Shoujo City Matsuri (update 1.6)

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Shoujo City 3D update 1.6 is released on Steam, App Store, and Google Play. Here is what is new:

* New matsuri area in the Shinto shrine map, which includes 10 food stalls, dining area, and staff tent. Stalls:

  • baked corn (snacks: baked corn, ikayaki, yakiimo, yakitori);
  • frankfurt sausages (snacks: grilled sausages on a stick);
  • ringo ame (snacks: candy apple);
  • choco banana (snacks: chocolate banana – 4 flavors, cotton candy – 2 flavors);
  •  baby castella (snacks: baby castella);
  • taiyaki (snacks: taiyaki – 5 flavors, crepes – 2 flavors, melonpan);
  • okonomiyaki (snacks: okonomiyaki);
  • takoyaki (snacks: takoyaki);
  • kakigoori (snacks: kakigoori – 8 flavors, coconut drink, watermelon piece);
  • yakisoba (snacks: yakisoba, yakisoba pan);

In the staff tent, you can get free matsuri posters (used as apartment room wall decorations).
Yakisoba, kakigoori, and takoyaki stalls are also available in the Summer Town map.

* Fixed a minor bug with camera zooming in too close in some cases while opening girlfriend’s inventory.
* Achievement items are now added to inventory in both story and free modes.
* Fixed a bug which happened if you attempted to kiss girlfriend while holding a pillow.
* Fixed a bug with incorrectly placed coloring marker in some screen resolutions and aspect ratios (coloring book mini-game).

This is the final update for the game (this time for real). Since a few months ago I started working on a new dating sim project based on the same core principles but with vastly more advanced visuals and gameplay mechanics. Early Access Steam release is planned for 2023. For latest updates on development progress, you can check the project’s official Twitter account.

Shoujo City update 1.5

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Update 1.5 for Shoujo City 3D is released on Steam, App Store, and Google Play. Here is what is new:

    • New UFO catcher machine in Summer Town map. Prizes: toy bear, toy horse, toy turtle, toy unicorn.
    • Akihabara baseball cap (one of random prizes obtained after completing Akihabara water gun mini-game).
    • New recipe for cup ramen (requires kettle).
    • New snack – melonpan (sold in school and jinja maps).
    • Face masks (available in school lockers area).
    • Fixed a bug (freezing girlfriend) which happened if you quickly opened and closed hair customization menu.
    • Fixed a minor bug which happened if you quickly closed survey book in the train opening scene.
    • Fixed a minor bug which allowed to walk on top of benches while carrying swim rings and other similar items.
    • All translations are updated according to game wiki.

With this update, development of the project is coming to end. If there will be further contributions from translators, they will be added to the game, but apart from those, no further updates are planned at the moment. The game was in continuous development for almost 5 years (since beginning of 2017), and at this point there isn’t much left to add to it.

Since a few months ago I started working on a new dating sim project based on the same core principles but with vastly more advanced visuals and gameplay mechanics. Early Access Steam release is planned for 2023. For latest updates on development progress, you can check the project’s official Twitter account.

Shoujo City update 1.4

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Update 1.4 for Shoujo City 3D is released on Steam, Google Play, and the App Store.

☆ Magic wand mini-game ☆

A new VR mini-game can be played in the Summer Town map. Using a magic wand (sold near entrance to the area of the game) you’ll have to shoot 3 portals and enemies appearing out of them (ghosts and bats). Teddy bear can be obtained after completing the mini-game.

☆ Bats ☆

Sleeping bats can be found in empty buildings in the Shinto shrine map. Use water gun to shoot them and collect. Bats can be released in the squirrel enclosure (3,000 Yen for each) or placed on head of characters.

☆ New dakimakura ☆

Contributed by Annesa Wolf from the Aqua De Vida comic webtoon.

☆ Other Improvements ☆

  • Rain effect was reworked and now uses two times less particles (improved FPS on weak devices).
  • Camera control script was rewritten to solve several collision/clipping issues which happened when camera was navigating close to ceiling and walls.
  • Fixed idle animation for cardboard cat enemy.
  • Fixed a minor issue with speed of diagonal movement while operating a water gun.
  • Fixed a minor bug with girlfriend’s behavior which happened if you served food in apartment room after 3 PM.

☆ New clothes and items ☆

  • Baseball cap with cat ears.
  • Paintings for room decorations (5 pieces).
  • Bunny hairpins.
  • Rainboots (two colors).
  • Tights with cat print.
  • Improved meshes for all house slippers.

(all these items are sold in the convenience store)

Shoujo City update 1.3

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Update 1.3 for Shoujo City 3D is released on Steam, Google Play, and the App Store. Free demo version for PC is also updated. Here is what is new:

☆ Baseball mini-game

New baseball mini-game can be played in the school sports field. Baseball bat can be obtained in gym storage room.

