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Old June 29th, 2005 (10:19 AM).
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Be happy. My partner, Evega, is a member of lots of forums for game development, from GW to RMXP and probably everywhere in between. He was planning to make this post on RMXP.net today (because we need to ask there for someone to help with the scripting), but their forums are down.

So as of now, the PokCommunity is the only forum among many with the thread for this game. Yay.

Anyway...

Pokmon: Shades of Gray

The game takes place forty years before Red and Blue (Green). That's right, before. You won't find any "omg dis gaem feetures 200 new pokemans!!" In fact, it will probably include less than 150.

That doesn't mean it will be bad. Our plan for this game is to really make it feel like a true solid pokmon game on RMXP.

Planning has been intense. We have planned out all the areas on paper, including pokmon appearance charts and ratios (and the levels). We've designed our gym leaders, what pokmon they will have, what levels they will be, etc. This is all on paper, too.

We've begun mapping the actual game, as well. Our plan is to get every graphical aspect working before diving into the actual programming and events. That way we feel there will be a far lesser chance of the project being abandoned.

So far, we have mapped (the outside maps, no insides yet), eight of the ten cities. When all the cities are finished, we'll be doing the routes, then the sea routes, then the caves, and then the insides, and then finally we'll be adding in extra places.

THEN we will be implementing the pokmon and the battle system (which, again, we hope to get help with from someone on RMXP.net).

Anyway, I'll post some screenshots for viewing pleasure. Note that the hero sprite is not final. The actual hero's sprite will be original. These are from the little area demo we've made for ourselves, of all the cities connected.


This was taken in Amethyst Village. The hero's jumping off of one of those cliffs. We've gotten that little aspect of the game down perfectl. I did that part.


Just Crimson City, our region (Gakuen)'s answer to Celadon and Goldenrod.


Cedar Villa, about to talk to an NPC.

Our goal is not to make the best Pokmon RMXP fangame ever. It's to make one of the most solid, most loyal, and hopefully most memorable ones.
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Old June 29th, 2005 (10:25 AM).
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That's a good plan. I also planned my game, Pokemon Purple out a few months in advance, before I started to make it. This looks like it will be a very good game. Good luck on this project!
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Old June 29th, 2005 (11:17 AM).
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Wow, this sounds nice. Good planning, indeed. And, I wish you good luck on completing this.
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Old June 29th, 2005 (02:56 PM).
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Sounds cool, nice screens, nice plans...
Nice game.

Wishin' ya luck with completin' this!

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Old June 29th, 2005 (05:36 PM).
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hmmm..... this sounds like a great game. gotta see how you put a spin on this
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Old June 29th, 2005 (08:54 PM).
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Looks very nice and thoroughly planned out, unlike some other threads... *cough* You look like you have been very conscientous in getting everything in order and ready before posting a mediocre thread with no substance. *claps* I really like your mapping. One point though... Crimson City's buildings don't suit its name - at all. I suggest changing either the name or the buildings. Perhaps since you're using Emerald Chips you should use the houses from Petalburg and Lavaridge. Then again... those look too common for an equivalent to Celadon... I'm rambling now... ... ... I also reccomend making a custom hero. They're really not too hard to do. Yay. Pixely goodness.

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Overall it looks to be a very nice game.

EDIT \\ After rereading your post I noticed you said the hero sprite was not final. Oops. My bad... ... yep... here I go again...
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Old June 30th, 2005 (04:45 PM).
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I just made an animated banner for this.

I'm posting it mainly because it shows what the trainer's sprite will be. I admit it's basically just a recolor, but I like it, because it fits with the theme and doesn't strive to be too original.



