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Created by Lena NW featuring Costcodreamgurl & frenz 

Seduce your classmates while the world around you crumbles! Resist temptation while attempting sanity! Go to prom and become a decadent slave to your desires! Confront mortality and make erotic fan art! Rap battle to save your soul! Cease to exist but make it sexy!

WARNING!!! CONTAINS FLASHING/STROBING IMAGES!!!

CONTENT WARNING//SPOILER ALERT:  graphic cartoon depictions of violence, sex, sexual violence, animal cruelty,  suicide, self harm, mental illness, drug abuse, sexualization of school shooters, reference to real-life atrocity, desecration of iconic childhood cartoon characters 

ALL CHARACTERS DEPICTED ARE 18+ YEARS OF AGE!!! THIS GAME IS NSFW 18+!!!

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Nightmare Temptation Academy is a dating-simulation/choose your own adventure/roleplaying game and rap musical. The game is set in high school in an alternate universe at the end of the world. Visual tropes from anime, videogames and early 2000’s digital culture are referenced and remixed to evoke nostalgia and further allegorize the uniquely Millennial adolescent experience of apathy, desensitization, and confusion caused by first-generation internet addiction and media oversaturation. A binary dialogue decision-making gameplay expresses the protagonist’s struggles with intrusive thoughts and managing impulsivity.  This character-driven gameplay also explores group dynamics, relationships, morality, sexuality, consent, and manipulation. The soundtrack is original, written and performed by the developer Lena NW.

The last five half-human half-animals alive (the dominant sentient species) all go to high school together. This nameless high school is ruled by a machine; the purpose of the machine is unknown, as its creators and relevance of the machine to a larger civilization have been obliterated long ago. In fact, this high school rests on the verge of total annihilation surrounded by the endless abyss of oblivion. The machine glitches as it deteriorates. Despite the complete futility of living on; the students are forced to continue attending high school because they are brainwashed and sedated by the machine. The students are unable to fully grasp their circumstances, having no context for where they are in time or space, so they continue to enact the trifling social interactions typical of high schoolers.

 A MAZE. Festival 2020 Most Amazing AwardIndieCade 2019 Night Games Award

You (the player/protagonist) are a depressed, anxious, suicidal, alienated, angsty teenage hyena-girl. You were spawned from a post-mordial goop; the spirits, the debris, the carcasses, the residue of all that once was. The ghostly spirits that reared you, raped you in the process of creating you. You live your life carrying the weight of the trauma that is your entire existence; intrusive thoughts and impulses are ghosts that possess you.  Your behavior and the relationships you form with characters as the collective crisis point culminates is up to you (unless of course... you sell your soul).



CREDITS: Concept, story, dialogue, lyrics, performances, music videos, characters, environment, graphics, animation, and implementation by Lena NW WITH KEY CONTRIBUTORS: Costcodreamgurl (minigames, environment, graphics), Moon Bounce (music production, voice acting), Push Push (voice acting, vocal performance), PhaZero (voice acting), Clara Bizna$$ (voice acting, vocal performance), Clarissa Allie (voice acting), Latin (voice acting),  Fifty Grand (instrumentals), Teen Girl Squad (instrumentals)

Updated 25 days ago
StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, macOS
Rating
Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
(32)
AuthorLena NW
GenreRole Playing
TagsAdult, Dating Sim, Hentai, high-school, hip-hop, Horror, Mental Health, Post-apocalyptic, relationship, Story Rich

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For me every time the download is about to finish it says Network Error. I have tried to re-download the game around 6 times now, and it takes about an hour each time, just to get stopped right before it finishes every time.

this sounds like an internet speed issue, it only takes me about 10 minutes to download, i just tried it and had my roommate try it as well. You might want to try using an ethernet cable, or going somewhere with stable internet to download. sorry the file is so big! 

Well I am using Ethernet, and all the other downloads I've done aren't as slow, which leads to my issue. I'm not sure why it isn't downloading.

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Monster High

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somebody pop the pill

this is... very... yes...

Unfortunatly the windows download zip file is broken I got an error when trying to open/unzip it.

Same here, which sucks because I very much want to play this game because it looks INCREDIBLE

Hey sorry about this issue! I am unable to recreate the problem on my computers & the zip is working on my end, so it would be helpful to get more information.


This issue resolved problems with opening the zip on windows for many:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/15EzT-SLNZg7Z-jOQNb682dtv6VQgpUx6iQLpjiTIKY0/...

