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Dreaming Mary is an original adventure game in a sidescrolling format, made using the free RPG Maker VX Ace Lite. It is inspired by the Japanese horror game Ib and the abstract game Yume Nikki, and is influenced by the indie platformer Eversion as well as the TV show Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica. Despite these influences, Dreaming Mary is not exactly a horror game. It does contain horror elements, though they might never be encountered by a player who chooses to indulge in the dreams instead of investigating.

The game's average playtime ranges from fifteen to twenty-five minutes to reach one ending, and there are four endings. In the game you are able to interact with items and NPCs. It is important to pay attention to dialogue and to your surroundings in order to proceed. Sound is vital in this game and can help the player move forward as well as provide hints to the situation Mary has found herself in.

This game is not intended for children or those of a nervous disposition and may contain triggering content. Please play with headphones or high audio in a quiet room. There are four endings and bonus content is available after all four have been achieved in one game file. For hints and information, please see the game's homepage at the bottom of the description.

STORY

Mary is a girl who loves to dream. In fact, she loves to dream so much she can spend an entire day dreaming. One day, when she falls asleep, she finds herself in a nostalgic place very different from her other dreams. Everyone there knows her and treats her like an old friend, and they invite her to play with them or help them. When she finishes all of their tasks, she is invited deeper into the dream.

Will you lead her to fall into her dreams? Or will you bring her back to the waking world?

As the player, you have the choice in the final decision of Mary's final dream.

FEATURES
*Custom graphics
*Custom music
*Vocal songs
*Voices
*Movie
*Bonus content (available after achieving all 4 endings in 1 game file)

ACE LITE CHALLENGE
Dreaming Mary was originally created and completed in RMVX Ace Lite. It was ported to the full version of Ace afterwards, but still conforms to many of the original restrictions of the Lite software, such as:
*No more than 20 maps
*Only 10 events per map
*No more than 10 common events
*Limit of 100 switches and variables
*No call common event option

The full Ace software was needed for file encryption and font change. Mithran's Text Cache script is used as well as a single line of call script in the game's eventing.

4/19: Updated download link added!
Fixed bugs:
-Premature notification of the 4 endings
-Removal of script which caused ‘sound file not found’

Still active bug(s):
-Bonus mode freeze from painting (please only activate bonus mode before the 'turning point' of the game)

Produced by Accha (story, art, programming, voice)
With support from Trass (music, advice on how to use RMVX)

Game homepage (tumblr)
12-track OST on Bandcamp (200 free downloads per month)

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  • RPG Maker VX Ace
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  • 04/16/2014 04:29 PM
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InfectionFiles
the world ends in whatever my makerscore currently is
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Don't triple post, DC. Use that handy edit and quote button. :)
Holy actual shiz-nits, I know this was just you seeing if you could make a game, but damn this game has me feeling a certain kinda way right now even after 30 minutes i'm still in my feels, i've only done the true ending so far, may or may not have looked up a guide forit but it's like 11:05 rn and i'm not trying to get spooked, but the main thing i have to say is yes, yes you can make one hell of a game and i cannot wait for more games by you, if i'm completely honest i'd pay money to play your games if need be, like i said ik it was just a test but damn, it was great, especially piecing everything together i did accidentally skip a page of the ending text so i'll prob replay the game for that one bit, lol but yeah thank you for making this game, and free no less, i hope you see this and have a great day/night, whenever you read this Baiiii
Hello there!

I might be late to playing this, but I honestly love this game so much!
The story development, the music used, the graphic design, the characters development, the endings and easter eggs...I love everything about it!
I can see the story being developed in multiple ways and I will absolutely try my best to support this game!
If I may ask, Is it possible to create a fan-made part 2?
I am so eager to play this!

author=DreamingLily
Hello there!If I may ask, Is it possible to create a fan-made part 2?


Color me curious! =)
Hey so I REALLY want to play this game but for whatever reason, the game will only let me leave the room and open the first door in the hallway. I can't open any of the other doors in the hall or talk to the bunny maid. Not sure what's going on. Could you help me?
author=Alditrus
Hey so I REALLY want to play this game but for whatever reason, the game will only let me leave the room and open the first door in the hallway. I can't open any of the other doors in the hall or talk to the bunny maid. Not sure what's going on. Could you help me?


Hey, that's all I can seem to do with my copy! I've been pulling my hair out trying to figure out if I installed the game wrong or something. Did you end up figuring out what the problem is?


author=Alditrus
Hey so I REALLY want to play this game but for whatever reason, the game will only let me leave the room and open the first door in the hallway. I can't open any of the other doors in the hall or talk to the bunny maid. Not sure what's going on. Could you help me?
author=itsthewhinyguys
author=Alditrus
Hey so I REALLY want to play this game but for whatever reason, the game will only let me leave the room and open the first door in the hallway. I can't open any of the other doors in the hall or talk to the bunny maid. Not sure what's going on. Could you help me?
Hey, that's all I can seem to do with my copy! I've been pulling my hair out trying to figure out if I installed the game wrong or something. Did you end up figuring out what the problem is?


Due to the limitations of the lite version of the engine, you have to interact with the bunny and other characters from the side (standing next to them) and pressing the interact key. It’s a common problem people have had with the game. Hope this helps! ^^
author=rpghorrorfan
Due to the limitations of the lite version of the engine, you have to interact with the bunny and other characters from the side (standing next to them) and pressing the interact key. It’s a common problem people have had with the game. Hope this helps! ^^


Oh my gosh, thank you so much! This definitely helps. :)
All time favorite. This game's a diamond! Really sad ending.
I can't get this to work on my Macbook pro running Mojave os, and it depresses me
I just "finished" the game I think, this game is so under rated, so I made a fan made trailer of it hehe (fully credited of course), I hope that's okay. I can take it down if you want me to. It's set to upload on the day after tommorow. But my gameplay videos are up if you want to check those out. Amazing work on the game!! I'm so glad I found it

Yt: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzZvjL9wtWd5bbe-CciPn7w
We loved this game so much! It just takes a few hours to complete but it's well made in every part of it. Did all endings in an afternoon, amazing experience :)
-Ludi Tarantula Team
I just discovered the HIDDEN hidden ending/developers monologue, when you...

Use hadouken mode, beat the "yeti," then just repeatedly answer no when asked to return to the title screen. By the way, the joke of giving a game over at the end had me in tears laughing. Monk class master assassin trained by her father?


I absolutely love little hidden gems the devs throw into their games like this. I've got a few in my own game, and I think it's hysterical when someone randomly finds them. Awesome game, loved seeing this style of a game made with VXA!