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EDIT: I updated the list, finally. I'm so sorry for being so lazy haha, I didn't add in anyone's suggestions for ages. For now, I just added the ones I was given the most information for. If you named a game but gave me no other information, I implore you to comment again with a link, synopsis and credit! Again, I'm sorry for the wait.

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I got a few requests to include the list in a seperate journal entry, so here it is! I was also requested to include download links/info etc to the games. I'll do my best, but I haven't got time to search for all of them/play all of them, so if anyone could provide me with links, brief descriptions, or titles of new games, that would be fantastic!
For some of the games there will be a lack in information, usually either for a plot synopsis or for warnings regarding triggers, gore, violence etc. These will usually be caused by my not having played the game, so if you see one of the listed games lacking information, please feel free to provide it in the comments.

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This is a list of games similar to Ib by kouri. The themes are relatively short, mild horror/puzzle RPG games for PC. Free and by independant game creators. Majority are created in RPGmaker and require RTPmaker to play (it's free and easy to download!).

Ib :by Kouri. DOWNLOAD: www.g4g.it/2012/06/03/ib/
(Pronounced similarly to 'Eve') A game about a girl who gets locked in a gallery. Strange things start to occur.
Relatively short and not too difficult or scary. Developed plot and characters. There are some themes of death, murder and exhaustion.

Ao Oni :by nonprops. DOWNLOAD: mygames888.info/aooni.html
(English translation: Blue Demon.) About four friends who decide to explore a haunted mansion.
Similar length to Ib. Contains a few jump-scares and puzzles, but nothing too difficult. Focuses less on plot and more on survival-horror.

The Witch's House / Majo no Ie :by Fummy. DOWNLOAD: vgboy.dabomstew.com/other/witc…
About a girl who goes to explore a house in the woods, led by a cat. The house contains many dark secrets.
Slightly longer than Ib, and considerably scarier. The puzzles are not too difficult, and focus more on reflexes/retries than logic. Not much dialogue, but fairly developed characters. Contains blood and more severe horror elements than Ib.

Corpse Party :by team GrisGris. DOWNLOAD: www.memoriesoffear.com/games_c…
About a few students who go to an elementary school that was previously occupied by a school where many murders of staff and pupils occurred. The students are transported into an alternate dimension where they are haunted by the ghosts of the murdered staff and pupils.
PEGI rating 16. Very graphic and contains dead bodies/rape scenes.

The Mirror Lied :by Free Bird Games. DOWNLOAD: freebirdgames.com/games/the-mi…
(Shortened to TML) About a little girl who explores an empty house with no visible means of escape. Focuses on open interpretation by the player.
Fairly short and strange. It is very open-ended to allow the player to think about its meaning. Very little plot.

To the Moon :by Free Bird Games. DOWNLOAD: freebirdgames.com/to_the_moon/
Apparently a sad, short, and sweet game about two doctors who travel the memories of a dying man to fulfil his final wish. As far as I am aware, there are no horror elements.
Sadly not free, however there is a free 1 hour demo trial available.

Clock of Atonement :by Daigo. DOWNLOAD: rpgmaker.net/games/349/downloa…
You play as a guy who loved a girl so much to the point of killing her (yep). You are given a 'Clock of Atonement' for a chance to repent for what you did.
The game focuses on saving the girl; apart from that the plot is not too developed as far as I have heard. As made obvious by the synopsis, it contains some horror elements.

Schuld :by Kelven. DOWNLOAD: rpgmaker.net/games/4247/
(Translation: Guilt) About a man who finds himself in a dying world without knowledge of how he got there.
Relatively short. Not too complex, fairly easy puzzles.  Contains surreal/psychological horror.

Desert Nightmare :by Kelven. DOWNLOAD: rpgmaker.net/games/917/
About a woman named Sandra who heads towards a certain city, however upon meeting two other stranded people, she realises that they are trapped, and the city has some dark secrets of its own.
Supposedly it is more adventure than horror, but again, proceed with caution. I haven't played this game.

OFF :by Mortis Ghost. DOWNLOAD: zchr.tumblr.com/off
You take control of a mysterious person who is described to be on a mission. You start in zone 0, the first of 4 zones in a world which you gradually learn more about as you play.
It is a little creepy and does have some pop-up images, but nothing too serious.

Misao :by Sen. DOWNLOAD: www.vgperson.com/games/misao.h…
A girl bullied by everyone went missing. Everyone related to the girl in some way have been trapped in another world. Other than this I have no other information, but it is apparently an extremely good game.
According to the translator, it contains some grotesque imagery, and depictions of violence, bullying, sexual assault, and murder. The whole game is basically a trigger. Proceed with caution.

