Alpha 0.4 release!

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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):

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.

☆ Translations

All translations are updated according to their current status in the game wiki.

25 thoughts on “Alpha 0.4 release!

      1. Laika Post author

        Well, I can confirm that this game is not a virus. I’m not sure what else I can say about this, or how I can help you?

    1. Laika Post author

      It’s mostly a matter of how much time it will take rather than how tough it is. Making a 3D school building takes by far more time than drawing a school with 2D pixel art.

    1. Laika Post author

      It will be released for mobile devices at some point during 2018. Right now you can play 2D version of Shoujo City for mobiles.

  1. Crunchy Quack

    So I started playing the game last month and I want to play the new build but I’m still stuck on the Halloween one, is there a way to add the new build to the game or do I have to redownload the game?

    1. Laika Post author

      Every update comes as a full game, you’ll have to download a zip archive with new version and unpack it on your PC.

    1. Laika Post author

      It depends on what folder you placed it in after downloading. I can’t know that. If you can’t find it, just download again.

  2. Frisk

    hello laika I was having doubts when my girlfriend is in the game when she says I think I have a headache or when she says I just remembered that I have a lot of homework headache could make a hospital and if a girlfriend does not want to go to the doctor We could continue with the appointment and the task only if you went to school or if you did not have an animation where the girlfriend does the homework when I finished it could continue with the appointment and there is an Easter egg there when I’m kissing at school laika does not pay attention and I would like to be able to get into the la pisina school you would do it for the fans

    1. Laika Post author

      When in real life a girl doesn’t want to go on a date with you, or wants to end a date due to her mood changing, she will never say directly “I don’t want to go to a date with you.” Instead she will say a fake excuse about some urgent business she just remembered, sudden headache, etc.

      It works the same way in the game. Headache/homework lines mean you just failed your date, not that your girl actually has to do something, or has any health issues.

  3. KKM

    I seem to get a bug in the game which makes my girlfriend not follow me. This bug also prevents her from receiving any items I give her. I hope that this gets fixed soon.

    Also, I think that you should provide us with an option to customize the girlfriend.

    1. Laika Post author

      Can you please provide more details and step-by-step instructions on how to trigger that bug? I will need to replicate it in some way to find out why it happens and fix it.


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