Wednesday, August 14, 2013

General Update

So i've spend much of the last week working on sidequests and planning the rest of the game out.

there should be around 20 of them in 0.7b. each granting various kinds of bonuses. TMs, equipment, evolution stones, pokemon. etc. plus you get a trophy for completing each one.
Although the storyline is linear, the sidequests make it feel a lot more open.


i've pretty much finalized the storyline, contact me (through pokecommunity PM, or twitter, or facebook- 

if you want me to tell you the plot of the game from start to end, it'll get massively spoiled, but on the other hand, I need thoughts about the story.

Map Update-----------

So I've done some minor updates to the map. Mainly layout changes. removing much of the planned second region and combining it with the first region to create one large region. I've pretty much nailed down where each legendary pokemon will be encountered.
Ill most definetly tweak it more as the project progresses, but they'll probably only be small additions and modifications.

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white areas = Completed (meaning it's coming in 0.7b)
light gray = Mapped (it's mapped, but not scripted, and wont be appearing in v0.7b)
dark gray = Nope. (doesnt exist as of yet)

Name Changes-

I decided to change the names of some areas. for various reasons.

Tasto Creek -> Aurum Creek [because tasto didnt mean anything, i took a word. added a vouel to the end of it.]
Resta Falls -> Leaky Falls [resta doesnt actually mean anything... same way as tasto]
Mt Sitor -> Mt Atlas [not sure if sitor meant anything, but now altas. named after greek god.]
Imbibo lake -> Ros lake [IIRC imbibo means drink in latin. but imbibo is a clumsy and hard to pronounce lake. Ros means wet. and is simple.]
Amplus City -> Magnus City [amplus was a fine name in itself, but i realised 3 of the first 5 cities you come across start with A. Aurum. Arbor. Amplus. might confuse players. plus magnus sounds badass. both amplus and magnus mean large in latin.
Cave of the Dammed -> Silent Ruins [more ruins than cave now... too many goddamn caves in the game...]
Funfact: each city in the game is a latin word.
Aurum Town = Gold (because main character's default name is gold)
Ventus City = Wind (because flying gym)
Brevis Town = Small (because it is small and has nothing of interest)
Arbor City= Tree (because it's next to a forest.)
Magnus City= Large (because it's the biggest city)
Ferreus Town= Steel/Hard (because it's next to a steel mine and steel gym)
Mors Village = Death (because of ghost gym and graveyard)
Portus City = Port (well... because theres a port)


So in v0.7b heres what pokemon should be avalaible:
Eevee, Starter, Sentret, Pidgey, Weedle/Caterpie, Nidoran, Zubat, Bellsprout/Oddish, Psyduck(alpha), Geodude, Spinarak, Pineco, Poliwag, Mareep, Abra, Diglett, Grimer(alpha), Tyrogue, Pichu, Smoochum, Elekid/Magby, Electrike(omega), Drowzee, Exeggcute, Shroomish,
Natu, Lotad, Snubbull, Sandshrew/Phanpy, Hoothoot, Houndour, Seedot, Gastly, Houndour, Mankey. - theres a chance that a couple wont make it if i decide to change their locations.

Heres some corrupted. you might notice updated sprites for a few of them.

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Social Media----------

So in additon to

Pokecommunity Forums Website Blog
I've now expanded to social media. ill be posting updates there too. and you can use them to ask me questions. post comments. discussions whatever.

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Next Version-

So all this talk about v0.7b probably has you curious as to when it will be done... All I can say right now is Soon.

But I'll be putting beta versions out before v0.7b so people can bugtest them. I'll be releasing a beta version ( beta72 ) relatively soon in fact. So stay tuned.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Amplus Update and Sewers

So I've been working on updating Amplus City for the new version. It's roughly 50% bigger now.
In addition to the gym, lab, mega mart, pokecenter and house, it's going to have a dojo (moved from Route 7), a library, an arcade, a rename center, and various other places of interest. -

In addition to that, Amplus City will now have an underground sewer system. When Team Rocket invades the city, you'll be forced to navigate the sewers to enter the blocked parts of the city. It's filled with grimers, rattatas and a drowsee or two.