View Single Post
  #1    
Old May 25th, 2009, 08:16 PM
SytheXP's Avatar
SytheXP
Net Labs/UG Founder
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Zombieville South Carolina
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Nature: Calm
Program Used: Rpg Maker XP (I coulda used VX but Im more familiar with XP)


====================
Introduction
====================

Hi I have taken the time to exrtensively rework my entire thread to be more appealing and pleasing to the majority. I am SytheXP also refered to as ScytheXP. I am an artist. I paint and sketch many things. I first started on the pokemon scene in 3rd grade. I am now a graduating senior in highschool and a aspiring graphic artist and video game designer. I started with the Pokemon TCG me, my bro, and my sis used place the cards face down and pretend we were in a made up region and we were the newest trainers starting in that region. We would slowly progress through the cards battling and capturing them and then facing one another. Later as we aged we drew various fakemon made movesets and dex entries. 2 years ago I tried my hands at ROM hacking. I had a fairly decent start on my hack and then my computer got fried in a thunder storm and I lost all progress. Later I tried to revamp my hack in the form of a fangame using RGMXP. Sadly I dropped my laptop and the hard drive got messed up so Pokemon Darkside was a flop. Well once again I am here with a project. This time however there is one difference. I will be releasing this project. I have it backed up on 2 other computers incase of a mishap. These other 2 computers don't connect to the internet at all. So no bugs or Lightning to harm them. Anyway I have always loved to draw new fakemon and imagine how they would face up against existing pokemon. Pokemon Phantom Dusk/Misty Dawn/Hazy Twilight is going to allow you all an insight into not only mine but the rest of my teams creativity. We will breing you thrills, horror, romance, and mystery all in the form of a Pokemon game. And yes I plan to implement various genres as events in the game.


====================
.::The Region::.
====================

.::The Masuyo Region::. I renamed the region after the Japanese word Masuyo which means "Benefit" and "World"

Overworld Map: (Screenie coming soon, working on a custom color pallete)

The Masuyo region is located South West of Hoenn close to Johto (Yes I repositioned its location). It is a fairly peaceful region with beautiful forests and glorious beaches. It also has a Volcano to the south and a Icy Slope to the north. Overall this is one a fairly perfect place for a vacation and even better place to live.

.::Maps::.
Spoiler:

Candriff Town: (have to upload the pic)
Route 1 (have to upload photo)
Flo-Town (Have to upload photo)
Route 2 (Have to upload photo)
Gloraxiuz Town (Revamping)
Cave of Discipline (Revamping)
Safari Zone (Revamping)
Port Aquarius (Under Development)
Obnniox Town (Under Development)
Vestree City (Under Development)
31st Town (Renaming and Under Development)

(More Towns to come thinking of names)


====================
.::Masuyo Folklore and Myths::.
====================

"Long ago the realms were created. Time and Space, Land and Water. Balance was bestowed and the universe began its new life. Many new beings and worlds were brought into exsistance but all was dark and life was barely sustainable. The creaor seeing this flaw brought forth the crater of light. With a flash and a bang a meteorite landed deep in the Obnniox Volcano and world trembled as light filled the eyes of many. But something was wrong light existed and darkness never again fell over the world. People became restless and suffered through intense heat. A drought was bestowed over the world and many lives were loss. Seeing this as a problem the Creator sought out a solution to bring the darkness back to the world to relieve the people of these intense situations. Again another meteor fell from the sky falling in the darkest depths of Dusk forest and out came the keeper of darkness. Now the darkness attempted to engulf the world and the light was not pleased so a war began to be waged in the skies above the Masuyo Region. The war waged for years and Light and Darkness passed through different phases. As one would gain control the time would shift from night today and as the other would gain control it would shift backwards. It was a never ending cycle. Finally growing tired of this feud the Creator created one more being. One to moderate the other two and to keep control over day and night. Thus the birth of the twilight. With this new beings arrival and the fact that he had control over the minimal night and day factors the two warring creatures attmepted to destroy him only to be sealed away in their meteorites. One deep in Dusk forest the other in the depths of Dawn Volcano. After sealing these two titains away the being of Twilight had little power left so he bestowed the last remaining portion of his power in the sacred gym of twilight and hid it deep in the oceans blue as he vanished into the twilight realm.

