May Preview #8

The next build isn’t ready yet, but I have good news! We’ve had a breakthrough today!

First, a bit of backstory is in order. For those of you who don’t know this, Yandere-chan’s current character model is a store-bought model from the Unity Asset Store. The same goes for Rival-chan, Senpai-Kun, and even the Basu sisters. These characters come with numerous outfits and around 60 animations, which is what makes them perfect for prototyping a game.

Over the past 25 months that the game has been in development, I have run into problems when attempting to modify the characters’ clothing. It has proven very easy to change the characters’ textures, but when attempting to change the characters’ geometry, I’ve always run into…problems.

Adding or deleting polygons screws up the skin-weights, which results in the characters transforming into bizarre “Eldritch Monstrosities”. I tried to circumvent this problem by leaving the characters’ meshes alone and simply placing new articles of clothing on top of their bodies. For example, an apron:

However, even though the apron was built to use the same “animation skeleton” as Yandere-chan and follow her movements, I was unable to get the apron to follow her body as she moved.

Imagine a person wearing pants, but when they walk, their pants remain perfectly straight, and never bend, even as the legs are moving. That’s what it was like, except with an apron instead of pants!

I tried absolutely everything I could think of to get that apron to follow her body. I called upon every bit of knowledge from all of my years of experience using the Unity engine, and even asked numerous programmers to help me solve the issue. However, the problem remained unsolvable; it seemed impossible to append a new skinned mesh to a character model.

Because I couldn’t modify the characters’ meshes and couldn’t append new skinned meshes, I’ve been stuck with a small set of clothing models that I couldn’t modify in any way. I’ve had to make each character unique using nothing but hairstyles, accessories, and changing the colors of various textures. In other words: for the past 25 months, I’ve been severely limited in how I could modify the characters.

My original vision for the game was to make almost every student in school look completely unique by allowing each character to wear their school uniform differently. Some boys would open their coats, some boys would leave their coats closed. Some girls would wear jackets over their uniforms, some girls would wear cardigans. Unfortunately, I was never able to implement this feature, because I was never able to figure out how to make a new article of clothing follow a character’s animations.

…until today.

Yesterday, a talented gentleman named Gabe Labadie contacted me. He mentioned that he had several years of experience using the same game engine that Yandere Simulator runs on, and offered to help me out. I asked him to help me get skinned meshes to follow along with a character’s animations.

Within 24 hours, the task was complete!

It is now possible for me to add new articles of clothing to Yandere-chan’s body, and have the clothing move properly as she performs various animations!

He actually did it! The absolute madman!

I didn’t want to get too excited, so I decided to confirm that his code worked by testing it on two articles of clothing that Druelbozo has modeled. Both the Rolling Girl uniform and this black sweater worked perfectly! There’s no reason why this outfit shouldn’t work, either!

This opens up tons of possibilities! Now it’s possible to make some students wear their school uniforms differently. Now it’s possible to give long skirts to the delinquents, like I originally wanted. Now it’s possible to give Yandere-chan even crazier easter egg outfits, instead of just re-coloring whatever outfits were already available. If you commission Druelbozo to model clothing, there’s a strong possibility you could actually see your commission appear in Yandere Simulator. (And, hopefully, now it should be possible to implement the school uniform that I always wanted for Yandere Simulator: a uniform similar to Kotonoha’s uniform from School Days!)

Oka Ruto’s official design featured a turtleneck worn underneath a blazer. This design was scrapped because I had no way to have two layers of clothing simultaneously following a character’s animations. But thanks to Gabe’s help, now it’s finally possible!

Of course, this new ability won’t just be used for aesthetic purposes; this opens up new gameplay options, too!

Try to think of an outfit that would benefit a serial killer who is constantly being splattered with blood. Are you thinking what I’m thinking?

The possibilities are endless!

251 thoughts on “May Preview #8

    • Dev already said that making Yandere-chan also as a male option would be a crowdfunding stretch. And that the idea of a male Yandere is a bit… weird? To which I can agree, even if there are more and more male Yanderes in media, it is still a mostly female thing.

