Yandere Simulator Gets Personal

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The newest build of schoolgirl stealth title Yandere Simulator has unveiled new personality types for all the game’s potential young targets, inserting more variety and diversity into the game to create a tougher challenge for would-be yandere.

The developer’s latest update video:

Yandere Simulator and its various updates can be tracked via it’s official website.

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  • This guy is just full of great ideas. I’d personally like it more if the game were emulating real life a bit more realistically but still a great concept.

    Twitch tv banned the game from being broadcasted despite games like GTA:V having much worse and over the top content. Of course, GTA is a triple A title which a lot of people play and thus would want to see on twitch; which is the main reason why they don’t also ban GTA if they would ban Yandere Simulator.

    As an indie developer coping with this much hypocrisy he’s still going strong.

    • Well, some people theorize that the reason behind the discriminating banning policies is because Yandere Simulator features similar things as GTA V… but with potential underages. GTA V features absolutely no underage doing anything questionable, and neither does Mortal Kombat X, another game allowed on Twitch.

      Whether this is true or not remains to be known. I personally believe that Twitch managers are just racist. Like, seriously, have you seen their list of banned games..? 95% of them are either Japanese or Japanese-looking, like this one and HuniePop.

    • “Of course, GTA is a triple A title which a lot of people play and thus would want to see on twitch; which is the main reason why they don’t also ban GTA if they would ban Yandere Simulator.”

      Money is involved, that’s the MAIN reason…

    • Given the content it has, I’ve often wondered if the finished game will ever see the light of day for publishing.

      Don’t get me wrong, I want to see this game happen and be able to play it. The problem lies with fear-mongering groups who will want to shut it down because they will say it’s too violent and might influence impressionable kids to do crazy shit.

      • He could always self publish. Paying a company to put the basic game onto a DVD and package it would be simple enough with Kickstarter funds. As any company would, you’d order this in the 1000s to save money. Companies get a better price for this stuff when they order more of something.

      • “Given the content it has, I’ve often wondered if the finished game will ever see the light of day for publishing.”

        Sure it will, just not by any major publisher. That’s a complete non issue though since this is independently developed and published.

      • Except they can’t. There is no big company behind this, no products to boycot, no headquarter to demonstrate in front of, no news channel will ever cover this (if they do, it will perhaps 1000x sales, so go ahead). It’s not against the law afaik to program a video game. Let SJWs rage, we drink their delicious tears. And I’m fairly certain that Steam would accept to sell this (they sell Hatred ffs).

        • The problem with GTA though is that it’s a Triple A game loved by short attention-span children looking to get all sorts of ‘strategies’ and ‘tips’ to be better at the game, and Twitch facilitates it because they know that GTA will bring them site traffic. Yandere Simulator however will more than likely get people raging at Twitch, and they don’t want to deal with the headache of having to respond to all of the complaints that I’m sure they get from people like SJW’s, helicopter parents, and the like.

          The problem is that Yandere Simulator is made by someone who isn’t Triple A, and that is basically the only thing keeping it from being streamable. I’ve seen disturbing stuff in games that are on Twitch right now.

        • Clearly it doesn’t, because GTA wasn’t banned. The difference is GTA doesn’t elicit such a negative response in people, while this game clearly does. The GTA and Yandere Simulator have different reasons for development and people are picking up on that.

  • I’m getting the feeling that the more he adds the more impossible it will become to win this game. I realize that the final version of the game will make it hard to beat, which is the point, but if he adds TOO much it may make it too hard to beat.

      • I invite you to look up how French words ending in “é” are pronounced in English and in French. English doesn’t have “deh” or “reh”; when you try to end a syllable in “eh”, you invariably get “ai” as in “dairy”. (Or if you try to avoid the diphthong, the best you can get is “ee”.) Hence, “yan-day-ray”, which is exactly how he pronounces it.

        Sure, it is physically possible to pronounce it like the Japanese do, but then you’ll be speaking Japanese, not English. And sure, it is physically possible to insert a random word spoken in Japanese into a sentence spoken in English (and I sometimes do this sort of thing myself), but he sensibly chooses to keep himself to a single language.

        • @21:58

          “Sure, it is physically possible to pronounce it like the Japanese do”

          Uh, no. I’m a native English speaker that is learning the Japanese language and I can pronounce “yandere” just the way a Japanese native speaker does.

          “And sure, it is physically possible to insert a random word spoken in Japanese into a sentence spoken in English”

          Except that, it really isn’t. Again, if you do it correctly, you mix and interchange words for different languages at any one point.