Of course no one knows how acurate this legend is or if its even true. All I can say is that legends are still being written and you may be a part of one yourself."

.::~Little old forest lady~::.


====================
.::The Intro::.
====================


*Phone rings* Hello I am Lilly Evergreen, I take it you are the newest resident to the Masuyo Region and Candriff town. I happen to be your neighbor and one of the top Pokemon researchers around. I see you are a transfer student from the Johto region's Pokemon Academy. I have talked to all of your teachers and they have granted me permision to assign you a project of my own. Don't worry you will gain full credit in your classes and still be able to graduate as scheduled. I have noticed several strange things happening lately around the region. Wierd pidgey migration patterns and schools of goldeen fleeing into cooler water. I feel something is going on here and I suspect either "Team Enigma" or those blasted "Rockets" are up to no good. Please come by my lab so we may speak about this in person.

*Phone clicks*

"Hmm that was odd, Maybe I should go and see what this Prof. Evergreen wants."
You have your reasons for going however......

====================
.::The Storyline::.
====================

Ok I have reworked this a little.

The Story takes place approximately 1 year after G/S/C and 4 years after R/B/G/Y and around the time of R/S/E but before D/P/Pt this is so that the few D/P/Pt references I have in the game will seem accurate as well as various other things such as the new Team Rocket.

You are a student at Earl's Pokemon Academy in the region of Johto. Your father (still the reason you move =P ) is a marine Biologist and also studies various other pokemon migratorty habits. Prof. Lilly Evergreen from the Masuyo Region calls him up in a panic and asks his opinion about several strange happenings. He claims he can't fully understand the problem without witnessing it first hand. So he and your mother talk it over and agree that it would be beneficial to move to Masuyo.

So now what? You are currently enrolled in school and now you are being forced to leave all your friends behind. No worries you will make new ones. Thats what you've been told time and time again. Your parents have already bought a new house in Masuyo and enrolled you at a local pokemon academy so you can continue your schooling.

Bright and early one morning not to long after your arrival in Masuyo your mother awakens you telling you this horrible, horrible news. Your father was at Port Aquarius when he was suddenly kidnapped by Team Enigma. Your mother is worried and you are enraged. Only moments later do you get a phone call from the professor asking for your help. She attempts to bribe you promising to ensure you pass your classes at the Pokemon Academy. However you have alternative motives for agreeing to help her. You plan to rescue your father and punish those responsible for his kidnapping.


====================
.::Features::.
====================

• 3 Fully explorable regions. Kanto, Johto, and Masuyo (Kanto is approx 15% complete, Johto is 1% complete(Only got violet city atm) and masuyo is approx 30% complete)
• New Region (Masuyo Region 100% CUSTOM)
• New Tiles
• New Pokeballs
• New Poke's
• New Items/Berries/TM's
• New type of bike (Debating on a motorcycle similar to Wes's From Coloseum)
• PokeGear with the Pok3 Player instead of a radio.
• Various characters from PkMn Granite Version(Gold Hack)
• Your Father is an actual character in the game (he has a greater part in the story than in prior games)
• Unique Interface (POKeCOM) (edited version of POKeGEAR hopefully w/more features added into it)
• Banking System (WIP Currently Adding, Will include intrest rates and maybe bonds to make money.)
• All normal modes of Transportation (Taxis, Buses, Trains, Ships, Airplanes, etc.) (Buses and Taxis are for larger cities only mainly and maybe urbanized routes. Trains are from large cities to other large cities. Ships are from the main region to local islands. And last but not least Airplanes for region to region travel.) - Buses and trains will be in. I am working on the taxi/plane. Boats/Ships are always in :P

====================
.::Features Under Debate::.
====================

• Tourney Based Pokemon League (Probably will happen)
• Able to join Evil Syndicate. (This will make you unable to catch normal pokemon and change your primary goals) (90% sure it will happen going over the eventing)
• Snag Machine (Much like Colloseums except its used to catch trainers pokemon rather than shadow pokemon) (Shadow pokemon will need to be purified. All pokemon will become shadow pokemon if stolen from a trainer.)

