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Part-timer Mom by Day... Dreamwalker By Night

Overview:
Derpy's the kind of mom that has to work all kinds of jobs around town to make end's meet; she's usually the first one up and the last one to bed. Ask around town and they'll say she's a trooper- an easy breeze that'll brighten up your day.


She's also the kind of mom that accidentally burns dinner during soup night. Ask around town again and they'll say she's a real twister- leaves nothing unscathed in her wake.


Ask again and it seems like there's something weird going on around town; something that's making everyone lose precious hours of sleep. And it looks like no one but Derpy can do anything about it.

Looks like the midnight shift just opened up...

Gameplay:
Day Dreaming Derpy is a Paper Mario-inspired JRPG with an emphasis on the exploration of the Dream World and the interaction between Derpy and the residents of the Real World. While asleep, Derpy can use her abilities gained from her many part-time jobs to combat the nightmares that plague the dreams she explores along with the help of many unique, quirky characters. While awake, Derpy can prepare for her night-time ventures by working all around town to buy items and unlock new abilities she can use in the Dream World.

Features:
  • Over 10 unique allies!
  • Hi-Bit Pixel Art!
  • Paper-Mario-inspired RPG Gameplay Elements!
  • Mother-Daughter Bonding!
  • Strange Sense of Humor!
  • PONIES!!


Disclaimer:
Day Dreaming Derpy is a My Little Pony fangame.
My Little Pony and its characters belong to their respective owners.

Progress:
In-development
DEMO v0.1 released 1/15/17
DEMO v0.11 released 1/25/17
DEMO v0.2 released 3/18/17
You can follow frequent development updates here and at DeviantArt | Tumblr | Twitter

Latest Blog

Day Dreaming Derpy Dev Log #13 Progress Report and FAQs~!

So v0.2 has came and went, and I’ve been really happy to hear your feedback since release. This is the first major content update, so expect future updates of a similar nature to go just the same as The Sweetie Belle Update, i.e. new dreams, characters, game balancing etc.

I also wanted to address some common problems I’ve noticed and try my best to remedy them here and in the game.

1) Old saves from the past versions crash the game.

There have been many reports of crashes when using the old saves from v0.1 or v0.11, usually when entering the shop menu. I’m going to try to not get too technical, but essentially I added what’s called a script to RPGmaker to modify how the shop screens look. I’m assuming that the old saves don’t have the meta-data for the assets needed for the script to function properly; and as a result, an error is thrown, stopping the game.

In common-speak, I had added a new feature that uses images not found in the save files from the previous versions. I understand that it must be less than ideal for those who have played since v0.1, to lose that progress just to create a new save to properly play the rest of the game, so I apologize for any inconvenience caused by this oversight.

On a positive note, the shop system is already fully implemented, thus issues like this shouldn’t be a problem in future patches (at least I hope so…).

2) Apparently the controls vary depending on your computer.

This has been an issue since release. In development, I usually use the standard RPGmaker and key arrangement for testing. After watching a few Lets Plays (Thanks guys!), I learned that arrangement isn’t the same for everyone, especially with ya’ll peeps with fancy custom keyboard settings and controllers. But so far, the and key combo seems to work fine for everyone, so I’ll adjust the tutorial accordingly so it isn’t confusing when trying out the controls.

Also, if the controls aren’t to your liking, RPGmaker is nice enough to come with a command to open a menu to map out your preferred controller options. Neato right?

3) RPGmaker VX Ace doesn’t support widescreen, 16:9 aspect ratio (╯°□°)╯


Another tip taken from the Lets Plays, Day Dreaming Derpy’s aspect ratio is 640x480, which is the maximum for RPGmaker VX Ace, to my knowledge. This really makes a difference when it is put to fullscreen. Since stretching the screen only causes the pixel art to look a little too funky, I opted for the safer route to keep the integrity of the pixels.

4) VOLUNTEERS ARE STILL WELCOME!

While the Sweetie Belle Update was just one of the three major updates (only 2 more to go!) before actual release, there’s still more to take care of and I’m always taking volunteers! I’m mainly in need for SFX and music, but if there’s something else you’d like to contribute, just send me a message and I’ll try to get back to you!

