When it comes to the FSM (Finite State Machine) of Yandere Simulator, there is a key difference compared to other FSMs. While others typically use dictionaries or arrays to map states and their capabilities, Yandere Simulator’s FSM is constructed implicitly using if statements. This approach can become unmaintainable over time and result in code duplication due to the lack of regularity. For example, Ayano, the protagonist of the game, apprehends her targets using her bare hands instead of pepper spray like the rest of the Student Council. The gameplay involves combatting enemies through various melee or physical attacks. Yandere Simulator, an indie game developed in 2014, has gained a dedicated fanbase due to its unique concept, challenging gameplay, and stunning visuals. However, the unintended consequence is that the game’s fanbase is significantly younger than anticipated. Despite this, the latest build of the game focuses on bug-fixing and quality-of-life improvements for players.
In the game, Red Flower was a member of the Gardening Club before being removed in the July 1st, 2018 Build. She wore the “Red Armband of Leadership” on her left arm, which had the kanji characters 生徒会 meaning Student Council. As for the plot, Clint, a character briefly shown in the third episode, becomes increasingly unstable after failing to kill Marcus in a previous attempt. This leads to Clint resorting to violence and threatening anyone who gets in his way during the annual purge. Megami, another character in the game, had a cold and clinical childhood. Despite this, she possesses a charismatic aura of confidence and maturity that often makes adults feel inferior to her. Her upbringing influenced her to suppress her desire for playtime and friendship.
Season 2 of Yandere Simulator takes a time skip approach, gradually moving forward in the characters’ lives, culminating in the next Purge event. In one story arc, a character named Steve Dallas tries to quit smoking to avoid dying in six months. On the other hand, Vivian, a character, takes a bullet for Esme when their boss tries to kill her. An ongoing theme in the game is the rivalry between Megami and another character named Pete, who constantly tries to compete with her despite being outmatched. Jenna, a yandere character, goes to extreme measures to preserve her relationship, even resorting to murder. Info-chan, a character who assists Ayano, provides information on how to eliminate rivals and collect specific photographs.
The game provides details about the characters’ past and motivations through its story arcs. For example, Megami’s childhood was predominantly spent within Saikou Corp headquarters, where her family resides. Another character, Albert Stanton, believes in the Social Darwinist concept, thinking that the Purge will eliminate the unfit. Ben, who exhibits aggressive behavior, is repeatedly given chances to change his ways but chooses violence instead. Joe acts as a vigilante, rescuing people and killing Purgers. Ryan and his crew distance themselves from Tommy after he fails to escape the bank on time, as they can’t afford to take any risks. The game’s introduction provides some information but leaves much to be discovered during gameplay.