Everyone in this game deserved better :( (not the person you play as though)
Don't Toy With Me
A downloadable visual novel for Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android
This is a horror visual novel! It deals with dark themes and features the following:
- Emotional abuse and manipulation
- Body horror imagery of non-human characters
- Murder / Violence
For a long time now, Dahlia has lived by herself in the Dollhouse with only the stuffed rabbit Wisker for company. One day the owner of the toys decides to present her with a new companion, a sad clown puppet named Huxley. She's delighted for the company but, as the owner soon realizes, it's not so simple to introduce a new friend to the household.
What happens when you play favorites? Are you really in control of the Dollhouse? Or are the toys about to get out of hand?
- A 15.5k word story
- Two branching routes with two endings each
- 5 CGs to collect, with variations of each
- A mix of meaningful and flavor choices for varied experiences with the story
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I didn't know what I wanted to do with this clown so I did both :)
omg im so sad for wisker:(,this game have an amazing plot twist btw
My guy Huxley deserved better 💀
I loved your game in many ways 10/10. :)
Would you make a android port of this ?
This game is short but kept me hooked the entire time. The character sprites are so emotive and I love the poses that Huskley does (very rag doll like). The story has a clear message it's trying to tell with how the toy owner treats their toys. Never truely understanding that their power over them is the cause of every conflict and believing they can fix everything by playing god. It's just so good and it left me feeling unerved and empty (to be clear enjoyed it) . Spoilers there is no truely happy ending and it is better for it .
something i had noticed is that this game kills off the characters you like for example when it make you choose if you lik e dahlia or huxley it kills the one you chose at the end
way to spoil the game
I could make them get along if I tried hard enough as their owner.
But NO!! Why would I do that?!
Why would I raise them to love each other when they could fight to the death. I'm sure the owner sleeps at night with a clear conscience holding their children's broken bodies.
Real talk though while I was editing I started coming up with a theory that the owner is trapping the souls of the 30 people that crashed in the middle of nowhere into the dolls. Because I couldn't find the reason for that joke I'm fully convinced or I edited too much and am now going insane.
If so then Keep up the good work and stay safe!! 👍
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Play sims music in the background to become more immersed in the game universe, good game, nice story, it all makes sense why it the events happened in the first place...
Don't Toy With me was an awesome experience! Thanks for putting it together! Just finished and got ending 1b, and I'll soon get back to it to see the other endings! I loved the combo of Disney-esque visuals and horror/thriller mood! Great work overall!
Eyo, thanks for linking to a presskit! That's handy. I mean, not for me, but I'm sure it's handy for someone else! And you know, you gotta appreciate these little things which people do to make life a bit easier, right? Thanks for that!
Oh, and the game is very good too, of course! Goes without saying.
I made an account just to say how much I loved this. I didn't expect a story about sentient dolls to be so interesting, but here I am wanting more.
This is a great game! Has a really potent tale about how emotional manipulation, abuse, and hierarchical power interact with each other to force someone into violence. As a game, it's very well made. Amazing!
i don't like dahlia but the owner genuinely deserves death. how do you manage to screw up so horribly that your dolls start killing eachother??
ten out of ten
huxley my beloved
I thoroughly enjoyed the plot and ideas that this game brings. The complexity of such a simple idea of toys interacting in a dollhouse is very well done. I bought this game for a friend because I think this game is fantastic and I'd like to help support future games. :)
Thanks for making this!
My last episode of this game and this was an excellent game :)
Please go play it. This a fantastic game
I very much enjoyed the designs of the characters, there's this pose that whiskers would make that would make me crack up every time like :l I enjoyed the personalities of dahlia and huxley they kept me invested to the end! The art direction was consistent throughout and It was really nice to play a horror game that didn't make me feel grossed out with over the top shock value type things.
ahhh i love this game so much >w<~~~ *cough cough* S...so hi, i enjoyed this game a lot, i managed to get all four endings in an hour or two, its really unique and has a special story, i really like all the charecters and i really feel attached to them~^_^;. the tension created during the gameplay is also remarkeble, i would say this is probably the best game ive played for a while. the gothic dark art style is eerie and adorable at the same time the dolls are just so cute (｀▽｀) btw i simp for dahlia (also my heart sank when dahlia said 'i love you' to the owner i..t just s...shes so cute~ also also the first ending i got was a1 so....yeah..... :( anyway i had an amazing time playing this game so thank you and also keep up the good work~~!! ill be looking foward to your next project~!!
had a decent time playing it thanks for making it and enjoy yourself
nice game, i love 3 of them !
Played about 30 minutes of this game and I'm liking what I am seeing. :)
When Dahlia said, "I love you" to her (wicked) owner my icy heart defrosted.
I just want all 3 toys to be happy.
Is there a "good ending"?
Seems like no matter what I do things always go wrong in the end.
Kind of a shame there is no "The Owner Dies" ending.
Because screw the Owner.
funky clown man make brain go brrrr
Unique story with a good plot. A visual novel game with pretty good horror elements, perfect for players who don't like jumpscares.
I made a video on Youtube, you can watch it if you want.
Just discovered this and I'm loving the vibe of it so far!
hi! so I rlly liked this game and now I want to make a visual novel too, could you please tell me what you used to create this?
Hi! While i can't be sure it's what they used, I suggest using renpy. It's super easy to use and get the hang even if you have no prior experience!
Thanks! The other commenter is correct. It's made with Ren'py, the free visual novel engine.
will this game ever get a sequel?? or an update??? i love this game very much :)