January 15th Update

New build! Here’s a brief overview of what’s new:

  • Selfie Mode
  • School gate murder method
  • New area at school
  • New animations for dumbbell weapon
  • Ability to wield a fire extinguisher as a weapon
  • Four new characters
  • One new task

To read a more elaborate list of everything that is new / changed / different in the latest build, please scroll down past this amazing artwork of Yandere-chan fighting a giant Titan version of Megami, created by MulberryArt!

You can find a larger version at the Wallpapers page of the official website!

Changes and Additions

  • When aiming Yandere-chan’s camera, you can now switch to a “selfie” camera angle. The selfie angle allows you to be more discreet when taking a photo, because bystanders will assume that you’re taking a photo of yourself, rather than their face or their panties. In the selfie angle, your goal is to take a photograph of something to the side of Yandere-chan, rather than directly in the center of the screen. You can press a button to activate a little guide that shows you where your target should be located on the screen.
  • It is now possible to open/close the school gate by pressing a button near the spot where the gym teacher stands in the morning. You cannot press the button if the gym teacher is nearby.
  • Added a Japanese-style garden area nearby the incinerator area. It’s an experiment, and I might decide to resize it / redesign it / move it elsewhere in the future.
  • When pushing/pulling the dumpster, it is now possible to use the arrow keys in addition to the WASD keys or control stick.
  • Dumbbells now have unique combat animations, instead of re-using the baseball bat animation set.
  • From now on, whenever Yandere-chan performs a Task for a student, her reputation will increase.
  • Added new attack animations for the dumbbells. (Current sound effects are placeholder.)
  • Adjusted the appearance of the cafeteria area. (It has to do with an upcoming feature!)
  • Yandere-chan can now pick up fire extinguishers and use them as weapons.
  • Added “Now Loading” text when reloading a mission in Mission Mode.
  • Added a couple of new hairstyles for Yandere-chan.

New Characters

  • Added 4 new characters to the game! All of them are male students who are not members of any club.
  • Two of the new characters are currently very basic; I have meaningful utilities planned for them, but at this current point in time, there is nothing special about them.
  • One of the new characters has a task. If you complete his task, he will provide you with one spare uniform per day.
  • One of the new characters trips and falls at the entrance of the school. When he falls, his head lands right where the school gate is. If you time it properly, you can squash his head by pushing the button that closes the gate right before he trips and falls. (This feature is practically an easter egg, so perfect timing is required! It may be a rival elimination method in the future…)

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed bug that would cause Martial Arts students to glitch out if a Cooking Club member handed them food *after* the player had opened the “choose your sparring partner” window.
  • Fixed bug that would cause Yandere-chan to be stuck in a dragging/carrying corpse animation if she was dragging/carrying a corpse when the police arrived.
  • Fixed bug that would cause some of a student’s accessories to turn invisible when viewed through the “Witness Camera” after a character witnessed murder.
  • Fixed bug that caused Yandere-chan to perform a club activity on the gym stage even if a memorial service was currently occupying the stage.
  • Fixed bug that could cause the wrong button prompt to appear above a student’s head after they were fed by a member of the Cooking Club.
  • Fixed bug that caused females students to hold their phones at really weird angles when waiting for club activities to begin.
  • Fixed bug that would cause Yandere-chan to position her hands incorrectly if she was laughing while carrying clothing.
  • Fixed bug that caused the bullies’ bodies to turn invisible at certain camera angles when they were sunbathing.
  • Fixed bug that would cause Miyuji to make air guitar noises in situations where she shouldn’t be doing that.
  • Fixed bug that caused gardening club girls to glitch out when appearing in Yandere-chan’s basement.
  • Fixed bug that prevented Kokona from showing signs of attraction towards boys with glasses.
  • Fixed bug that would cause Nemesis to spawn with a Cooking Club accessory on her head.
  • Fixed bug that prevented an outline from appearing around Yandere-chan in Ebola Mode.
  • Fixed bug that made Riku’s eyes turn grey if he was told to change his hairstyle.

What’s Next?

