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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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  • Completed
  • accha
  • Trass
  • RPG Maker VX Ace
  • Adventure
  • 04/16/2014 04:29 PM
  • 05/20/2022 12:36 PM
  • 04/17/2014
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your game is absolutely gorgeous QuQ just so flimsy and pink and ADORABLE.
however...i am having a bit of problem with it.when i download it and extract the files and such and am actually in the game, mary automatically walks to the left side of the screen and she stops there. i can't move her and she's just stuck there. plz help if you have the time
author=ScopeAngel284
Hey there!
Just wanted to let you know that I've posted a review for the game and it's pending. I really liked this!


Thank you very much for your kind review, I'm glad to see that you've liked the game! Thank you very much for playing! >w<)/

author=Icegoddesswolf
your game is absolutely gorgeous QuQ just so flimsy and pink and ADORABLE.
however...i am having a bit of problem with it.when i download it and extract the files and such and am actually in the game, mary automatically walks to the left side of the screen and she stops there. i can't move her and she's just stuck there. plz help if you have the time


It seems that the problem is usually caused by joysticks/other controllers, or keyboard issues: see thread here. After some searching, I couldn't find any solutions for RMVXA since all of the suggestions involve unplugging a controller or restarting your computer >_< Sorry that I couldn't be of much help.
oh no it's fine <3 thank you for the help any way. i did just get a new keyboard so that could be why
Guys a question. Do you think that we should put an age restriction on it, or display an annotation with Accha's warning in the beginning of the video?

"This game is not intended for children or those of a nervous disposition and may contain triggering content."

Because I got a comment that I should put that warning and I think that indeed the viewer is right about that.
You're free to do that if you think that's best!
This is awesome.

The mini - games are fine, too.

At first they was a bit- i'm sorry, boring? But the next time the challenge came again, it become more challenging.

/Looks like i can't judge something based on a first-impressions tho./

And the arts are incredibly-made!

The characters are cute and should i mention that the background looks great as heck.

That's it.

I highly recommend this game.

/P.S: About the stories of the Gods and the Goddesses, are they real stories or did you make the stories by yourself?/





author=FarahCapossevac
/P.S: About the stories of the Gods and the Goddesses, are they real stories or did you make the stories by yourself?/


Thank you for playing the game! And no, it's actually all a real story from Greek mythology (though I took some liberties in interpretation).
you say it's no horror game well you are lying because have you even seen the world behind the picture in mary 's room
Just played through doing as I'm told...

...I really don't want to not do as I'm told. T_T
I can't download this for some reason... :(
i also played all the way through all 4 and failed to get the password for the bonus. its killing me and my sister (we played this together as i needed support after the first play through) would you mind sending me a message? by the way we love the game. in my favorites but also freaking creepy
Congratulations o the Music and Artwork Misaos! Called it, knew it and expected it. I'm happy for ya.
author=TheJudge
Congratulations o the Music and Artwork Misaos! Called it, knew it and expected it. I'm happy for ya.

Thank you!! /o/
I'm really happy too, especially since that's what Trass and I specialize in respectively.

Congrats to you as well for HOME's success!
Hello, i am new to RPG maker, i am currently practicing making games and i have ripped your sprites and using them because i liked them so much. i hope you don't mind?
I was going to try and do a tutorial showing off what i have made involving your sprites. if you don't like it i can remove it.
i have given credit to you in the post.
Get back to me if it's a problem.
author=lollipopprincess
Hello, i am new to RPG maker, i am currently practicing making games and i have ripped your sprites and using them because i liked them so much. i hope you don't mind?
I was going to try and do a tutorial showing off what i have made involving your sprites. if you don't like it i can remove it.
i have given credit to you in the post.
Get back to me if it's a problem.


If you're using them as practice that's fine! Using them in tutorials is fine as well, it would only be a problem if you plan to release a game using the art/music from Dreaming Mary.

Have fun!
author=accha
author=lollipopprincess
Hello, i am new to RPG maker, i am currently practicing making games and i have ripped your sprites and using them because i liked them so much. i hope you don't mind?
I was going to try and do a tutorial showing off what i have made involving your sprites. if you don't like it i can remove it.
i have given credit to you in the post.
Get back to me if it's a problem.
If you're using them as practice that's fine! Using them in tutorials is fine as well, it would only be a problem if you plan to release a game using the art/music from Dreaming Mary.

Have fun!

Yes, i have no intentions of releasing a game including your sprites.
So is that a yes for permission to use them? that great. Thank you! :D
Notoh
*Deeply Thinking*
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Loved this game, I plan on doing a review for it (maybe), mostly because I enjoyed it so much! The art and music exceeded my expectations! ~ヾ(^∇^)

Very much looking forward to Blue Dreams! Especially the music, as I listen to the music when I write occasionally! It's really that great~ Also congratulations on the Misaos. They're well deserved.
Hello. I don't know if you're still reading these or not, but My boss and i just finished playing. This was such a wonderful game, and so whimsical too. We got all of the endings, including the joke ending, but we didn't get a pass code to unlock the file to the bonus content. Did we screw up by getting the joke ending before the Good ending?

Also we'd love to talk to you some time if you are available!
author=DragonMaxter
Hello. I don't know if you're still reading these or not, but My boss and i just finished playing. This was such a wonderful game, and so whimsical too. We got all of the endings, including the joke ending, but we didn't get a pass code to unlock the file to the bonus content. Did we screw up by getting the joke ending before the Good ending?

Also we'd love to talk to you some time if you are available!

Hi! Passwords are in the spoiler tags below.
The password for the locked file is " roastchicken " and the magic word for the broken bowl is " SUPERMARY ".


To contact me, it's easiest to message me here at RMN :)