      • I don’t see any reason why the concept of having a male yandere should be considered weird simply because it isn’t present in media often. If anything, the entire concept of yandere is a fetishization of an unhealthy, romantic obsession (not that I personally have a problem with that in itself; quite frankly if any of us did, we wouldn’t be here lmao), and to limit that trait to only females is rather misogynistic.

      • Since its still a crowdfunding stretch, I will gladly throw all of my money at the Dev to make Yandere-kun happen. And yanderes occur in all genders, its not female-specific C: (Its just that many people find female yanderes to be cute or a turn-on, so they are used frequently)

  1. Good news! By the way, the yellow raincoat at the bottom… is it a specific reference? To me, raincoat with blood means Raincoat Killer from Deadly Premonition. (Which admits that the RCK was slightly inspired by Pyramid Head from SH2.)

  2. YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Let’s celebrate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. I want a male yandere to play with , there aren’t enough male yanderes there has to be more! Also I cant wait for the SUPER AMAZING BUILD. Take your time yanderedev it’s worth it , it’s fine i can wait! I am just TOO EXCITED!!

    • Playing as a male yandere is a kickstarter stretchgoal for now, so if you really want to play as Yandere-kun, be prepared to shower the Dev with money once the kickstarter is up. B)

  4. I’m so excited for you Dev-pai! I’d love it if she had the uniform choice from that picture…. I always thought that style was soooo cute!

  5. The last thing I would like to have for customizing characters are some other eye forms. Everyone has the same eyes. But keep the good work up YandereDev, we all love you and of course Gabe too, he made all this possible!

      • Are you going to say that Five Nights At Freddy’s, spyro the dragon, crash bandicoot, halo, lord of the rings, the hobbit, star wars, teenage mutant ninja turtles, men in black, star trek, Indiana Jones, harry potter, ghostbusters, minecraft, patapon, nightmare on elm street, little shop of horrors, batman, back to the future, starship troopers, markiplier, jacksepticeye, pewdiepie, JAWS, alien, predator, alien vs predator, doctor who, Cayman, raving rabbids, super Mario bros, sonic the hedgehog, pokemon, chaotic, lego ninjago, the Lego movie, big bang theory, family guy, the Simpsons, futurama, Garfield, mortal kombat, tremors, the secret of nimh, doom, terminator, avatar, call of duty, pirates of the Caribbean, Godzilla, zorro, YouTube, Google, Facebook, twitter, instagram, jumanji, Jurassic park, icarly, victorious, Sam & cat, twilight zone, john carter of mars? I can go on forever because I have got a huge list here but I will finish off with are you also saying that my YouTube channel isn’t allowed either? By the way my YouTube channel is
        PataponCreeper
        and my first gameplay video is coming soon and it’s going to be Five Nights At Freddy’s. So unless you want me to go on then I would suggest to not insult fanbases and just let them be.

      • Why not? I dont like FNAF either, but that is extremely hypocritical. Have you even seen some of the fans of Yandere Simulator?

      • I understand yandere simulator is popular before it’s even finished but I’m not trying to be hypocritical I’m just saying it should be fair: we got undertale and that’s popular and I think undertale is decent but I’m one of those highly obsessed FNAF fans and I have played a bit of yandere simulator and it’s not bad but it’s still under development and it will probably get better but all of the above and many others that I haven’t mentioned are still popular and I have memorized all of the names of all of the FNAF characters and many of the fangames by heart enough that I could make a parody of “Yakko’s World” from “Animaniacs” (another fandom) and Yakko’s World takes a month to memorize by heart. Also I am not just a new YouTuber but I am also making a game, not a fangame, but a game inspired by FNAF and it’s called:
        “A Hundred Nights With A Thousand Nightmares”
        Now it’s still in development around the beginning of development because, as the title says, I have to come up with a thousand different characters for the game. Now if you go to my YouTube channel’s Facebook fanpage there is a post where I am accepting any fan made animatronics that anyone has made that hasn’t been used before in a game and there is required info of the animatronic when submitting but I have to update the post soon because more info than what the previous post asks for. Also there won’t be any sequels unless asked for by everyone in the world because just coming up with a thousand characters takes a long time and redesigning the previous ones is just as hard. Also I will be updating the game (when it’s finished and released) with more game modes and Easter eggs. Anyway I’ve got a question for those FNAF haters: if you hate FNAF so much then why are you constantly checking out FNAF videos on YouTube just so you can complain about FNAF when there is infinite numbers of other YouTube videos out there?

