A downloadable dream for Windows, macOS, and Linux

a four part bitsy & twine game about yume nikki and me.


learn what really happened to madotsuki as well as the true story of me becoming trans after reading yume nikki fan theories (yeah... ikr...)


INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS: just like the real yume nikki this game requires you set japanese applocale and- haha no i'm kidding. just extract the zip and run madotsukiscloset.html


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Thank you for sharing something so personal and beautiful. Thank you for giving form to feelings that I’ve had too.

Wow, this is really well put together!! You incorporated the Yume Nikki vibes really well, and the format of like, a "show and tell" approach where the player navigates the space accompanied by your narration, was really fitting and made me feel more immersed in the feelings.

Gonna be honest, I played Yume Nikki ages ago and liked how it felt, but mostly got lost and didn't stick through the whole thing x_x but I recalled enough of it to mostly get what you referenced in this game! or at least the important parts! so that's cool!!

Also gonna reiterate an earlier commenter about the part about taking pride in being empty, while everyone else sees you as mature and stuff, being like. Very Relatable. and that was *before* I started having gender realizations! I didn't get hit with the depressive part of it until after that, but yeah wow.

Anyway! Thank you for making this game it is very good!! <3

I'm so glad I found this! I played (and obsessed over) Yume Nikki for years before coming out. It was really heart-warming (and maybe in places heart-wrenching) to be able to play through something so genuine and familiar.

This is really good, I love how well everything is put together and how you use the yumme nikki atmosphere to convey your personal experiences. Thank you so much for making this!

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The part that hit me the hardest was when you were talking about the ~denial ghost effect~ and how one starts to feel like a ghost in your own body and ppl call you patient, mature, and easygoing (shitty paraphrasing, sorry lol)... YOWWWWW... just, I can't thank you enough for this. You obvs put so much into this and for that I am so grateful. Time for a lot of reflection (and a yume nikki revisit for comfort!)

ps, before I forget, another game character that made me dwell a lot on similar things is Gwyndolin from Souls! Fell down a hole of reading theories of Gwyndolin's transness and, thankfully, found some good thoughts amid all the muck from that fandom lolol.

Awesome! should get into Yume Nikki and similar games more, lol.

Este juego fue un muy buen viaje. Una interesante teoría y una ventana abierta a todas las personas que se hayan sentido de la misma forma.

I adore this, thank you for sharing such a personal story

thanks for playing

I love this so much. It was a joy to play.

aww thank you!

beautiful game, and one i relate to quite a bit, thank you <3

thanks <3

as another trans woman who played yume nikki and .flow thank you for writing this

thanks! i'm glad you enjoyed it