Shoujo City is a dating simulator game, set in virtual 3D Tokyo and focused on anime and otaku culture.
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Positive (46) - 86% of the 46 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jan 5, 2018

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“This is a large project that will take a lot of time and work to complete. We want to let everyone to play the game right now instead of waiting for long time for the final version. Also, Early Access is necessary to get funds to implement and complete all planned game features.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Two years. The Early Access stage is planned to end in 2020.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full version will have more locations, including ocean beach, amusement park, Akihabara area. All locations will have more unique dating activities. For instance, in the school area there will be school clubs (music, cosplay, sports club), so that you can participate in various events with your anime girlfriend.
Girl personalities will be more developed and based on a set of various traits, so that your girlfriend can react differently in various situations depending on her personality.
There will be clear goals and "game win" conditions to achieve in the game by dating and improving relationships with your girlfriend.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game was in development for over a year before Early Access release. Early Access version has three main locations (apartment, school, and Shinto shrine). Implemented core game features: dating activities, cooking, inventory/clothes system, kissing, girlfriend's personality (based on food likes/dislikes and a set of unique conversation topics). There is no "game win" ending as yet - the current version provides sandbox style gameplay without any final goal to achieve.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The price will probably increase for the final version.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“By using suggestions and ideas on game features to implement. Also, everybody willing can participate in translating game texts into different languages through Shoujo City Wiki.”
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January 17

New NPCs (0.8.14)



☆ New NPCs

New schoolgirl NPCs were added to Shinto shrine and school maps. They will walk around, make purchases in shops, and take photos. In the shrine map NPCs will also perform traditional Shinto prayer in front of the main building. This was done to make locations more lively and realistic. More NPCs with different behavior patterns will be added in future updates.

☆ New food

Dekopon (sold in Shoujo Mart).
Banana and strawberry crepes (sold in Taiyaki shop).

☆ Other additions and improvements
  • Fixed a small texture error for green school jacket.
  • Improved meshes for "Sandals A" (all colors).
  • Shinto shrine map now has music (can be turned on and off by interacting with audio speaker, or by changing music setting in the in-game smartphone).
  • New model of a city bus (in Shinto shrine and Summer Town maps).

☆ Translations

Thanks to contributors, Turkish language is now available in the language selection menu (60% complete). All game languages, apart from English and Russian, are managed by volunteers, so their availability and completeness depend on whether there are people willing to help with languages they know. If you know some language and want to help translating the game, please contact me by email.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvCuGRe1yI8
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December 29, 2018

2019 Dev Roadmap



There were no major updates for Shoujo City 3D in a few months, so I wanted to show a small preview of what I’m currently working on.

☆ Akihabara UDX map

This is how a new Akihabara map currently looks like (50% complete as of December 2018). It will be released in the first half of 2019. There are no outsourced or store-bought assets in this map, all 3D models and textures are created from a scratch by me personally, so it will take a while as yet to prepare everything required (and that’s why there were no major updates in a while).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQNIxJWWvIc
The map is an accurate recreation of the real UDX Akihabara area in Tokyo, and includes the Akiba bridge, Dai Biru & UDX complex, JR Akihabara train station, and surrounding area. Alongside with the main Chuo Dori street (where most anime, manga, and game shops are located) this place is a well-known Tokyo landmark for all anime fans, and for decades contributed to shaping anime and otaku culture in Japan. The map was also prominently featured in ai sp@ce MMO (which was the original source of inspiration for Shoujo City), so recreating it always was one of my main goals for this project. You can check the actual map here:

Akihabara UDX on Google Maps

☆ 100% yuri

From now on this is a pure yuri game. Originally I planned to add an option to play as a male character, but this feature is cancelled, due to these reasons:
  • Most people who asked to add males didn’t want as much to play as males, but rather wanted to have an option to date males. This is by far more complex feature to implement (compared to just choosing to play as a girl or a boy) and would require not only new assets for characters and clothes, but deep reworking of many game mechanics, animations, dialogues, and gameplay ideas.
  • Realistically speaking, full implementation of “play as a boy” feature would extend game development time by about one year, and full implementation of all gender dating options (girl x girl, girl x boy, boy x girl, boy x boy – that’s what most actually asked for) would require about two more years of work on top of what is planned already. So the final game would be released in 2022 instead of 2020, at best.
  • I don’t think I can keep people interested enough to actively follow development of this project for that long. This game is quite an ambitious project for one person already, and since it never gained any wide popularity and recognition after initial release, there isn’t any chance already that at some point in the future it becomes popular and profitable enough to expand development team. Whatever development goals I set, I will be the only person to carry them out, so I should concentrate on what realistically can be achieved by one person. Otherwise there would be a high probability that this game joins the vast mass of “good concept, never properly executed” other Early Access games with ever slowing down development progress and ever dropping interest from players. And never finished.
Long story short, I think it’s much better to have a complete game with smaller scope than to keep dragging development for years and risk having it never finished.

☆ 2019 development goals

There are a lot of things to work on as yet. Here are the most important goals for 2019:
  • Adding NPCs in all areas with different behavior and more interaction options with NPCs.
  • Improving girlfriend’s AI and behavior patterns so she acts more realistic.
  • Adding more interaction options with one’s girlfriend (including school clubs).
  • Most importantly, building clear and logical gameplay based on improving one’s skills and completing dating activities, so that players have real goals to achieve throughout gameplay and can finish the game. While the game visuals improved a lot compared to the first alpha release in 2017, gameplay didn’t do the same progress. That needs to be worked on.
The final version of the game is scheduled for release for summer of 2020 (hopefully).

Finally, I want to thank all people who decided to support this project by buying Steam (or premium mobile) version of the game. Every purchase is a direct contribution towards the future of this project. It is alive and keeps developing thanks to you.
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About This Game

Shoujo City is an anime dating simulator game, combining gameplay of bishoujo visual novels and sandbox-style city exploration adventure. The game is set in virtual 3D Tokyo and focused on anime and otaku culture. In the beginning of the game you'll get your own unique anime girlfriend, and then will have to take care of her, exploring the city together during various dating activities.

Features

  • Dating - you can go on visual novel-style dates with your girlfriend, or by choosing one of alternative dating activities.
  • Shopping for clothes, accessories, food, snacks, toys.
  • Cooking - to win heart of your anime girlfriend, you'll have to cook food for her, by using recipes and combining various food ingredients.
  • Cosplay and customization - you can dress your character and your girlfriend using different clothes and accessories.
  • Unique girls - every player will get a unique girlfriend with her own likes and dislikes. Also, you can choose to date a dakimakura pillow.
  • UFO catchers where you can obtain anime figurines and put them on display in your apartment room.
  • Yuri - the game features romantic relationships between two girls.
  • All graphics and 3D assets are hand crafted specifically for this game and are based on contemporary culture of Japan - including accurate recreations of vending machines, Tokyo street signs, Shinto amulets, food recipes, etc.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Intel Core i3-3220
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-6500
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 530
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.0
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-3210M
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.0
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-4278U
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Iris Graphics 5100
    • Storage: 1 GB available space

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