Mad Father :by Sen. DOWNLOAD: www.vgperson.com/games/madfath…
Within a mansion in Germany, a girl lives peacefully with her father. However, one night vengeful spirits overtake the mansion, and the girl must try to save her father - if she still wishes to, after finding out his dark secrets.
Contains horror elements and implied violence.

Hello? Hell...o? :by Ryuuichi Tachibana. DOWNLOAD: vgperson.com/games/hellohello.…
A very simple game with various different outcomes.

The Crooked Man :by Uri. DOWNLOAD: vgperson.com/games/crookedman.…
A man named David moves into a new apartment, however after some strange occurences, decides to investigate the previous owner of the apartment. Desperate to know more, he heads off on a search.
There are some jumpscares and moderate themes of suicide, depression and violence.

Paranoiac :by Uri. DOWNLOAD: vgperson.com/games/paranoiac.h…
Contains jumpscares and themes of mental illness, suicide and stillbirth.

Mermaid Swamp :by Uri. DOWNLOAD: vgperson.com/games/mermaidswam…
A girl and her friends have their car broken down in the mountains while on a trip. Fortunately, a kind old man allows them to stay at his house. However, there is a legend regarding the swamp outside.
There are supposedly some nude scenes, although nothing serious. I don't know about horror elements, so proceed with caution.

Re:Kinder :by Parun. DOWNLOAD: vgperson.com/games/rekinder.ht…
A third grader goes to stay at his grandmother's house, but upon his return home, he finds not his hometown, but a ruined place of death. He meets some other survivors, but a crueler reality awaits them.
This game does contain gore and various other disturbing or upsetting imagery.

Divinity Fatum :by GreyInvidia. divinityfatum.tumblr.com/
It starts off with a woman who wakes up in a dark, and rainy street with absolutely no memory of how she got there. She wanders around the city streets, and makes certain discoveries as she progresses. The game is incomplete at the moment, and immediately shuts off when a certain point in the game is reached.
Leans more toward mystery and psychological elements.

Yume Nikki :by Kikiyama. DOWNLOAD: www.theneitherworld.com/yumeni…
(Translation: Dream Diary) About a girl whose life is nothing more than dreams.
Can take a long time to complete. Very difficult and abstract, with little plot. The game is less about storyline and more about interpretation. Not scary as such, but it does have some images and scenes which can be considered disturbing or haunting. Also contains flashy stuff, so epilepsy warning. There are many spin-offs of this game which are listed below.

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In the following lists are a compilation of Yume Nikki fangames! There are so many of them that it would be a waste of time for me to relist all of them here. As far as I'm aware, most of them are pretty similar, although differ in graphics styles and themes etc, as well as varying levels of horror and disturbance.

- dreamdiarygallery.tumblr.com/f…
- yumenikkifg.wikia.com/wiki/Cat…

The majority of the fangames are similar in gameplay and plot to Yume Nikki itself. For further information you can read up on the individual games!
However as there are many lists of Yume Nikki fangames out there, I ask that you refrain from submitting any of those here; I'd like to keep this particular journal for individual games, not spin-offs.

Again, if you know of any other similar games, please provide the name, info and link!

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I'll add to this list if I get more suggestions. Let's spread the RPG love!
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kurapika247 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Student General Artist
Yes play OFF. Brilliant game. All these games are brilliant but wow OFF really is my favorite
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Alse96 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Great Horror RPG Download Sites I know (for people that don't know sites with more dl links and not only one game):

tosiaki7.blogspot.co.at/ (Games like: (forest of drizzling rain, cloes requiem,...)

vgperson.com/games/ (Ib, Mogeko Games, Uri Games and lot of stuff)

www.memoriesoffear.com/games.h… (most of that are corpse party fangames)
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Alse96 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Here your Opinions Wishes:

The Sandman:
Ok it's a Uri Game and i like that, but i think that the crooked man and mermaid swamp are still better. The idea is great and the game also but it's for me not so good as the other games from uri.

Mogeko Castle:
Ok guys hate me but i don't like mogeko games realy. Mogeko Castle is the only mogeko game i finished but i don't realy check that story. Whats wrong with her brother? Details please. I also think it's to much violence on the wrong time, but the game has also so much funny moments like... just check the bookcases and the other things :)

Hello? Hell..o?:
It's a realy short but still interesting game. The story is simple the gameplay also but it has a nice atmosphere. The ends are realy fast to get but the game is a special gift so i see it :)

Cloes Requiem:
See my other comment somewhere...

