|The Looking Glass|
Title screen of ver.0.05
The Looking Glass is a Yume Nikki fangame by Bleet/blt (who also made Fleshchild, the huntress of the hollow and Jasei no In:The Serpent's Lust). It stars a girl named Irene as she explores the newly-opened world behind her mirror.
Like Me and Hell Diary, The Looking Glass features spoken dialogue and flavortext when interacting with objects and characters. The game also features light adventure elements, such as simple puzzles and increased interactivity in the normal world. Unlike most protagonists Irene is also capable of leaving her room, and begins the game in her classroom at her school.
According to the Bleet's blog, a remake of this game is currently in progress. In the remake all of the characters will have new talking and regular sprites. Faceless will be named James Falt and his eyes will be hazel (source).
In The Looking Glass, players follow the traditional Yume Nikki fangame exploration scheme. However, in some parts of the game, Irene will make quips when examining items, or cutscenes will play out where the characters are speaking. During these sections, their portraits appear, and they have a variety of expressions. There are no endings in the game yet.
There is a small amount of adventure gameplay in The Looking Glass, in the form of effects required to solve minor problems or puzzles.
Here are the variety of effects in this game, listed below:
|Irene||Irene is the protagonist of is game. Up until the events of the game she lived a pretty normal life, that was until she discovered that she could enter another world through the mirror in her room.|
|Ms. Mason||Irene's homeroom teacher, she is the first character you see in the game. She gives an impression of a strict, but solicitous teacher, as she seems to show much concern for Irene's health.|
|Lisa||The school nurse, when she is away from her office, you can read the notes she has on Irene.|
|McKaylie||An outgoing tomboy who seems to get along with Irene. She is one of Irene's classmates who is not very good at science classes.|
|Theresa Winchester||One of Irene's classmates, doesn't appear to get on perfectly well with Irene. She appears to not get along with Melanie either.|
|Melanie||A rather quiet and timid girl who is one of Irene's classmates, she seems to get along okay with Irene but not so well with Theresa.|
|Anne||One of Irene's classmates, appears to be a good friend of hers and has a peppy attitude.|
|Vincent||A boy in Irene's class who seems to be concerned for her. Irene possibly has a crush on him.|
|Matt||One of Irene's classmates, who is pretty laid back.|
|John||Another classmate of hers, seems to be quite a nice guy.|
|Simon||A frank guy in Irene's class.|
|Faceless||A person from the apartment area in the mirror world who works in the bookstore. He seems to know Irene's name even though she never introduced herself nor mentioned her name in any other way to him.|
|Adam Sunderland||Aka Mr. Sunderland, a male type of Shade NPC, usually refers to Irene as "Elise". According to the landlord's computer logs, Mr. Sunderland has a fascination for the occult and a strong stomach.|
|Elise Bennet||A girl from the apartment area in the mirror world who has the same surname as Irene and is very much like her in general. Mr. Sunderland even called Irene "Elise". She loves books and tends to disappear sometimes.|
|Shadow Girl||A female type of Shade NPC's which vary in names, moods and occupations. These NPC's can also be half-transparent and non interactable.|
|Shadow Boy||Aka Bike Clerk etc. A male type of Shade NPC's which vary in names, moods and occupations. These NPC's can also be half-transparent and non interactable.|
Downloads and Further InfoEdit
|Ver. 0.05||April 16, 2012||~|
|Ver. 0.05||~||Italian Version|
|Ver. 0.05||Yumenikki.info Page||Chinese Version|
|Ver. 0.05||~||French Version|
Gameplay Video (v0.03)Edit
|Bleet / blt|
|Fleshchild · The Looking Glass|