At the time that I uploaded this build, I was actually halfway finished implementing the next big feature, a core gameplay mechanic, but I didn’t want to delay the build, so I paused development of that feature. Now that the build is out, I’m super-excited to get back to work on that feature!

Secret Message

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Ajano oayn, tinehk dra suhdr uv Zyhiyno, E dyga dfu tyoc uvv vnus fung du lamapnyda dra yhhejancyno uv dra vencd desa E ajan cdnaysat y jetau kysa po nabmyoehk dra vencd dfu kysac E ajan cdnaysat. Uh Zyhiyno 17dr, E bmyo Nacetahd Ajem 4, yht uh Zyhiyno 19dr, E bmyo Socdelym Hehzy Cdynnehk Kuasuh.

Ev oui’t mega du zueh sa, oui lyh veht sa yd dfedlr.dj/oyhtanataj , cdyndehk yd 12:00 huuh eh dra BCD desawuha. Ajah ev oui uhmo bub eh vun y vaf sehidac zicd du cyo rammu, E fuimt pa jano rybbo du caa oui drana!


76 thoughts on “January 15th Update

  1. On January 17th, 2009, I streamed a video game for the first time. It completely changed my life; once I experienced the thrill of playing video games while interacting with a big audience, I didn’t want to do anything else! For a period of several years, I streamed every day, usually for 12 hours straight!

    Every year, during the month of January, I take two days off from work to celebrate the anniversary of the first time I ever streamed a video game by replaying the first two games I ever streamed. On January 17th, I play Resident Evil 4, and on January 19th, I play Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon.

    If you’d like to join me, you can find me at twitch.tv/yanderedev , starting at 12:00 noon in the PST timezone. Even if you only pop in for a few minutes just to say hello, I would be very happy to see you there!

  2. I feel like the rival for the new eliminatiom method could be for Muja Kina since she is very clumsy. I don’t know it’s just a thought.

  3. my launcher won’t allow me to update the game. even when i force reinstall, it still stays on the 4 jan build, anyone got any ideas for how to fix it?

    • Download the game through Mediafire, or somewhere else but not the game’s site because you will have to wait a day for the launcher to know that there is a new update (i usually download new updates through Mediafire)

  4. Oh cool! I think a lot of gamers didn’t see how the pink one is so clumsy, so they couldn’t do the elimination. Really cool

  5. Can you fix the bug:
    That when Ayano change Genka Taku (The computer club leader) and when he is in the class so the bullies stares at nothing?
    The guy who is in sewing room was still holding in class pink uniform, and the sounds of sewing machine, when he must be in phone

  6. Guys, if you found an actual and reproducible bug, email him with detailed info and pics! Writing them down in the comments section is pointless.

  7. I would love to see the Taskbar work. It doesn’t write anything, what you have to do, who you got it from, nothing. I hope Yandev does a sweep and ads 10 new tasks for some students and makes the task menu work.

  8. Since we have the selfie mode, you should lose popularity points if you directly take a picture of a student (like -1/-2) unless if you’re apart of the photography club

  9. I absolutely love the art! And a little suggestion, what if when yan-chan’s sanity goes down her facial expressions gets creepier and creepier when in selfie mode?

  10. Pingback: TAKING SELFIES, NEW ENVIRONMENT, NEW TASK! - Yandere Simulator - Alex Coleman

    And also thank you for new elimination methods on guys, if you make them guinea pigs with that purpose. ^^ I did say that I wanted to see new elimination methods on the guys and now you implemented two!!! (not actually for guys but for now they only works on male characters) So I’m really happy! Thank you so much Yandere Dev!!! ~^^~

  12. Yandere Dev, can you add more students? 90 is a rather small number for a high school, even if said school is only for the ‘best of the best’. You once said that about half of the students would not be in any clubs. Also, regarding their walk to school, it doesn’t feel like a real crowd because all the students are organized by clubs and not walking in a real haphazard clump (like a crowd).

  13. there’s a lot of things you could tell me about yandev and i’d believe, but the fact that he apparently watches steven universe wasn’t one of them. deadass thought i couldn’t be surprised by this dude anymore. and then i cycle through the hair styles and see pink fucking diamond’s hair and it kills me instantly.

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