Interest Check Thread

Different people look for different things in a game. My advice is that you should be extremely clear about what the player is getting with yours. Reading through your synopsis and plot sections gave me no indication that the game would really be about balancing your relationship with a yandere.

If/when you post a demo, you should lead with that, and you should post trigger warnings. Everyone should know what kind of game they’re going to encounter before they press play.

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Agreed, Yanderes can’t be defined as safe people and I will never understand the interest in them, same as with the S and M Fifty Shades abuse crap. I wish you luck with your game but it’s definitely not the sort I would play, romantic relationships should always be healthy and consensual with both parties.

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Well, I’m not going to forcibly sway you one way or the other or cause a fit. I already know that this game is pretty much appealing to a niche (well, I shouldn’t say niche since the yandere fandom is quite large on tumblr and have our own forums) community. So I understand where you’re coming from since normal people wouldn’t find this appealing.

But I only want to emphasis that the yandere does not torture their s/o. Tbh, if you read something that has that, I don’t consider the person as a yandere. Just as a psychopath and that’s it.

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Of course, of course. I’m completely on board with you and @derekmetaltron. If I were to ever make the demo, I would slap a warning label everywhere on that. I’m quite aware that not everyone would be into something like this. This is just something as someone from the yandere fandom, reaching out and extending an invitation for others to explore as well as making a sort of “love letter” to the already fans.

And derek, there are many reasons as to why people like yanderes. But I’m not going to bother in going on a tangent on that since I doubt you want to read that. I just want to say, you may not believe me, but you can have a healthy and consensual relationship here. And even with the kidnapping ending that is a consensual ending. Again, you might not believe me. I’m one of the most vanilla fans in the community when it comes to yanderes. I’m not really into that force stuff.

Not trying to force anyone here since I know some people have their own perspectives. This is just me putting out an invitation to explore a trope.

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I am honestly curious:

You can’t give someone consent to kidnap you, since that defeats the purpose of kidnapping (taking one away by force), so, how? Genuine question.

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As long as people know what they’re getting, then I say go for it honestly. There are lots of games around here that are horror-y and have creepy characters. Absinthian Ballad and Heir to the Throne come to mind. Your concept is different, but my point is there’s definitely an audience for it.

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When the options are to choose to ‘get kidnapped’ or get kidnapped anyway, that’s not exactly much of a choice. Of course I can respect you have your opinion and particular interests, pretty much everyone has kinks I suppose, but you’ll probably want to be careful how you write it out, especially when the reader won’t have much choice in the matter…

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I was intrigued by the mystery of investigating the brother’s disappearance but I’m not quite sold on the idea of the yandere. Sorry. It seems to me that there isn’t going to be a ‘good’ ending unless we concede to whatever the yandere wants. This makes it look like there is a ‘one true path’ since we appear to be unable to reject a relationship with the yandere without being punished for that choice.

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Agreed, and no offence but it seems like this idea of yours is really using a cover story aspect to hide a text based Yandere Simulator, and if that’s all it is really then it’s only going to appeal to a very specific and arguably disturbed community. As I said many of us have distinctive kinks and I’ll admit I myself have considered a game which could go alongside one of mine - but when any kinks involve hurting people in any way its not something I can understand or see as appealing. I think you should be careful about how you handle this game or at least consider moving heavily away from the Yandere aspects…

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Not going to lie… lowkey kinda hurt that you compared this idea to Yandere Simulator. I mean, it’s water off of my back since I understand the point where you are coming from. But also, Yandere Simulator is a piece of shit in my opinion tbh. Now that is an actual fetish game and it’s clear to me that the Yandere dev A) doesn’t know what a yandere is and B) awful as a game dev. You may find it as a surprise but most people in the yandere community renounce Yandere Simulator… well, I know I do since I see it hot garbage that should be called “Psychopath Simulator” than “Yandere Simulator”. Anyways, I’m rambling at this point.

The point is, and you may not believe me, the point of this game isn’t about hurting people, killing, ect. A bit jaw dropping there but a yandere isn’t a yandere because they kill or hurt people but because they’re lovesick. That would be like saying if I hold a knife then I’m automatically a murderer.Though I’ll give you credit in saying “yeah, this is a bit of a cover game for this kink.” I am tired of seeing stories where the yandere is just running around killing people, the MC standing around like a statue or twiddling their thumb, and the story having the predictable ending insight. I believe a yandere character can shine if handle well and done in a compelling story. Like Mirai Nikki or Chrimson Gray. (Though, I will add something like that happening since it is a “Bad end” And on the note of bad endings, in your last post… uh, don’t know how to tell you this buddy but once you get to the kidnapping part you already got the ending. So you wouldn’t have the choice and the ending is running on autopilot. By then, you already lost your choice of “getting kidnap” or “not getting kidnap” based on your actions). And just another minor thing as when you mention “arguably disturbed community”. All hands on deck in the context for Yandere Simulator but just asking you don’t lump the yandere community (though there is some overlap since people like what they like). We engage in civil discourse, point out why a yandere is bad or why they aren’t a yandere, and pretty chill when people say they don’t like yanderes since we understand the distaste.

