Love Letter and Yandere Sim Clones - Where jilted weebs try to one-up their former virgin-with-rage senpai

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Update 8/11/2020: Ha ha ha look at this fucking NDA what a load of crap
Update 8/10/2020: a lot happened in one week, a lot of it callouts and claiming to code.

Update 8/5/2020: reminder to Archive every link and download every video when you can, the Love Letter Project has gone into the DELETE FUCKING EVERYTHING phase, just check some of DrApeis's social links.
Updated 8/2/2020: Shortcake is fired and copyrights bow-chan, forcing them to make a new design. She also leaks conformation that DrApeis IS NarwhalsareFalling, the developer of a previous failed Yansim clone (that's now a VN without him). Post is a compilation.
Update 8/4/2020: DrApeis Escapis/Narhwals thread live OP found here. Hi Logan!

Yandere Simulator has been in development hell since 2014. The first rival (out of 10) has yet to be programmed into the game, making its current state a completely aimless, buggy "sandbox-based" experience. Both fans and haters alike have all come to realize that the game will likely never come out release when the universe finally succumbs to heat-death. The infamous developer of the game, Alex Mahan, has an existing thread you can catch up on for all of the slow-paced drama generated throughout the years.

Inspired by Mahan and fed up with the wait time, dedicated groups of weaboos and opportunists have managed to start their own yandere games (with hookers! and blackjack!!!), all with varying levels of quality, "success" (failure), and even more varying levels of drama. Imagine a bunch of teens looking at an inexperienced mountain climber struggling to climb up a mountain and then yelling, "THAT'S EASY!1" before trying (and failing) to climb up the mountain themselves. Now imagine said teens are social justice weeaboos craving validation and attention, while the original climber is a weapons-grade incel who attracts a-loggers like flies, and you kinda get the picture. This video takes a gander at some of these examples:


Here's a quick look at some of the more prominent ones in-depth:

Watashi no Mono (canceled)

The developers called themselves a fangame of Yandere Simulator and went with the novel idea that you played as a Yandere already in a relationship, protecting her senpai from icky competition.

Uchikina and Otoko are a happy couple. They laugh whenever the other laughs, and they cry when the other cries. Until one day, Uchikina finds strange text messages on Otoko's phone. Uchikina becomes suspicious, and decides to spy on him for a little while.

Uchikina finds Otoko talking to Tari, and hopes that they're only friends. Uchikina soon finds out the Tari is trying to win the heart of Otoko. Uchikina is filled with rage. She doesn't want to lose him after all those great times they've had. She needs to eliminate the competition.

They got a decent way through development before Alex messaged the creators and told them to stop. The official reason is that the developer, Epic Meal dev, wanted to focus on his other games (Archive). He plans on uploading the source code for others to enjoy.
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Video of the Last Build Released



Limerence / The State of Limerence (canceled)

Limerence (later The State of Limerence after some copyright trouble) was an SJW-take on Yandere sim with all the rivals representing part of the minority rainbow. Notable for having a "PR manager" (because that's what you need for a fangame) join the farms to shill for their game.
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lol

The plot doesn't seem too sjw to me - after all, you can ruin the lives of black, gay, trans, and autistic people just like the farms!

It's also notable for getting into some gay ops with the team of Love Me, a game (and the first yansim clone) originating from this very forum before it was handed off to other, more dedicated users. @vertexwindi shares most of the story here, & @Fatcat share some choice screenshots from Limerence's ultra private gay ops headquarters chat here. Here are the highlights:
  • Vertexwindi, Fatcat, & others start the project, but someone named Louise got fed up with how slow it moved and suggested "edgy tutorial prompts, awful game design ideas and drastically cutting the game's scope". After Vertexwindi & Fatcat politely rejected her input, she got butthurt and began to create constant drama. The two project heads told her to fuck off shortly after.
  • Louise took the lead 2D artist of Love Me with her and they joined Limerence (later the State of Limerance after some copyright trouble).
  • Love Me had a team of moles on Limerence's private discord who leaked things to the Love Me squad, with the entire development being a shitshow due to constant backstabbing, shit talking, and other clique bullshit.
  • Louise leaked Love Me assets, and then leaked Fatcat's private info when confronted about the former to Limerence. Vertexwindi said he'd burn Love Me down in a second and leak all of Limerence's drama if they didn't stop fucking with Love Me. Limerence team promptly shat themselves and clammed up.
I encourage anyone interested into looking at the screenshots provided by Fatcat if they want to enjoy Limerence's high school-tier drama in full.

Love Me was not the only group Limerence riled up: apparently this game pissed off Mulberry (YanSim's lead artist, simp, & tracer) so much that she allegedly drew porn of the game's underage characters with "fuck limerence" written on the character's thigh. However, it seems like it was deleted before it could be archived.