      • Also I’m typing on my tablet and it keeps messing up my typing what I meant to type up there was this:
        Can you add some “Five Nights At Freddy’s” stuff to this game please? Many people love “Five Nights At Freddy’s”!

    • OK first off I’m an adult and 11 year olds are not the only ones who like FNAF and second I’m not trying to be rude look I just think things should be fair and the dev put in a few undertale references so why not put in a few FNAF references? It could be fun. Third I don’t think that I’m speaking for the whole fandom because I just think that it would be cool to see a bit of FNAF in this game and please check out my YouTube channel and go to my Facebook page to submit some fan made animatronics and if you would like to play GMod with me on YouTube then check out my YouTube channel’s Steam page. Anyway I’m not trying to be rude I’m just trying to make sure some things are fair and that some people aren’t fighting over which fanbase is better.

      • Also I’m not stupid and I’m not going to argue with the who insulted me by calling me stupid now we don’t need fights now let’s just stop any fights that are active currently and just maybe suggest some things to add to yandere simulator. Also I have been working on Little Big Planet costumes for Five Nights At Freddy’s, undertake, yandere simulator, and many others.

      • Sorry again I’m on my tablet and it keeps messing up my typing and what I meant to say was:
        Also I’m not stupid and I’m not going to argue with the who insulted me by calling me stupid now we don’t need fights now let’s just stop any fights that are active currently and just maybe suggest some things to add to yandere simulator. Also I have been working on Little Big Planet costumes for Five Nights At Freddy’s, undertale, yandere simulator, and many others.

    • Hmm… I wonder which animatronic Yan-chan would be….. if we’re only considering the original four, then I would pick Foxy, due to how hard it is to predict him; otherwise, I’d say Marionette, with Senpai as her music box 😉

    • Dang it I’m on my tablet and it’s a pain to type on what I meant to say was: Can you add some “Five Nights At Freddy’s” stuff to this game please? Many people love “Five Nights At Freddy’s”! Sorry if I’m saying this again but “FNAF” is sooooooooooooo bodacious and awesome!

    • I think adding a FNAF reference / easter egg to yandere simulator will be a bit
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  6. YAY!!! I always hoped this would happen! I can’t wait to see the different uniform variations! Blazers! Turtlenecks! Open coats! Some crazy stockings (and maybe shoes, too)! Varying skirt (and maybe pants) lengths!… Pins? I think Midori would wear some colorful pins if she had the choice, but that’s just my opinion. In short, I’M SOOOOOO HYPE!!!!!

  7. Omfg… Im actually so glad for YandereDev rn. He has an opportunity to work on things he’s been meaning to while he’s waiting for volunteers, he can finally use more of the clothes in-game and also has that big build coming soon which looks like its going to be awesome. Things r going good this month so far!! 🙂

  8. Oka kinda looks like ghaster from undertale with that sweater under her blazer. 😀 just sayin’ also congratz dev. You have updated from otaku programmer to cool otaku programmer.

  9. Dang it I’m on my tablet and it’s a pain to type on what I meant to say was: Can you add some “Five Nights At Freddy’s” stuff to this game please? Many people love “Five Nights At Freddy’s”! Sorry if I’m saying this again but “FNAF” is sooooooooooooo bodacious and awesome!

  10. Oh this is so exciting! And by the way, the whole “serial killer” outfit was done(ah, in a way) in this anime: Blood-C. Saya Kisaragi, the main protagonist, had to kill many monsters around the village. (Everything was set up) Anyways, at the end of the series, it was revealed that the uniform the school was assigned was especially red and dark so that the blood stains wouldn’t stand out. I always that that was sort of ingenious.
    I digress. The idea you mentioned just makes me think of that anime.
    Keep up with the Great Work!!

