You are a student in your final year at a Japanese high school. As an upperclassman—a senpai—there is a rule amongst your kouhais which shadows your every move: Senpai will never notice you.
How will you interact with your kouhais? Notice them, ignore them, string them along? The choice is up to you!
About the Game
However, one thing I was sure of was that I wanted to use a different game engine this time. Ren’Py was amongst my top candidates, so a visual novel, dating sim, and/or life sim was in strong consideration from the beginning.
Beyond the basic premise, one prominent source of inspiration was the Pokemon series. I was playing Pokemon X around the time that I began actual work on this game, and its influence is obvious in the design and presentation of a certain character.
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Cast of Characters
Senpai: This is you! You’re a third-year student at a Japanese high school, and your kouhais are just waiting to be noticed!
Professor Sensei: Your humble and enthusiastic guide through the world of senpaidom. You might not want to take everything that Sensei says seriously.
Kouhai-kun: A first-year student who gets easily disoriented. He’s friendly but he finds Senpai somewhat intimidating.
Kouhai-chan: A second-year student who is always studying in the library. Some may call this type of character a “tsundere”.
Kouhai-san: An underclassman who loves to go running. Cool as a cucumber, they try not to let Senpai’s aloofness get to them.
• Crude backgrounds and manga-inspired character art!
• An even more crude original soundtrack! (Yes, I even wrote the music this time!)
• Absolutely no H-scenes!
• Absolutely no collectible monsters!
• Ten different endings and a special ending gallery!
System Requirements and Controls
Windows: Windows XP (x86) or higher
Mac: Mac OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or higher (64-bit)
Recommended screen resolution (either platform): 1024×768 or higher
The entire game can be played with just a mouse, but to see a full list of keyboard shortcuts, please refer to the help pages located within the game’s menus.
Writing, Design, Art, and Sound: R. Kasahara
Game Engine: Ren’Py, ver. 6.99.5
Typefaces: Komika Text and Komika Text Kaps, © 1999-2001, WolfBainX & Apostrophic Labs
Senpai Simulator is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
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