Nyanco Channel is a silly horror game not dissimillar from Five Nights at Freddy’s, a game of managing a limited power supply as you watch and guard yourself from deadly entities.


At-a-glance


(Adult) Content?
No.

Censorship?
Not applicable.

Hours of Game-play?
One hour.

Modding Support?
No.

Patch Available?
No, not necessary.



Foreword

Attention!

This article is pending review. It is either incomplete, out-of-date, or I feel the need to disclaim my shame for a something I’m not proud of.

Gameplay

. . . in a nutshell

I need to make some revisions.

out the shell. . .

Before starting a new game, Developer Nyanco offers their guiding wisdom as a tutorial. How nice of her!

You must survive for three (in-game) day’s time. You’re holed-up in an office, on the look-out for “Nyancos”, ravenous fans and mascots. You’re armed with nothing more than a flashlight and a set of monitors (collectively called the “CAM”). You also have great-big, protective doors. Problem being, everything costs power, and power’s a limited resource. If a Nyanco enters your office and you’re out of power, it’s game over.

This. . . sounds a lot like another game I’ve heard of, Five Nights at Freddy’s.

Each day, you have to live for a certain period of time. When time’s up, your get a (text) cutscene and all of your power back. One thing I will say about the gameplay is that this game isn’t terribly replayable. It feels very linear, and there isn’t any form of progression. If you’re super stuck (or can’t be bothered to learn by trail and error), you can always purchase the DLC for a (video) guide on how to beat the game.

Story

You’re a person in need of money, and you’ve stumbled upon a “Wanted” ad. It features a job at Nyanco Channel, a famous (in-universe) group. You’re excited to see Nyanco-Chan, who’s supposedly very beautiful.

This. . . sounds a bit like a self-insert. Just a little bit.

Nyanco Channel is moving to a different building, and as they do so they need you to keep an eye on their property. You’re to keep an eye on “Nyancos” (or “mascots” of Nyanco Channel). They are considered to be dangerous (by previous security guards). It’s up to you to stay safe, in the interest of living and Nianco Channel’s continued operation.

. . . and in the interest of a hefty wage!

Visuals

The title screen is an all-over-the-place mess of art, though strangely attractive. It features the usual RPGMaker interface and options (some of which are useless for the game). The in-game assets have an off-putting, black and white aesthetic, fit for a horror game. . . until you see the Niancos. Then the visuals become silly, and more in-line with a parody. The style and resolution of the art is up and down, from quality anime girls to sloppily drawn pixel art.

The Goods

If you bought this game looking for lewds, you came to the wrong game. There are plenty o’ cat girls though! On the other hand, the DLC has some saucier content, but no nudity or sexual stuff. Just a few barely covered nip’s.

Verdict

Well, this is a game meant to be taken light heartedly. So put down the discerning glasses, and put on your fun caps!

I. . . I don’t know where I was going with those metaphors.

My point being, this is a short, silly game fit for a gay ol’ time, best played in the dead of night.

– Words for the Devs –
Hey Nyanco Channel! Thank you for the free copy of this game. You caught me off guard, moments before I planned to hit the hay. But I decided to persevere, and review your game. It was an eventful night (and by night I mean very early morning), and now my dreams will be haunted by Nyancos. Was being virtually stabbed worth looking at Nyanco Chan’s barely covered nipples?

Well, maybe. Do consider me again for your reviewing needs!