De I Cide is a traditional Yume Nikki fangame with a twist made by Saki-Izuriha (出灰サキ) (Pixiv), who also made an English version of it, but almost immediately deleted it. This game features mostly dark and disturbing themes and has a rather unusual for a Yume Nikki fangame soundtrack, which consists of metal and trance tracks in contrast to calm piano music. It stars a girl with messy hair named Inahoozuki (否鬼灯) who, most likely, is insane, and a silver haired child named Ginmokusei (銀木犀).
The lates version is actually Version CATER (4), but it is extremely short. Version CATER is similar to the April Fool's releases of .flow, Me and other fangames, but only because of its length. According to the creator, "CATER is neither a joke nor a kinda April Fool's event. That's actually a part and a close of the story."
Like in most traditional fangames, your objective is exploring dream worlds and collecting effects. Plus there are multiple endings to reach. You enter Inahoozuki's dreams through her bed, save at the notebook on her desk. In the second version the option to save at any point of the game was added due to unpredictable game freeze bugs.
A curious fact about this game is that it has the least malicious-looking chasers. Though they still run fast after you and trap you in a sectioned-off area. There also is a frequently recurring character - dark figure with a golden padlock - who won't let you pass through to some areas. There are about 20 of them scattered around Inahoozuki's dream world and you must get rid of all of them in order to see all the endings.
Inahoozuki's Dream Room has a music player with the game's soundtrack, though you must unlock most of the songs first to be able to play them. The most noticeable thing in her dream room is a Roomba vacuum cleaner. This isn't an effect, it rather serves as an alternative to riding a chair while in dream. You can also turn on the TV to view Japan's weather channel.
Interact the game console in front of the TV can play a mini-game where you control a rapid bamboo shoot that has to smash normal mushrooms avoiding the colorful moving "chaser" mushrooms. The sprites used in the mini-game are reference to 2 brands of chocolate snacks call "Takenoko no Sato (lit. Bamboo Shoot Village)" and "Kinoko no Yama (lit. Mushroom Mountain)", which always cause a struggle between fans of them.
A bonus room with special content has been added, you can enter it by stepping on the upper rightmost corner of Inahoozuki's nexus.
Starting from version TREY, De I Cide has two playable protagonists, though Inahoozuki's part is still the main one. You always start off as her, but you can always switch to Ginmokusei's part by interacting with the transparent NPC in Inahoozuki's room. As Ginmokusei you can also switch back to Inahoozuki.
Ginmokusei's apartment is a lot emptier than Inahoozuki's, but he can actually leave it and even use an elevator in his apartment building. His part has independent dream worlds, a looping nexus with doors that move around, and multiple effect-giving portals. The laters allow you to collect specific effects that are correspondent to Inahoozuki's effects you've already collected.
You start off as Inahoozuki, who is, according to her description is a Psychopath (in Ver I), or a Demon Child. Not only she refuses to leave her room, she won't even go out to her balcony. Her "normal" room is messy and bloody, in contrast to that, her dream room looks cute and cosy. Because Inahoozuki is blonde and because of her appearance in version CATER, she references Poniko and the Uboa event in Yume Nikki.
