jnathan: good point re: having more content for a release. right now I'm thinking that once I have the first gym, I'll probably do like...a private release? for friends and whoever, to just get some quick feedback/bug reports, so that once I have enough content for you guys, I know at least the start is pretty sound.
I'm definitely interested in people helping out! what sort of stuff do you usually work on? like: mapping, spriting, etc?
andytu: they're just concepts, haha! I'm working on spriting them; I've got first drafts of the fire and ghost gym leaders so far. they're not very good (faces! why are faces so gosh darned difficult???), but I figure if I just keep spriting, I'll get better? fingers crossed, anyway.