A downloadable game for Windows and macOS

Love is in the Air...

After playing a visual novel featuring only yandere love interests, our protagonist wakes up as the main character of the game! As much as he loves the archetype, he really doesn't want to end up dead... Can you help him survive his suitors?

Stuck in a Yandere Visual Novel... HELP!! is a comedic BxB visual novel with two love interests to romance escape from. While there will be romantic scenes throughout the game, there will not be any traditional paired endings.


Please be advised that this visual novel demo contains mentions of live dissection, gore, violence, stalking, underage drinking, dismemberment, imprisonment, (food) poisoning, kidnapping, and non-consensual kissing.

Demo 2.0 Features

  • 60k+ words
  • Partial voice acting 
  • 5 Expressive sprites
  • 4 Less expressive sprites
  • 18 CGs
  • 28 Original BGs
  • CG gallery


The Team

CG & Sprite Artist, Writer: Pumpkin Spike
Editor, Voice Director: Smoke Mirror
Proofreader: mamep
Sprite Colorist: Akua
Playtesters: rainey, maroondrops
Audio Engineer: Jacen Wiley
Music: Oneul

Music tracks can be found on youtube!

바람은 물이 되어 흐르고
2022 Tiger
Autumn Breeze
Cake Five
Cozy Room
Just Pumpkin Day
Let's Clean

Voice Cast

The Main Character (MC): Patrick Hurt
Leon: Christian Cox
Vincent: Nick Chang
Brother: Meggie-Elise
Reme: Lasli Tran

In Development...

Stuck in a Yandere Visual Novel... Help!! is currently in development! Weekly project updates will be posted on twitter and tumblr.

Updated 18 hours ago
StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
(116 total ratings)
Authorspumpkin spike, Smoke Mirror Studios
GenreVisual Novel, Interactive Fiction
TagsBoys' Love, Comedy, Gay, Horror, LGBT, Male protagonist, Ren'Py, Yaoi
Average sessionAbout an hour


StuckInYanVN-2.0-mac.zip 192 MB
StuckInYanVN-2.0-pc.zip 226 MB

Development log


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I just finished the demo, and oh my goddess, i NEED to play the full version now! I'll be waiting! <3 

Playing this demo and I have to say the quality is AMAZING
I WILL be playing the full version! Keep it up <3


bro idk why i like mah "Brother"


Wow! I didn't know what to expect, but that was so fun! The MC's constant shrieking made me laugh! Is there a release date at all? :)




aaaaaaaaaaah how come you all did such a good game, i really need to play it all! MC is super relatable, although I doubted us when it was auto decided to talk to vincent after all, but the result is so interesting and hilarious! Loved the confrontation-flirting scene, and it made me wonder that perhaps there's more to this world we transmigrated into than just sticking to leon to avoid being maimed or worse hahahashhadhasda

hope to see the full game soon, thanks for creating!


I REALLY like the writing in this. You've got a good way with words and characterisation. Big respect.

Constructive Crit: Pleeeease don't make meta horror a feature of every route. By which I mean, "oh my god, we're all characters in a video game!" or "you're not my real brother/best friend/main character!" Doing that in one route could be cool, but that sort of 'meta' element, where the characters are distressed that they're in a video game, has been surprisingly common in yandere games already. John Doe did it. Parts of Your Boyfriend even hinted at it afaik.

So yeah, great start. Would love to explore each route (except for the sadistic science girl. maybe she uses her tech knowledge to overcome the meta horror of being trapped in a video game. who knows. I'm just spit-balling.)

Big props! Would buy! (Especially if the final version is NSFW ;)

I absolutely loved this demo!! It's so intriguing and I have so many theories about how this will all end. XD Like, what if Vincent and Leon join forces to save the protagonist from Reme?? The possibilities are endless and I'm super excited to play the rest of this once it comes out! I know I'll be happy with whatever you produce no matter what, so thank you for all your hard work so far!

I really liked the game and its concept I got really immersed in it and was really sad when I finished the demo. I would love to play it when the full game comes out but will it still be free then? I understand if it won't be

The full game will be free! ^^

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i cant wait for the full gameee, it was interesting! the mc is pretty funny too ehehe. we even got sandwiched between Vicent and Leon lol

The demo was so fun! Looks so promising - can't wait for demo 2.0 and the full game but no rush at all! 

