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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:The Little Girl is able to escape being trapped in Alice's mindscape, allowing the latter to heal and wake up from her coma in the real world. However, this means that Deemo is gone forever, and the realization of her older brother's death hits Alice ''hard''. On the other hand, Alice is later revealed in [=DLC=] material to have become a pianist like her brother]].

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:The Little Girl is able to escape being trapped in Alice's mindscape, allowing the latter to heal and wake up from her coma in the real world. However, this means that Deemo is gone forever, and the realization of her older brother's death hits Alice ''hard''. On the other hand, Alice is later [=DLC=] material, ĎThe Forgotten Hourglassí, revealed in [=DLC=] material that despite how saddened Alice was regarding her brotherís death she was able to have become move passed her brotherís death and build a new life for her own by becoming an accomplished pianist like her brother]].


** Nine Point Eight: The lyrics include a laundry list of flowers with significant meanings, also depicted on the cover art. [[spoiler:In order they are calla lily (death), carnation (fascination), daisy (innocence), chysanthemum (platonic love), kalanchoe (poisonous houseplant that kills by affecting the heart), lisianthus ("dissolution flower"), cream rose ("thinking of you"), stargazer (sympathy) , and iris (loyalty).]]

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** Nine Point Eight: The lyrics include a laundry list of flowers with significant meanings, also depicted on the cover art. [[spoiler:In order they are calla lily (death), carnation (fascination), daisy (innocence), chysanthemum (platonic love), kalanchoe (poisonous houseplant that kills by affecting the heart), lisianthus ("dissolution flower"), cream rose ("thinking of you"), stargazer (sympathy) , (sympathy), and iris (loyalty).]]



* LyricalDissonance: Almost EVERY song with vocals in Collection 1 save for ones that already sound creepy. Most noticeable in Nine Point Eight, a love song about flowers. And the singer following her cremated lover by committing suicide. 9.8 meters per second is the rate at which she fell.

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* LyricalDissonance: Almost EVERY song with vocals in Collection 1 save for ones that already sound creepy. Most noticeable in Nine Point Eight, a love song about flowers. And the singer following her cremated lover by committing suicide. suicide by jumping. "9.8" refers to acceleration due to gravity, 9.8 meters per second is the rate at which she fell.squared.


* CoolBigBro: Deemo is rather nice for a creepy humanoid, and his relationship with the Little Girl is LikeBrotherAndSister. [[spoiler:Justified, as Deemo is the living embodiment of what little Alice remembers of Hans, her deceased brother]]/-

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* CoolBigBro: Deemo is rather nice for a creepy humanoid, and his relationship with the Little Girl is LikeBrotherAndSister. [[spoiler:Justified, as Deemo is the living embodiment of what little Alice remembers of Hans, her deceased brother]]/-brother]].


** 3.0 adds Light Orbs that appear sooner and can each be tapped for 65 cm of growth each.

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** 3.0 adds Light Orbs that appear sooner and can each be tapped for 65 cm of growth each.each [[spoiler: or for 10% of the staircase construction once you reach that point]]. Also, Light Orbs will accumulate in rooms that haven't been unlocked yet, up to the maximum of three, essentially giving you a sizable amount of free growth once you unlock the room.


''[[https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rayark.pluto Deemo]]'' is a RhythmGame developed for Android and iOS devices by Rayark, the same developer behind the rhythm games {{VideoGame/Cytus}} and {{VideoGame/VOEZ}}. Essentially, Deemo is a column-free touchscreen version of {{VideoGame/Beatmania}}, with an emphasis on piano notes. Currently, there are more than sixty songs available to play in three difficulties for each song, distributed over twelve collections.

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''[[https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rayark.pluto Deemo]]'' is a RhythmGame developed for Android and iOS devices by Rayark, the same developer behind the rhythm games {{VideoGame/Cytus}} ''VideoGame/{{Cytus}}'' and {{VideoGame/VOEZ}}. ''VideoGame/{{VOEZ}}''. Essentially, Deemo ''Deemo'' is a column-free touchscreen version of {{VideoGame/Beatmania}}, ''VideoGame/{{Beatmania}}'', with an emphasis on piano notes. Currently, there are more than sixty songs available to play in three difficulties for each song, distributed over twelve collections.