The developers decided to fuck off onto a different project, Naporia, because they bit off more than they could chew. They later posted an update on that project, putting it on hiatus due to the "world sucking so bad" (aka triggered into oblivion and head first into activism/slackivism).

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After development was canceled, some salty former team member aired their alleged grievances with them. No screenshots, just hearsay.

Links:
Official Tumblr | Archive

Lovesick / Love Letter: My True Feelings (Current name)

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Came to people's attention when the creator, DrApeis, posted a video on YouTube claiming he recreated yansim in 2 weeks. Before then, he was mainly known for having made two videos analyzing Yansim.
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He soon branded his original video as an official announcement trailer for "Lovesick", the better and sexier version of Yansim. The original video was deleted after a copyright music claim, but re-uploaded shortly after with the offending music taken out. You can find an archive of the original here.
Ever since, this particular fangame has generated more controversy than previous ones due to the general handling of the game and the words of the official creators.

As a lot of Yansim's assets would have to be recreated from the ground up, DrApeis may have jumped the gun by announcing his intentions to recreate the game too early. Banworld talks about how much was possibly recreated in 2 weeks.
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Original post on the farms.

Response to Yandev saying that Apeis stole Yandev's assets:
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Original farms post. DrApeis made an apology video for originally taking the assets, but it has since been taken down.

Possible information on DrApeis, including his age, motivations, and coding skills. Original post.
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The team released an embarrassing name change announcement video, complete with sprites, voice acting, and stabbing, just like devpai!

It became #12 trending on YouTube for a brief period of time.

They also made an embarrassing "You have been banned" video. It's an edit of a pre-existing MMD model, a program that lets you make 3D dance videos, so at least it didn't take more time to code.


When the discord for the game was announced, DrApeis got around 100 applications for mods, yet still picked some really incompetent ones. One former Mod had their own re-imagining of yansim on top of DrApeis and friends' own. This isn't for Love Letter, but said former mod's own yansim fangame. They were later kicked from the discoed mod team for biphobia (not sure if archived). Anyway, it's still funny so I'm including it.

The mods are autistic themselves, the game's development might be quicker and more efficient but the game itself will be filled with SJW shit (according to a mod)

Here's one who posted a list of rivals and what makes them... "special".
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Plus there are remakes of the bullies that will be in the game, which are fine I guess.
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And finally a hideous remake of Osana's model.
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There was some mod drama in a google doc that's too fucking long for me to read. Said google doc + archive. It got resolved, and Apeis posted a video claiming it was proof he wasn't Narwhals, another Yansim clone coder. (archive of video) This was later shown to be false, the two are one and the same (for more information, check here).
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Archive of tweet.

Former mod NightWhisperer came onto the farms leaking more screenshots of the moderation team being under prepared and generally useless (archive) as @Bramblestar4427 as suggested by their friends. They were also the ones to leak Yandere Dev sending discord messages to DrApeis telling him to stop Love Letter's development (more on that later).

It isn't only the discord moderation team that generates drama - the development team has their fair share of moments too. Here's the designer of the main protagonist, Strawberryshortcake, defends making the protagonist chubby and her own art style:
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Original post.

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Original post.

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Meme by @Kingu Cinnamon

Shortcake is also a sperg herself. She asserted that she fucked "our moms" several times over disagreements, in spite of identifying as a non-binary female, and later apologized for it:
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She immediately protected her account after this, of course:
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She seems to do the usual tumblr things, like shaving her eyebrows, claiming she literally IS multiple character, and partaking in fursonas.
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She can generate drama and might have done so in the past, but she seems like a standard tumblr user. exhausted found her old facebook, mostly 2014 post. (archive) You can enjoy some of her tiktok videos archived here as well.

Brick Face made a good compilation of choice moments from Shortcake's social media (original post):
Her huge list of social media accounts provided by Exhausted and Iox, along with her family's facebooks.

Official links for Love Letter and DrApeis below. It's young weeb "i can do better" and "this project is the greatest eva!!" central out there on the discord, mind the screeching:


Yandere School (Released September 1st, 2017 on Steam)

Yes, a half-assed clone was released 3 years after Yandere Simulator's official announcement. It's short, buggy, and looks like a 7th grader made the 2D cutscenes, but holy fuck it's an actual finished product.

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You can buy it on steam (archive) if you want to flush 2 hours of your life down the toilet.

Predictably, Alex was butthurt (archive):
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Original screenshot post.


Yandev's Reaction

While it should be kept to his own thread, here's a brief summary:

Lastly, like most edgy meme games, yansim has teens and children on gamejolt making rpg maker and ren'py fangames. If you find anything funny about those, bring it up as well, but keep in mind most are younger than 18 and will likely grow into better games (unlike Alex).

