The Nightmare Realm

Player Rating4.78/8

"Too few ratings to be ranked"
based on 19 ratings since 10/31/2017
played 286 times (finished 24)

Story Difficulty5/8

"run through the jungle"

Play Length7/8

"It keeps going and going"

Maturity Level7/8

"anything goes"
Some material may be inappropriate for persons under age 18. If this were a movie, it would probably be R.

Take control of James, a young boy who has suffered from horrific nightmares all his life that seem to be far more real than anyone else thinks, their effects seeping into the real world as your entire life becomes a nightmare. Try to stay sane throughout your miserable existence, while trying to end this curse and find some way to stop this hell.

Well, it's Halloween, and I haven't written anything in a while, so before your old Irish feen goes out and about on sesh, I thought I'd publish this. Enjoy!

Player Comments

This is the first storygame that I've read by Steve, and I have high expectations for the rest. This was quite good, but I get the feeling that it's not quite up to par with your more popular storygames. My first impression from the beginning was your attention to detail. The situation that the character finds the self in is well given, and creates a set mood for the rest of the storygame. It's far from linear, and there a healthy amount of links for the reader to choose from. I don't like that a few of them are already End game links, but at least they are still well written deaths. :)

Going deeper into the storygame, the writing is very captivating and interests the reader. It compels us to continue with the storygame and to go through the different branches provided. The description give the reader an image for the story, like a movie in our heads. The weird guy from the beginning was really, really creep, so an excellent job with that. I actually liked it though.

I really enjoy that it was such a very long storygame. It gives so many different options for the reader, letting us explore each different path. It's not linear in the slightest.

There wasn't any grammar or spelling error that I noticed, so good job on that. I'm excited to read one of your other storygames, as this one had quite the impression on me. Keep it up, and you'll excel. 7/8
-- Nyctophilia on 11/6/2017 7:45:13 PM with a score of 0
The plot was well written out, and I didn't notice any serious grammar mistakes. Really loved the blood and gore, and it was really mysterious and intriguing.

You really made this extremely dark and gory, and that touch was well written. It certainly seemed lengthy, and I liked the plot.

It was extremely horrifying, but some corpse fucking could do some good. Well, it's optional.

Really loved the endings though. I'm glad you made them as gory and miserable as possible...

Anyways, great book, great plot and another traumatizing story by Steve. I think you achieved your goal of making children gag and run out the of the room screaming with terror. Ah, I loved this book. I think you did a fantastic job (as usual) my little irish friend, and I rated this a 7/8.

-- DiniTheWizard on 11/6/2017 9:15:30 PM with a score of 0
This story was much better than I expected. Especially with your signature fucked-upedness. I had the choice between two endings and decided on a bitter sweet ending.

All in all this was good, a little horrifying, but very good. It had a good amount of length, description, character development. I did notice the characters were less eccentric than they usually are, it seems you traded that for characters that are far darker....and kind of demented in their own way. I will definitely be reading through a few more times to try and find some of the other endings.

Good work as always.
-- corgi213 on 11/1/2017 5:33:51 PM with a score of 0
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