Can you e-mail me a screenshot of the error you are getting if this doesn't work? lenanw@lenanw.com 

if you scroll down and look at the comment by  Alehazar they were able to troubleshoot issues with the .zip on windows as well 

other person who had this problem said this was the solution lmk if it works. it works on my end so im not sure how to troubleshoot:

"My CLI version of 7z was the latest but my GUI one was still the 16.4. Updated and everything is now fine.

Install the latest (stable) version of 7zip and it should work fine:

https://www.7-zip.org/a/7z1900-x64.exe "

Hi again! First off, thank you for the speedy reply. I greatly appreciate it. I tried to use 7zip and all I got was this still.I'm not that tech savvy, so maybe I did something wrong, but this comes up no matter how many times I attempt to extract.

if you scroll down and look at the comment by  Alehazar they were able to troubleshoot issues with the .zip on windows as well 

Hey sorry about this issue! I am unable to recreate the problem on my computers & the zip is working on my end, so it would be helpful to get more information.

This issue resolved problems with opening the zip on windows for many:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/15EzT-SLNZg7Z-jOQNb682dtv6VQgpUx6iQLpjiTIKY0/...

Can you e-mail me a screenshot of the error you are getting if this doesn't work? lenanw@lenanw.com 

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Same problem on my side in unbuntu.


edit: nvm made it work but I needed to use jar xvf instead of unzip


edit2: texts werent appearing in boxes but I just needed to install the fonts with winetricks

other person who had this problem said this was the solution lmk if it works. it works on my end so im not sure how to troubleshoot:

"My CLI version of 7z was the latest but my GUI one was still the 16.4. Updated and everything is now fine.

Install the latest (stable) version of 7zip and it should work fine:

https://www.7-zip.org/a/7z1900-x64.exe "

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crazy how people in the comments are complaining saying this is child pornography when it's literally nonexistent cartoon characters with fully developed bodies, meant to symbolize actual real-life experiences in an artistic way. I mean, plenty of highschool movies do it too, they have adults play underage characters and show nudity, and people usually don't complain about those, why would a game be any different?
I am aware that some media with sexualized underage characters can be very harmful, like that one movie that sexualized actual children as a "critique" and failed miserably because of it. But there is nothing wrong with a videogame that makes fictional, adult characters play the role of a 14-year-old when they don't even look 14.
The people who are complaining about this game seem too stubborn to actually listen and try to understand the reasons the game is like this.

Oh btw haven't played it yet but decided to look at the comments beforehand and felt like voicing my opininon. Game seems promising tho!!

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It’s fucking amazing. I’m wordless. Please keep making stuff! <3 <3 <3

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Easily the best game on the bundle by far. An absolutely unforgettable experience, and I admire how unafraid it is to challenge the new social norms, and how it manages to handle crucial topics in both a humorous and serious way. That can be a hard thing to balance, but it was done wonderfully. Best indie game I've played in god knows how long. I really hope to see more!

thank you!!!!!!!

Google Drive is preventing the download of the Windows game archive, due to some rate limitation.

Could you please consider uploading it to itch.io CDN instead?

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yes i've been having trouble uploading it to itch, but i will try again this week 

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Finally played it, and it was oh so great.

Mind, I'm not from USA so most of the references and cliches are lost for me because (usa bitchy voice) it' sooooooo americaunnn.

I mean, moody assholes doing mass shootings only happen there, so I was more than happy to get Dorian electrocuted as much as I can, as many times as I can.

great music, great style, sold my soul, OF COURSE, but missed opportunity to get a gay sex scene between Dorian and Chad. 

¡Looking forward for you next project! ¡Gracias!

Hi I just purchased the game but, it seems that my computer cannot download the full 7 gigabytes! I have a windows PC and downloaded 7-zip. What do I do?

Okay So I was able to FINALLY get the game extracted but, My PC Crashes on the first "loading pretend its the 90s screen" what should I do?

what are the specs of your computer? 

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I'm seriously addicted to the songs from the singer's in the game and the album Nightmare Trmotation Academy, the album of the singer Fellatia G and you're/"she is" so damn! freaking good, in particular "Dorian" and "I Kinda Wanna Die". 

Link to the album: Nightmare Temptation Academy 

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Can't get Dorian out of my head. What a banger!