* WomanInWhite: The Masked Lady is dressed entirely in white, and the Little Girl wears a white dress.


* CreepyLongFingers: In addition to CreepilyLongArms, Demo has very long fingers.

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* CreepyLongFingers: In addition to CreepilyLongArms, Demo Deemo has very long fingers.

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A sequel has been teased by Rayark, though no release date has been announced. You can watch the teaser trailer [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8LveBCVIXA here.]]

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** The Little Girl, Deemo and Masked Lady also appeared in Rayark's VideoGame/{{Sdorica}} for a month long event which featured songs from this game. Some Sdorica songs made it into Deemo around the same time.


* AdultFear: [[spoiler:Losing the ones you love. Alice's parents are dead, meaning that her only caretaker was her older brother Hans, only to suddenly lose him in a traffic accident that killed Hans instantly. The same accident put Alice in a coma, where her mind split into the Little Girl, who wanted to live, and the Masked Lady/Celia, who wanted to die so she could stay with Hans. The Masked Lady/Celia tries everything she could to make the Little Girl stay in Alice's mindscape so Deemo, Hans' mental image, wouldn't disappear, but finally relents in the end when Deemo manages to convince her that it's for the best. When Alice finally wakes up, the full implications of Hans' death hits her, and she breaks down sobbing in her hospital room]].



* ArtShift: Across different collections, the per-song art varies wildly.

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* ArtShift: Across different collections, the per-song art varies wildly. Justified, as various artists were involved in the development of the game.



* BribingYourWayToVictory: Playing the same song again gives you less tree growth than playing it for the first time. You'll quickly be reduced to minimal tree growth per song unless you buy the DLC song packs.
* ConvenientComa: [[spoiler: As of the 2.0 update, it's confirmed that the events of the game take place while Alice is in a coma after her and her brother Hans were hit by a truck]].
* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:The stuffed cat. Hans had bought it for Alice just before the accident.]]

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* BigBrotherInstinct: [[spoiler:Hans' last act while he was alive was to push Alice away from an oncoming, out-of-control bus, and dies upon impact. As Deemo, he does everything he can to make sure that the Little Girl, Alice's mental image, is able to wake up from her coma and live the life that was taken from him]].
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:The Little Girl is able to escape being trapped in Alice's mindscape, allowing the latter to heal and wake up from her coma in the real world. However, this means that Deemo is gone forever, and the realization of her older brother's death hits Alice ''hard''. On the other hand, Alice is later revealed in [=DLC=] material to have become a pianist like her brother]].
* BribingYourWayToVictory: Downplayed. Playing the same song again gives you less tree growth than playing it for the first time. You'll quickly be reduced to minimal tree growth per song unless you buy the DLC song packs.
* ConvenientComa: [[spoiler: As [[spoiler:As of the 2.0 update, it's confirmed that the events of the game take place while Alice is in a coma after her and her brother Hans were hit by a truck]].
* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:The stuffed cat. Hans had bought it for Alice just before the accident.traffic accident killed him.]]



* ContinuityNod: Mandoras, an adorable type of plant creature from Rayark's game "Mandora", can be seen in the artwork for the songs Pilot and Vivere La Vita.

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* CoolBigBro: Deemo is rather nice for a creepy humanoid, and his relationship with the Little Girl is LikeBrotherAndSister. [[spoiler:Justified, as Deemo is the living embodiment of what little Alice remembers of Hans, her deceased brother]]/-
* ContinuityNod: Mandoras, an adorable type of plant creature from Rayark's game "Mandora", mini-game, ''Mandora'', can be seen in the artwork for the songs Pilot "Pilot", and Vivere "Vivere La Vita.Vita".



* CreepilyLongArms: Deemo.
* CreepyLongFingers: Deemo.

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* CreepilyLongArms: Deemo.
Deemo has very long arms by human standards.
* CreepyLongFingers: Deemo.In addition to CreepilyLongArms, Demo has very long fingers.



* DarkIsNotEvil: Despite his creepy appearance, Deemo is actually a nice guy. [[spoiler:Fitting, since he's Alice's mental image of her brother.]]
* DisappearsIntoLight: [[spoiler: Deemo/Hans fades into light after sending Alice back to reality]].