|Spin (くるくる)||N/A||Inahoozuki spins around herself while walking. Her appearance does not change.|
|Angel (てんし)||The weapon effect. Inahoozuki has no right arm, instead, she is given a black feathered angel wing and a black halo. Her right eye becomes red. When interacting with most NPC's it usually kills/vanishes them. It helps in getting rid of the "Lock Shadows".|
|Demon (あくま)||Inahoozuki has no left arm, instead, she is given a black wing, tail and pointy ears/horns. Her left eye becomes red. Press Shift to make her eye green.|
|Chariot (チャリオット)||Inahoozuki has the wheels of a chariot which double her speed. If Shift is pressed, a dialogue which defines how fast you want her to go pops out. Though there are some places where you can't bring up the dialog, so the speed is only doubled when the effect is in use. The Chariot effect also moves slowly in water.|
|Goth-Loli (ゴスロリ)||Inahoozuki is dressed in Gothic Lolita fashion. Press Shift to toggle her hair in straight or curly.|
|Short Hair (たんぱつ)||Inahoozuki wears Ginmokusei's clothes and has his hairstyle. Ginmokusei is a grey-haired kid you meet in one of the worlds and the second playable character starting from version TREY.|
|Kitsune (妖狐)||Inahoozuki is being literally possessed by a demon fox spirit. She has red eyes and fox ears and a glowing fire-like aura. Some of her movements cannot be controlled. It has no special action.|
|Skin Removal (スキンリムーバル)||Some of Inahoozuki's skin on the face is peeled off. It has no special action.|
|Eye (めだま)||A big red and black eye appears on Inahoozuki's torso, and a Kanji character 目 (eye) is written on her back. Pressing Shift returns her to the nexus.|
|Fountain (ふんすい)||There is a fountain in Inahoozuki's head. Pressing Shift causes it to rain.|
|Music Box (オルゴール)||Inahoozuki's head is replaced with a music box. Pressing Shift opens its lid and some music will play. Then (in most areas) the dream world will be toggled dark/light.|
|Blindfold (めかくし)||Inahoozuki wears a red, possibly blood-stained blindfold and walks backwards. Pressing Shift makes her eyes bleed, then she wipes that blood from her face.|
|Straitjacket (こうそくい)||Inahoozuki wears a straitjacket. Pressing Shift causes her to wear a sack (?) with an eye drawing over her head.|
|Stabbed (ぐしゃぐちゃ)||Inahoozuki has a big cross stuck in her body. This effect has no special action.|
|Russian Roulette (ロシアンルーレット)||Inahoozuki holds a gun with one bullet. Pressing Shift causes Inahoozuki to play Russian Roulette with it; trying to shoot herself with it. Like in the original "game", there is a good chance to not get a bullet in the head. Nevertheless, each time there is a random chance (from 1 to 6 times) Inahoozuki shoots herself, then she'll be forced to wake up.|
|Guitar (ギター)||Inahoozuki plays a left-handed red electric guitar. Press Shift to play some accords on it.|
|Snowball (ゆきだま)||Inahoozuki has light blue eyes and turns into a snowman made of two snowballs, which silently slides on the ground because it has no legs. Pressing Shift sends down snow.|
|Micro (ミクロ)||Inahoozuki becomes very small. This effect allows her to pass through smaller doorways. Pressing Shift causes her to make a "Mew" sound.|
|Argon (アルゴン)||N/A||Inahoozuki turns into argon gas, thus becomes completely invisible. Pressing Shift causes her to make a sound and a speech bubble with a question mark appears a above her, showing her whereabouts.|
|Duscle/ Inuhoozuki/ Black Nightshade (いぬほおずき)||Inahoozuki has a Black Nightshade growing on her head. Her eyes become green. This effect has no special action.|
|Windmill (ふうじん)||Inahoozuki has a small green windmill on her head. Her eyes become hazel. Pressing Shift makes the screen to go light blue for a split second, and a wind spinning a windmill sound is heard.|
|Shout (シャウト)||Inahoozuki has bright blue eyes. Pressing Shift causes her to scream loudly. After that a red crack appears on the screen, marking the place where the scream was produced.|
|Upside-Down (さかさま)||Inahoozuki walks on her head. Press Shift to make her spin around.
This effect is no longer used in Ver TREY. It had been replaced with "Medicine" effect.
|Medicine (くすり)||Inahoozuki holds a pack of dangerous tablets, she had been prescribed to take no more than two tablets a day. Each time you press the Shift key, she will take one tablet. If you make her take two tablets, she will vomit once. If you make her take three she will vomit twice, then she will pass out/die. As a result she'll be forced to wake up.
