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Dream Diary

7 EpisodesProduced by Lewis DenbyWebsite

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 unexpected happens… read more

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Episode 1

January 10th, 2018


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?

Episode 2

January 10th, 2018


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

Episode 3 (Interlude)

January 10th, 2018


A twist in the tale as Kikiyama shows up after a decade-long absence...

Episode 4

January 12th, 2018


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 …

Episode 5

January 19th, 2018


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

Episode 6

January 25th, 2018


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... …

Episode 7

February 2nd, 2018


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.

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