Alpha 0.8.9 update

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Alpha 0.8.9 update of Shoujo City 3D is published on Steam, App Store, and Google Play.

This is a very small update, and it’s released mostly to fix a water gun operation issue. In the previous version it was impossible to aim accurately if you attempted to shoot and run at the same time. Now aiming remains stable while standing, walking, and running.

☆ GUI and gameplay changes

The skills mechanic is redesigned. Now all skills are assigned to your character (in the past it was planned to assign them to girlfriend).

There is a new status window for your character, appearing if you click on the status button in the in-game smartphone, showing your current skills and achievements.

There are three skills and two stats in your status window (more skills will be added in future updates).

  • cooking skill is increased every time you cook any 100% food.
  • music skill is increased by completing piano challenges.
  • sports skill is increased by playing hide-and-seek and the water gun VR game.

All skills can also go down if you fail the respective activities. Right now skills don’t have any effect – it’s mostly a preparation step towards the final version of the game, where you’ll have to work on specific skills to increase compatibility with your girlfriend.

Girlfriend’s status window is moved from toolbar panel to the in-game smartphone, too, since it’s used during gameplay only occasionally, and there is no need to show it on screen all the time.

☆ Other additions and improvements

  • When you approach squirrels, now they will attempt to run away.
  • ATMs in several locations (used only for decoration).
  • Fixed a minor issue with hair color not updating correctly after changing hair type during character creation.
  • Fixed a small issue with arm positions while using the rocking horse.

☆ Translations

All translations are updated according to the Shoujo City Wiki.

Shoujo City 3D Android release!

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https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.shoujocity.sc3d

Minimum device requirements:

  • Android 6
  • 2 GB RAM
  • Snapdragon 625 CPU

Recommended device requirements:

  • Android 6 (or newer)
  • 3 GB RAM (or more)
  • Snapdragon 650 CPU (or better)

And yes, I am well aware that most people who asked for Android version have devices below these requirements, and that not everybody can afford to buy a new and powerful smartphone. And still no, there is no magic in this world to make a game like that to work on every old and budget smartphone out there. Because every device has limits for what graphics it can process due to its hardware.

For instance, you can’t play Witcher 3 on Playstation 1, not even on PS 2 or 3. You’ll need to buy the newest, more powerful, and more expensive Playstation 4 for that. Why? Because only Playstation 4 has hardware powerful enough to process a game like that. It works the same way for all other video games. Games with higher quality graphics require higher quality and more powerful hardware.

If you have an old and budget smartphone, please check Shoujo City 2D instead. It has much simpler graphics, and that’s exactly why it can run on all old and budget devices.

Water Gun Event!

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This update is available in both paid and free versions of Shoujo City 3D.

☆ Water Gun event

A special water gun VR mini-game will be available throughout October 2018.

Water gun shooting mini-game was one of most distinct features of ai sp@ce – the discontinued MMO that always was the main source of inspiration for Shoujo City. This year marks ten years since official launch of ai sp@ce (October 15, 2008), so I wanted to make some special in-game event to celebrate this date.

To start the mini-game, you’ll have to buy a water gun, VR glasses and a ticket (sold in a stall near the convenience store). Two spots for the game are located on the school sports field and in the shrine. To fill your water gun with water you can use temizuya in the shrine, or one of hand washing basins in the school.

The goal of the game is to destroy all portals, while also eliminating cat soldiers spawning from them. After all portals are destroyed, you can collect prize boxes that will give you a random prize:

  • Mikan (consolation prize)
  • Mini-figurine of Cat Soldier
  • Golden Omamori
  • Bracelet Set
  • Summer Hat
  • Gunslinger Hat

☆ Other additions and improvements

  • Additional dialogues for dating scenes.
  • New wooden blinds (sold in the convenience store).
  • A few small additional details for school rooms.
  • Now you can sit down at all desks in the school.
  • All inventory items with 3D viewing mode are now marked by small white triangle in the top-right corner. All items from “snacks” and “drinks” categories now can be viewed in 3D mode.
  • Fixed a small issue with chest rotation angles during idle animations.
  • Summer Town music now doesn’t interfere with kissing mini-game music.
  • More accurate transitions for fixed camera views in rooms.
  • Holding one-hand items (e.g., leek) now doesn’t prevent picking up items (e.g., squirrels).
  • Fixed a few small errors for eating/drinking animations.
  • Fixed a bug with on-screen joystick disappearing on certain camera transitions (iOS version).

Graphics update (0.8.7)

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Update 0.8.7 of Shoujo City 3D is published on Steam Early Access and the App Store. Here is what is new:

☆ Graphics updates

All background buildings in apartment, school, and Summer Town maps were redone with higher quality, better textures, and more detailed 3D models. New street signs and rooftop air conditioners.

This is the third part of graphics updates (previous ones: 0.8.3 – new main buildings, 0.8.5 – new plants) done to get rid of all low-quality assets from early development stages of the game and bring all models and textures to consistent style and quality level.

☆ Other additions and improvements

  • Fixed a bug with incorrect placement of objects in hands that happened if you swapped some items in “hand” slot.
  • New stacked bracelet can be bought in the clothes store.

