Summer Update! (alpha 0.8)

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Big summer update of Shoujo City 3D is released on Steam and the App Store!

☆ Summer Town

Summer Town is a new location in the game. It’s an amusement park with rides and a dedicated beach area. Some parts of the park are still under construction and will be completed in later updates.

☆ Water Slides

There are three water slides in the park, which can be used as a dating activity (if you didn’t have a date as yet for that day). Completing each ride will give you +3 relationship points (only once – using the same ride more than once will have no effect). To use a water slide, you should pick a double swimming ring, place it on the ride start, sit down, and click on “go” trigger. If you date a pillow, you’ll have to place her on the swimming ring before sitting down.

☆ Improved water interactions

All water in the game now has sprite ripples when you swim or run in it, and particle splashes when you run in shallow water. Character animations and girlfriend’s AI are improved allowing to get into and out of water through slopes and steps (in the past it could be done only by using pool ladders) – this is used for the beach area.

☆ New food and recipes

  • Kakigoori (with strawberry, grape, matcha, cola, or melon syrup). Can be bought in the kakigoori stall in the Summer Town map. Kakigoori is a popular Japanese summer snack made of shaved ice and syrup.
  • Coconut drink. Coconuts can be obtained as free drops from coconut palm trees on the beach. By combining it with a cutting board you can obtain a coconut drink.

All food belonging “snacks & drinks” category (which can be consumed from hand slot) is removed from cafe menu. Now it can be obtained by either buying (takoyaki) or by cooking at home (onigiri, watermelon piece, coconut drink).

☆ New clothes

  • Summer Hat – can be bought at the kakigoori stall in the Summer Town map.

☆ Other additions and improvements

  • Seashells – can be obtained on the beach (you can place them on item racks in your apartment).
  • Total amount of free items that can be collected per day (squirrels, seashells, pinecones, coconuts) is limited to five items. After you collected five items, they will stop spawning in all locations until next day.
  • Fixed several minor issues with incorrect clothes and body animations while using seesaw and swings, and an issue with “obtain item from ground” animation.
  • Added “止まれ” text to road markup and fixed a few minor road issues (all maps).
  • New background structures to improve overall game landscapes: radio transmission towers, two new types of skyscrapers, bus stops.
  • Fixed a small issue with atmosphere graphics artefacts in phone camera mode.
  • Fixed girlfriend’s jittering movement while she walks on the subway stairs, and bug with her getting stuck while walking in the music club room.

27 thoughts on “Summer Update! (alpha 0.8)

  1. Carshadow

    Hey Laika i’ve been a big fan since shoujo city 2D and have been following the amazing progress you’ve been making on this one as well. I was wondering if you were still going to add a male playable character or if the idea was scrapped.

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    1. Laika Post author

      It’s on hold for the time being. Whether it ends up being implemented or not will depend on overall development speed and community feedback. If I implement all planned core content and gameplay and have enough time remaining until release of the final version in 2020, maybe that’s what I will work on.

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        1. Laika Post author

          Well, they kind of took over already. Shoujo means “girl”, so the game’s title is “City of Girls”. 😛

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          1. Laika Post author

            This game is all about interacting with cute girls, so dating boys would not really fit into this concept. If at some point in the future I’ll work on a boy dating simulator, most probably that would be a separate game already. For the time being my goal is to finish this project and implement all planned features (which will take quite a while as yet).

      1. Kaitwon

        What do you do if you ran out of money? I’m just asking for a friend… I definitely didn’t buy a bunch of cute outfits and accessories for my totally hawt Girlfriend ehehe….ehhh

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    1. Laika Post author

      It’s supposed to be made of straw or something like that, so I’m not sure if it will look good in other colors. But I will make more hats (with different designs and colors) in the future.

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