          An example would be the name “Porsche”, you don’t pronounce it like “porsche”, you pronounce it like “por-sha” because it’s their native way of pronunciation.

          It’s like yandere, you don’t pronounce it “your” way, you pronounce it the native speakers way.

          Hell, if you need more proof, check out this Aussie guy here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OD33BbH5pug

        • >02:47

          Actually is, it’s closer to Por-shuh though.

          Here’s some viewing material so you can learn:

          Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jPaYnaKVDk
          Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_QazJD9nyI&feature=youtu.be&t=256
          And here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyc96YnwGD4

          The other anons (00:53, 13:47, 02:07) are smack bang on about the Yandere pronunciation too. As someone that is very interested in the Japanese language, I laugh at the developer constantly pronouncing it incorrect.

          It’s just going to cause most of the people that watch/play it to pronounce it incorrectly as well.

          (PS. >21:58 – It is piss easy to mix different languages and still pronounce them perfectly, It’s not “impossible” at all)

  • I can probably see that this game might influence kids to go kill other students at school who gets between their love interest and then the government have to take action by enforcing a ban on love just like Sandy Hook, Columbine, and Virginia Tech shooting are created in order to take people’s guns away so they can’t revolt against tyrant government.

  • I think this game is dangerous. It total different when you role playing soldier try to kill terrorist and role playing student try to kill your classmate. Developer should pick something more creative than this to get money.

      • that’s more conservative than liberal.

        in any case, it is genuinely just an uncomfortable and tactless “game”.

        I don’t know if it’s dangerous, since there haven’t actually been any serious, played-straight murderer simulators before now, but I don’t know if I’m okay with its existence.

        I think Twitch was right in banning it.

        • The Hitman series of games is about a Hitman who murders people for money. You could argue about whether it or other violent games like GTA are being played “straight”, but then you have to concede that the entire idea of a YANDERE simulator with big-eyed anime figures isn’t exactly straight either.

          There’s a weird hypocrisy in gaming where some violence is just accepted as part of a game and not going to turn people into murderers; but some other violence is somehow MIND CONTROL and WILL MAKE PEOPLE KILL KILL KILL! Usually such concerns center around age and gender – i.e, you can’t kill women or kids. But nobody as far as I can see can actually put up a coherent argument about WHY those are any worse or damaging than other game violence, they just say “I think it is” and try to pass that off as actual evidence. Which of course it isn’t.

        • “It’s played straight because it shows all of the gratuitous brutality and plays it the way it would be in a similar real life scenario without holding back. That’s all it means.”

          Except it doesn’t. Sounds like you haven’t seen any of the many “let’s play” videos for it or really know that much about it. Blood is cartoony, people who get electrocuted have their skeletons show up, gore is minimal at best. Do victims cry out or beg? No more than in other games I’ve cited.

          As for no other content, you miss the whole point that the aim of the game is to eliminate your rivals for senpai’s affections – meaning there is more to the game than just murder, though admittedly not all that much. So why does the Hitman series get a pass, but not this?

          So in short, you are full of horseshit. You know nothing about what you speak and you have made snap judgements without being informed, but instead of conceding this you double down on it. Good job, you.

        • I should clarify more concisely while I’m bored enough to do so.

          It’s played straight because it shows all of the gratuitous brutality and plays it the way it would be in a similar real life scenario without holding back. That’s all it means.

          Normally this is a good thing, but given the context, it’s just uncomfortable for anyone other than its niche audience.

        • “This is either a nonsensical thing to say or a very poorly-defined thing to say. You have to either be claiming that a game that gives bonuses depending on what panties you wear is serious business and MEANS IT or you have to be arguing for some standard of “straight” that is as of yet not defined to anyone but yourself.”

          It’s only nonsense to you. I can spell it out, though, as I’ve done many times already.

          Yandere simulator is a simulator of brutal torture and murder of high school children, with no substance beyond that. it goes through certain lengths, such as putting in things like people pleading for help and different personalities just to make the NPCs seem more human, this making extended torture sequences, bullying, and murder more satisfying for the player. The focus isn’t on narrative (because it doesn’t have or want any, as it doesn’t need either to satisfy its purpose). It’s frankly and exclusively on the simulation of murder. Unfortunately for you, it shows and people have decided they don’t want to be associated with it, like Twitch for instance.

          I’m not sure how that isn’t tasteless, because it seems to be on purpose at this point. And at that point, you need to expect other people, especially large companies that don’t want to be associated with it for any reason to not allow your purposefully tasteless murder simulator on their website. Just because you enjoy deliberately tasteless and uncomfortable media doesn’t mean everyone else has to. Giving bonuses for panties worn doesn’t change the rest of it.