Can not open file 'WIN_NightmareTemptationAcademy.zip' as archive


I'm using 7-zip

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other person who had this problem said this was the solution lmk if it works. it works on my end so im not sure how to troubleshoot:

"My CLI version of 7z was the latest but my GUI one was still the 16.4. Updated and everything is now fine.

Install the latest (stable) version of 7zip and it should work fine:

https://www.7-zip.org/a/7z1900-x64.exe "

Yep, your solution worked; only 1 warning: 32-bit header overflow?

Archive was otherwise succesfully extracted and the game starts up.

Thanks! Might wanna sticky this solution, if that's possible.

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I'm seriously addicted to the songs from the singer's in the game and the album Nightmare Trmotation Academy, the album of the singer Fellatia G and you're/"she is" so damn! freaking good, in particular "Dorian" and "I Kinda Wanna Die". 

Link to the album: Nightmare Temptation Academy 

These are also my two favorite songs on the album! Thank you!

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Llegué por la música.

Me quedé por el estilo. El mundo necesita más juegos como éste.

hello!! about how big is the file size for Mac?? I've been trying to download it for over an hour and its still downloading?? its at 7.3 GB rn-

the file size is around 7 GB so it should finish downloading  soon!!!! how fast it downloads usually has to do with ur internet speed/connection

thank you!!! a

Can you add the download to mega

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Hey, I love your games but I cannot play this one.

Even when on the desktop and with 7zip it's failing to open the archive.

Hmm, I'm not sure what the solution is as I haven't seen this issue before. Have you tried it on multiple computers? Sorry T_T I want help you be able to play!

Yeah so I've tried to download the archive multiple time and on multiple computers but it's not extracting.

I've ran it against WinZip repair tool and DiskInternals Zip Repair as well but each time files were missing.

I don't think it's an issue with my computer but rather with the ZIP itself. If you can could you please try to upload a new one (pretty please)?

What does the error message on 7Zip say? I downloaded and extracted it the other day and it worked okay. :)

My 7Zip did give me a warning that looked like and error, but I let it finish extracting and it worked without any problems.

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Update: I'm a dumb bitch. My CLI version of 7z was the latest but my GUI one was still the 16.4. Updated and everything is now fine.

Sorry about all this.

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Thank goodness!!! Ur not a dumb binch clearly because  ur playing this game which is 4 intellectuals ^_^ glad u were able to figure out coz i didnt know what to do >.< 

Thanks girll! Let's so be BFFs like totally right now!

<3 ru on twitter???

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the .zip is a genie in a bottle, you gotta rub it the right way

Hey whats this gui update about ? I also have the zip problem...

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working with win rar "I will pretend i'am on the 90' and use win rar then" :P

Install the latest (stable) version of 7zip and it should work fine:

https://www.7-zip.org/a/7z1900-x64.exe

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Sat down and played this in one sitting, then I went to sleep and the songs played in my dreams over and over, totally engrossing. It's hard to put this experience into words, but it's horrifying, beautiful, disturbing and compelling all at once. 

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Thank you!! <3

Hello please help! It crashes while first saving:C

Would love to play this game, but when I download it, it says the file is invalid and I'm unable to unzip it. Any ideas on that, or another way to download it? I'm on windows. 

Hey! Try this! Lmk if it works:

If the ZIP file will not open, move it to the desktop.

Then use 7-zip to open it. Select “extract” through 7-zip.

Download 7-zip here: https://www.7-zip.org/

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oh, that totally worked! thanks so much, can't wait to play!

how do i get diff endings ))':

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This may just be one of the most fucked up games I've ever played but I love it. It's definitely unique, especially for a dating simulator. 

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thank you for making something so fucking twisted

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this game is amazing. the feelings are unique and its worth the time. i dont think ive played something this good 

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im still thinking about it and i cant wait to experience it again. 5/5 :D (also i would love an ending guide to see if i missed anything! i love these characters and it would be really cool to see them in something else.) 

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A beautiful fever dream of a shitpost, It made my mouth smile, it made my head hurt, I loved every second of it! Riley is best girl.

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Hello, nice game, nice graphics. such strang game, but in a good way :).  I'm a programmer looking for a graphic designer or a team to join and maybe work on new games, are you interested?
email:m.shahiri.m@gmail.com
my LudumDare Game:
https://ldjam.com/events/ludum-dare/46/social-distancing-for-ladybugs

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help ;-;

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i would help you, but don't know how

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I Was just searching for something to masturbate to. I feel a bit like trash now, but that's the spirit! It Was so good. I felt drunk reliving Night In The Woods