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Old August 11th, 2009 (05:01 AM). Edited August 20th, 2009 by Poeman.
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Pokemon EBONY and Ivory!
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http://poepoesprojects.yolasite.com/ebony-and-ivory.php
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Taking place in the POE region, our hero finds himself in a mess between Team Volcan and the world. Team Volcan is destroying select locations of the world and causing terror for who knows what reason...

I am using a custom tileset because I hate that firered/leafgreen/emerald one it's over used.


Region Map:


Trainers:
Male:


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All Maps(Image heavy)



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I WANT the game to be as closely related to pokemon possible, I hate those games that have time travel and guns, or the player talks, it doesn't seem natural to me! So I set out to fix that problem and make a game, this game's goal is to be as close to pokemon possible, and be finished! I want to finish this so that maybe it will inspire others to finish THEIR games, because I have not seen a finished pokemon fangame that is not a spin-off game! I will be having events in the game that are activated by files on the internet, these events will give out RARE legendary's for your collection. I want to do an online trade server but it isn't going to be on a server I pay for, it will be on my home computer and it will not be on 24/7 though anyone that wants to host their own server for the game can just let me know and I will contact them about them getting their server up!



Plot Information:
So the player starts out hearing from his/her mom that the professor wants you. When you get there he tells you he wants you to get his package from the next town over. When you come back he sees how much you bonded with your pokemon so much so he decides it's time you go and earn your badges. Quickly disaster strikes as Team Volcan is destroying things, they are wrecking pokemon cave, and other areas, for what reason the player must find out...
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Old August 11th, 2009 (05:23 AM).
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People might be more willing to help if you gave us more info on the game's plot, or maybe some details about the region.
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Old August 11th, 2009 (05:28 AM).
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I wanted it to be a surprise but I guess I will D:, ill edit my post.
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Old August 11th, 2009 (06:30 AM).
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The story seems the run of the mill, generic story to me...
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Old August 11th, 2009 (06:41 AM). Edited August 11th, 2009 by Poeman.
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Yup, I want this to be as close to a pokemon game possible, I dont want there to be time travel or guns or any of that other crap! I actually found a sprite sheet I am going to use but it has my one weakness...RESIZING! If anyone is good at resizing drop me a PM!
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Old August 11th, 2009 (11:57 AM).
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1 - The title makes me feel racially marked as the unwanted half-breed. o.o;;

2 - Do you have Microsoft Office Picture Manager? It's pretty good at resizing pictures accordingly. But, in order for it to work right, you would have to copy the tile set from paint to Microsoft PowerPoint, set the transparent color from the format option, save picture from PowerPoint as a .png, then resize. otherwise you'll get more than one background color because it stretches the photo and adds other colors.
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Old August 11th, 2009 (12:22 PM).
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I can make it transparent with gimp, my friend is helping me with resizing so that's all good. I am updating the topic post with a picture of all the maps put together... why does it seem racist, saying black or ebony is not racist.
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Old August 12th, 2009 (11:34 AM).
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the ebony, ivory thing is a joke considering there's a song focused on black and white relationships named ebony and ivory. x_x
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Old August 12th, 2009 (01:20 PM).
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I think you should make a deeper story.
Some things that help are:
Give the character a reason to collect badges,
Give the player a reason to fight the evil gang,
Give the player a reason to do everything!

Here is an example from my game(the game is more centered around the evil gang.)

No, there won't be guns.
The player goes after the evil team because they kidnapped his father and even after saving him you still want revenge.

Try to make your story more interesting and deeper without straying too far from the pokemon formula.
There is a certain compromise involved.
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Old August 12th, 2009 (05:02 PM).
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Just a slight update, I have a youtube channel and I will be posting videos of gameplay tommorow to show you the maps up close!

http://www.youtube.com/user/poepoe1122

Subscribe if you can .

This is NOT a joke, I have been making games for a long time, I have been a part of www.phanxgames.com for a long time you can find me there by the name of POEPOE.

I actually didn't come up with the names my friend did that thought he was going to work on the project too but he decided he wanted to do a different project.

I know my region map doesn't have shading, that's because it's not the final map.
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Old August 15th, 2009 (10:00 AM).
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Just a tiny update, for some reason cam studio was not recording sound from my speakers but instead my mic, so you can BARELY hear it I recommend turning off the sound for this video, and I know of every glitch that is in here thank you very much!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQIJiRiQJNM
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Old August 15th, 2009 (01:39 PM).
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Well here's my opinion, the Player's battle sprites could use a bit of work, and the Professor's sprite in the intro needs a transparent background. The maps are Ok, but not great.
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Old August 15th, 2009 (01:49 PM).
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I know about the professors transparency, as I said:

"and I know of every glitch that is in here thank you very much"

What is wrong with the players battle sprite?
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Old August 15th, 2009 (02:08 PM).
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Well the boy one is a very obvious edit of Blue's FireRed and LeafGreen sprite, and the female one is okay other than the nose being messed up (too dark and maybe a little off on the placement.)
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Old August 15th, 2009 (02:48 PM).
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I did not make them, and I doubt I will edit them to change completely, but I will fix the female trainer thanks for the tip.
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Old August 16th, 2009 (05:40 AM).
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Just a small update, I will add the mini-site to my main post, it contains some stuff you can play around with and an interactive map that has the first 3 towns.
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Old August 17th, 2009 (03:41 PM).
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Alright I need help coming up with the first event, I am thinking a key that lets you access a dungeon where you can find MEW or MEWTWO. I am not so sure about that it seems rather too good for the first event, my other idea is a key that opens up an amity square type thing, any thought's are appreciated.
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Old August 18th, 2009 (12:32 PM).
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Your region map needs work. You need to put different tones of shading and I would recommend doing it in D/P style. The maps look a dull and have tile errors that you can easily fix (entrance and exit of the forest). And the trainer sprites are badly pixelated. You should be able to fix these things quite easily. That's all the critique I have for now.
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Old August 18th, 2009 (12:34 PM).
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I know what you mean in the forest, that is because those are multiple screenshots assembled in paint and I messed up that area. I do not want to use kyledove's or any other D/P style tileset, I already assembled this tileset. I am working on the trainers do not fear. Thank you for the reply.
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He wasn't referring to the tileset being in D/P style, he meant the region map. Yours is currently (vaguely, at least) in RSE style.

Any updates to show? I've been expecting some kind of plot update to make it more interesting.
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Old August 19th, 2009 (02:33 PM).
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Quote originally posted by NikNaks:
He wasn't referring to the tileset being in D/P style, he meant the region map. Yours is currently (vaguely, at least) in RSE style.
Well, I fail to see how that's a problem.

But yes, it needs a lot more detail putting in.
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Old August 20th, 2009 (03:53 PM). Edited August 20th, 2009 by Poeman.
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Updated with SOME plot info.
Also why would I use a D/P/PT type map that just seems stupid.
I WILL be adding shading to the map as soon as I know it is final.
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Quote originally posted by Maruno:
Well, I fail to see how that's a problem.

But yes, it needs a lot more detail putting in.

I don't think he pointed it out as a problem, but as a recommendation. The shading was what he said was a problem.
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Old August 21st, 2009 (05:10 AM). Edited August 21st, 2009 by Poeman.
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I will be adding shading as I said once I know the map is final .

Just a quick question, should I include secret bases? What is your opinion on it?

(Don't just say yes or no give reason.)
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Old August 22nd, 2009 (10:46 AM).
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I added a new video!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6kDG6u2lE4
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