  11. This is awesome, I cant wait to see some new uniforms for the students! B)
    I’m curious though. Will Yan-chan and the students have casual outfits on in town, and on Facebook? I can’t imagine they’d want to keep their school uniforms on 24/7, lol.

  12. This is what yandere dev wont do(probably) but i still think he should. He should make a huge build of yan sim that we will have so much to explore for a bit without a new build sooooo soon and while we are playing that he takes a short vacation. I think i know why he wont do it but… i just think he should take one.

  13. Wow, thats great news!!
    Also, a lot of people seem to be begging for a male yandere option. Yandere dev has already stated that he doesnt want a male yandere. Its his game, hes the one making it. So it should be his choice. Plus it would take a lot of work. So please try to understand.

    • It’s probably some of the yaoi fans lol.
      And he does find male yanderes distasteful (which I disagree with, personally) but he’s said a couple times on twitter that Yandere-kun would only be made possible through a very successful kickstarter goal. I think Dev’s main problem with Yandere-kun is the amount of coding and work he’d have to put into him ;w; (so much dialogue/scripts/scenes to redo, yikes)

      • Really? I personally hate yaoi and I’d just love to see a Yandere kun not to ship him with senpai or anyone
        (although I’d prob ship him with female senpai or hell even ship him with Yandere-chan herself maybe. I’m weird like that 😛 and don’t take what I said as homophobic I’m just not into yaoi and yuri and I’m just a straight ship fan myself personally but again I don’t want Yandere kun just for the freaking sake of shipping) but because since male Yanderes aren’t very common and playing as a male Yandere guy in a stealth game just sounds fun to me in general even though I’m a young female. I also think it would be fun if Yandere kun was badass like Yandere chan. I just kinda find it a bit odd if senpai’s gender can be chosen but not the protagonist them self. I’m aware of all the extra work however and it is indeed YandereDev’s game so he can make it to his liking and none of us like myself are the boss around here for major features like choosing your own gender in the game. But you know playing as a badass Yandere boy just sounds fun to me in general not for yaoi. I hate yaoi and yuri personally. And I just wanna say not all of us want him to exist plainly for the yaoi. I’m pretty sure most or *at least* some of us just want him because we’ll find it fun and interesting to play.

        But even if he doesn’t get added as a Kickstarter goal or if he just doesn’t ever get into the game there will be the yuri fans and then there will be me with male senpai and female Yandere. Really I’d also want Yandere kun to be added because I love the idea if you made female senpai look like Yandere Chan and made Yandere kun look like male senpai so it would be as if the tables had turned or they switched places
        (I kinda ship Ayano with Taro :P)

        But like I said, it’s completely the dev’s choice. I have no idea what he does and if it’s a successful Kickstarter goal I’ll be happy but if not I’m fine with that. All the coding, voice acting, animating, making male rivals, etc would be hard because he already has to do that junk with female senpai.
        Just my opinion and thoughts.

        Besides I have a feeling female senpai is gonna be more popular than male senpai just because of the yuri fans (mainly the male players I’m pretty sure) and not many people will be fans of the male senpai as female senpai.

        (Even though regardless of gender senpai is designed to act average and plain so both female and male senpai won’t be that interesting as YandereDev plans and what it says about senpai in the wikia. Hell according to yandev info Chan senpai has no dark secrets senpai prob won’t be that interesting of a character whether a girl or a guy.)

        Poor male senpai/Taro 😛

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  15. Rolling girl modul- I mean uniform? Cool. I wonder if it will be paired with the song and I wonder what would yandere-chan would look like if she wore Kagamine Rin’s “faker” modul- I mean uniform from the song named “Doppleganger”

  16. To be honest, I fangirled super hard when I clicked on the link which lead to a Persona 4 wallpaper! Soo glad that Yandere Dev is a fan of it. Hope he’s a fan of Persona 3. I love those games/anime! I’m still playing Persona 3, though! I love your game so far, YanDev!

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