The seasonal system has been massively improved, along with the 2D/3D skybox visible outside the window. There are now a total of four “seasons” that the application can choose between:
Each season has dramatically different lighting and a custom 2D skybox, complete with hand-painted clouds. The colours of each skybox are based on references from the anime.
There are also unique sound and visual effects to complete the mood, such as heat haze/cicadas in Summer and chirping crickets at night.
I will be adding a Winter season as well, but first I need to close the windows to keep in the heat. It’s only sensible.
During the rainy season and at night, you can see city lights glowing in the distance. Even the Moon makes an appearance during the evening.Every season also sees the Sun in a different position in the sky, as determined by an accurate simulation of the Earth’s orbit. All the calculations are set for the year 2009 in Toyosato. I even checked the phase of the Moon.
See you next time, under the light of a waxing crescent.