Shoujo City update 0.9.12

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Steam and Android versions of Shoujo City 3D are updated (iOS version updates are delayed). Here is what is new:

  • Better textures for eyes. Color contrast of eyes for all characters is increased.
  • New wrist watches (two colors) can be bought in the convenience store. Place them into bracelet slots to wear.
  • New coloring page (sunflower) is available in the art room.
  • New topics and dialogues for dating scenes (new topics will appear only if you start a new game).
  • Now you can pick rose flowers from roses in pots and use for hair decoration.
  • During maid cafe mini-game, girlfriend now will sit on a couch instead of following you.
  • More details in the jinja map and better terrain.
  • Fixed a small weight painting error for hairstyle with two braids.
  • Fixed a bug in the title menu that disabled controls in certain cases.
  • Fixed a bug with girlfriend’s bed animation that sometimes happened if you skipped several days in quick succession.
  • Better texture for red baseball cap.
  • Slovak and Serbian are removed from the list of game languages (translation status dropped below 50% and no active translators for several months).

Shoujo City update 0.9.11

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Note: Android version of this update, initially released on November 5, had a serious bug and couldn’t be launched, sorry for that. Fixed version (marked as 0.9.15 on Google Play and 0.9.11rev3 in the game’s main menu) was released on November 6.

☆ Girlfriend’s behaviors

While in apartment, girlfriend now can perform several actions (depending on objects available in your room). If you have a desk with PC, she will play a game on PC. If you have an armchair, she will sit on it and read a book. If you have a table and girlfriend is hungry, she will sit at the table.

☆ Other additions and improvements

  • Game engine is updated from Unity 2017 to Unity 2018.
  • One new hairstyle with curly hair is available in the beauty salon.
  • Two school backpacks (red and purple) now can be bought in “Shoujo Mart” store (put them into “tail” equipment slot to wear).
  • Armchairs now can be bought in Shoujo Mart and placed in apartment room.
  • Game update log now can be accessed through in-game smartphone instead of computer in apartment room.
  • Additional objects and details in the jinja map.
  • Additional objects and details in the Summer Town map.
  • Additional dialogues for dating scenes.
  • Various small visual improvements for all water assets in the game.
  • Fixed a minor font aliasing issue for several icons with text by using TextMeshPro instead of regular TextMesh (e.g., “cook” icon above kitchen stove).
  • Fixed an issue with schoolgirl NPCs not changing back to their regular uniforms after PE class.
  • Fixed a bug that didn’t allow to check answers in Math tests under certain circumstances.
  • Fixed a minor polygon error in the apartment balcony.

Shoujo City update 0.9.10

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A small update fixing a few bugs is released on Steam and Google Play. iOS version updates are delayed (for an unknown period of time) due to being reviewed by the App Store.

  • Fixed a bug that didn’t allow to use piano.
  • Fixed a bug that didn’t allow to use bottom four slots in the cooking menu.
  • Fixed animation error that occasionally happened while kissing pillow.
  • Fixed a minor issue with slight animation jitter during kissing mini-game.

Update 0.9.9

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Update 0.9.9 is released.

☆ Water gun event update

Water gun mini-game is moved from Summer Town to Akihabara. Mikans are no longer used as prizes. After completing the mini-game you can obtain one of the following items from prize boxes:

  • Cat soldier mini-figurine
  • Toy bunny
  • Summer hat
  • Summer hat with sunflower
  • Toy balloon (blue)
  • Toy balloon (green)
  • Heart-shaped toy balloon

You can also buy (in the water gun stall) a new poster and put it on wall in your apartment room.

☆ Ultra wide screen support

In the past, it was possible to play on screens with aspect ratio wider than 18:9 only with fixed 16:9 or 18:9 ratio and black bars on sides covering the rest of the screen. Now all ultra wide screens (19:9, 21:9, etc.) are fully supported without black bars (change aspect ratio to “free” in game settings).

☆ Other additions and improvements

  • Bed animations: when you use bed to proceed to next day, girlfriend will be sleeping on the bed next morning. In pillow dating mode, your own character will be sleeping on the bed (with pillow, if you had it in hands).
  • Apple jam recipe is added to the cooking book.
  • Apple jam and raspberry jam can be bought in Shoujo Mart.
  • 3D models for some food ingredients are replaced.
  • Most actions requiring clicking on interactive icons (cafe menu, Summer town rides, school classes) now can also be started by pressing “E” keyboard key.
  • Game language now also can be changed in the in-game smartphone.
  • New setting allows to adjust input sensitivity (affects how fast camera will rotate when you control it with mouse/touchscreen).
  • Fixed a minor clipping issue for shorts and bloomers.
  • Fixed a few minor navigation issues for NPCs.

Shoujo City update 0.9.8

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Update 0.9.8 is released on Steam, Google Play, and the App Store. Free version for Windows and MacOS is also updated.

☆ School grades

Now in addition to skills, you’ll get school grades after completing tasks during classes (Math, Japanese, and P.E.). Grades will accumulate during a week and get reset in the beginning of next week. To check your current grades, interact with chalkboard in the school (near entrance lockers).

