When you wake up in a mysterious shop with no memories, the owner and his companion seem to know you better than you know yourself and are more than happy to keep you around as an errand boy. Quickly, things are revealed to be more supernatural than they appear on the surface, and the true, darker nature of the shop becomes clear.
With no memory of his childhood, Cyan lived a peaceful life with his guardian Gui. When Gui disappears, however, Cyan sets out on a cross-country journey to find him. Along the way, he meets new, strange people and the dreams that have haunted him his whole life begin to become clearer, sending his identity and sense of being into question.
The successfully Kickstarted VN Doki Doki Dollmaker features Lyle, the player character, who copes with the stress of moving to a new town by creating dolls with a mysterious sewing kit.
We caught up with the creator to discuss their inspirations, process, and the game’s full release.
On a certain hill, outside a certain town, pillars stand among a field of red poppies, a ruin of something that once was feared and worshiped. When two mortal men arrive, one to paint it and one to research it, an old voice emerges from the darkness.
After overhearing two boys turning their affections for his best friend Emily (who he calls MC) into a competition, Guem is determined to keep her from getting heartbroken by their less-than-admirable motivations…through some deception of his own. His idea? Steal some hearts himself!