@Cheion Well… I’m going to debunk that in saying that “no, you can’t get the only “good ending” by conceding to whatever the yandere wants.” That’s how you get a “bad ending”. You can very much put your foot down and say “No. That is creepy and I don’t like that.” and A) not get killed as a result B) influence the yandere on a “right path” and C) lead you closer to the “good ending”. Also, there isn’t only “one true path”. You can very much end get a “friendship ending” where you’re not in a relationship with the yandere. So much so, that you can hypothetically end up with someone else and the yandere wouldn’t freak out. Actually… for those doubters out there, just for you guys, I’ll make a “good ending” where MC is marrying someone else and the yandere is there to say “congrats” before handing a (genuine, not double meaning) wedding gift (like a toaster or something?). Well, if I do make this game.

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It’s a fair point that I probably don’t have an understanding of what you define a Yandere as and the two examples I tend to think of are that game and Monika from Doki Doki Poem Club or whatever it’s called… so I apologise if I came off as insulting in my last post. If as you say those are poor examples of your interests then it makes sense that you would dislike such games and examples.

I’m gonna admit something here that I happen to be a macrophile (someone who loves giant sized women) and some connected aspects like Endosomatophila (basically Fantastic Voyage with inner body adventures). But there’s common aspects of it I hate or dislike like the obsession with feet or the violent types of giantesses. And violent stuff in general. So everyone’s different. :grin: Ultimately its your story so don’t let me put off anything since I can understand how a group of likeminded people can disagree on all issues and preferences, so do what you want as long as you remember to mark and label it properly as what it is. :slightly_smiling_face:

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Preview of a demo is up!

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Ahhh I see! Thanks for that clarification! Like derek, I’m not really familiar with the yandere fandom so forgive me for any incorrect assumptions I made. Nonetheless, write the story if you want to! And all the best for that endeavor, if and when you do embark on it :slight_smile:

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It’s a lil bit early and I’m just now writing the overall framework of the story and I was just wondering where I should start on the main content (customization, quests, small filler quests, etc.) As well as overall mechanics such as time or space manipulation and other god-like abilitys.

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How about being single God in the world? Like in abrahamic religions? Creating everything from the start, keep people in line if they are not worshiping you than you may decide to send a prophet or just burn them or flood them. Humans creating new religions and what you do about them. Your people misinterpretating your message like going for witch hunt or jihad or something. Managing the army of angels. Managing the world, haven, hell and other things you know the usual God stuff put in a game. We already have a multiple Gods game, and other games where there are multiple Gods, how about going for a single God? A little different it will be, but I’m sure the game would be interesting regardless however you go for it. Best of luck :cherry_blossom:

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I was actually considering that point of view, thank you :grin:

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Hello I’m Mirror(real name stupid I know). I have recently been working on a idea for a story I think would be fun to read but wanted help with it/ your opinions on the idea. And if I get enough help(and learn how to code ^^’) I can make this an actual Choice game which would be fun ^^!

Title: Monster Knight

Plot: Highschool is a tough time in a teenagers life even more so when you’re one of the only humans in it. Welcome to Lilith Hollow a town in a parallel dimension from the normal world inhabited almost entirely by monsters and mythical creatures created and founded by your ancestors. Since ancient times humans have feared and hunted monsters, it didn’t matter if the monster had intelligence or was peaceful humans hated them and wanted them gone from this world, all except for your family whom wanted nothing more than to help them. You are a member of the Monoceros family, a family that for generations have helped and save monsters of all kind from humans, demons, and other dangers to them. The Monoceros may be a human clan but your family is anything but ordinary humans. Blessed by a unicorn thanks to the first of your clan your family has a deep connection with monsters each member being born with power over them called The Unicorns Gift or Gift for short that your family has been using to help monsters. Because of all your family does for monsters every where your family has been given the title of Emissary by the monster people charged with being the law and protectors of them. Thanks to your family monsters have been living peaceful in Lilith Hollow for centuries happily under your families care. But that was generations ago now the monsters have mixed feelings about your family thanks to members of your family abusing their Gifts to act like they own the town and the monsters in it. Monsters are beginning to lose faith in your family at the worst possible time, with Demons and other harmful creatures breaking through the towns wards more than usual. Not only that but for unknown reasons monsters have turned savage causing havoc to the town and with your father gone you’re the only hope for this town. No pressure right? Become the child of the current head of the Monoceros family with the Gift to feel the emotions of monsters and use your power to help monsters or take advantage of them. Choose a weapon from 2 physical and 2 magical to fight against evil, and pick a mythical pet to be your loyal companion and fighting partner. Attend high school at Hecate High and befriend/Romance 5 girls and boys monsters that attend the school and have a rivalry with your cousins that also attend the school and protect the students from them. Can you try to save the town, find the culprits, and find a date to the Halloween Dance in this monster savior story? Hopefully ^^?

