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.

Tanabata update (0.8.2)

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Alpha 0.8.2 update is published on Steam and the App Store. Here is what is new:

☆ Tanabata decorations and items

  • All maps have small bamboo trees with Tanabata paper decorations (Tanabata is a traditional summer festival celebrated in Japan on July 7).
  • Two new yukata (summer kimono) and geta (wooden sandals) can be bought in the Shinto shrine map.

☆ Apartment room updates

  • The “rack b” (with computer) now has two additional slots for window and balcony door curtains. New curtains can be bought in the convenience store (2 different designs thus far). After placing them on windows you can open and close curtains by using “action” button.
  • Computer in apartment room now can be used to read update log for the newest version of the game. Also, you can buy a new computer in the convenience store (3 different computers are available).

☆ New food and recipes

  • Ingredients: asari clams, miso paste (sold in the Shoujo Mart);
  • Recipes: miso soup, asari miso soup, tsukimi udon, tsukimi soba.

☆ Other additions and improvements

  • Girlfriend’s equipment button was moved to the main toolbar (since many people had trouble finding it).
  • Two new hairstyles are available in the beauty salon.
  • A new hair ribbon accessory (in the Fashion Store).
  • The waitress NPC in the cafe is improved and now will actually serve the food you order, instead of it just appearing on the table.
  • More item categories (kitchenware and most of cooked food) now can be examined in 3D mode.
  • Optimization of textures to reduce size of game files (iOS version).

Roller Coaster update (alpha 0.8.1)

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Alpha 0.8.1 update of Shoujo City 3D is released on Steam and the App Store.

☆ Roller Coaster

The roller coaster ride in the Summer Town park is finished and now can be used as a dating activity. One ride will give you +3 relationship points (only once per day). If you date a pillow, you’ll have to place her in the coaster cart to start a ride.

Some areas of the park were redesigned, more attractions and buildings will be added in future updates. There is also a new ferris wheel (under construction).

☆ Other additions and improvements

  • “Summer Town” map now has music – you can turn it on and off by walking towards the music speaker (in the Kakigoori Stall) and using action button.
  • Small improvements to girlfriend’s AI (for bench/object sitting and navigation);
  • Fixed the bug with kissing in/under water;
  • Fixed the bug with camera collisions during the kissing mini-game.
  • More accurate checks for detecting space where characters can sit on the ground.
  • Fixed incorrect tiling of the floor in the gym (school map).
  • Fixed the bug with clicking on squirrel in the smartphone camera mode.
  • Clicking on phone button when using phone is not possible (e.g., while swimming, or riding roller coaster) now will open game quit dialogue.

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.