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* DarkIsNotEvil: Despite his creepy appearance, appearance and inability to speak, Deemo is actually a nice guy. guy who looks after the Little Girl like a older brother figure. [[spoiler:Fitting, since he's Alice's mental image of her brother.]]
deceased older brother]].
* DisappearsIntoLight: [[spoiler: Deemo/Hans fades into light after sending Alice back to reality]].reality, symbolizing that he's gone forever]].



** One of the Little Girl's idle quotes if you click on her in the piano room mentions something about "[[PlayingDoctor playing doctor]]" (though in a platonic way), with her being the patient. [[spoiler: Then the story reveals later on that the girl, named Alice, was hit by a speeding truck and is being treated in the hospital during the events of the game]].

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** One of the Little Girl's idle quotes if you click on her in the piano room mentions something about "[[PlayingDoctor playing doctor]]" (though in a platonic way), with her being the patient. [[spoiler: Then [[spoiler:Then the story reveals later on that the girl, named Alice, was hit by a speeding truck and is being treated in the hospital during the events of the game]].



** The pre-song art for the song Pulses shows the little girl hooked up to a heart monitor and IV [[spoiler:with lines running through a hole in her heart to Deemo to bring him to life. Later you find out Deemo is actually the little girls dead brother, and she's been in hospital during the whole game.]]

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** The pre-song art for the song Pulses "Pulses" shows the little girl hooked up to a heart monitor and IV [[spoiler:with lines running through a hole in her heart to Deemo to bring him to life. Later you find out Deemo is actually the little girls Little Girl's dead brother, and she's been recovering in the hospital from injuries she got in a traffic accident during the whole game.]]



** The flowers in the art for "Magnolia" are open; in the art for Myosotis they're wilting.

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** The flowers in the art for "Magnolia" are open; in the art for Myosotis they're wilting. [[spoiler:It represents how the Little Girl is the part of Alice who wants to wake up from her coma and live, while the Masked Lady is the part of Alice who wants to die and stay with her dead brother]].



** The only lyrics for the song "Run Lads Run", which can be found in the same room [[spoiler:where she finds items related to the traffic accident that killed her brother]], is "Oh my god, I'm losing control!" [[spoiler:It's implied that this is what the driver said when a bus went out of control and killed Hans]].
** The art for the song "Walking by the sea" has the Little Girl lying in bed, surrounded by the sea and looking rather longingly at it. [[spoiler:It refers to how Alice is in her coma, while the world keeps passing her by. The Little Girl is the part of Alice who wants to wake up and live]].
** In the "Leaves" cutscene, [[spoiler:the Masked Lady catches a leaf from the piano tree and crushes it to pieces. This is because she doesn't want the Little Girl to leave and make Deemo/Hans disappear forever]].
** "Nine Point Eight" is about a woman who [[spoiler:commits suicide to join her dead lover. This refers to the Masked Lady, the part of Alice who wants to stay in her coma and die so she could rejoin Hans in the afterlife]].
** "I hate to tell you" is about a person who has bad news to deliver, but can't bring themselves to say it. [[spoiler:Sure enough, the Little Girl (and the player) learns that Deemo is actually the representation of Hans, who died to protect his younger sister, Alice, from an oncoming bus. When Alice wakes up in the real world and realizes this, she breaks down crying]].



* HellIsThatNoise: [[spoiler: If you keep clicking on the open window in the attic after the tree reaches a certain height, it will play static noise and eventually what sounds like a beeping heart monitor]].
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Hans pushes Alice out of the way of the oncoming truck. Alice is only injured as a result, while Hans takes the full brunt and dies from it.]]

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* HellIsThatNoise: [[spoiler: If [[spoiler:If you keep clicking on the open window in the attic after the tree reaches a certain height, it will play static noise and eventually what sounds like a beeping heart monitor]].
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Hans [[spoiler:Hans pushes Alice out of the way of the oncoming truck. Alice is only injured as a result, while Hans takes the full brunt and dies from it.]] As Deemo, he does it again by helping the Little Girl escape, allowing Alice to wake up from her coma in the real world, despite knowing that this will erase his existence forever]].



* {{Minimalist Cast}}: There are only three characters in this game: The Little Girl[[spoiler:/Alice]], Deemo[[spoiler:/Hans, Alice's older brother]], and the Masked Lady[[spoiler:Celia, the side of Alice that denies Hans's death.]]