The Monoceros Family Info:
Like I’ve mentioned in the plot your family is a family with a deep connection with monsters. So deep the Monoceros family are immune to many monster abilities/traits such as being hypnotized by a vampire or becoming a werewolf from a bite or scratch. Not only stronger, faster, and more durable from normal humans your family are also capable of harming evil spirits and make full physical contact with ghost.
As Emissaries your family’s duties include helping monsters with their problems, acting as mediator to rival monsters, law enforcers, protectors, demon hunters, and community service. Basically your family are like the police in the monster world ^^’.

The Unicorns Gift:
After one of your ancestors saved a unicorn from a pack of demons when no one else tried the unicorn blessed her with a Gift that has been passed down to every member of your family. Each family member has their own Gift that can Only be used on monsters and not on other humans. Your MCs Gift is the gift of Empathy. Your family are able be sense the feelings of monsters but with your Gift you can completely feel what the monster is feeling as if it’s your own. Constantly being teased by your relatives for having a “weak” gift but your father has told you that one day you will see the real power of your Gift.

Wepons:
Every member of your family has a weapon that they train with from a young age to use against demons and rowdy monsters and you’re no exception to this.

Rod: A steal rod with runes engraved onto it. Use it to bash demons in a marshal arts kind of fighting style.

Whip: A whip used to attack from a distance and bind enemies. A restraint for monsters but a deadly weapon against demons. Also able to reveal hidden enemies or incoming threats.

Hand Mirror: A magical mirror able to shoot beams of light and create barriers. Capable of breaking spells.

Parasol: A beautiful umbrella embodying the power of the weather.

**Still thinking of added effects for the Rod and Parasol weapons.

Pet Companion/Partner:
No story is complete without a pet that helps you fight me and my friends say ^///^.

Wyvern: A low level breed of dragon that will only grow into the size of a tiger one day. But for now it’s the size of a cat and very cute. Has a bubble breath that impacts feel like rubber bullets and bubbles that heal. Also loves cuddling and wants constant attention ^///^.

Pixie: A tiny fairy with the appearance of a flower. Speaks in bell rings and able to communicate with plants to ask them to aid you. Also shoots magical bolts that feel like wasp stings. Loves to ring compliments into your ear and play with your hair.

Yo-kai: A Japanese spirit with the appearance of a horned fanged skull mask in ghostly fire. Able to conjure and manipulate fire to aid you in a fight, also can temporarily possess a enemy for 3 seconds to give you openings to attack. Loves popping up and scaring people around you and listening to gossip and telling you what it heard.

shadow Hound: A three headed shadow wolf pup. Despite still being a puppy it has the strength, speed, and endurance as 10 fully grown wolves. Has the ability to split apart into 3 separate shadow hounds to become a pack of hunting dogs for you. Loves to play with you and very loyal… plus such a good boy ^/////^.

Monsters:
There are three types of monsters in this world.

Creatures: Monsters similar to animals in the normal world.

Monster: The people of monsters.

Savages: Monsters that are treated like beast for so long they act like it and turn into the monsters humans believe they are. Your famiy is able to save them from this psychological prison unless they are too far gone.

Monster Romances
If your going to a monster high school with the only humans there are family members obviously you’re going to date a monster lol.

Men

Name: Logan
Species: Werewolf
Info: The oldest wolf in his family of 18 brothers he always makes sure he acts like a brave leader to set a good example for his brothers. Is the captain of all the schools varsity sport teams and loves it. Although hates how sweaty his fur gets at the end of the day.

Name: Quentin
Species: Gorgon
Info: A quite albino Gorgon boy with white scales snake hair and tail, and pink eyes. He constantly has his nose in a book avoiding conversation and eye contact with the other monsters despite him wearing special glasses that prevent him from turning people to stone. His favorite stories are about champions of gods on quest.

Name: River
Species: Merman
Info: A part of the sea folks River is a merman that enjoys a good party. Mermaids live for a few hundred years so he figures he has a long time to worry about the future so he’s planning on enjoying his life to the fullest. I guess that means going to ten parties a night?

