Work-related exhaustion — and the dread of having to go right back to work the next day — overcome a young woman, leading to deep sleep and the embrace of nightmares. In the ghoulish grasp of bad dreams, she floats around as a defenseless wispy soul, fleeing from Traumas, evil manifestations of life’s everyday troubles. She has only one hope: Honno-chan, her instinctual other dream-self.
Eradicate the ever-encroaching nightmares by parrying them as the soul and delivering a fatal blow to their lowered defenses with Honno-chan. Collect enough light by defeated enemies to illuminate the surroundings, all in hopes of waking up and advancing to the next day.
Dodge slow-moving bullets, fast-moving missiles, and chain together parry combos to build up the Tension meter. Once tension reaches its peak, execute a Burst attack to swiftly wipe out hordes of hallucinations and gather their light simultaneously. Collect and activate power-ups to craft a custom playstyle, and swap out boosts according to each stage for a strategic advantage.
Explore a room full of point-and-click artifacts that trigger troublesome memories, such as the her stressful job, unforgettable adolescent woes, and embarrassing encounters. Acknowledge and confront pent-up frustrations to unlock new fear-fueled levels that must be conquered, filled with different enemy types.
Happy memories — such as a delicious memory tied to a favorite food — appear amidst the chaos in the form of gift-wrapped boxes. Tasty meats provide strength while Honno-chan’s hair fiery red, and nutritious green vegetables produce wind that blow enemies backward. Bask in a colorful hand-drawn art style complimented by a jazzy soundtrack in the award winner of the GYAAR Studio Indie Game Contest hosted by Bandai Namco Entertainment and Bandai Namco Studios.