Who is Temmie Chang?
Temmie ‘Tuyoki’ Chang was born in Brooklyn, New York City, USA, on 3 April 1993 – her zodiac sign is Aries, she holds American nationality and is of Asian descent. She’s an animator and an illustrator, probably known best for having worked as the main artist on the video game “Undertale”; Temmie has been credited as the game’s shop, title and overworld artist, logo designer, and cutscene artist. She has also been credited with creating various characters, including Lesser and Greater Dog, Mad Mew Mew and Aaron.
Early life, family and education
Temmie was raised in Brooklyn by her parents, about whom nothing’s known as Temmie respects their privacy.
— temmie (@tuyoki) June 14, 2021
Temmie was named after her late grandmother. She hasn’t spoken of having any siblings, so it’s believed that she’s an only child.
She became interested in drawing and painting at a very early age, and seeing that she was talented, her parents enrolled her at a school of the performing arts. Temmie eventually became interested in video games, and that she could one day illustrate her own characters, and perhaps entire games. After matriculating from a local high school in 2001, Temmie enrolled at Pratt Institute, from which she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in 2D animation in 2005.
Career as an animator and illustrator
Temmie has worked on several other games besides “Undertale”, as well as on a couple of short movies.
In 2014, she animated the short comedy film “Starbomb: Smash!”, and the following year saw her animate the short fantasy movie “Potion Shop”. In 2015 as well, Temmie could’ve been seen working on the short comedies “Starbomb: Minecraft Is for Everyone!” and “Starbomb: The Hero of Rhyme”.
In 2016, she was the lead animator for the short action film “OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes: Rad”, and the same year worked as an animator on her first TV series, the family comedy “Eddsworld”, as well as on the action adventure series “Homestuck”. She was also the lead animator for the short comedy movie “Obituary: A Grave Beginning”, and later that year Temmie worked as a character animator, on the action adventure video game “Shantae: Half-Genie Hero”; it received mostly positive reviews.
Most recently in 2018, 2019 and 2020, Temmie worked on the video games “Deltarune”, “Shantae and the Seven Sirens” and “Super Meat Boy Forever”, respectively.
Undertale was created by Toby Fox, an American Indie game developer. A child fell into the Underground, while it’s now up to the player to control him, and help him reach the surface. During the player’s journey through the Underground, he meets various monsters, some of which he has to fight, while the others won’t mind him. During the fights, the player will always be given an option whether he wants to kill or pacify the monsters, and his choices will affect the later game. It was officially released in September 2015.
At the very beginning of the game, the monster Flowey tries to kill the child, while the goat-like monster Toriel saves him, and teaches him to solve in-game puzzles. She expresses her desire to protect the child from the lord of the Underground, Asgore Dreemurr. To return to the surface, the child must now find Asgore’s castle, as the portal which connects the two worlds is there. On the child’s way, he finds numerous monsters, including Undyne, Alphys and the skeletons Papyrus and Sans. Through the game, we learn that Toriel and Asgore once had a son named Asriel, and that he became friends with the first child who fell into the Underground.
However, after the child ate poisonous flowers and died, Asriel returned his body to the humans, and thinking that Asriel killed him, the humans killed Asriel. His father Asgore then declared war, and is trying to collect seven human souls, which he has six of, to destroy the portal between the two worlds.
The game has three possible endings, depending on how many monsters the player has killed during the playthrough.
The game was funded through the crowdfunding website Kickstarter, and it took 32 months for it to be developed. Toby Fox intended to gather $5,000, but ended up gathering $51,000 from around 2,400 people. It instantly became a cult video game, and was ranked third-best game of 2015 for Windows, by Metacritic.
Love life and dating
Temmie’s more or less secretive when it comes to her love life, but has revealed that she’s today in a relationship. She has been dating Patrick Gu, known on the internet as Pato, for over five years now. He’s a digital artist based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, but the two don’t seem to have a problem with their long distance relationship. There are rumors circulating the internet claiming that they have recently become engaged, and that they will have exchanged vows by the end of 2021, however, none of this has been confirmed.
Temmie hasn’t spoken of any other men whom she might have dated, and as of June 2021, she’s in a relationship with Patrick Gu, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Temmie’s a huge lover of animals, and her pet cat can be seen featured in some of her Instagram pictures.
She also loves to share her animations and drawings with her fans, and mostly uses her Instagram account for this.
Temmie likes to travel, and has been to various US states for both work and pleasure, while she has apparently also been to a couple of Asian countries, including China, Japan and India.
She likes to watch animes in her spare time, and a couple of her favorites include “Cowboy Bebop”, “One Punch Man” and “Fullmetal Alchemist”.
Temmie’s also into watching Hollywood movies – her favorite actor and actress are Jackie Chan and Natalie Portman, with some of her favorite movies being “Rush Hour”, “Police Story” and “Leon: The Professional”.
Age, height and net worth
Temmie’s age is 28. She has medium long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 4ins (1.62m) and she weighs around 120lbs (55kgs).
As of June 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $1 million.