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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 Roden!




  • Icons by unity and Caz!

  • Luna Engine Setup by BCj!

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What time is it? It's Valentine's!

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! I wish I had something cute planned like the Evocations sending you cards asking to be their Valentine, but I wasn't that well prepared XD;  

Instead, here are some sneak peeks at my tileset work for the final dungeon (which I posted on twitter a couple of days ago).




It's been well over a month since I started work on the final dungeon and I'm about 30%-40% done with it. It's kinda big, but I'm trying to make each area of it look distinct and memorable, so that's taking a bit of extra time. 
I'm really excited to hear what people think of it when it's finished (and I'm really really hoping it won't be too big for most people's tastes, I'm trying to keep enemy encounters to a reasonable level as well).

There's also something else I wanted to talk about. A minigame opens up before the final dungeon where you can explore an underground mine which may or may not be illusory and you can collect tickets to turn in for goodies. I wanted the mine to look very different as you explore different parts, but I'm a bit tapped just doing the final dungeon.

To keep the project releasing in a timely manner and keep me from experiencing burnout, I was considering opening it up to volunteers if anyone wanted to help contribute. I'd need a floor tile, walls & ceiling, a door, and a couple of doodads for each area, kinda like this image below, but in a different style, different colors, etc.



So, what do you all think? Should I open this up to volunteers? Or just keep my nose to the grindstone and finish it myself? Please tell me what you think ^_^

In the meantime, I'll keep at it. I've still got to finish the final dungeon, do the final boss fight, polish up the script and send it to Sooz for final editing, put the endings in, and do the bonus hell dungeon. It sounds like a lot but I'm hoping I can finish it in the coming months.

We're in the home stretch and just getting closer and closer! I'm super excited, everyone! And have a wonderful Valentine's day filled with love and fun and game dev!

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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?"
3552
That's one heck of a name. subbed!
Marrend
Guardian Gorgon 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 ;)
Craze
i bet she's a diva with a potion popping problem
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i'm so glad you finally used that title
unity
You're magical to me.
11150
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.
11150
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!
zDS
Besr Richard Slayer
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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.
11150
;_; 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!