Game Modes

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In the original (2D) Shoujo City game there was very little story and character background information. Who are you and what are you doing in that city? Who are those girls always standing in the street and why are you dating them? These and many other questions were left without answer.

Apart from all new graphics and gameplay features, Shoujo City 3D will have a real story line. The game will have two main modes:

  • story mode – the game begins with you arriving to the school where you’ll be introduced to main game heroines and can choose one of them to date. Laika, Anette, and Yumi from the original game will appear only in this mode. After that the game will proceed for a certain amount of days, and every day you’ll have new events and quests to complete. Some quests and events will be required to complete a day, and some will be optional. The story mode will have several alternative endings depending on your actions and score in the game.
  • sandbox mode – at the beginning of the game you’ll get a unique girlfriend (looks and individuality will be either randomly generated or chosen according to a personality test). By dating your girlfriend you can increase your intimacy level and unlock new activities and locations. This mode won’t have any scripted events and quests, so you can freely explore the city and participate in any activities. There is no “game end” condition in this mode.

The story mode will take a lot more time to develop (a few years, maybe), so my first goal is to release a playable sandbox mode, which will be used for demonstrating and testing various game features and gameplay elements.

A playable demo version with sandbox mode (hopefully) will be released in a few months from now.

7 thoughts on “Game Modes

  1. DarkdaemonPK2

    Just take your time on polishing the game. I’d rather have a delayed game free of bugs than of a rushed game that will provide me headaches galore.

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    1. Laika Post author

      I am not sure about what to do with her. The other three girls are completely original and unique for Shoujo City, but Saori always was just a rip-off of Yandere-chan (yeah, I admit that), and I don’t quite like that. I think it’s better to develop original characters instead of just taking other people’s ideas without adding anything substantial. Now that I remake the whole game from a scratch, maybe I will remake her personality, too.

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      1. DarkdaemonPK2

        I beat Saori’s route just recently and I must admit, it was not easy. I need to use a lot of strategy just to have her yandare meter go down without her killing anyone the next day. She may be a rip-off but she is my favorite of all the girls not because she is a yandare, but because she gives a good challenge for those seeking for it it the realm of dating sim games. So my plea may be insignificant but please reconsider on having her to be included on the remake.

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        1. Laika Post author

          I did not make any decision as yet, just have some doubts. It will be quite a while before any of the girls appear in the game (thus far there is only a “generic” girlfriend for testing). Hopefully, by the time I reach “Saori” entry on my list of things-to-do, there will be enough people following development of this project, so we can make a poll or something like that.

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