This effect is a Ver TREY only effect. It replaces the "Upside-Down" effect.
|Glasses (めがね)||Inahoozuki wears glasses she doesn't need, so the screen shakes while this effect is equipped. This effect has no special action.|
|Demon Child||A debug room only effect. It gives Inahoozuki the appearance of chasers from Ginmokusei's part. This effect also speeds her up, allows her to pass through any walls and objects, gives her the ability to switch between worlds if Shift is pressed and allows her to kill NPCs (?).|
Inahoozuki's Effect MixesEdit
|Angel + Demon||Inahoozuki is missing both of her arms, instead she is given two different black wings, a black halo and a demon's horns/ears and tail. Inahoozuki's speed halves and she has several blood stains on her wings, head and where her arms should be. Pressing Shift makes a loud lightning sound which kills/vanishes all certain NPC's (including chasers) in your current area.|
|Angel (天使)||Ginmokusei has a halo and a pair of white wings.|
|Demon (悪魔)||Ginmokusei has a red/green halo and a pair of black wings.|
|Roomba (ルンバ)||Ginmokusei rides a roomba (a robotic vacuum cleaner) that increases his speed.|
|Goth (ゴス)||Ginmokusei is dressed in gothic style.|
|Long Hair (長髪)||Ginmokusei has Inahoozuki's hairstyle and clothes, the only difference is the color palette, which remains the same as Ginmokusei's sprite.|
|Kitsune (ようこ)||Ginmokusei grows a pair of fox ears. He also has blue eyes.|
|Skin Removal (スキンリムーバル)||Some of Ginmokusei's skin on the face and left arm is peeled off.|
|Eye (眼)||A big blue and black eye appears on Ginmokusei's torso, and a Kanji character 目 (eye) is written on his back.|
|Fountain (噴水)||There is a fountain in Inahoozuki's head.|
|Music Box (ミュージックボックス)||Ginmokusei's head is replaced with a music box. Pressing Shift opens its lid and some music will play.|
|Blind (ブラインド) (ex Eye Mask)||Ginmokusei wears a black eye mask and walks backwards.|
|Handcuffs (手錠)||Ginmokusei's hands are handcuffed behind his back.|
|Cross (十字)||Ginmokusei has a big cross stuck in his body.|
|Blank Shot (空砲)||Ginmokusei holds a gun.|
|Bass (ベース)||Ginmokusei plays a blue bass guitar. Press Shift to play some accords on it.|
|Snowball (雪玉)||Ginmokusei turns into a snowman.|
|Micro (ミクロ)||Ginmokusei becomes microscopic (very small).|
|Krypton (クリプトン)||N/A||Ginmokusei turns into krypton gas, thus becomes completely invisible.|
|Windmill (風車)||Ginmokusei has a small green windmill on his head.|
|Shout (シャウト)||Ginmokusei has red eyes. Pressing Shift causes a choice window to pop out and you will be given the option to choose between "Staccato" and "Long Tone".
If "Staccato" is chosen, Ginmokusei makes a short sharp scream and a blue crack appears on the screen, marking the place where the scream was produced.
If "Long Tone" is chosen, Ginmokusei makes a long scream and he will be warped back to the nexus.
|Fragrant Osmanthus/Fragrant Olive/Ginmokusei (ぎんもくせい)||Ginmokusei has a Fragrant Osmanthus plant growing on his head.|
|Invert (インバート)||Ginmokusei becomes inverted and walks on his head.|
|Glasses (眼鏡)||Ginmokusei wears glasses.|
|Spin (回転)||N/A||Ginmokusei spins around himself while walking. His appearance does not change.|
|Crusader||A debug room only effect. It gives Ginmokusei the appearance of chasers from Inahoozuki's part. This effect also speeds him up, allows him to pass through any walls and objects, gives him the ability to switch between worlds if Shift is pressed and allows him to kill NPCs (?).|
Download / External LinksEdit
|Ver.CATER (IV)||June 8, 2014||Pixiv||English|
(A short game, completely in English. No translation needed.)
|Ver.TREY (III)||June 7, 2014||Pixiv||Japanese|
|Ver.DEUCE (II)||February 3, 2014||Pixiv||Japanese|
|Ver.ACE (I)||January 23, 2014||Pixiv|
|Translated by HimeNikki, approved by Saki-Izuriha.|
|Translated by 飛揚寒星 (fcoldstar), approved by Saki-Izuriha.|
|Translated by HimeNikki, approved by Saki-Izuriha.|
(Updated on February 15th, 2014)
|De I Cide · Saigo no Uta (サイゴノウタ)|