          This isn’t a new concept. Try streaming an extremely gory game on twitch. That will get banned, too. They’ve had these rules forever.

        • “But I’m not even sure what you’re arguing against.”

          I’m arguing against you being “uncomfortable” with the game’s existence for entirely baseless and/or stupid reasons.

          That is to say, if you are uncomfortable with YS, why not the countless other games that feature various forms of havoc and murder? Just because of the setting or the potential victims? Why not just say, “I’m overly sensitive to some subjects and want to voice my distress in the most useless way possible”?

          I’m also arguing against the characterization of YS as being played “straight” – as opposed to what, exactly? And what makes any other game NOT “played straight”? This is either a nonsensical thing to say or a very poorly-defined thing to say. You have to either be claiming that a game that gives bonuses depending on what panties you wear is serious business and MEANS IT or you have to be arguing for some standard of “straight” that is as of yet not defined to anyone but yourself.

          You seem to be spinning towards saying YS is in some way worse or more bad than other games without really committing to a solid reason why (at least not any that makes sense), and I suspect it’s a gut-reaction of “ew” more than any rational conclusion.

          “Do you draw the line nowhere?” you say. Well, yes. I draw the line at various points within reality. A video game – any video game – is not in any way reality.

        • “It’s also based on a fictional trope in manga and anime, the “yandere” character.”

          If you think murderous/sadistic psychopaths are fictional, then I have some bad news for you. The vast, vast majority of us aren’t, but you still hear about them on the news.

          “It’s played about as straight as expecting a Spider-Man game to instruct you on how to deal with supervillains.”

          Laughable. Somehow I think bullying and stabbing people in a highschool is a bit more easily doable than building a doomsday machine that sends spiderman back in time. Try watching or reading the news.

          “It’d be more likely that playing Call of Duty could turn you into a rifle-toting killing machine.”

          That’s also a laugh. You’re more likely to find a knife or scissors in your home. You’re more likely to find (and likely to interact daily in a) highschool than you are to find a fully automatic assault rifle with lasersight, extended mag, full metal jacket, and red dot site. You’re also more likely to find a highschool kid than you are to find a middle eastern soldier or ww2 nazi soldier.

          But I’m not even sure what you’re arguing against. You made some weird, unrelated point about GTA intending players to steal cars in real life or whatever, when I never mentioned anything like that.

          Yandere simulator is absolutely tasteless, on the same level as a terrorist simulator. Do you draw the line nowhere? Just because it’s covered under free speech doesn’t mean everyone has to be happy about its existence. I mean, it isn’t even art and doesn’t try to be. There is nothing to it beyond school murders. It’s the murder version of a porn game.

        • “Of course it’s played straight.”

          My ass.

          Yes, it’s a game whose primary activity is murder. It’s also based on a fictional trope in manga and anime, the “yandere” character. Real-life applications of this are by and large pretty damn rare – there’s not a whole lot of Nevada-tans roaming around. It’s played about as straight as expecting a Spider-Man game to instruct you on how to deal with supervillains.

          It’d be more likely that playing Call of Duty could turn you into a rifle-toting killing machine. Do we think the creators of GTA seriously intend people to go yank drivers out of their cars? No? Then what makes Yandere Simulator somehow more problematic? Nothing, except some people are just more watery-eyed and queasy (and hypocritical) over some types of violence than others.

        • “, but then you have to concede that the entire idea of a YANDERE simulator with big-eyed anime figures isn’t exactly straight either.”

          What gave you that idea? Of course it’s played straight. Literally, the only reason this simulator exists is to simulate killing and torturing innocents for no reason at all and trying to get away with it in a highschool setting using a wide array of weapons and ways to torture and do other things to them just before. The film equivalent would be a website centered around watching people die and/or get bullied. Of course, you could watch Die Hard, but that doesn’t mean a website centered around watching played-straight videos of people dying or getting bullied is any less creepy. It’s the same concept.

          Them being stylized is not an argument for whether it’s played straight or not, in the slightest. Art style or not, it’s going to attract and be played by unstable people (granted, they’d be unstable whether they did or did not play it).

          That being said, he’s allowed to make this if he wants, I’m still against censorship, but that doesn’t mean this simulator is any less tactless or creepy. Twitch and Steam are allowed to decide to ban this if they want and I won’t fight for it either way.

        • If you speak English like a native and use words like “Ameritardian” and “AmeriKKKa”, then you live in a place where the US military is protecting you one way or another. You are the lap dog who sits inside barking at the big dogs because you know you are kept safe. And like that dog, if anyone really came after you your first response would be to piss yourself.