☆ New dakimakura covers

Two new pillow covers were contributed by Windia Nata. They can be obtained either by starting a new sandbox game, or bought in Akihabara.

☆ Other additions and improvements

  • Black watch (clothes item).
  • New NPC in the summer town map (park staff member).
  • Tomato plant in a pot (apartment customization item). Produces tomatoes.
  • Kotatsu tables (apartment customization items) – 3 designs.
  • Tights with rabbit print (clothes item).
  • Kanji dictionary (obtained after getting Laika’s ending) now can be used to actually read kanji.
  • New setting allowing to rotate camera without holding down mouse button (PC).
  • When you equip omamori, they now will be shown attached to backpacks (if you wear a backpack).
  • All omamori now can be examined in 3D view from inventory.
  • Better taiyaki 3D model and texture.
  • Fixed a few minor translation errors.
  • All translations are updated according to their current status in the wiki.

Shoujo City update 1.2

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Update 1.2 for Shoujo City 3D is released on Steam, Google Play, and the App Store. Here is what is new:

  • Arabic, Slovak, and traditional Chinese are added to the list of game languages.
  • Added support for right-to-left texts and input method (used for Arabic language).
  • Fixed various issues for Japanese language translation. Polite and informal styles are now used correctly.
  • Tulips in pots for house decoration (3 colors) – can be bought in the convenience store.
  • House slippers (3 colors) – can be bought in the convenience store.
  • Improved ground and pavement textures in school, shrine, and amusement park maps.
  • Added water gun charging sound.
  • Fixed a minor bug with NPC names not being displayed correctly after changing game language.
  • Fixed a minor bug that allowed to go through fence on the school rooftop using tennis racket/water gun.
  • Fixed a minor bug with girlfriend interacting with chairs which cannot be used.

The Ghosts of Shoujo City

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A new game from Shoujo City series is in development. While it is not a dating sim, it shares many common elements with the two previous games (original 2D Shoujo City and Shoujo City 3D) and happens in the same continuity.

The working title of the new game is “The ghosts of Shoujo City” (could be changed in the future). It will be a quest/adventure story about a high school student investigating paranormal activity in her school. The game will have much smaller area to explore compared to SC3D (only one school map), but that smaller area is also why it will have much better quality and amount of details for every object.

I know that many people would rather prefer to see this or that content added to SC3D instead of a new game, and that no matter how much content is added, there always will be someone asking to add more. Exactly the same happened when I started working on SC3D instead of endlessly updating the original 2D version. In the end, SC3D turned out to be vastly superior to the original game. I would not want to get stuck forever just making updates for the original 2D game, and, likewise, I would not want to get stuck forever just making content updates for SC3D.

Shoujo City 3D was my first 3D game, and I had to learn modeling, texturing, UV mapping, animation, shaders (and many other things required to make a 3D game) on the go, while making the game itself. Now that my skills have improved, I want to move on to better, higher quality works. The new game is a logical next step in the evolution of the series, moving to the next level of quality, design and gameplay.

There will be a few small updates for Shoujo City 3D, but all the planned major features and content are added already and the game is largely finished, don’t expect any major updates.

If you want to keep track of development progress of the new game (The ghosts of Shoujo City), you can follow/bookmark official Shoujo City Twitter account:

https://twitter.com/shoujo_city

The new game is still in early stages of development, so it’s not known when it will be released (definitely not this year). Target platforms: Windows, MacOS, iOS (only high-end devices), Android (only high-end devices). I am also hoping for release on consoles in the future, but it is unknown at this point how that will work out.

UPDATE (May 2021): information in this article is no longer accurate. “Ghosts of Shoujo City” was cancelled in favor of a new dating/social sim. Working title for that new game is “Anime City” and preliminary release date is beginning of 2023. More details can be found on Twitter.

Shoujo City update 1.1

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Update 1.1 is released on Steam and Google Play (iOS version update is coming later). Here is what is new:

☆ Steam achievements

Seven achievements are added in Steam version of the game (for seven possible endings in story mode).

☆ Jinja water gun event

In addition to Akihabara, a separate water gun event with new enemies (ghosts) is available in the shrine map. Prizes:

  • ghost warrior mini-figurine (new)
  • summer hat
  • summer hat with sunflower

☆ Other additions and improvements

  • Street tables in the Summer Town and in Akihabara now can be used to eat food brought from home.
  • A new food stall selling taiyaki and other snacks in the shrine map.
  • Controls are modified to make character movements more responsive. Now the character always walks in direction the camera is facing and begins to move immediately (without delay for rotating before beginning to walk). This affects default (“direction”) control scheme.
  • Mirrors in the beauty salon (school map).
  • All translations are updated according to their current state in the wiki.
  • Fixed a minor bug with incorrect sky color on photos.