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Love Letter: My True Feelings

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Love Letter: My True Feelings (previously LoveSick) is a canceled social simulation video game in which the player takes on the role of a yandere high school student who must eliminate other students who compete for her love interest. The game was inspired by Yandere Simulator, with Love Letter's development partly being a result of the lack of notable progress in Yandere Simulator's development and the developer's desire to improve on the game. On September 23rd, 2020, the lead developer of the game canceled the project.


On July 5th, 2020, game developer DrApeis (also known as DrAieius) posted a trailer for LoveSick, a "revamped reimagined version of Yandere Simulator to improve on the original game's concept and ideas". While the original trailer was removed from YouTube due to a music copyright claim, the reupload of the trailer received over 560,000 views in two weeks on YouTube[1] and over 21,300 views on Twitter[2] (shown below).

Over the following weeks, DrApeis posted[3][4] more videos showcasing the progress in the development of the game on YouTube and Twitter (vidoes shown below).

On July 18th, 2020, DrApeis announced[5] that the name of the project was changed from Lovesick to Love Letter: My True Feelings.

Conflict with YandereDev

On July 8th, 2020, after being approached by the developer of Yandere Simulator YandereDev, DrApeis posted an apology video that he later removed.[6]

On July 12th, 2020, Twitter[7] account @YandereDevOOC tweeted a screenshot of a Discord message from YandereDev to DrApeis, reading, "If the cost of Yandere Simulator was ending a person's life, I'd cancel development" (tweet shown below, left). In the following days, more screenshots of YandereDev's Discord conversations with DrApeis, as well as his older Discord conversations with EpicMealDev, the developer of Watashi No Mono, were posted online. For example, on July 14th, Redditor[8] xXCypherhghostXx posted a screenshot of a conversation between YandereDev and DrApeis in which the former accused the latter of stealing assets from Yandere Simulator, which was proven to be false (shown below, right).

Out Of Context YandereDev @YandereDevOOC Seams that YandereDev contacted the lead dev of Love Sick and threatened to end his own life if the game continued development. YandereDev Today at 143 PM The actual drama started a while ago, but I don't feel like talking about that. If you are aware that your project is having so many destructive consequences on another person's life, how can you possibly continue? Don't you see how harmful and damaging this is for me? If the cost of Yandere Simulator was ending a person's life, I'd cancel development. 12:36 AM · Jul 13, 2020 · Twitter for iPhone YandereDev Today at 1:59 PM The Aoi model comes with 80 animations, but Yandere Simulator has about 400 animations. You can obviously use any animation that you purchase from the Unity Asset Store, but I can't give you authorization to use any of the animations that were created specifically for Yandere Sim. DrApeis Today at 2:00 PM I know? We have animators creating original animations for us A lot of people came out, surprisingly, and wanted to help It's very generous YandereDev Today at 2:01 PM Those are all people who probably would have offered to help me, if my reputation hadn't been tarnished by clickbait YouTubers spreading false narratives and untrue accusations about me The help you're getting is what was taken away from me

On July 12th Redditor[11] mikey-dikey- posted another screenshot of a Discord conversation in which DrApeis messaged YandereDev about the way he was planning to make the games more different (shown below).

DrApeis Yesterday at 3:13 PM Hey YandereDev, To be honest I've been thinking of shifting to the focus of a "social simulation" rather than a "murder spree". I want to announce this along with the shift in style with the games rebrand. This way people won't compare our projects. I won't really be making a "Yandere Simulator" and we can both co exist. The player won't be encouraged to murder, they're more along the lines of "manipulation" on the main part. We plan to have social simulation mechanics to be the core gameplay. Murder is available to eliminate your opponents/rivals, and will be super easy, but getting rid of evidence will be difficult (If a corpse is found, cameras will be put up in the school so no more "accidental" deaths can occur without being recorded). And if you choose to get rid of the evidence, it'll be hard, due to the fact that people are everywhere, and they can all do random things (stop their routine to drink water, use the bathroom, get a snack from the vending machine). I hope that this can differentiate our projects and cause people to stop comparing them. If need be, I am willing to make a video directly announcing the shift in direction. Thank you for your time! (esited) YandereDev Yesterday at 3:16 PM That does feel like it could help the situation.

On July 15th, 2020, Yandere Dev tweeted about the conflict,[9] saying that he had never threatened suicide. On the same day, YouTube[10] user MaliCE posted a video about the conflict between the developers (shown below).

On July 16th, DrApeis[12] announced that he would be taking a break from Discord to focus on the game and his mental health.


On September 23rd, 2020, the lead developer of Love Letter DrApeis announced that the project is cancelled,[13][14] citing harassment from the fans of the "yandere" video game genre and him and the other members of the development team getting doxxed and the decline in his mental health and motivation caused by that. The video announcement of the cancellation received over 75,000 views in one day (shown below).

I feel as I can do better and excel outside of the yandere genre, because all-in-all this entire genre of games is cursed. If you make a Yandere game, there is bound to be drama behind it. There is bound to be toxic and hateful communities coming at you while you're developing this game. It has happened to me, it will happen to other people, it has happened to YandereDev.


On YouTube, the channel of Love Letter's developer DrApeis accumulated over 75,000 subscribers within two weeks since the game's announcement. The official twitter account for the game gained over 4,600 subscribers, with the subreddit gaining over 2,000 subscribers.

During the weeks following the announcement of the game, a then-nameless female character wearing a pink bow was nicknamed "bow-chan" by the Love Letter community, inspiring memes and fanart.

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Yandere Simulator

Yandere Simulator is a stealth-action video game developed by YandereDev. In the game, players control a Japanese highschool student named Ayano "Yan-Chan" Aishi, who must eliminate other students who compete for her love interest.

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The original game was a clusterfuck of harassment, controversies and shitty code and was still in pre-alpha running at 20 fps after so much time yanderedev had to develop and optimize the game, and then some fucking guys give the biggest "fine, I'll do it myself" of the decade and comes up with this and it's already more finished in like 3 weeks than the former was in 6 years and it even runs fucking better


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