The Hunger/Hygene/Stamina Systems
Spoiler:
In an attempt to add some realism to the game (And annoy the players) I plan to add Hunger, Hygene and Stamina into the game mechanics. How this will work is you will have 3 status bars one for each of the mentioned attributes. These will be viewable through the POKeCOM and will be moderated in percentages. You will be safe until you reach 30% in which case you will have to eaither Eat, Clean up or Rest. If your hunger gets to 0% you will white out and wake up at your last visited POKeMON CENTER. If your Hygene reaches 0% pokemon will no longer appear, trainers will refuse to battle with you and NPC's will be a little on the rude side towards you. If your Stamina reaches 0% you will be unable to move until it reaches 15% in which case is still really low. If you try to move while at 0% Stamina a box will appear informing you that your Stamina has dropped to 0% and that you should rest a while. Now about maintaining these things. Hunger can be easily fixed by visiting your local BURGERMON Fast food dinner or by eating various foods bought at local POKeMARTs. Hygene is easily brought back up by brushing your teeth and bathing regurlarly. The bathing process will be simple, You find a shower interact with it (NO I WILL NOT HAVE NUDE SPRITES) and a black screen appears for a few moments and the you have at least 80% Hygene replenished (80% of hygene goes towards bathing 10% towards brushing your teeth and another 10% for grooming yourself) Now for Stamina. By far the easiest to replenish. You do this by sleeping at night. Stamina will decrease as the "IN GAME" day progresses. Also if you run or bike it will decrease at a faster rate.(This doesn't apply to the Motorcycle).....Woops that was going to be a secret....... Its more of a hover bike kinda thing (Like WES's from colloseum)

====================
.::New Pokémon::.
====================

Approx. 100-150 new pokemon including various evos/prevos to pokemon with no prior evolutions. (e.g. Absol and Pinsir are 2 that I am making evos/prevos for) there will also be loads of various fakemon not based on prior pokemon =)

New Legendary pokes (Im sure you will love them)

====================
.::Current Team: Net Labs Inc./Underground Gaming::. (We go by both names)
====================

Spriter/Mapper/Team Leader/Event Manager/Story Development:SytheXP/Invokez
Spriter:Doctor Love(trying to contact her)
Secondary Story Development:
Openings Available: PM For info also check out the team recruitment thread for other details 2nd page.

====================
.::Screenshots::.
====================

I have a few but Im remaking the maps (Again) I updated tilesets to D/P tiles and now I need to get map sizes right. However I might go custom and mix the two styles, do away with the D/P houses keep the trees and just re-shade/color the Fr/Lg tiles and add some of Kyledove and Sauravs tiles. Thats my main graphical delima at the moment.

These are out of date Will be uploading new screens in the next hour or so.
Spoiler:

Kanto Region Screenies:

Players House in Kanto (yea you can purchase a home in each region :)


Oaks Lab and Home


Ash's House, He's not at home right now.... Wonder where he could be...


Route 1 Pallet Town to Viridian City


Viridian City (Only one person ATM)


BW Pokemon (Fixing screen position and size):





Trainer Card:
Features the new male hero :)


My apologies for the JPG format. It prevents theft and some people still do that...


====================
.::Credits and Thanks::.
====================

Red Gyrados for thread layout (Hope you dont mind I organized mine similar to yours)
Fangking Omega for Fr/LG tiles and inspiration (No longer using the tiles but I really owe you)
Kyledove for D/P Tiles (Also trying to match his style for customs)
Saurav for various tiles (May not use them but still thanks)
Poccil Pokémon Essentials
Dalton(My Friend IRL) for inspiration and various sprites
Doctor Love for use of her Fakemon Scribble. (And possibly various other fakemon and sprites)
Dragonfree (For scratch Hitmonchan and Scyther sprites, may not use but I promised credit so in case I do here it is)
4th Gen Matt (For D/P/Pt Resources)


Thanks to PokeCommunity for feedback, Criticism, and any help/resources.

Any c&c on my story let me know. After I get my tiles correctly done I will upload some screenies of maps.

====================
.::Masuyo DEX::. (Under Development)
====================

Will add a Jpeg'd layout in a bit.
Spoiler:
001- Tropicalf (Ground/Grass)
002- Exoticow (Ground/Grass)
003- Palmbull (Ground/Grass)
004- Flarva (Fire/Bug)
005- (Fire/Bug)
006- (Fire/Bug)
007- (Water/Ice)
008- (Water/Ice)
009- (Water/Ice)


Concept Art (If I can get my pics online):

====================
.::Character Bios::.
====================

Ok I want to add a little more background on the three main characters. I will refer to them using their default names.