Much like skills, grades don’t affect gameplay in current sandbox mode. They will be used in story mode (coming in a future update 1.0)

☆ New framerate settings

  • In the past, game FPS (amount of frames shown per second) was always limited to 60. Now this limit is removed, and FPS is controlled by V Sync setting instead (can be enabled/disabled in game settings).
  • Enabling V Sync will synchronize game FPS with your display refresh rate. Disabling this setting has no effect on mobile, since both Android and iOS always limit application FPS according to screen refresh rate. Most mobile devices limit FPS to 60, on some older devices it’s limited to 30. A handful of newest and most powerful mobile devices allow 90 or 120hz refresh rate.
  • On PC, enabling V Sync will make the game to update frames according to your monitor refresh rate, while disabling it allows the game to utilize all available CPU/GPU resources to run with highest possible FPS. Higher FPS improves quality of game visuals/animations, so it is recommended to disable V Sync on PC (by default it’s enabled). Also, now you can toggle FPS counter on and off in game settings, if you want to check actual FPS rate.
  • All game mechanics and animations are updated to make them independent of frame rate.

☆ Other additions and improvements

  • Additional dialogues for dating scenes.
  • Fixed Ferris Wheel texture error.
  • Small improvements for physics of all hairstyles.
  • One new hairstyle (single front tail) and two new hair colors (white and sand) are available in the beauty salon.
  • Fixed a small polygon error for glasses 3D model.
  • New glasses can be bought at Shoujo Mart.
  • Fixed a bug that happened if you pushed girlfriend into pool (sometimes she disappeared due to being teleported to wrong map position).
  • New dandelion crown can be bought in the Summer Town map.
  • Additional interior details in the school first floor.

Shoujo City update 0.9.7

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Update 0.9.7 is published on Steam. Updates for other versions are coming later.

☆ New start menu

Now there is a separate game scene for the main menu and character creation. When you start a new game, now you can customize appearance of your girlfriend instead of getting a random one. For pillow, you can choose one of two available pillow covers.

☆ Other additions and improvements

  • Shopping street in the school map is redesigned. Clothes shop is merged with Shoujo Mart. There wasn’t enough content for two separate shops, so now there is one shop with a lot of items, instead of two half-empty stores.
  • Caught squirrels now should be released in a new squirrel enclosure in school to get a reward. Walk towards information stand and click on action button to open selling dialogue. Pine cones and seashells can be traded for money in Shoujo Mart.
  • Stamina cost of playing piano is decreased from 5 to 3.
  • Tanabata tree can be bought at Shoujo Mart and used for house decoration.
  • Chance of rain is decreased to 25%.
  • Fixed a few minor clipping issues for maid dress.

Shoujo City update 0.9.6

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Shoujo City update 0.9.6 is released on Steam, App Store, and Google Play.

☆ New dakimakura and item management

In pillow dating mode, pillow cover can be changed using additional covers. Thus far there is one new cover, sold in Akihabara map. Drag and drop it on your pillow.

In pillow dating mode, your pillow now can be moved from “hand” slot into inventory, or stored in the wall closet in your apartment.

All clothes now can be stored on item racks, in cupboards, and in fridges. Since most clothes don’t have 3D models suitable for placing on shelves, they will be shown as small generic cardboard boxes.

Frying pan handle is shortened to allow placing it in all kinds of storages.

A new drawer chest can be bought in “Shoujo Mart” and used for storing clothes.

☆ New photo features

Now you can take up to 5 photos with in-game smartphone and use them as wall posters in your apartment. You can also write something on the back of a photo by placing it in your “hand” equipment slot.

In-game smartphone “gallery” button is removed. All photos are now placed in your inventory (when you click on “save” button after taking a photo).

☆ Other additions and improvements

  • More screen resolutions are now available in the drop-down menu on game start (Windows/MacOS version) – including 4K (if your monitor/graphics card allow it).
  • Anti-aliasing option in settings now has more values: you can set it to “off”, x2, x4, and x8. x8 will give the best visuals, so it should be set to this value if you don’t have issues with performance. If you use a weaker device and experience lags and low FPS, you can decrease anti-aliasing or turn it off completely – this will significantly improve performance.
  • One new hairstyle (long hair with buns) is available in the beauty salon.
  • New military helmet can be bought in the clothes store (for cosplay).
  • Fixed wrong polygons in corners of eyes (all characters).
  • Fixed a minor issue which prevented using corrupted pocky (with quality below 100%) for the pocky game.

Shoujo City update 0.9.5

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☆ Math class and art club

New Math (Arithmetic) class was added to the school schedule. Now it looks like this:

  • Monday : Arithmetic
  • Tuesday : Japanese
  • Wednesday : PE
  • Thursday : Arithmetic
  • Friday : Japanese
  • Saturday : PE

Math test consists of 20 tasks with basic operations (addition, subtraction, division, multiplication). Completing a test (one error is allowed) will give you +5 science skill points.

In the school art club you can color pages to increase your arts skill (+5 points if you color a picture with at least 90% accuracy).

☆ UI changes

Girlfriend’s inventory and status buttons were removed from toolbar and in-game smartphone and now are available through new menu in the top-right corner appearing when you talk to your girlfriend.

In pillow dating mode, pillow’s status window appears if you click on pillow in your inventory.

☆ Other additions and improvements

  • Fixed a bug that didn’t allow to start a date in pillow dating mode.
  • A new setting was added to the main menu and in-game smartphone allowing to disable anti-aliasing. Disabling it will significantly improve performance and increase FPS (about 30% improvement) on weak devices (at expense of game visuals).

☆ Update 0.9.5a (July 9, 2019)

  • Fixed a bug with NPC not saying correct messages after some interactions.
  • Fixed a bug with incorrect camera angle during date in some cases.
  • Fixed a bug with incorrect camera position in the title menu.
  • Fixed a  bug with math test that produced two identical test answers in some cases.
  • Fixed a bug with character interaction triggers that caused incorrect look angles (for NPCs) under certain circumstances.
  • Restored a missing collider on one of tables in the Akihabara cafe.
  • Plants in pots no longer lose leaves if not watered. Watering is now required only to get fruits from mikan and orange trees.