Yume Nikki:
Ok i think the game itself is alittle bit weird and slipy but if you think about the game it's fantastic and wonderful.
I think Yume Nikki is not the game to play, it's a game to think about it or for some people just weird

If you have any question just ask me, i like to answer and hope i can help :) 
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ViZualBurZt Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You should definitely add The Sandman ( by Uri) and Also Alice Mare sorry I dont have download links.
Can anyone give me opinions on: Mogeko Castle, Dreaming Mary, Desert Nightmare, Hello? Hell..o?, Chloes Requiem, &Yume Nikki?
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Battiana Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
Dreaming Mary is AWESOME, and it looks like a little girls game... BUT IT ACTUALLY HAS A REALLY DEEP MEANING TO IT. Some parts are kinda freaky, I think there was some blood, but it's not THAT scary... compared to The Witch's House, Misao, and on. Yume Nikki... it's kinda sad. It's pretty scary sometimes, and I think there are some jumpscares. Mogeko castle isn't that scary, but I think they rape you... and Hello? Hell...o? is a horror game. It's scary, almost like The Witch's House or Mad Father. But in the end, it's really cute :) That's all I know
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ViZualBurZt Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Alright thanks for the tips and info! Its very helpful.
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:iconbattiana:
Battiana Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
:D You're welcome
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Battiana Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Everyone, just bookmark this now.
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Alse96 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Please plays Cloe's Requiem and Fantasy Maidens Odd Hideout, which are so great.
You can found it here:
 
tosiaki7.blogspot.co.at/

There are also great Games like Forest of Drizzling Rain or Utopia Fantasy Horror Adventure
Just play them ok? Their great. JUST PLAY THEM!
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ViZualBurZt Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
They're really that great? Can you tell me more about them?
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Alse96 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Sure why not but i can't say to much because of spoilers :)

1.) Story in Cloes Requiem:
You play the young boy michel that go away from your home to an old mansion. In that mansion lives a girl with the name cloe that says, that the mansion and she has a curse. So you must help her because the curse is already on you and you can't go before the curse is broken, but not only cloe has a bad past also michel...

2.) Story Fantasy Maidens Odd Hideout:
First it starts a little bit like Hansel and Gretel and it's a Vampire Story, but it's a little difficult between normal vampire storys (not like twilight or stuff like that) Ange and her old friend Bernd goes to the woods for haunting a rabbit, but the lost the way so the go to the old house in the wood. On the next morning the will go out but the windows and the door is shuttered and the can't go out. From day to day the house is more strange and bernd go also a little bit insane. But it says you must go out before it's sunday because this were terrible...

Sorry that i can't say more but more were to much and i don't want to spoiler you and the other guys here :)
I know my english is bad -_-
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ViZualBurZt Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Its fine! Thanks so much :)
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Alse96 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
No problem :)
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NatyKagamine17 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Guys, if you like RPG games, you have to try Dreaming Mary! It's really cool. It has a similar concept to Yume Nikki, except you actually, you know, do things.
You play as a girl named Mari who has the ability to create worlds in her dreams. Everything is very pretty and it kind of looks like a kid's game... except something is VERY off about it...
The longer you play, the more you realize just how un-innocent this game REALLY is.
It has a lot of symbolism and multiple endings, and of course includes one of those huge twists so common in RPG games. I've just finished playing it and it was really quite amazing.

Here's the link: rpgmaker.net/games/6232/
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ThylacineApocalypse Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  New member Student Digital Artist
Thanks!! This really help!! : DD
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VenusOfCruel Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014
Misao is absolutely the best:omgomg: 
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TobiBlackmore Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
There's 666 favs, that worries me...
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XxShardedDragonxX Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know a game like Ib but doesn't have any horror elements (well i don't think so) It's called The Gray Garden and it's a really lovely piece of art you have to play to really feel the game but I suggest it it's good :)
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glass-the-cat Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Ther's a game called "The god of crawling eyes".
Link here rpgmaker.net/games/5659/