Name: Castor
Species: Daemon
Info: unlike Demons Daemons are good imp like monsters with the firey powers of a demon. Castor is your childhood friend and has been training with you to one day help you fight demons and other threats. Because he’s your best friend he’s always on your side and always first to defend you.

Name: Geralt
Species: Ogre
Info: Big, muscular, and mean is the stereotype of most Ogres and Geralt is no exception to this. Constantly picking fights with other monsters in school your day isn’t complete with out stopping him from beating someone up.

Girls

Name: Odette
Species: Harpy
Info: Stereotypes of Harpy’s being birdbrain shrinking monsters would die the moment anyone meets Odette. Smart, beautiful, graceful, and an amazing singer it’s no wonder she’s the most popular monster in school. But if you try to tell her she is to her face she won’t believe it, how humble.

Name: Moon
Species: Vampire
Info: While most vampires follow the old rules such as being invited in to enter a building Moon is rebel that follows none of them. Why wear boring expensive classy clothes when you can wear awesome punk and rocker clothes. She’s currently trying to form a all girl monster rock band and dreams of becoming famous not only in the monster world but the human world too.

Name: Belladonna
Species: Zombie
Info: A young hippie Zombie girl that loves plants especially flowers so much she has a flower crown that is growing right out of her head. Shes all about that flower power. She’s also studying medicine recipes so that create her own healthy potions to help hurt monsters get better.

Name: Winter
Species: Ghost
Info: You would think dieing and becoming a ghost would be a sad thing, doomed to be trapped a haunt a location forever. Well thanks to your family Ghost can free themselves of this rule and live in the city like any other monster that happened to be dead. Despite being free she feels like a part of herself is missing and she can’t seem to get out of despair with out it, such is the fate of most ghost. But that won’t stop her from trying! She’s going to tame this darkness and then decide what to do next with her undead life.

Name: Alice
Species: Spider girl
Info: A spider girl that is obsessed with the Victorian age. From it’s fashion all the way to the personality of that time. She’s constantly wearing big dresses that cover her body and some of her spider legs. She acts with grace and we’ll manners, and to anyone that doesn’t sit straight or something she doesn’t approve of she’ll be there to annoy… I mean help you until you do it right.

**Let me know what you think of the ROs and if I should fix them.

Enemies/ Your Cousins:
Your Cousins are a big problem for you not only in school but every where.

The Sisters
Names: Do, Re, & Mi
Gift: Apart: Mins Reading
Together: Mind Control
Weapon: Doll
Information: Do, Re, & Mi triplet sisters that are always together and act as one woman sharing three separate bodies. There’s no need to remember which is who because all three are exactly the same even their hearts beat in the same rhythm as each other. Cunning and vicious apart there Gift is only capable of reading the minds of monsters, but together with their combined power are able to take complete control over a monster turning them into their puppet. There weapon is a mechanical doll they control with their mind.

Name: Dusk
Gift: Pain Illusion
Weapon: Scythe
Info: Your cousin that believes he should be the next head to the Monoceros family due to his combat skills, intelligence, and mostly his gift to make a monster believe their in excruciating pain which makes all monsters terrified of him. He’s training to become stronger and doesn’t care who her cuts down to do it.

Name: Vicky
Gift: Illusions
Weapon: Sludge Hammer
Info: A girl every one wishes would skip school or not show up completely. Vicky is a bigger bully than Geralt not only relying on physical pain brought to you by her trusty hammer but also psychologically bullying monsters by creating labyrinths or dangers that only they can see because of her Gift of Illusions. Once she has enough fun and gets bored she stops the illusion by slamming her hammer across the monsters face.

Name: Bertram
Gift: Monster Possesion
Weapon: Gauntlets
Info: A martial arts fighter he trains by fighting monsters that are usually unwilling to fight. He loves fighting monsters and thinks the family should have became monster hunters instead of protectors. His Gift allows him to send his subconscious into a monsters body taking it over as his own until he chooses to leave.

**The cousins seem to stick together and all seem to hate you.

So that’s it ^^’ let me know what you think of this idea and fill free to contribute, state your opinions, or suggestions. And if you have any questions fill free to ask ^////^.

Inspiration for this story was: Netflix Hilda, Gravity Falls, Monster High, Secret Saturday’s, Undertale, Halloween Town and various anime. ^////^’

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I love Gravity Falls :joy_cat:

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i like this idea its really good :ok_hand:t6:

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Wow, sorry I actually meant WOOW!!, that sounds amazing, and if your looking for help learning how to code, the basics of choice script are fairly simple and there are plenty of guides here on the forums if you need help, and of course if you have any questions you can always post about it I’m sure that the people here would be glad to help out with the coding aspect

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