Merry Christmas!

Ho ho ho! Merry Christmas!

For the past 2 years, I’ve kept up a tradition of uploading yandere-themed parodies of famous songs on Christmas:

…and this year, another Christmas video has been prepared for you!

Vocals by Michaela Laws – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQTyMsas9G2_NAQkZFI-2UQ

Artwork by SRealms – http://srealms.deviantart.com/

Mixing by XanduIsBored – https://www.youtube.com/user/XanduIsBored

Instrumental by Sing King – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwTRjvjVge51X-ILJ4i22ew

When’s the next build?

I’m not sure! It might not arrive on January 1st; it might arrive sometime between January 1st and 15th. Please be patient!

Thank you for following the development of Yandere Simulator!

Christmas Eve Bug-Fixing Build

Looking for info about the latest feature added to the game? Click here or here!

Looking for info about the fan art contest? Click here!

A large number of fixes and improvements have piled up over the past few days, so I’ve decided to release another bug-fixing build! To see a list of everything that is new or different in the latest build, Scroll down below this gorgeous Christmas-themed illustration created by PhatMeows!

Click here for a larger version, and click here to see a darker version!

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2017 Art Contests

In 2015 and 2016, I held art contests – and I’d like to keep the tradition going, so I’m doing it again! And, just like in 2016, there will be two art contests simultaneously!

Student Council Contest

The theme of this contest is “The Student Council” – but you’re not limited to simply drawing a straightforward group shot. I’d like to see you get creative!

You could draw a typical moment from their everyday lives, draw an important event from their past, draw your personal interpretation of the rumors that surround the council, or anything else! Let me give you a few ideas:

  • How do you think Kuroko reacted when she learned that Megami won the election for student council president?
  • Do you think there is any truth to the rumor that Akane’s sweet and gentle personality is just a facade to hide her true self?
  • How do you think Aoi lost her eye, and do you think Megami may have been involved?
  • Do you believe the rumors that Shiromi is involved in shady business on behalf of the student council?
  • Do you think that all the rumors are just a bunch of lies? If so, how did these crazy rumors get started?
  • How do you think these characters get along? Are they on good terms with one another, or do they get on each other’s nerves?
  • If Yandere-chan joined the student council, what kind of opportunities could this present that would help her eliminate Megami?

You could focus on one character, or as many as you’d like! You could focus on the four new girls, or imagine a scenario occurring between Yandere-chan and Megami instead! You could make a single illustration, or draw a short “manga” that tells a brief story! As long as “Student Council” is the theme, your entry will be valid!

If you’re thinking “Huh? Who are these people? What makes them so special?” You should check out my latest videos here and here!

 

Easter Egg Contest

Yandere Simulator has a number of silly “Modes” that were added just for fun – DK Mode, Slender Mode, One Punch Mode, etc. These modes aren’t hidden, but I’ve been calling them “easter eggs” purely out of habit.

For a long time, these “easter eggs” were considered to be a big part of the game’s identity. Over the past year, I shifted my focus away from easter eggs, in order to distance Yandere Simulator from the notion of being a “meme game” or “joke game”…but, gosh darn it, the easter eggs still have a special place in my heart, no matter what people say!

The objective of this contest is to design an “easter egg mode” for Yandere Simulator. In short, if you could make Yandere-chan put on a costume and gets powers, what would you want to see? A “Ninja Mode” where she can teleport and throw knives? A “Giant Robot Mode” where she pilots a huge mecha? A “Dragon Ball Mode” where she can fly and shoot fireballs? Maybe you want to see Yandere-chan dressed as 2B from Nier Automata, or Pyra from Xenoblade, or Kat from Gravity Rush. I want to know what you’re interested in – and I want you to draw it!

Contest Rules

Both contests have the same set of rules:

  1. You must submit your entry via e-mail. My e-mail address is yanderedev@mail.com
  2. You’re allowed to participate in both contests simultaneously.
  3. You’re allowed to submit as many entries as you feel like drawing.
  4. You’re allowed to participate even if you’re a volunteer for the project (but don’t expect special treatment!)
  5. January 1st is the final day that you’re allowed to submit entries. I cannot accept any submissions past January 1st.
  6. You must include the words “Council Contest” or “Egg Contest” in your e-mail’s subject line, or else it may be impossible for me to find your entry in my e-mail inbox.
  7. (OPTIONAL) If possible, please upload your creation to a website and give me a link to it, instead of sending me a file.

Contest Prizes

Just like last year, I’m thinking of these contests as something to do for fun, rather than something to do because you want to win a prize – but, if the winner of the Student Council Contest wishes, I’d be willing to gift them a game on Steam! (As long as it’s under $60!)

As for the Easter Egg Contest, I have something else in mind: The person who designs / illustrates the coolest easter egg will have their easter egg added to the game! So, if there is a “Mode” you’ve always wanted Yandere Simulator to have, get to work on drawing it, and it might just appear in the game!

Deadline Feedback

I really hope that the community will enjoy these two contests! There’s only one thing I’m worried about; I set the deadline at “January 1st” because I want to keep the 2017 contest within 2017…but if that’s simply too tight of a deadline for you to create something cool, then perhaps I should reconsider!

If you intend to participate in the contest, please vote on this poll and let me know if I should extend the deadline: http://poal.me/tqz99t

As always, thank you for following the development of Yandere Simulator!

The Student Council in Yandere Simulator (Story Focus)

As of today, it has been 48 days since the last build of Yandere Simulator! That’s the longest gap we’ve ever had between updates to the game! Fortunately, I think it’s unlikely to happen again anytime in the near future.

A new build – and a new video – are now available! It’s another video about the Student Council. The previous video was all about game design and game mechanics – this video is all about character and story.

Click “Continue Reading” to see a list of all the changes and additions in the new build, along with some other things I’d like to share with you!

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Fanwork Appreciation Post

You’re probably wondering what a “Fanwork Appreciation Post” is – I’ll explain that in a moment. But first, I’ll give you an update about the game’s development!

I have a lot to say about the next feature being added into the game! In fact, I’ll be uploading two videos about it: One video will be gameplay-focused, and the second video will be story-focused. The first video is 50% done, and I feel confident that it will be 100% finished within 24 hours. However, I don’t want to upload it until I feel completely confident that the second video will be uploaded within 24 hours of the first video. Once both videos are released, I’ll release a new build of the game. In short, you’ll have to wait a few more days, but two new videos and a new build will be coming very soon!

As long as I’m writing a blog post, there’s something else I’d like to say. For a while now, I’ve wanted to make a “Fanwork Appreciation” post – a collection of some of the coolest fanworks that I’ve seen over the past few months. For example, this outstanding Cuphead+Yandere mashup illustrated by Onislogo!

To see the rest of the fanworks that I’d like to share with you, click “Continue Reading” below!

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