Broken Bottles' v0.03 Title Screen
Broken Bottles is a Yume Nikki Fangame created by a user called Doodle (tumblr deviantart pixiv accounts). You play as a young girl named Dokutsuki, who explores her subconscious by means of a chemistry set. The artistic motif is, as would be deduced, glass and bottles in various forms: maps, doorways, effects, etc. (chemical tubes could also be seen as "bottles"). It follows the YNFG premise somewhat faithfully:
"It holds the same main idea as Yume Nikki, you explore a girl's subconscious by falling into an induced sleep and you find what may lie in her mind. You start out in a corridor of doors, pick the one you want to start in while you explore. The effects change what the character looks like and sometimes their abilities. If you equip the same effect twice, you will return to your normal self. Just wander around and enjoy."
-Taken from the game's official site.
Broken Bottles plays like most Yume Nikki fangames, with the main goal being collecting effects and exploring Dokutsuki's dream world. Something a bit different from other fangames is the inclusion of dialogue and items that must be used to solve certain puzzles or access new areas. The atmosphere is hard to decipher but seems to be dark, but not as dark as .flow or Me , but more of a Yume Graffiti feel. Some possible motifs/themes are science, glass, drugs and their side effects, ect.
There is a walkthrough on this wiki here .
Not much is known about the plot so far, but it has been assumed that someone in Dokutsuki's family (Possibly her father due to the writing of "Dad..." in the writing/face world) has abused or hurt Dokutsuki in some way. The residents of her dream world seem to have their own problems which could be her subconscious memories (An NPC mentioned her forgetting about him). She also seems to have a bad past with a childhood friend of hers, as some areas and events show her with a pink haired girl.
Gameplay Video (Version 0.01) Edit
If the game can't even start and says "File system2c can't be opened" or something like that, just paste this image on "broken bottles/System2" folder
In some areas the game will stop and will display the same error, but this time with the "night2", "sky2" and "strange" images, to prevent this paste the following images on "broken bottles/Panorama" folder:
It's important that you do this before playing the game because these errors can make you lose your progress, as they are unexpected errors.