A downloadable game for Windows

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lux (dream.girl) is a surreal psychological horror game created in RPG Maker 2003, about a socially inept teenage boy with writer's block who uses lucid dreaming to interact with his characters. In his dreams, he falls in love with a girl he has never seen or thought of before. It is the second entry in the -UX Series.


Benjamin is a socially inept teenage writer who struggles with depression, loneliness, and writer’s block. 

When he decides to try lucid dreaming to figure out how to push his story forward, he meets new friends, new enemies, and his literal dream girl. 

Making certain choices will either help or hurt his relationships, and the outcome of his story.

This game is inspired by other media such as Yume Nikki, choice-driven games by Telltale Games, Greek Pygmalion, Brave New World, and CLAMP's manga.


  • This demo has 3 endings.
  • Cute anime girl(s)
  • Part Dating Sim
  • Part psychologically disturbing
  • Lots of characters
  • Some voice acting
  • Custom graphics
  • Original music
  • Bonus content

The full game will include...

  • Major characters that are LGBT+
  • Custom music
  • Voice acting for all major characters
  • CG Art
  • Multiple endings depending on your choices
  • And more!


This game is free, but if you would like to donate towards the game, please instead consider donating towards the One More Light Fund to raise awareness of and help those who cope with mental and emotional struggles.

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StatusIn development
Release date Oct 29, 2017
Made withRPG Maker
TagsAnime, artgame, Cute, Dating Sim, Dreams, Horror, LGBT, meaningful-choices, RPG Maker, Surreal
Average sessionAbout an hour
LinksHomepage, Twitter

Install instructions

Save “[lux] DEMO V1.7z” to your Desktop, and extract it to your Desktop. You can use WinRar or 7zip to extract the file to Desktop.

To play the game, click the file that says lux. This is a shortcut that may or may not have an icon associated with it. As long as it is saved on your desktop, the file will open the game.

If the file labeled “lux” does not work, you can go into the folder labeled “Data” and click the file called “RPG_RT”. The lux file may not work because you have saved it in a folder that is other than Desktop.

It says I need the RPG Maker 2003 RTP to play the game!

Download this and insert the files into the Data folder:

RPG Maker 2003 RTP


[lux] DEMO V1.7z 215 MB
[lux] DEMO V1.zip 301 MB

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