A lazy teenager's spirit in a mid 20 adult's body
Hello, I´m writing this on 2022 February.

I am Akari the peanut. I love indie rpg games since many many years ago, I played them a lot. I wanted to contribute to them, so I started doing reviews for many other games, which was tiring but made me very happy.

I won´t be active here ´til new notice. I will connect sometimes to chat and read messages, but no more than it. Life, my friend. Life is what happens, and I am not the youth that played these games and wrote these reviews.

However, I am very very happy to have been actively in this community and helped it´s grow, no doubt. My time spent here was fruitful.

¿Do you know that this word means a lot from me? Fruitful. So many things I´ve been doing in former jobs and my actual job, in past relationships and friendships, that have had not even get close to the meaning these games offered me.

This was worth living.

Thank you. :)


You guys ok with the Corona Virus/covid19?

Just wondering cause it became... kind of a world-level pandemic. So in my country, Chile, there are 201 cases as of yesterday. School and university classes were suspended, masks and objects for personal cleansing were all sold, and our borders are closed. People is worried and anxious- but we still have time. Luckily our hospitals and medical services are not yet overloaded with patients.

How is your situation?

Tell me more about Ib, Yume Nikki & my precious horror games

Lately I´ve realized how little I know about the psychological, horror-brushstroked rpg indies I love and their development through time. In what sense were they influential to the genre, is there a genealogy sequence?

As a typical player of that genre I fell in love with Ib, The Witch´s House, Mad Father, Yume nikki and some others (very related to VGPerson´s translated games) and some basic common sense that these important games influenced the genre (yume 2kki, Miserere etc games heavily influenced by yume nikki... Dreaming Mary from our website was influenced by those as well. And of course these games were very important for the psychological games)

Here we have Ib´s cute menu

Here´s viola, protagonist of the witch´s house doing some exploring

Aya from Mad Father with a photograph/picture (is even possible to tell the difference though?) of her mother

Madotsuki surrounded by the vast worlds and possibilities in yume nikki

So I´m really wondering in what sense did the psychological indie genre developed through time? How was it combined with games from other countries, were there tendencies, you know, something like small-sized currents like in the development of paintings, music and such?? (Or in manga as well, where kinnikuman and hokuto no ken marked tendencies for example)

I´m really curious about the authors, context and impact of those games. (There´s little info to know about Ib´s author on the internet :( )

About other important games from the psychological/horror genre I also consider relevant:

Forest of Drizzling Rain
The Crooked Man
Re: Kinder
Mermaid Swamp
Ao Oni
Palette (I know this one was influential, and was even remastered and released for some console in japan, play station I think?)

Well, I know there is wayyyy more behind the rpg genre (things like Chrono Trigger must have had some influence as well) But I think mentioning all of that would be a bit too much info for me to process, for now I wonder the most about the Psychological-horror genre(s). If someone knows anything please help the procastinating me (@_@)

Aaaaand this is my first topic ever so if this was posted previously, or does not belong to this section etc let me know
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