God, i absolutely loved this!! I'm so ready for the full game!!❤️❤️

such a cute game, I can't wait to see the finished product! <3

love the MC, jajaja good luck pal xD 

Didn't expect to like this so much but it's really fun and an interesting take on the whole yandere concept! excited to see what's to come

really like the writing & character designs so far!! can't wait for the full game!


A very beautiful demo, with amazing sound design and a strong story to back it up. And beneath the beauty an unnervingly brutal horror story waiting to be explored. I'm really looking forward to this games full release. I have high hopes that it will be absolutely amazing :) 

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oh my god I would give up my actual soul and maybe my living, beating heart to be able to play the full version right now, haha. Been on a yandere dating sim kick and this feels like a callout on me lol. And the writing is so good!! That's where a lot of dating sims in all genres fall short, and comedy can especially fall flat, but this knocks it out of the park. Can't wait to play the full thing when it's ready!

ps I really appreciate how you went all-in on the lovecore aesthetic. It felt like someone had a lot of fun with the designs! And really lends itself well to the game's atmosphere

I've played this months ago, just forgot to make an account- I'm really looking forward to the Full game!

this game is great so far looking forward to the full thing 

will we ever get a soundtrack for the game bc the ost is SO GOOD +w+ there was only like 3 songs in the demo and theyre all catch i wanna listen to them more lol TToTT

Hello! If you click on the arrow under the list of team members, you can find all the songs on youtube!

OOO TYY! ^_^ i didn't even know u could click on the arrow ty so muchhh!!


harem ending harem ending!!!! (please?)


question, will there be a harem ending? 
Blush-- Σ>―(〃°ω°〃)♡→ Blush  

can i ask somethin?, will we have to pay for the full version next year? idk just curious


Hello, thank you for the question, I'm sorry for the late reply. We plan to release the full version for free!

Thanks for answering:)))!!

Give me more pinks! ❤️

it's SOOOOOOO GOOD I SWEAR OMG, i'm looking forward for what's coming next in the game !!!!! your work is amazing :)



OMG THIS GAME MADE ME BLUSH SO DAMN HARD, why do I always simps for characters ._.. it made me really sad when the game stoppedd but I'll wait for itttttt


this was so entertaining!! and the sprites were really funny hehe, i love the cute artwork <3

THIS IS JUST TOO GOOD i rlly am waiting like a dog for more


Thank you so much, I'm glad you enjoyed the game so far!

I will love to post fanart or something like that so more people know about this game with hashtag for easy searching so i wonder if you have any hashtag for this game to post in twitter 

Ooh!! Thank you so much! The hashtag we use on twitter is #StuckInYanVN ^^


I love this demo so much! I love how you did not shy away from committing to the love-core aesthetic, it makes the characters feel whimsical and unique. I also love the writing it's very engaging.. I think Leon is my favorite and I'll look forward to the final release!


Thank you so much for your comment! :D I love going hardcore into an aesthetic so I'm glad it turned out well for players!

The game is so fun! The art and music are both great! (Little brother is the best character btw no I will not take criticism-) I'm looking forward to the full game!

The only issue I have is that the voice volume doesn't seem to work? I can put it at low or mute it but the voice volume is the same regardless. Not a big deal but I figure I should comment about it

Criticism, where? xD I play favorites too-- I mean 

Thanks for letting us know about the volume issue! I have a good hunch where I made the coding mistake and will get that fixed in the next update.

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The game looks cool but sadly I can't play because I am from android-

Ah;; I'm sorry, unfortunately we don't have an mobile build at the moment, but it's definitely something we're looking into for the future.

thank you very much for the reply and sure! Dw the game is already beautiful it's just sad that I can't play it but it looks very good!

Do you know when the game will be complete? I love it already :D

Thank you so much for playing, I'm glad you've enjoyed it so far! :D

We currently have plans to have an updated demo with about 30% of the full story done in the August-September timeframe, and aiming for a full release of the game in 2023!

I am SUPER excited to see the full game! The characters are all so CUTE with their gorgeous designs and engaging personalities. They almost make you forget that they are supposed to be yanderes! I really want to know what happens next, and how I can avoid getting killed by them!


Oh, thank you so much!! I'm glad you enjoyed the demo so far!

(And yeah, even I forget they're yandere sometimes, until I look at the next scene in my outline haha...) Best of luck escaping them!


I'm crying rn I forgot it was a demo so when it just stopped I was like "..." 

Haha, oh noo, I'm sorry 😅 The full game will likely be out next year and I hope you'll play it then too!

I'll definitely play it when it comes out

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