"[it] succeeds in being inspirational and thought provoking – two characteristics that make a story, be it novel, film, or game, all the more worthwhile." - J-ga.me/s
"It highlights, reinforces and explains a number of the genre’s appeal elements through practical examples that really drive home the distinction between fantasy and reality that good erotic thrillers have always played with." - Moe Gamer
"This indie VN is up there with the best." - Get A Life Podcast
Danica Dee - Dee Dee to her friends - is a model, a ballet dancer, and a big fan of movies. She especially loves the erotic thriller genre - a now fading film genre that was huge back in the 80's and 90's. Remember Basic Instinct, or Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut? Those are the kinds of movies Dee Dee loves.
The question is: is she about to get trapped in her very own erotic thriller? Will life imitate art? Strange things are afoot... or are they? And what's your role in all this? These are all questions that you're going to need to answer.
My Time With Dee Dee, Volume 1 - The Erotic Thriller is the first full title in what will be a series of games featuring the gorgeous DigitallyDownloaded.net mascot. It's a visual novel, and features:
- Four complete and distinct narrative arcs, each with a very different ending: how you see Dee Dee, and how you interact with her, will change the outcomes for both you and her completely
- Ten different environments
- Six pieces of key art
- Dee Dee is voiced, with close to 1,000 words of spoken dialogue
- A nine-track soundtrack
- A bonus "lecture" on the erotic thriller genre, which is the basis of this visual novel's narrative
- 2-3 hours runtime in total
Disclaimer + Content Warning
As Volume 1 explores the erotic thriller, there is some sexual material in this visual novel which might make players uncomfortable. We promise that not every My Time With Dee Dee visual novel will be adult in tone and content, but we also don't want players going into this without fair warning.
Don't worry, it's not as messed up as Saya no Uta, though ;-).
How To Play
Once you've downloaded the Windows game files (you don't need to download the Mac stuff), simply unzip them, and then drop into the unzipped folder. Double click on the icon that says "Game", and you're away!
Play utilises a combination of mouse and keyboard. Use the mouse to make selections, and press the "Enter" key to progress the conversation. Pressing the "Space Bar" will make the text disappear, allowing you to enjoy the art without any distracting interface.
For Mac Users
You're able to play too! Simply download the set of Mac files instead of the Windows files. Once downloaded, though, playing's a little bit more of a process. Please follow the following list of commands:
Right click "show package contents" > Double click "MacOS" > Double click "NWJS"
Thank you for playing!
We hope you enjoy this, and thank you for your support. These games are part of the broader work that DigitallyDownloaded.net does, and by supporting these games, you support all of our reviews, videos, podcasts, and more! Your support does mean the world to us!
Also be sure to let us know what route you took through the narrative first! It's always interesting to know which way people go :-)