Edit:

Photobucket likes to resize things. Here, my partner hosted it on his website.


http://www.epochalypsegames.com/images/sigs/sog.gif
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Old June 30th, 2005 (10:36 PM).
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Old June 30th, 2005 (11:17 PM). Edited June 30th, 2005 by MatiZ Master.
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may i ask question?
if this game is going to take place 40 years before R\G\B, so don't you think that the pokemart in the thrird screen looks too... futuristic?
that's only my opinion
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Old July 1st, 2005 (02:30 AM).
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forty years in the past...is that far enough to have Kabuto and Omanyte appearing as wild pokemon instead of just being fossils?
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Old July 1st, 2005 (02:59 AM).
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I'm no expert at these things but it looks nice!
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Old July 1st, 2005 (04:31 AM).
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This game looks really good! I hope you have fun making this game!
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Old July 1st, 2005 (05:02 AM).
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forty years in the past...is that far enough to have Kabuto and Omanyte appearing as wild pokemon instead of just being fossils?
for this, it would had to have place million years before R\G\B O_O
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Old July 1st, 2005 (06:54 AM).
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looks nice mate, id make your little custom hero but i stopped making sprites for the most part >.>
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Old July 1st, 2005 (09:01 AM).
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Quote originally posted by MatiZ Master:
may i ask question?
if this game is going to take place 40 years before R\G\B, so don't you think that the pokemart in the thrird screen looks too... futuristic?
that's only my opinion
That's a good point.

But I used my creative liscense to decide that shops and things actually look just like they do in FireFred/LeafGreen/Emerald.

Why? Because I don't want to spend all summer redoing the graphics. Lol.

You're right, though, but that sort of thing we're just going to have to deal with.

Let me tell you, though, that as of now there's not planned to be any pokmon/item storage, because the game takes place in the past. At least not through computers. I'm thinking of having you meet a person who owns a farm and rents you space to store your non-party pokmon, as a realistic alternative to the computer system (since Bill is only a baby in the game, and yes, you do meet him once, in a small NPC role in some random house somewhere. Figured it might be cute).

On that note, there aren't pokballs as you know them, but the hollowed out apricorns that are talked about in Gold/Silver/Crystal. Cool, eh? You also make your own balls with the apricorns (I'm thinking of a minigame type thing where you push buttons). The practice ome obscure in recent times and only Kurt really remembers how, but back then it was commmonplace for trainers to do it themselves. How's that idea? Yes or no?

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forty years in the past...is that far enough to have Kabuto and Omanyte appearing as wild pokemon instead of just being fossils?
Sory, no. The fossils aren't even in the game. They haven't been discovered yet.
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Old July 1st, 2005 (12:14 PM).
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Hope everything goes according to plan:D
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Old July 8th, 2005 (08:59 AM). Edited July 8th, 2005 by Jordan.
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Looks nice. Maybe you should put Kabutops and Omastar in the game because for a creature to be confirmed extinct. It must not be seen in a few decades. 4 will probaly enough. Maybe you put only one of themeach in the game... just saying.

EDIT: old style pokeballs were reavealed in the 4th pokemon movie.
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Old July 8th, 2005 (09:02 PM).
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Are you going to be working on custom tiles?
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Old July 9th, 2005 (07:43 AM).
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Game looks nice...whats that place in the first pic?
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Old July 9th, 2005 (07:48 AM).
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Game looks nice...whats that place in the first pic?
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Old July 11th, 2005 (05:11 PM).
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the game sounds cool You going to put Oak and Agatha in ?
Umm.. i didn't think bill was that old
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Old July 11th, 2005 (09:16 PM).
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Quote originally posted by Wy_Wynaut:
Umm.. i didn't think bill was that old
so do i think
lets just think, how old can be bill in g\s\c?
25, 26, 28? Well, I think it's not enough to live 40 years before r\g\b
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Old July 17th, 2005 (05:33 PM).
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I always thought Bill was a lot older than he seemed. Thinking that he was in his late thirties/early forties, anyway...

Maybe I won't have him in, though, if it makes people wonder.

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The main character's young Oak, and your rival's Agatha.

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Old July 17th, 2005 (05:58 PM).
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aha.... oak and agatha.....intresting......
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Old July 17th, 2005 (06:41 PM).
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Real nice hack... I've got some suggestions. In one of the Pokemon episodes there was a dragonite that belonged to Lance's grandfather (it also said on the Fame Checker in FR/LG), maybe he could be the Pokemon league champion. Also maybe you could fight Giovanni (as a child), and he would give you some hints on him creating Team Rocket when he gets older. Also I think the boy and girl characters should be a young Professor Oak (the first preset name on the list should be Samuel), and young Agatha (just call her Agatha). It would be like Ruby and Sapphire, you chose one and the other can be your rival (it says that they were rivals on the Fame Checker in FR/LG).
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