches
but the grammar could be improved to make the experience a bit better

i loved the puzzles in the game they were well done and had the player think a little
but not give them a headache at any point with unreasonable requests(for me anyway)
//
Random thoughts
-lots of broken/awkward english
-Game breaking bug, DONT USE THE LETTUCE
-why...couldn't you find the need b4 she...makes no sense.
-puppet room,when you interact with them they should not face you
-its extremely stupid that your character says they dont need the piano key right now so you dont take it
-potions in puppet masters room need work visually,some even change after reading the book.
-why cant your character handle soem dolls?he is even a fighter with 550 hp and a sword skill!
-where in the fing hell is the item you need to give to the guy so you dont suffer!?(i know what it is)

EDIT
with a second playthru im quite content
but 2 things i dont know...

1.where is the rose to give the guy???please tell me that info is not pointless to the player(yeah it comes up in the piano room but that's irrelevant to you)

2.in the room with the coffin,what item do you put in the top left corner?i looked really hard ad found nothing else....


As im not expecting a response soon please send the reply as a pm to me
thank you


Hi! Thanks Shayoko for making a playthrough media for my game! I'll answers the main question first regarding the red rose & the bloodied hand print where you suppose to put something on it. These 2 things were connected to each other & actually, it was one of the 2 hidden secrets mentioned in front age : The Kana secret. It is up to you either you wish to unlock the secret or not since it will not affect the ending but still can be a nice reward for people who want to try.

To get Kana secret, find red rose & give it to Ichirou. Where to find it? well...


Give it to Ichirou when he asked you to 'pay' for his help. Once, done continue the game & retrieve your reward from this area & tadaa! Put it back on the bloodied handprint to open a nice story of Kana. (Yeah, don't asked why it was there. All thanks to my team member who decide to make Kana's secret is hard to be revealed.)


If you have missed Kana's secret, there is a chance to unlock doll maker's secret. Say, when you are asked to pay Ichirou's debt (Not giving him the rose.) you will ended up get beaten & tied up in a chair moment later where he wants to slice your chest open. Once you 'beat' him, take the doll maker family potrait on the wall before went out from the trap room. Goes to place you face redpunzel previously where you will notice another bloodied handprint on the wall & use the potrait to uncover a hidden room.
shayoko
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515
i generally find horror games meh but this one actually had a great plot set up
giving not only character depth but a logical(not plot device) reason for the MC being there

i found no glitches
but the grammar could be improved to make the experience a bit better

i loved the puzzles in the game they were well done and had the player think a little
but not give them a headache at any point with unreasonable requests(for me anyway)
//
Random thoughts
-lots of broken/awkward english
-Game breaking bug, DONT USE THE LETTUCE
-why...couldn't you find the need b4 she...makes no sense.
-puppet room,when you interact with them they should not face you
-its extremely stupid that your character says they dont need the piano key right now so you dont take it
-potions in puppet masters room need work visually,some even change after reading the book.
-why cant your character handle soem dolls?he is even a fighter with 550 hp and a sword skill!
-where in the fing hell is the item you need to give to the guy so you dont suffer!?(i know what it is)

EDIT
with a second playthru im quite content
but 2 things i dont know...

1.where is the rose to give the guy???please tell me that info is not pointless to the player(yeah it comes up in the piano room but that's irrelevant to you)

2.in the room with the coffin,what item do you put in the top left corner?i looked really hard ad found nothing else....


As im not expecting a response soon please send the reply as a pm to me
thank you
author=Viridian
Hi !

I have a little problem ... there is no sound when I play the game :( I mean, nowhere : the title screen, the flashbacks, the school... nothing. Do you know where this could come from ?

And the sound isn't mute on my computer, I checked x)



Hmmm...I got suggestion, first, when you run the game, press F1 button, the game properties box will pop on your screen, then check the ''Play BGM Sounds....'' section & check the sound option & enabled it. Then press the F1 again and the game sound is fixed now.
Hi !

I have a little problem ... there is no sound when I play the game :( I mean, nowhere : the title screen, the flashbacks, the school... nothing. Do you know where this could come from ?

And the sound isn't mute on my computer, I checked x)

God, this looks freaking awesome! Why did I not hear of this yet? Yissss I'm gonna play the crap out of it!
author=TheCountess
I had downloaded quite a few games in one night to play ^^; plus it was a while ago as I had computer issues and then surgery to go through. I started the game last night and when that happened is when I came on here and made an account to see what went wrong. Thank you very much for the file.

The game overall is wonderful! I actually yelped a few times while I was playing it in the dark. I read over some of the comments, and yes, your translation is a little rough but it is still coherent and understandable. And it doesn't have glitches like getting stuck in the wall or frozen sprites like Lakewood Story. Your English is better than that game too.

:D Oh? I'd love to. I'll check it out once I finish Ningyo Heart! ^^ Thank you


I should be the one to say thank you for your kind words, patience and most of all, for taking time to play my game & giving feedbacks about it! & I'm glad you are enjoying it too! XD
I had downloaded quite a few games in one night to play ^^; plus it was a while ago as I had computer issues and then surgery to go through. I started the game last night and when that happened is when I came on here and made an account to see what went wrong. Thank you very much for the file.

The game overall is wonderful! I actually yelped a few times while I was playing it in the dark. I read over some of the comments, and yes, your translation is a little rough but it is still coherent and understandable. And it doesn't have glitches like getting stuck in the wall or frozen sprites like Lakewood Story. Your English is better than that game too.

