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“THERE IS NO NIGHTMARE IN DAYBREAK. THE CITY IS ABSOLUTELY FINE. PLEASE FORGET THAT IT EVER EXISTED.”

Weird and unfortunate things are happening in the city of Daybreak. To the rest of the world, the city seems to have simply vanished, but inside, it has become a playground for mysterious beings who see humans only as hosts for their own amusement.



Alicia’s a bit strange. She still likes to wear her old baseball jersey, even though her team disbanded over a year ago. She can see otherworldly creatures that no one else seems to notice. She also has weird powers that she keeps hidden from the rest of the world. But when she receives a call for help from her niece in Daybreak, she’ll do anything to save her.

Caught up in the struggle along with Alicia are Miriam, a secretary and gun aficionado who only wants to escape the city, Lamar, an overworked middle school English teacher, and Dottie, Alicia’s niece, who has been captured for some nefarious purpose.

Explore what’s left of the ravaged city and find your way through surreal otherworldly areas that connect the broken urban shell. Encounter any other citizens who have survived and make contact with the strange entities that now inhabit this realm. Survive. Or be swallowed up by the city and forgotten forever.


  • Co-written and edited by Sooz!

  • Surreal tilesets by Pizza!




  • Icons by unity and Caz!

  • Luna Engine Setup by BCj!

Latest Blog

Two Years!?

Wow! This Saturday, it will have been two whole years since I started this project! How time flies!

I wish I had been spending 100% of the time available during these two years developing the game, but the truth of the matter is, I spent about half a year on unrelated side projects (>.>;;;) and another half a year was pretty slow because of job loss and getting used to another job.

But still! Things are progressing pretty smoothly now, and I've gotten my productivity back to about where it was before. So let's check up on the game's progress so far! Progress-o-meter, I choose you!



Some things to notice: First, I've added two levels: One, "Another Street," which links the area behind the clinic to the Neighborhood level more smoothly, and an upcoming Sewer Level to link the area around the Middle School to Downtown a little better (also, a small bit of the story has been moved there for pacing).

Also, if you look at how the meter has filled up, it looks like I'm about half done with the game, right? However, I don't think that's entirely accurate, as Chapter 4 and especially Chapter 5 will be a bit longer than the previous chapters, despite the fewer locations listed (and they're listed pretty vaguely to keep things mysterious) so I'd say I'm closer to maybe 40% done with the project.

After I complete Chapter 3, I intend to release a final demo of the game. This will contain a good 50-60% of the game, and will hopefully hold you over until the game's full completion ^_^ I am aiming for an early-to-mid 2018 release for this final demo, with the full game hopefully releasing late 2018 to sometime in 2019, though its hard to predict exactly when it'll be done.

I know I haven't been releasing many new screenshots or sneak-peeks, but I want to keep a lot of the content hidden for when you actually play the game.

So there you have it! I am super excited to share this game with you and all of its little secrets, and I'm hard at work getting it done. Thanks again for following this project and I'll see you next time!

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This looks hella interesting. Definitely subbed. ^.^
Red_Nova
The all around prick
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It's here! Yes!!
Oh, it's already here! Insta-subbed! :D
charblar
"wait you made this a career?"
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That's one heck of a name. subbed!
Marrend
Guardian Angel of the Description Thread
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I maybe-recall you talking about this game, and wondering about the title, when kentona jumped in, and was like, Weird and Unfortunate Things Are Happening.
Congrats on getting the page up!! It's nice to see things together in screenshots. :)

I'm having a lot of fun working on this; I hope people enjoy my contribution~ (can't wait to play it)
You know, the more I see it the more I can't help but to mention it - but it really looks like Miriam is either eyeing Alicia's breasts or very much judging her jersey.

Am I catching a hint of possible romance here~?
unity
You're magical to me.
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Thanks so much for all of the subs and enthusiasm, everyone! ^_^

author=Marrend
I maybe-recall you talking about this game, and wondering about the title, when kentona jumped in, and was like, Weird and Unfortunate Things Are Happening.

Oh yes, that definitely happened. I couldn't decide on a title, but in the paragraph where I described the game, I started off with the words "Weird and unfortunate things are happening," and kentona suggested I used that as the title, and it was just so strange and off the wall that I decided to run with it XD

author=MakioKuta
Congrats on getting the page up!! It's nice to see things together in screenshots. :)

I'm having a lot of fun working on this; I hope people enjoy my contribution~ (can't wait to play it)

I am so glad you're enjoying working on this, and thank you so much for working with me ;u; I absolutely adore how you've brought the characters to life with your art!

author=Liberty
You know, the more I see it the more I can't help but to mention it - but it really looks like Miriam is either eyeing Alicia's breasts or very much judging her jersey.

Am I catching a hint of possible romance here~?

Haha, Sooz pointed that out to me, too! When I placed the characters next to each other for that pic, I just wanted for her to be giving Alicia a weird look, but now it totally looks like she's checking her out XD

And the big question is, can I make a game without romance? XDXD For those who don't like that sort of thing, don't worry, romance won't be a major part of the game, but that doesn't necessarily mean there won't be any tension that could be construed as romantic >.> XD
Awesome to see my Luna Engine work in action! Can't wait to play it ;)

By the way, I put a tiny Easter Egg into Escalia, in one side quest the main character had to search for someone's dolly.. named Dottie ;)
i'm so glad you finally used that title
unity
You're magical to me.
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author=Jenbo
Awesome to see my Luna Engine work in action! Can't wait to play it ;)

By the way, I put a tiny Easter Egg into Escalia, in one side quest the main character had to search for someone's dolly.. named Dottie ;)


Neat, that's really cool! Thanks Jenbo! :DDDD

author=Craze
i'm so glad you finally used that title


Haha, me too ^______^
This looks fantastic and I adore the style. Insta-subbed B)
CashmereCat
Self-proclaimed Puzzle Snob
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Love love lurrrrv.
unity
You're magical to me.
10411
Thanks so much, both of you :DDDDD
This seems very interesting. The setting reminds me of one of my game ideas where the game was set in a DMC-like universe with terrifying demons and whatnot. The second game would take place in a big post-apocalyptic city, after the "outbreak" from the first game.

Best of luck with this!
This game looks awesome. Subscribed.
Miriam is just adorable~<3

I like what I see, not that that's unusual from stuff Uni makes.
unity
You're magical to me.
10411
;_; Thanks, you guys are the best! I really appreciate all the support and well-wishes ^_^
Holy crap, unity, you've assembled the super team for this one! This looks great!