Jimmy and the Pulsating Mass

Jimmy and the Pulsating Massis a Japanese-style RPG made by a guy from Texas. It was very much influenced by SNES-era jRPGs, especiallyEarthbound, Final Fantasy 5, And theBreath of Fireseries, among others. It was so much influenced byYume Nikki.

The game takes place in the dream of an eight-year-old boy. Jimmy sets out on an adventure to save his family and eradicate the threat of the pulsating mass. Along the way, Jimmy wants to work with his family, confront his own shortcomings, and brave the creeping nightmares of his subconscious.

-Full-length Japanese-style RPG.
-Classic turn-based combat with some modern sensibilities.
-A big emphasis on exploration.
-As an empathetic kid, Jimmy gains the ability to imagine himself as one of the monsters he meets, allowing him to interact with the world in new ways.
-These different transformations can therefore be leveled up, granting Jimmy higher stats and new abilities.
-A story for adults delivered from the perspective of a child.
-Unspeakable horrors