Looking for translators!

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A new Shoujo City video by different colors (Arabic language).

In addition to being the only designer, programmer, artist, modeller, and animator of the game, I also write all game texts in English and Russian, but that’s where my linguistic skills end. Translations for all other languages depend on volunteers. Shoujo City 3D is compatible with all existing languages and alphabets, so whether the game is translated into some language or not depends solely on whether there are people willing to help with translations.

In the sidebar menu on the right you can see all game languages and their current progress. If they are below 100%, that means translations are incomplete and waiting for people willing to resume work started by previous translator. If some language is not in this list, it means there are no people as yet who started to translate the game into that language.

All translations are done online in a wiki, and you can contribute as much, or as little, as you want. If you want to help translating the game into a language you know, please send me an email at laika16 [at] yandex.ru

Ferris Wheel (update 0.8.6)

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Ferris wheel update of Shoujo City 3D is published on Steam and the App Store.

☆ Ferris wheel

The Ferris wheel is opened in the Summer Town map and can be used as a dating spot. Ride can be finished by either waiting for the wheel to make a full spin and walking out when doors open, or by clicking on “phone” button and ending it any time.

There is also a new takoyaki stall in the Summer Town. Takoyaki and several other grilled snacks now can be bought in this stall instead of taiyaki shop.

☆ New clothes

  • Two leather bracelets.
  • Two plaid shirts.
  • Gunslinger hat (for cosplay).
  • Yellow school hat.

All these items can be bought in the clothes store.

Glasses are now equipped into amulet slot (top right) instead of hat slot. This allows to wear both glasses and hats/head accessories at the same time. If you had any glasses in your equipment, they will be unusable after this update. You should put old glasses into recycle bin and buy new ones.

Two Yandere Simulator t-shirts with character artwork were removed for now (they will be redone with better artwork later).

☆ Other additions and improvements

  • Added several new background buildings in school, apartment, and Summer Town maps.
  • When talking, your character now has mouth animation (in the past only NPCs and girlfriend had mouth animation).
  • Camera rotation speed during the kissing mini-game is decreased.
  • Small optimization improvements.

Sakura update (0.8.5)

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Update 0.8.5 of Shoujo City 3D is published on Steam Early Access and the App Store. Here is what is new in this update:

☆ New plants

All trees and bushes in the school and apartment maps are replaced with new higher quality models. New plants: sakura trees, hazel trees, elderberry, dandelion.

Sakura trees come with interactive petals falling from trees and affected by collisions.

New plants added in the Shrine map (around lake): bulrush, lotus, dandelion, daisy. Fallen leaves under the sacred tree are replaced with leaves dynamically falling from the tree and affected by collisions.

☆ Other additions and improvements

  • Fixed a small bug with menu booklet not disappearing from hands after closing it in the cafe.
  • Fixed a small issue with hair declining angles on water slides.
  • Fixed a small bug with gui action button not updating correctly after placing pillow on swimring.

Merry-Go-Round (alpha 0.8.4)

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A small update for Shoujo City 3D (0.8.4) is published on Steam and the App Store. Here is what is new in this update:

☆ Merry-Go-Round

A new ride is opened in the Summer Town map – Merry-Go-Round (carousel). Like all other rides, it can give you +3 relationship points.

☆ Other additions and improvements

  • A rocking horse is installed in the Shoujo Mart.
  • Fixed apartment floor tiling error.
  • Fixed a few small issues for sitting animations.
  • More accurate detection of free space for sitting on the ground.

Graphics update (alpha 0.8.3)

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Alpha 0.8.3 update of Shoujo City 3D is published on Steam and the App Store. Here is what is new:

☆ Graphics updates

This update is dedicated mostly to graphics improvements. Many low quality and blurry textures from early development stages of the game (mostly from “school” and “apartment” maps) are replaced with new high resolution textures.

Main school building, gym, all auxiliary school buildings, all shops across the school, cafe, and apartment building are recreated from a scratch with much better quality (both 3D models and textures).

Many other interior and exterior items were also completely redone with better quality, including: porches, stairs, pavements, school gates, kitchens, metro station, hand washing basins, air conditioners, various railings and poles, and numerous smaller items and decorations.

☆ New food and recipes

  • Kitchen utensils: mini-grill (can be bought in the Shoujo Mart);
  • Food ingredients: daikon;
  • Recipes: ikayaki, yakiimo, yakitori, tonjiru.

☆ Other additions and improvements

  • Butterfly hairpin (Fashion Store).
  • Shinto shrine map has new bushes with yellow flowers.
  • Two new hairstyles are available in the beauty salon.
  • While sitting on a bench or bed, your girlfriend will move closer (or move away, if she is angry) to you depending on her current (daily) relationship score.
  • Fixed a minor bug which occasionally prevented the kissing mini-game if you pushed your girlfriend several times to move her to a different position.
  • Fixed a minor bug that prevented collision with girlfriend during hide and seek mini-game.
  • Kissing simulation platform is moved to the Summer Town map.
  • Selling price of squirrels is increased.

☆ Translations

All translations are updated according to the game wiki.