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* {{Minimalist Cast}}: MinimalistCast: There are only three characters in this game: The Little Girl[[spoiler:/Alice]], Deemo[[spoiler:/Hans, Alice's older brother]], and the Masked Lady[[spoiler:Celia, the side of Alice that denies Hans's death.]]



* NoAntagonist: The closest you can get to an antagonist in this game is [[spoiler: the Masked Lady/Celia, who is really just a {{Broken Bird}}.]]

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* NoAntagonist: The closest you can get to an antagonist in this game is [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Masked Lady/Celia, who is really just a {{Broken Bird}}.]]



* NoMouth: Deemo. Also the Masked Lady, [[spoiler:at least when she has the mask on]].

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* NoMouth: NoMouth:
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Deemo. Also [[spoiler:Later averted when he reveals his true identity as Hans, the Little Girl's dead older brother]].
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the Masked Lady, [[spoiler:at least when she has the Lady. Her mask on]].does have a mouth, but it's unusable. [[spoiler:Until she takes it off...]]



* TheSpeechless: Deemo. [[spoiler: Averted at the end of the game. With a {{Wham Line}}, no less.]]

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* TheSpeechless: Deemo. [[spoiler: Averted [[spoiler:Averted at the end of the game. With a {{Wham Line}}, no less.]]



* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: The Forgotten Hourlgass DLC has additional scenes and CG's and [[spoiler:includes the fate of Alice after the ending of Deemo. She took the same path as Hans and becomes a pianist in the future.]]

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* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: The Forgotten Hourlgass Hourglass DLC has additional scenes and CG's and [[spoiler:includes the fate of Alice after the ending of Deemo. She took the same path as Hans and becomes a pianist in the future.]]



* WomanInWhite: The Masked Lady is dressed entirely in white, and the Little Girl wears a white dress.

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* WomanInWhite: The Masked Lady is dressed entirely in white, and the Little Girl wears a white dress.dress.
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* ParentalAbandonment: The Little Girl's parents aren't shown anywhere in the game at all. [[spoiler:The novel confirms they're dead.]]

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* ParentalAbandonment: The Little Girl's parents aren't shown anywhere in the game at all. [[spoiler:The novel confirms they're dead.]]]].
** You can find more hints of this in-game if you played the DLC. The pictures you collect around the castle plus the artworks for the songs show that [[spoiler: Alice's brother]] was her sole caretaker, doing all the works a parent would do for their child such as feeding, bathing, taking her to school, playing with her, and then putting her to bed, etc.


A ''[[http://flyhighworks.heteml.jp/games/deemo/ Nintendo Switch]]'' port was released on September 21, 2017 in Japan, and September 28, 2017 in North America.

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A ''[[http://flyhighworks.heteml.jp/games/deemo/ Nintendo Switch]]'' port was released on September 21, 2017 in Japan, and September 28, 2017 in North America.
America. This port later received an update to support the Toy-Con Piano from the ''VideoGame/NintendoLabo'' Variety Kit.


* AwesomeArt: Some of the pre-song art is very beautiful. A few songs have cover art designed to complement the art for a second song. The combinations also supply some {{Foreshadowing}}.
** Utopiosphere features the Little Girl in front of an hourglass. In the collection it's immediately followed by Reverse - Parallel Universe showing Deemo in front of a clock face. A song from a different collection, H, has artwork that more clearly matches that of Reverse - Parallel Universe, featuring the Little Girl instead, though it can only be unlocked long after obtaining the first two songs.
** The bottom of the art for Magnolia continues as the top of the art for Myosotis. Aligning them vertically makes a complete picture.
** The cover art for I Race the Dawn and Sunset are the same, except in the second one [[spoiler:Deemo is replaced by the Little Girl, holding the same sun.]] Placing the two pieces back to back makes a complete picture.


* {{Microtransactions}}: This game has them in the form of $5 song packs that have 4 or 5 songs each.

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* {{Microtransactions}}: This game The mobile version has them in the form of $5 song packs that have 4 or 5 songs each.each. Averted with the Switch version, which has a higher initial price tag, but includes all the paid content at no extra cost.

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