(Also, i know about a good paeg that posts about many RPG games, there's some in english & spanish. Sadly, it's in spanish (Well, it's my 'main language' so i don't have problems, but i know not everyone knows Spanish), but you could use google translator and translate the page~
indiehorrorrpg.blogspot.mx/ )
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edline02 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh Mai gawd..this is so helpful...thanks a lot 
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orangecreamlollipop Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for this! I've been trying to find a RPG game that I would like! Excited 
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CherryChuu Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
Forest of Drizzling Rain is pretty similar too.
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:iconkarinakamichi:
What about HetaOni English Project by Nyokyno and Pianodream??? It's somewhat based of the plot of Ao Oni. Has a great storyline, plot, and character development. Basically all the characters are personifications of countries and nations, but after finding their selves trapped in supposedly haunted mansion, they realize they can killed as easily as humans here. Free RPG Crossover between Hetalia and Ao Oni. 
Game page link - pianodream.deviantart.com/art/…
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Battiana Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
Yeah~~!!!
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Pty1980 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
can someone please help me, im having trouble on a couple games, 2 of them when i try to play them says "system/RGSS301.dll cannot be opened" and the other ones say random things. i have both rpg maker 2003 and rpg maker vx ace installed. idk what to do
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CoroFlandre Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Student General Artist
also The Sandman, latest game from Uri.
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ChibiStarChan Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Student General Artist
Wadanohara, The Gray Garden, and Mogeko's Castle I believe are very similar and pretty good!
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NatsuCookies Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Wadanohara is a recent one! along with mogeko's other game The Gray Garden
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MIENTES Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
My favorite games:
1- IB (it's absolutely awesome and very creative)
2- To the moon (the most beautiful, romantic and sad story i've ever seen)
3- The Witch's house (omg, that fucking ending! o.O Not the normal one, i'm talking about the other ending. Seriously, wtf)

I've also played: Paranoic, The crooked man, Mad Father, and Mermaid Swamp. They are all pretty good
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Yummy-Pumpkin-Chan Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The ending of The Witch's House was just heartbreaking. T_T The "bad" ending of Paranoiac was sad too.  
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Roxy-Mizu Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
omg lol I loved The Witch's House!! SO MANY JUMP SCARES, WTF. XDD
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timbomaster111 Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool
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maangoe Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The Here and Now of Yesterday is a pretty good horror one that's pretty similar, in terms of style, of Ib. I just started playing it a few hours ago (on/off in order to distract me from the scary aspect of it XD) and its seems pretty good. The story line, so far, seems pretty vague, but I think it's about a girl (as far as I can see lol) that's been dropped off at some sort of institution for the paranormal. It has a few endings as far as I can see, and so far I haven't encountered many traumatizing jump scares XD although I haven't played for long. the jump scares aren't very bad as long as the sound is muted XDDD Here's the link to the game's page on rpgmaker.net :  rpgmaker.net/games/3527/
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Saria4 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
played them all <3
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RaineKokoro Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
There's a game that's getting some spotlight on Tumblr. It's called 'Alicemare.' It actually has a few horror elements (jump scares here and there, that's only for those sensitive to loud noises. Also, there's a cat that pops up a lot.) Not really an 'hp' system. In fact, the hp system is like that of 'Misao.' The save system is like 'Ib.' And also, as a warning, there's mentions of suicide within the 'fourth world.' It's about a boy who has amnesia and enters a facility after loosing his memories in a freak accident. After trying to rescue a butterfly (from the storage,) he ends up in a 'gothic wonderland' type 'world.' There's also a bit of psychological horror and a lot of characters die.
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PEACETHROUGHPOWER Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
You forgot the HIGHLY underloved title of "The Longing Ribbon" without the "s, it's real good. :)
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The-twitching-candle Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
>are all of the game downloads safe?
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Battiana Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
If you're not sure, than copy the link and search it on google, adding the word "safe" at the end. Than there's multiple sites that tell you if that site is good, or is bad. There's a site that google tells you if it's bad, and that's pretty good too.
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The-twitching-candle Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
thank you so much!!!Llama Emoji-05 (Flower Sparkles) [V1] 
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Battiana Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
:) You Welcome Anime Emoji (Oh yay dance) [V2] 
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KeYashu Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kirisame no furu mori.  [Forest of drizzling rain] 
Horror exploration game. Takes about 4 hours to finish . Has 5 different endings,no complex puzzles,though a few disturbing images and gore scenes. Has a heartwarming/hearbreaking story. definitely worth more love!


Download [Mediafire] www.mediafire.com/download/2a6… You'll need RTP ACE VX 

Please add to the list!
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xAsunaSAO Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
Best game ever..
Just Neko Girl-13 (Fangirling Sparkles) [V1] 
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MadlandPrincess Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Student Artist
I know right?? Suga-kun is just so... Kyouko Toshinou (Sparkle Nose Bleed) [V1] 
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xAsunaSAO Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
Oh yes, he- Nosebleed 
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MadlandPrincess Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Student Artist
Yes yes yes
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KeYashu Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes it was so good!

did it get to the list...?


Also, they should add mogeko castle
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canadianfelicity Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
Theres another game!
Although its not well known, I found it was really good!
indiestatik.com/2013/03/07/lis…
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IisThere Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014

Urgh, Hello Hell...o? needs an rtp download first... I wonder if this flashdrive can handle it...?

 

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Otaku4life1122 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student Artist
I think it can. Mine did at least.
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