Name: Fayte (Boy Player)
Age:18
Bio:A hot headed youth who lived in Johto and attended a local Pokemon Academy. His love for pokemon is matched only by his love for battling.
Hair/Eye Color: Brown hair,Green eyes

Name: Hope (Girl Player)
Age:17
Bio: Fayte's younger sister who also attended Earl's pokemon academy. She likes to battle but prefers the contest life. She never backs down from a fight though.
Hair/Eye Color: Brown Hair, Blue Eyes

Name:Hillary
Age:20
Bio: A resident of Candriff town in the Masuyo region. She has a fairly shady past and not to much is known. However she insists on helping the main characters in bringing down both team rocket and team enigma.
Hair/Eye Color: Black Hair; Brown Eyes

Name:Scythe
Age:20
Bio: A resident of the Masuyo region (Hometown undecided at this time). He has a darker view on the world of pokemon and specializes in Dark/Fire type Pokemon but he doesn't strictly stick to those types. He has won the Masuyo League challenge 5 times since embarking on his Pokemon journey nearly 10 years prior. he is also a member of Cloud 9.
Hair/Eye Color: Black Hair with red tips; Blue eyes

Name: Prof. Lilly Evergreen
Age: Early 30's
Bio: Prof. Lilly is one of the few poke specialists who primarily studies the migration of Pokemon. She has been researching in this field since her early 20's and has made several unique discoveries. However Professors such as Oak and Elm see her work as inferior to their studies on Pokemon evolution and breeding.
Har/Eye Color: Red hair; Blue Eyes

Name: Claire
Age: 19
Bio: Claire is the niece of Prof. Lilly and isn't encountered until later in the game. You spark her interest after defeating the Pokemon league. She then sets out to prove that you are not the Pokemon Master you think you are. There is also a love interest involved between her and another character. No spoilers though.
Hair/Eye Color: Blonde hair; Blue Eyes

Name: Granite
Age: 19
Bio: Granite is heir to the Rocket Industry and gladly takes it over after his Father and Grandfather disappear. He has several bases of operation, one in each region with a member of his elite executives overseeing them all as he runs the family Gym. He also has eyes and ear in nearly every major corporation in the Pokemon World.
Hair/Eye Color: Brown Hair/Brown Eyes. He also wears his signature black naval cap.

I will add sprites later of the characters Im working on the female and rival (I have concept art just need to sprite em)

====================
.::The Organizations::.
====================


Team Enigma and Cloud 9: Team Enigma is founded in the Masuyo Region and aims to benefit the world by running the other evil syndicates into the ground. They have 9 elite trainers that are the 9 previous Masuyo League Champions. Team Enigma was founded and is funded by Net Labs Inc.

Team Rocket: Team Rocket returns in the hands of its newest owner, Granite the grandson of Giovanni has taken his place on the throne of this evil corporation and is running things far better than his grandfather ever imagined. He also runs the Viridian City Gym. He also aims to capture Mewtwo the legendary pokemon his grandfather often told stories of. If he captures Mewtwo he hopes to gain control over Team Enigma and all groups associated.

Team Magma and Aqua: They are under construction and just starting off. They include few members each and want to obtain the Pokemon Mewtwo to try and locate and control the Legendary Groudon and Kyogre. However they are aware of the fact that Team Rocket is after Mewtwo as well.

View our game Showcase thread here:

Support us by adding our userbars to your sig:
Spoiler:

HTML Code:
[URL="http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=182604"][IMG]http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/9830/pokemondusk.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

HTML Code:
[URL="http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=182604"][IMG]http://i658.photobucket.com/albums/uu306/SytheXP/pokemonphdusksupportbar.png[/IMG][/URL]


Keep up with our Game Development thread here:
http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthr...85#post4754085


ALOT OF THIS INFORMATION IS INACCURATE AND WILL BE UPDATED WITHIN A FEW DAYS TIME
__________________
My Threads:
Phantom Dusk Plot and Story: http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthr...23#post4678023


My Sprite Thread:http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=179083

Phantom Dusk is back in production with loads of modifications. Will be updating soon! -2012

I Support:

Last edited by SytheXP; April 11th, 2012 at 01:06 AM.
Reply With Quote