:D Oh? I'd love to. I'll check it out once I finish Ningyo Heart! ^^ Thank you
Dear TheCountess, I had removed the download link in the blog since the main cause of the problem had been discovered and I wish people will read the blog first to avoid it from happens. But the good news, I haven't deleted the save file yet so here it is :
http://www.mediafire.com/download/73265ea0zeydu1m/Save4.rar

By the way, taking this chance while replying to the noted problem, I want to say thank you x 1000 for people who played this game, people who subscribe it, as well others who did Lets Play on Youtube. I am really enjoy watching them all! You guys are awesome! Apart from the fun, it also helps me to learn the good and bad points of my own game for future references. XD

By the way, I hope you don't mind to give my newest game a try. The puzzles are more challenging, more grind & it had different gameplay mechanics. It takes place right after Ningyo heart event and several months after Ten Tales. So you might meet some kind of 'crossover' between the characters.
I just got to the club room and fell victim to the same bug. where is the save file you had made, since I don't see it in the blog tab.
author=TheBurnerGuy
I have found a game-breaking bug that may very well ruin all the work and saves you've done. At "DOLLMAKER HOUSE LEVEL 2"'s upstair level, DO NOT PULL THE CURTAIN BY THE WINDOW. If you do so, this'll start
the event in the club room where the creepy face knocks on the window BEFORE YOU EVEN READ THE STORY ABOUT THE DOLLMAKER when it's supposed to activate after doing the puzzle in that room. Of course, if you're professional dodger, you can still dodge the creepy face that has ENTERED INTO THE ROOM ALREADY, and close the curtain thus deleting the creepy face and the event will proceed as normal. HOWEVER, there's still one more problem. After completing the puzzle, the creepy face will not appear but a timer will appear. This will create an unopenable door, and YOU CANNOT PROGRESS ON THAT SAVE BECAUSE THE DOOR WILL BE INFINITELY LOCKED.
. Don't make the mistake where I had to go through the entire game again, back to the club room in order to start playing again. I haven't found a way to fix this bug so just beware of it. Please make a note of this mightydarkchocolate, and sorry for the excessive and strange use of bold. I was slightly angry that I had to waste time replaying the game in order to progress in the game again.


I gonna have to say thanks for you. Now, I am able to found the cause of the bug. and I am sorry for the trouble you have to face. I suggest people keep save file before the entering the club room because I assume one of the Miku duplications had caused this but apparently, not. Now, I will update the blog.

If you read my blog, I had prepared the save file where you will start at point after reading the diary. Once again, thanks. You helped me as well others too!
I have found a game-breaking bug that may very well ruin all the work and saves you've done. At "DOLLMAKER HOUSE LEVEL 2"'s upstair level, DO NOT PULL THE CURTAIN BY THE WINDOW. If you do so, this'll start
the event in the club room where the creepy face knocks on the window BEFORE YOU EVEN READ THE STORY ABOUT THE DOLLMAKER when it's supposed to activate after doing the puzzle in that room. Of course, if you're professional dodger, you can still dodge the creepy face that has ENTERED INTO THE ROOM ALREADY, and close the curtain thus deleting the creepy face and the event will proceed as normal. HOWEVER, there's still one more problem. After completing the puzzle, the creepy face will not appear but a timer will appear. This will create an unopenable door, and YOU CANNOT PROGRESS ON THAT SAVE BECAUSE THE DOOR WILL BE INFINITELY LOCKED.
. Don't make the mistake where I had to go through the entire game again, back to the club room in order to start playing again. I haven't found a way to fix this bug so just beware of it. Please make a note of this mightydarkchocolate, and sorry for the excessive and strange use of bold. I was slightly angry that I had to waste time replaying the game in order to progress in the game again.
author=BlackLilith
I've just finished this game today. It was nice. I liked the puzzles ( so original :D ) and the story very much. The fact that when there was a dangerous situation you could hear a heartbeat was well thought ;)The maps were nice too. One thing that bothered me were the grammar mistakes. They ruined the mood. Everytime I tried to immerse myself in the story and enjoy it, when I found out some weird spelling everything was ruined. I understand since english is not my first language either, but a proofreader would have been nice. I only got one of the endings and I have no ideea if it was good or bad. Can anyone give me a brief summary of the endings, please? ( thanks :D) Anyway, thank you very much for working on this game. I had fun and I hope to see more projects from you in the future. :) Good luck!


Thanks for your feedback & I am glad you are enjoying it. Yea lot of people commented about the grammar issue which I try to fix in future project (still in progress), I might look for someone to do the proofread as well.

There are 2 possible endings that you could achieved
Good ending. Kana appeared after you got beaten & beg the dollmaker to stop the madness. You saved Ami from the horrible fate, escape from that place together (holding hands). By brief, this means Mamoru had surpassed his weaknesses
& become strong.
P/s : a short scene after the credits shown little sister dolls hovering the cursed doll of Mamoru is just a joke/prank. They thought the doll was him and play with the doll.


Bad ending. You had been defeated. The dollmaker removed your soul into the cursed doll & continue his evil plan (He transferred Ami soul into a doll before taking her heart out). In the end, both Mamoru and Ami were together at last, but as dolls & no longer could convey their feelings to one another.
To get this ending, it was easy. just ignored the last book after defeating killer hood & went into the final room.
I've just finished this game today. It was nice. I liked the puzzles ( so original :D ) and the story very much. The fact that when there was a dangerous situation you could hear a heartbeat was well thought ;)The maps were nice too. One thing that bothered me were the grammar mistakes. They ruined the mood. Everytime I tried to immerse myself in the story and enjoy it, when I found out some weird spelling everything was ruined. I understand since english is not my first language either, but a proofreader would have been nice. I only got one of the endings and I have no ideea if it was good or bad. Can anyone give me a brief summary of the endings, please? ( thanks :D) Anyway, thank you very much for working on this game. I had fun and I hope to see more projects from you in the future. :) Good luck!
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