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In 2004, someone releases a weird video game… then disappears. Over the years the game will spawn a passionate fan base, inspire a new genre, and change lives. For more than a decade, fans will search to no avail for its enigmatic creator. Until the start of 2018, when something happens… Whether you’re a big indie game fan or barely play games at all; whether you’re looking for podcasts like Serial and S-Town to scratch that itch or are simply interested in the psychology of fandom, Dream Diary presents a fascinating look at a game, a designer, a community, and a unique set of circumstances that has changed lives – for better, and for worse.

In 2004, someone releases a weird video game… then disappears. Over the years the game will spawn a passionate fan base, inspire a new genre, and change lives. For more than a decade, fans will search to no avail for its enigmatic creator. Until the start of 2018, when something happens… Whether you’re a big indie game fan or barely play games at all; whether you’re looking for podcasts like Serial and S-Town to scratch that itch or are simply interested in the psychology of fandom, Dream Diary presents a fascinating look at a game, a designer, a community, and a unique set of circumstances that has changed lives – for better, and for worse.
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United Kingdom

Description:

In 2004, someone releases a weird video game… then disappears. Over the years the game will spawn a passionate fan base, inspire a new genre, and change lives. For more than a decade, fans will search to no avail for its enigmatic creator. Until the start of 2018, when something happens… Whether you’re a big indie game fan or barely play games at all; whether you’re looking for podcasts like Serial and S-Town to scratch that itch or are simply interested in the psychology of fandom, Dream Diary presents a fascinating look at a game, a designer, a community, and a unique set of circumstances that has changed lives – for better, and for worse.

Language:

English

Contact:

447475200052


Episodes

Episode 7

2/2/2018
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In the Dream Diary finale, Lewis looks at the legacy Kikiyama and their game have left - and ponders on whether we're any closer to understanding what the deal is with Yume Nikki. dreamdiarypodcast.com

Duration:00:34:25

Episode 6

1/25/2018
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A new Yume Nikki game has been announced. Lewis gets a reaction from Jon Calvin, speaks to the game's developers, and recalls on old conversation... dreamdiarypodcast.com

Duration:00:13:58

Episode 5

1/19/2018
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More clues arrive about the new Yume Nikki. Meanwhile, Lewis spends time with the community, and tries to find out what makes them tick. dreamdiarypodcast.com

Duration:00:27:00

Episode 4

1/12/2018
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An update on what we know about Yume Nikki's return. Plus, the investigation takes us to Japan - a country of rich tradition and culture, but whose recent years have been blighted by tragedy. dreamdiarypodcast.com

Duration:00:28:24

Episode 3 (Interlude)

1/10/2018
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A twist in the tale as Kikiyama shows up after a decade-long absence... dreamdiarypodcast.com

Duration:00:02:11

Episode 2

1/10/2018
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Yume Nikki was released on a forum in 2004, with barely any fanfare - then its creator disappeared. What happened in the years since? dreamdiarypodcast.com

Duration:00:24:45

Episode 1

1/10/2018
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In 2004, someone releases a weird video game about dreams. Over the years, it develops a huge and passionate fanbase. What's the deal with Yume Nikki? dreamdiarypodcast.com

Duration:00:26:55