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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
  • 05/20/2022 12:36 PM
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@Accha NP! :D

Also yeah, I love all her stuff, but Dreaming Mary was especially nice. Also i love her voice for Mary's mother (or assume that's who's talking at the beginning, anyway) it was so perfect XD
How do you get the bonus .zip file password? I've played through all 4 endings.
author=DrProfCEO
How do you get the bonus .zip file password? I've played through all 4 endings.


Once you got the final ending you should've gotten a notice about the bonus password, but it won't work if you didn't get all the endings in one saved game file. I'll PM you the password though, and thanks for playing! =D
This game’s too cute. Better keep my collective eye on it. *subs*

Besides, this game scared ivoryjones almost half to death. That in itself is quite the accomplishment. :D
author=Addit
This game’s too cute. Better keep my collective eye on it. *subs*

Besides, this game scared ivoryjones almost half to death. That in itself is quite the accomplishment. :D


Mwahaha >:)
Thanks for the support, Addit!
Just played it, found some parts
creepy
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I liked that little "plot twist" in the background sound in the end :)
I'm really loving all the reviews for this game and with everyone making Let's Plays of this. XD I was surprised to see how many let's plays there was for this already when I was here checking out games to go into my own let's play Lineup. I loved watching manly's let's play of it and I think I'm going to really enjoy playing this! I'll put in an Official review once I've finished the game completely from ending to ending.
Haha people just couldn't resist the pink~

Thank you for downloading and playing the game XD I'll look forward to a review/some critique! >w<)b
The rabbit in the first door won't talk to me ;--; help ?
Talk to them by standing next to them, not on top of them!
I`ve got only 1 ending (which is bad ending), but I already want to leave some feedback on this game.
First of all, the ending song is awesome.
Secondly, original content of a high quality - big plus.
Third point and the main one - your game does not SEEM to be "sweet and cute but actually all dark and horror" as the majority of other similar games do. It really IS. The atmosphere is held perfectly and the second part of game really creeped me out.
And now I`ll go and enjoy other endings.
Thanks for playing, NaoKernel!
Haha yep, cuteness dialed up to 11. All the better for dissonance at the turning point >: )

Hope you enjoy the good ending, if you get it!
shayoko
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well outside of the dark part of the story
this was a cute and enjoyable game.
loved the artwork.

and anything cute is worth trying! : D
You deserve money for this. All playthroughs add up to 1.5 hours-ish (estimating by your description - 25 minute playthroughs, 4 endings). Put it on Steam and sell it for 3 - 5$ I'll buy it.
This is the kind of game the community needs more of.
Thanks, shayoko and Testament!

And dang Quijano, thanks for saying that haha. I'd love to put some games up on Steam one day, but I think the ship has sailed for this one. (Also, all the bugs. Gah)
We do accept money through the bandcamp (where you can buy the OST), so if you wanna throw your extra cash at us do feel free ; D
It's so weird seeing this game featured on this site, knowing it was also in Monty and the person who made it was also probably in Monty at the same time I was. Congratulations, btw. :)
HAHAHAHAH UNEXPECTED.
Hey college buddy, I guess =P

If you're still going to be around Monty next year I'll be moving there in Fall (all Monty classes eyooo), so if you see some weird-ass asian girl with DM buttons on her messenger bag you can go ahead and say hi.

You don't get any prizes though.

And thanks! ;)
lol Cool beans. I also have all my classes at Monty. If you see a black guy with dreadlocks, wearing black boots (or loafers) and skinny jeans, that's me.
So I registered just to say this is the best RPGmaker game I've played for a long time. The scary parts were only like 2 minutes but I still shit myself and I basically couldn't stop thinking about it for like two days after finishing it. Great work, seriously.