Alpha 0.4 update comes with a new unique feature that I have been planning since long ago!
☆ Dakimakura dating
This feature was inspired by the famous Japanese gamer and artist known online under nickname Nii-san (兄さん) and his dakimakura girlfriend Nemu-tan (a hugging pillow with Nemu Asakura from Da Capo series). For many years he used to run (and still does) a blog posting photos and stories about him traveling and visiting cafes, amusement parks, shrines, and many other places, taking his Nemu-tan dakimakura with him everywhere.
You can check Nii-san’s blog here (Japanese language): http://love-nemu.seesaa.net
Now, after starting a new game, you can choose to get a real anime girl, or a dakimakura girlfriend.
Advantages of dakimakura girlfriend:
- she doesn’t require food, so you don’t have to feed her every day (you still can have a dinner with her in your apartment or in cafe and get bonus relationship points);
- she won’t follow you everywhere you go – you can leave her on a bench or just on the ground while you go shopping, and pick later;
Disadvantages of dakimakura girlfriend:
- you’ll have to carry her in hands to transport, since she can’t walk on her own;
- due to being a pillow she won’t show any emotions or kiss you back.
Thus far there is only one pillow case with an anime girl, but I hope to add more later (these require a lot of time to draw). As far as I know, this is the first time dakimakuras are used in a video game as a gameplay element, so it is a completely unique and original feature.
EDIT (Nov 19): it came to my attention after publishing this update that there are at least a few other video games out there with dakimakuras appearing in them, so my statement from above about “first time… used in a video game” is incorrect.
☆ Neko Cafe (WIP)
The cafe is open and now you can visit it with your girlfriend. This is an alternative to cooking food in your apartment. Some interior details in the cafe are still missing and will be added in future updates.
☆ New clothes & accessories
- Thigh-highs (4 colors);
- Daisy hairpins (can be bought in the fashion store, alongside with headphones (3 colors) and android girl ears);
- White cat ears and white cat tail for cosplay (in the gachapon machine near convenience store);
- Red mini-skirt (can be bought in the fashion store, alongside with shorts);
☆ Miscellaneous additions and improvements
- All Halloween decorations from previous update are removed.
- New NPC promoting Shoujo City on Patreon;
- Better collisions for squirrels;
- Optimization of shadows in all scenes (increased FPS);
- New (much better) water with refraction effect in the pool;
- Improved animation for short hair;
- New animation for standing up from crouching pose (during hide and seek mini-game);
☆ Fixed bugs
- Minor clipping issues for hands during kissing scene;
- Issue that was preventing girlfriend from eating served food if she was holding some object;
- A minor error with displaying “Arrested!” message for translated languages.
All translations are updated according to their current status in the game wiki.