Games inspired by Yume Nikki. (These are not fangames.)
Please only include games whose developers stated they were inspired by Yume Nikki or describe their gameplay as Yume Nikki-like.
|;Pale Sky Project
|;Pale Sky Project is an open-world walking simulator where you travel through the bleak and dreamlike scenery of the Pale Skies. The game focuses on visuals and ambience.
|In Anodyne, you explore and fight your way through nature, urban and abstract themed areas in the human Young's subconscious, evoked by a 16-bit-era visual style and a moody, dream-like soundtrack.
|Doki Doki Literature Club! 
|Doki Doki Literature Club! is a horror visual novel by Team Salvato, inspired by various games such as Yume Nikki, Eversion and Irisu Syndrome. The game follows the protagonist as he joins his school's literature club, writes poems and befriends the girls within it.
|Dreaming Mary is a side-scrolling adventure game made using RPG Maker VX Ace Lite. It is inspired by Ib and Yume Nikki. 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.
|Dreaming Sarah is a surreal adventure platformer where you play as Sarah, a girl who is in a coma. The game is inspired by the horror game Yume Nikki.
|Ishi no Hakoniwa (石の箱庭)
|Ishi no Hakoniwa (lit. Stone's Garden) is a puzzle escape game created by Baron in RPG Maker 2003.
|Jimmy and the Pulsating Mass
|Jimmy and the Pulsating Mass is a Japanese-style RPG inspired by Yume Nikki along with various SNES-era JRPGs such as Earthbound and the Breath of Fire series. You play a young boy named Jimmy who goes on a quest to save his family from an alien threat.
|Kimi no Ashiato (キミノアシアト)
|Kimi no Ashiato (キミノアシアト, lit. Your Footsteps) is an adventure game created by Kishiki Kishi (既色鬼子) in RPG Maker 2000. It was inspired by Yume Nikki and its fangames.
|LISA: THE FIRST
|LISA: THE FIRST is a Yume-Nikki style exploration game. It was made in RPG Maker 2003 and released on October 9th, 2012. It is the predecessor to LISA: THE PAINFUL. It is an exploration of Lisa Armstrong's mind as she tries to cope with the burden of being abused by her father Marty.
|RPGMaker.net, Lisa RPG Wiki Page
|回 Maze is a short surrealistic horror game created by Space Debris in RPG Maker 2000. It was heavily inspired by Yume Nikki and The Path.
|M o RE Lie s
|M o RE Lie s is a surreal exploration game inspired by Yume Nikki and Don't Hug Me I'm Scared. You play as Henry, an antisocial adolescent who explores the world around him in search of the ten "Lies".
|Neftelia is a Yume Nikki-inspired game created by 14ch Eternal Gomez, who also creates other games unrelated to Yume Nikki. The game draws inspiration not only from Yume Nikki, but from LSD: Dream Emulator as well. Neftelia has a sequel called Neftelia 2.
|Website, Pre-patched Download
|Neftelia2, a direct sequel to Neftelia, is a Yume Nikki-inspired game created by 14ch Eternal Gomez. Just like its prequel, the game draws inspiration not only from Yume Nikki, but from LSD: Dream Emulator as well.
|Neko Yume 猫夢
|Neko Yume 猫夢 (lit. Cat Dream) is a surreal first-person exploration game, inspired by Yume Nikki and LSD Dream Emulator. You explore a randomly generated dream world in search of four lost cats.
|Night Illusion is a horror RPG-style game (like Ib, Yume Nikki, etc) currently in the works. In this game you wake up and go for milk for breakfast, but you feel that something strange is going to happen...
|OMORI is a horror RPG with turn-based combat and status effects based on the party's emotions. You play a hikikomori teenager named Sunny, confront his fears and uncover the secrets of his past.
|OneShot is a surreal top down Puzzle/Adventure game with unique gameplay capabilities. You are to guide a child through a mysterious world on a mission to restore its long-dead sun. The world knows you exist.
|Steam, Website, RPGMaker.net (initial freeware version)
|REalM: Walk Of Soul
|REalM: Walk of Soul (or just named "REalM") is a 2D surreal horror game where you'll need to solve challenging puzzles to access new areas in the open, nightmarish world you're in. The game was originally conceived as a Yume Nikki fangame but with added elements from the survival horror genre, like Resident Evil and Silent Hill.
|Strange Telephone is a 2D adventure game. You play as a girl named Jill and she can travel to different strange world by dialing 6 digit number on a telephone named Graham, you can collect items from certain world and solving some puzzle to reach multiple endings. It was heavily inspired by Yume Nikki with its sprite aesthetics, music and the strange world you explore.
|Terminal 00 is an Alternate Reality Game (ARG) where players try to uncover the secrets behind a mysterious website. The game takes inspiration from Yume Nikki among other things.
|Website (Contains flashing images)
|The Count Lucanor
|Inspired by classic games like The Legend of Zelda, Yume Nikki, Silent Hill and Dark Souls, The Count Lucanor is a mystery and horror adventure set in a fairytale world. Join Hans in a fantasy world and experience a unique adventure, full of surprises and challenges. Get hooked on an immersive tale, where every decision counts and every clue is a piece to solve the puzzle and get the treasure. Unravel the sordid secrets of the castle, meet colorful characters, and remember: horror always lurks beneath the surface.
|Toilet in Wonderland (トイレ・イン・ワンダーランド)
|Toilet in Wonderland is a gag adventure game created by Team Nonsense in RPG Maker 2000. It tells a story about a constipated girl named Mira who explores a toilet-filled Wonderland inhabited with many wacky characters. It was inspired by Yume Nikki, Ao Oni, Legend of Zelda, Alice in Wonderland, Silent Hill, etc.
|Website, English Version
|Undertale is a RPG with a bullet hell/turn-based combat system and multiple routes. You play as a child who falls into an underground world full of monsters and must find their way out.
|Whose dream is it?
|Whose dream is it? is a first-person exploration game where the player can explore multiple surreal dream worlds. This game was heavily inspired by Yume Nikki and LSD Dream Emulator.