I've pushed a new game release, with a bunch of bug fixes in it. If you're already happily playing YAGS, there's nothing new here, so don't feel like you have to update.
If you do, though, note that the nudity patch version has also been bumped, due to some changes to Adam's sprite. As such, you'll need to make sure the patch and core game match.
There's been a lot of questions lately asking for game tips, particularly around the secret route. I figured I'd compile some tips here.
If you haven't played the game yet, I recommend you do not read on. Spoilers ahead!
The two hardest guys in the game are James and the secret route (Adam). Both of them become significantly easier if you play in Easy Mode (which unlocks once you've beaten the game once).
To successfully date James, you should maximize the time you spend with him, which means successfully visiting Q&A at the first possible opportunity (September 9). Other than that, there are two scenes you can easily miss: If you explore campus on August 26, you'll unlock a scene with him later when you can get breakfast with him, and if you talk to Janet on September 23, he'll message you and you get a chance to hang out with him.
Adam, of course, is tough for a number of reasons. In addition to high friendship requirements, you have to help him question his sexuality throughout the semester, and the way you do that is via Carlos.
Carlos has four "freakout" points, where he'll almost kiss you if he likes you enough and is left alone with you, and then freak out about it. These are August 27 at the pool, September 8 at the theatre, September 24 when you're running, and October 1 at the frat house. If he likes you enough and freaks out, he will ask you out in early October.
However, if he likes you enough but hasn't freaked out, he will come out to you instead, on October 6. This is the first requirement for Adam, and is probably the toughest. (It's not enough to reject Carlos if he asks you out, as Adam wouldn't consider you an option if he knew his best friend had any interest in you.) Other than that, you have to keep up on homework and studying, ensure that Adam is aware of your attraction to him, and generally spend time with him.
It's also worth noting that there are two things that can make Adam harder (if not impossible): If you take him to Q&A, your friendship takes a sizable hit, so you should take Jake instead; and if you're present and intervene when the incident with Robert and Elliot occurs, you'll get a large boost.
I wanted to close this (rather long) devlog with some shoutouts.
First off, of course, is Coming Out On Top by Obscurasoft. If you haven't played that game yet, I recommend it.
Second, if you enjoyed YAGS and are wanting some more BxB romance games, check out Human Cargo (by Rob Colton), the first part of Where the White Doves Rest (by Hijiri), or Incubus Academy (by Deevil).
Finally, YAGS has gotten a few Let's Plays recently, but only one of those (by the amazing EnbyKaiju) is complete. You can check that, and other YAGS-related stuff, out at my Youtube channel.
The sequel to YAGS (ZAGS) is underway, so we'll actually close this with a preview of the new hairstyles for the returning cast.