Be aware that Alex Mahn/Yandev brings in A-logs like there's no tomorrow, and community members of both Yandere Simulator and it's fangames (and both's haters) have a high chance of infecting the thread. Remember PPE procedure: make a thread on them if they're funny and can't stop posting dumb shit, report them to the mods if they're not.

I'd like to thank @chlorine, @Brick Face, @Iox , @exhausted, @Fatcat ,& @Catch Your Breath for their dedication to making this thread better, along with most of the users on the main Yandere Simulator thread for digging up the dirt. Shout out to @lewdwig van beethoven for giving hot fresh updates and also making the thread better. Shout out to @vertexwindi (f) for putting up with our horseshit for all these years.
 

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You should have added this video about other yansim clones:
Thank you! It's hard to keep up with all the YanSim drama as Alex draws a-logs and top hats like crazy who dump 300 angry post you have to sift through. I'll add it to the OP.

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@vertexwindi you think this needs its own thread?
I'm cool with having it locked or moved to the Games board instead too, I just wanted to try and corral the sperging about other games in Alex's thread to calm my ocd. Whatever you guys say 👍
 

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Hmm, the OP definitely needs some work. Maybe add in some info about Limerence. Also, it's Alex Mahan, not Mahn. I'll edit this post with more suggestions as needed. Otherwise, if I think of any other suggestions later, I might need to make another post.
Thank you, I can't spell. It's my first time doing this for such a large topic, I look forward to your suggestions.:)
 

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Thank you, I can't spell. It's my first time doing this for such a large topic, I look forward to your suggestions.:)
No problem! I'll try to look for info about these YanSim-inspired games myself so that you can hopefully have more stuff to add to the OP. I've been wanting this thread to happen almost since the moment I joined the farms and I'll offer as much of my help as I can to make this thread a success.
 

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Here's the archive for WNM's page, waybackmachine nor archive.md didn't work but archive.st seemed to. Not sure how reliable archive.st is since it's the first time using it so here's the archive's attached links(?)
source code for others ro enjoy.
Also you misspelled "to"

ETA: Archived the archive.st's archive on archive.md (that's a mouth full), dunno the reliability of archive.st, but since it shows the page by itself it's a good work around to use archive.md.
 
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There was a copycat game that actually ended up being released, but it got poor reviews. I don't know if it's because of the graphics, because of the price, or if it's because the idea behind Yandere Simulator is fundamentally broken. Probably all three.
Added this along with Limerence to the OP.

Here's the archive for WNM's page, waybackmachine nor archive.md didn't work but archive.st seemed to. Not sure how reliable archive.st is since it's the first time using it so here's the archive's attached links(?)

Also you misspelled "to"
Thank you, added! And which to?
OP also misspelled "genre" in the thread title.
hahaha disregard that i suck cocks didn't realize it cut off general, jesus..
 
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I swear, even if users from this thread and the Alex/YanSim thread teamed up and tried to create their own YanSim-inspired game, I'm almost certain it'll bomb. Almost. So many of these games ended up being utter shit and I won't be surprised if Love Letter blows up by the end of this year.
End of the year is highly optimistic for longevity, considering Apeis is going the same way as Alex's easter eggs with the new "skits" he's making.

"Guys it's just easter eggs, they don't take that long to make!"
"Guys it's just skits, they don't take that long to make!"
 

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I swear, even if users from this thread and the Alex/YanSim thread teamed up and tried to create their own YanSim-inspired game, I'm almost certain it'll bomb. Almost. So many of these games ended up being utter shit and I won't be surprised if Love Letter blows up by the end of this year.
The first yansim clone was from the farms, but fuck it was so long ago I can't remember what it's called. They did stop production iirc.
 

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End of the year is highly optimistic for longevity, considering Apeis is going the same way as Alex's easter eggs with the new "skits" he's making.

"Guys it's just easter eggs, they don't take that long to make!"
"Guys it's just skits, they don't take that long to make!"
Yeah, perhaps LL will bomb sooner...maybe more like, the end of next month. If some real shit goes down real soon, then maybe even by the end of next week...

The first yansim clone was from the farms, but fuck it was so long ago I can't remember what it's called. They did stop production iirc.
Once you remember the name, you should edit the OP. I'm really curious now as to how it ended up.
 

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The first yansim clone was from the farms, but fuck it was so long ago I can't remember what it's called. They did stop production iirc.
Pretty sure it was called Love Me by the Starcrossed Team. There was a bunch of problems though, especially with original members stepping down and the whole rehaul into a pixel RPGMaker game before the new project director shut it down.

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8K-wzY4Q33YiLF8cNClYNg
Tumblr: https://lovemeofficial.tumblr.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LoveMe_Game
 
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