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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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  • 04/16/2014 04:29 PM
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author=Trass
The thing is, like it has been stated on the description, this is an RPGMaker Ace Lite challenge, and that means it allows no script/common event call, limited switches for the whole game, 10 events limit for one map, and so on.

*psst technically you can*
You can use Call Common Event Command in conditional branches actually! And became an issue on why we have to be disqualified ahaha!

That aside, that makes sense. I -misread- that it was made in vxace lite at first and then transitioned to full version. Since technically, you can't encrypt files with the lite version.

I wish you two good luck! I hope to see the Illusory Garden as well :3
Ohh didn't know that!
That would have been really useful if we knew about that beforehand! xD

And thanks! Early information for our next game can be accessed in our tumblr site! http://dreaming-games.tumblr.com/
I think I found another bug. The bonus room is unlocked even if I didn't unlock the good ending. Shouldn't the bonus room be accessible only if I had all the endings unlocked?
author=serenitycrystal
I think I found another bug. The bonus room is unlocked even if I didn't unlock the good ending. Shouldn't the bonus room be accessible only if I had all the endings unlocked?


You must have been playing with the outdated version of the game. That bug and a few others are already fixed if you redownload the game again either from this page or in our tumblr site!
I downloaded the game from here a few days ago. But maybe I'm wrong I will check again tomorrow.
Just played it for the first time. Great atmosphere created and amazingly executed transition from the dream realm and reality (Honestly the real world spooked me out IMMENSELY everytime I had to go back there)

Well done!!!
author=Trass
author=serenitycrystal
I think I found another bug. The bonus room is unlocked even if I didn't unlock the good ending. Shouldn't the bonus room be accessible only if I had all the endings unlocked?
You must have been playing with the outdated version of the game. That bug and a few others are already fixed if you redownload the game again either from this page or in our tumblr site!


I downloaded the game on 19/04/2014. Maybe I was unlucky and downloaded the bugged version :/
I really liked the music during the bad endings. Have you uploaded it somewhere? It's so awesome!
We haven't uploaded the bad ending BGM anywhere, but for the rest of the songs, you can grab the Dreaming Mary OST Album here!: http://harmonicblend.bandcamp.com/album/dreaming-mary-ost
author=Trass
We haven't uploaded the bad ending BGM anywhere, but for the rest of the songs, you can grab the Dreaming Mary OST Album here!: http://harmonicblend.bandcamp.com/album/dreaming-mary-ost


Bought it and added the link in my walkthrough as well. I will send a video of my walkthrough tomorrow :D
Good morning :D! I have uploaded my first video of the walkthrough here
Looks great~ Thanks for uploading it, serenity!
Just thought I'd share my video on the game as well! I really enjoyed it and am looking forward to play more and finding the other endings! Also, I threw a recommendation to a popular Youtuber named Dodger (PressHearttoContinue) and she's started a playthrough of it as well!

Here's my video:
You guys should submit these vids as Media (there is a Submit Media link in the game bar in the game's header)
lol xD

Thanks for playing, Bloo! I actually watched your vid already haha XD I really enjoyed watching you play actually; you had a lot of interesting and funny comments and I pretty much frikkin lost it when you *zoomed* in on "pleasurable" and said "OH MY GOD" in the most scandalized tone I've ever heard :'')

Also, thanks again to all of the let's players who've shared their videos. It's a great form of feedback that really lets me see what you guys have trouble with (like the controls oh man) and what made you really excited.

While I'm at it... Many thanks to Marrend, Laber, and Mooncanvas for their reviews!
I especially appreciate the criticism pointing out flaws and shortcomings so that I can strive to improve in future games. I haven't commented because I wanna keep the reviews a place where people can say whatever they want without any risk of me nipping at them though, lol.

And as Kentona says, would be nice if future LPers submit their vids as media! Thanks!
Can I translate this game into Vietnamese? ٩(⁎❛ᴗ❛⁎)۶
author=sanggameboy
Can I translate this game into Vietnamese? ٩(⁎❛ᴗ❛⁎)۶


All right, sure! Just let me know if need anything.
Omigosh guise, guise! PressHeartToContinue is playing Dreaming Mary! Aaaaaaaaah! :D

'grats Accha!

Btw, I was too chicken to play this game (because honestly even the...certain things that happen towards the end of the happy ending are scary to me (you know what I mean)) but I really love this concept! Great work! :D
Nice game. Really enjoyed it. And I like the music especially Nightmareish
Thank you, Apollo and Zarya!

Yeah, PressHeartToContinue's lp was pretty adorable XD