November 1st Bug-Fixing Build and Artist Spotlight

Have you heard of “Inktober”? It’s a drawing challenge that takes place in the month of October; the idea is to create one drawing for every day of the month. Artists are given a “prompt” for every day of October; a prompt might be “Poison” or “Whale” or “Muddy” or something else along those lines.

In 2016, a Russian artist named TachTan decided to create Yandere Simulator-themed drawings for Inktober. She drew Kokona eating poisoned food for “Hungry”, Yandere-chan hiding a knife for “Hidden”, etc. I was absolutely astounded by TachTan’s artwork, because she frequently drew characters in locations or situations we’ve never seen them in, such as Yandere-chan hugging a body pillow of Senpai, or drew creative and artistic concepts, such as Oka Ruto’s body tangled around the arms of a clock. I was also amazed by the sheer amount of details she packed into the backgrounds of her images, such as all of the books on Info-chan’s shelf in this image.

So, of course, I was absolutely thrilled when TachTan chose to draw Yandere Simulator-themed images again in 2017. Once again, she drew plausible scenarios that we’ve never seen in-game, such as Kaga Kusha experimenting on rats, or Yandere-chan spacing out on a date with Senpai. Within the game itself, we’ll never actually get to see Yandere-chan rotting in a prison cell after being arrested for her crimes, but thanks to TachTan, we get to see what it might look like. Just like before, she drew fantastical scenarios such as Yandere-chan having a katana duel with the Succubus Demon, and packed her backgrounds with dozens of details, like in this illustration of Kuu Dere reading a mountain of books.

When the calendar date rolled over from September 30th to to October 1st, I thought of TachTan. I wondered if she’d chose a Yandere Simulator theme for her Inktober drawings again this year. With a sigh, I acknowledged that it was unlikely. The amount of Yandere Simulator fan art and cosplay has been dwindling over the past couple of years. Many artists who frequently drew Yandere Sim fan art in the past have now moved on to other fandoms. Of course, I fully understand why; it’s not easy to maintain enthusiasm for an unreleased game with an unusually long development cycle. It makes perfect sense that there are people who have moved on. I only hope that I can capture their interest again when the final game comes out; that’s the only time when hype really matters.

Dejectedly, I gradually accepted the fact that I probably wouldn’t hear from TachTan again this year.

Then, yesterday, I got an e-mail.

It was TachTan! Typing no more than a single, simple sentence – “please look at my art” – she linked me to 31 Inktober drawings – all using the theme of Yandere Simulator!

Surprisingly emotional artwork depicting Midori learning about her true nature as a clone. A shocking number of objects in the background as Oka Ruto reaches for a book on a high shelf. A scenario that we may or may not actually see within the game itself, the Gardening Club discovering bones in their garden. Fantastical situations, such as Miyuji floating in a column of music. And, of course, just cute and silly stuff, like Yandere-chan geeking out over Senpai’s boxer shorts. It’s all here! Everything I love about TachTan’s artwork! And in 2018, a year that has only seen a relatively sparse amount of Yandere Sim fanart! 31 new illustrations from TachTan! Even though it was Halloween, it felt more like Christmas when I opened that e-mail!

It’s difficult to express how happy it made me to see TachTan’s artwork again this year. And when I saw it, I simply couldn’t do any less than write a blog post about it. I want the world to see her art, and to know how much I appreciate it!

So, from the bottom of my heart, thank you, TachTan! I’m very, very happy that you chose to give your Inktober drawings a Yandere Sim theme this year, and I hope that this isn’t the last time I’ll see you draw the characters!

…by the way, new build. Click “Continue Reading” for the changelog.

Fixes and Changes

  • Fixed bug that would cause a student following Yandere-chan to jump to the next phase of their daily routine if Yandere-chan entered a bathroom while the student was following her.
  • Fixed bug that would cause the game to run in slow-motion if Yandere-chan triggered a metal detector while Yandere Vision was active.
  • Fixed bug that would cause Kokona to return Sakyu Basu’s strolen ring to her, even if Kokona had been killed earlier that day.
  • Fixed crash bug that would cause the game to softlock if the player activated the Miyuki easter egg while the game was paused.
  • Fixed bug that caused the Light Music Club girls to have the wrong stockings when they appear in Yandere-chan’s basement.
  • Fixed bug that prevented the “Send Husk” command from working on a student that was currently following Yandere-chan.
  • Fixed bug that was preventing the Void Goddess’ “teleport student to my location” debug command from working properly.
  • Fixed bug that prevented a student from reacting negatively if Yandere-chan tried to lead them into a bathroom.
  • Fixed bug that would activate the Empty Demon if the player activated Hard Mode in the Miyuki Minigame.
  • Updated student portraits to fix female characters whose heads were at strange angles.
  • Fixed bug that made Miyuji’s eyebrows look metallic in Yandere-chan’s basement.

28 thoughts on “November 1st Bug-Fixing Build and Artist Spotlight

  1. Very good ❤️ but I think it should be implemented that you can kidnap boys too. It’d be more “complete”, right?

  2. Yandere Dev I have some ideas … well I could put the kitty to move whose sides and we could grab it and leave it and we could also cook it so that the kitten could eat and eat the octopus salchi! and also that they give a cinematica where yandere harasses senpai. That shows the routes and the buildings houses ect.Good a question when will the official hair of yandere come out?

    • Why would you need to move the cat or feed it? Also yan chan doesn’t harass senpai, she stalks him. There’s already a cutscene in the game showing this but I don’t think we’ll see any background. The town isn’t meant to be explored. And yan chan does have her official hair style, it’s the ponytail

  3. Hey Yandere Dev! All of the updates recently have been amazing! You’re so close to finishing the game! I just wanted to know if the female senpai will be added in the finished game. It’s been an unavailable option for a while and no one’s talked about it at all for a while. Thanks!

  4. So I don’t know if anyone reported this yet but when I try to change the animation on the new build it does not work it has the options at the bottom but it does not give you the list that the only bug I’ve noticed…

  5. I found another when you just get into the room when you walk around the clock glitches. I think only on Low Quality and it is doing a 3d like effect on the title screen.. i reloaded it and it did the exact thing as before just now everything is 3d and glitching im gonna post a video to show.

  6. fix the bug that caused with the mop while the Miyuki easter egg was active ( i mean you cant sweep normaly)
    and add a “dead miyuki easter egg,its the same with those words but BACKWARDS

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