Now that I got ya’ll up to speed, plans are in the works for the next patch of a similar size. It’ll probably be easy to guess what’s coming next, in light of Sweetie Belle’s role in the Dreamworld.

But enough talk-

There’s a game that needs to get made. ( ゚Д゚)
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  • 12/19/2016 09:09 AM
  • 03/31/2017 04:37 AM
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This game sounds incredible... I loved Paper Mario as a kid and dearly wished it would receive a ponification. While the fan art of Paper Pinkie sadly doesn't exist. Derpy is probably better as I love Derpy. I shall watch this and stalk this page relentlessly till it is completed.

Thanks for making my wish come true!
author=cooldragon1990
This game sounds incredible... I loved Paper Mario as a kid and dearly wished it would receive a ponification. While the fan art of Paper Pinkie sadly doesn't exist. Derpy is probably better as I love Derpy. I shall watch this and stalk this page relentlessly till it is completed.

Thanks for making my wish come true!


SPOILERZ:
Demo's gonna come out soon @w@
Horror_n_Oates! You liiiiive! :D

My knowledge and experience with MLP:FiM is just a little past cursory, but I used to be big on this show regarding the site Know Your Meme and its uploads. I'll see if I can't give this a shot sometime~

EDIT/PS - Is the title name based off "Day Dreaming Davey", by any chance? lawl
author=AtiyaTheSeeker
Horror_n_Oates! You liiiiive! :D

My knowledge and experience with MLP:FiM is just a little past cursory, but I used to be big on this show regarding the site Know Your Meme and its uploads. I'll see if I can't give this a shot sometime~

EDIT/PS - Is the title name based off "Day Dreaming Davey", by any chance? lawl

yesh *shameless creeper smile*
Had a bit of a cow trying to come up with the name for a while tho
Hey, I was wondering if you needed a soundtrack! So far, I am intrigued with the progress of this project, and LOVE the direction it's going in. I'm a new musician, but I think that my skills could perfectly suit your needs. I don't want money, I just want to contribute to this cute game! Contact me for more detail! My e-mail is joelbasar@gmail.com
author=Rainbowthunder
Hi yall can i use this game on mobile??
I'm afraid not: PC exclusive!
Aww, guys! This game is so awesome. What you did with Tavi/Scratch Dream was probably the best minutes of my entire year. I'm crying right now, it's so satisfying, tho a little dramatic. J-just thank you for the game, wish you best of luck and may Celestia smile upon your work and give it a feather-light boost.
when I go to the store, I received an error in version Day Dreaming Derpy Demo v0.2

I send pictures error



shop 1 error




shop 2 error



shop 3 error



shop 4 error


All four shops evoke (elicit) the same error previously had versions of the game
Day Dreaming Derpy DEMO v0.1 upgrade to Day Dreaming Derpy DEMO v0.11
the current version of the game i (me) have (this)(to)is a version Day Dreaming Derpy Demo v0.2

error all shop


Sorry for my poor English I'm Polish (poland) help me

if I find any errors in the game, it will notify you , bye

error/bug with all four shops resulted in the old version of the savegame

the problem has solved itself, I discovered that the problem caused the savegame from the old version Dreaming Derpy DEMO v0.11, sorry for the trouble I start playing game from the beginning bye and sorry
author=snowqueen132
when I go to the store, I received an error in version Day Dreaming Derpy Demo v0.2

I send pictures error



shop 1 error




shop 2 error



shop 3 error



shop 4 error


All four shops evoke (elicit) the same error previously had versions of the game
Day Dreaming Derpy DEMO v0.1 upgrade to Day Dreaming Derpy DEMO v0.11
the current version of the game i (me) have (this)(to)is a version Day Dreaming Derpy Demo v0.2

error all shop


Sorry for my poor English I'm Polish (poland) help me

if I find any errors in the game, it will notify you , bye

error/bug with all four shops resulted in the old version of the savegame

the problem has solved itself, I discovered that the problem caused the savegame from the old version Dreaming Derpy DEMO v0.11, sorry for the trouble I start playing game from the beginning bye and sorry


problem has solved
author=snowqueen132
problem has solved


Thanks for the heads up!
As I stated, old saves from v0.1/11 don't function perfectly with v0.2. In future updates, your saves now can be used, now that all scripts are implemented.
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