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Old November 8th, 2009 (01:18 PM). Edited January 19th, 2010 by Wind Gale.
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The game is going to be made using RPG Maker XP.
Introduction
This game is being made by me, Wind Gale. I got inspired after watcing Micklo's video for Pokemon Lost and Found. I started playing the Mystery Dungeon Game trying to decide that I should do for the plot. I realized a Mystery Dungeon Starter Kit would be coming out soon and decided I would need to make this unique. Then I came up with this game.

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Character Selection- You get to choose your character from a game of chance. Your partner, you get to choose manually.

Missions- There are many types of missions. Most of them are involved with the gang. An example would be that you need to retrieve a stolen item or rescue someone taken away. There will also be missions that you need to catch a gang member. That means you will need to fight and defeat them. There will also be missions that a rescue team normally does like find a lost item or help someone who has fainted.

Trust and Respect Meter- There will be something called the trust and respect meter. The more a town or specific Pokemon trusts and respects you, the more features you get. Say you gain a stores trust and respect, you might get dicounts or a larger variety of items. Some areas you can not enter until you get enough trust.

Towns- There is more than one town in this game. As you trevel througout the game and gain teams trust you will be able to access new places. Some towns have entirely different climates. Up north there is a twon covered in snow and there is a town that is a desert.

Routes- The only way to get from town to town is by routes. Each route has different Pokemon controlled by a variable. At the maximum there could be 25 enemies for the average size route. Some areas are very large and could have 35 enemies. Luckily there are stores in the routes that can help. The largest amount of Pokemon in te largest route is 50. The amount of items is also controlled by a variable. On each map there will be a place to step on that will refresh all the enemies and items.

Beginning
A huge gang of thieves has arisen. They have been robbing many of the peaceful towns. You go out to play with one of your friends one day in the woods. You loose track of time and come back when it is past dark. You get back right after a crime has just happened. Everyone thinks you caused the crime. The evidence all leads toward you. Even your parents sadly think it was you. You are chased out of the town by the police who think you joined the gang. You become a fugitive and run far away. You meet a kind Pokemon who believes you and offers to help you. With his help you form a team against the gang and try to clear up your names.

Plot
You and your friend are fugitives. It wasn't always like this. You and your friend were just playing in the woods one day. You came back right after a crime was committed by ??? [The gang]. All the evidence leads toward you doing the crime. Everyone chases you and your friend away. After travelling far away, you come to a single house. You are exhausted and ask to go inside. Luckily the owner of the house believes you did not do the crime. He says you should try to clear up your name by forming a team against them. He offers you to use his house as the base. You and your friend agree and start the new rescue team.
You start out by training. The gang won't be easy to beat. Some of them are weak and petty thieves, but other are vicious pokemon. The three leaders have an unknown plan. The job of all rescue teams across the region is to try and find it out and stop it. If you have any chanvce of dion this to clear up your name you wl need to train and gain pokemon's and entire town's trust. You must also gain more members. Remember that there is no I team.
Characters

You- You play a minigame to get your main character. It is a game of chance.

Your Friend- Whoever you choose it to be. This pokemon helps you through the entire story.

Absol- A detective you meet who is trying to stop the gang as well. He is stronger to the police and one of the few people who immediatly trust you.

Walrein- This Pokemon is very kind and allows you to use his house as a base for your team. He is apparently well known. Since he trusts you, people in the first town you visit will trust you.

Spheal- Spheal is Walrein's child. Spheal is the reason you even met Walrein. While Spheal was playing it noticed two passengers struggling down the path. Spheal decided to bring you to the house which started your adventure.

Weavile- Weavile used to be Walriens partner. He was always fighting for justice, even though he had different ways of doing it. In one battle he mysteriously dissapeared and hasn't been seen since. Walrien refuses to start a new team since he is missing his partner, and best friend.

To be updated...

Stores

Venomoth and Venonat- Venemoth runs a store in ??? with it's child Venonat. They sell berries and other healing items that are completely natural.

Mothim- Mothim is a berry salesperson too. The biggest difference is that he travels though all routes while Venonat and Venomoth stay in towns. He is the only store to travel though every part of the region including the icy areas up north. We now discovered how Mothim travelled alaround the region selling berries. He stays inside trees with golden leaves. We don't know how but the trees has a hollow area in it that maintains body heat. To find him all you do is walk in the tree.

To be updated...

Towns
There are many towns in this region. Each town has different stores and Pokemon in it. Here is a list of towns and there information. Since most of them have no name I only have one that I will share.

Ice Crystal Village [Name a WIP]- This is the first town you ever go to. It is very small and many things are still being built. Luckily since you are friends with Walrein, the villagers will trust you easier. Some of the buildings that can be found when you first visit is Frosslass's Bank, Lapras's Clinic, Snover's Berry Shop, and the Rescue Team Office. The main attraction is the Rescue Team Office. The main priority of the recue teams is to stop the gang. That is why people come here.

More info to come...

Routes
To be updated...

The Gang [I have not thought of a name for them yet]
As you play throughout the game, more Pokemon will join this gang. I won't post alot of details yet but I will give a few Pokemon in the gang.

Grimer- [Rank = Low] He is not very bright. He does as told and mainly listens Shellder. Even though he is not very smart, he does have some trength and causes you some problems in the beggining of the game.

Shellder- [Rank = Low] Shellder is very smart. It joined the gang only for protection while Grime and it perfomed crimes. Shellder may not be srtong but is very clever and sneaky.

To be updated...

Mail
Like in the first Mystery Dungeon game, there is mail. It may be waiting in your mailbox, or it may be urgently delivered. Pelliper delivers the mail diretly to your mailbox. For urgent messages, you will have to wait and find out who delivers it. Here is the first piece of mail you get.

Rescue Team News
All rescue teams priorties are to try and stop the gang. Whether you try to catch outlaws or clean up thier meses, it is up to you. To find a list of Pokemon known in the gang come to the Rescue Team Federation Center.

-Rescue Team Federation

Berries
Similar to the normal Pokemon games [Not Mystery Dungeon], there will be a Berry Plant feature. When you plant a berry, you will get a tree or bush that has berries in it. You will usually get 2-3 beries if you wait the maximum amount of time. You can water them to speed them up. You can only plant a berry where there is soil.



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Features



- Many towns, each with unique places



- Team Recruitment



- Trust and Respect Meter



- Shiny Pokemon



- Mail



- More to come



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SCV- Ripping HGSS Overworlds



Wichu- Putting Overworlds in RMXP Format



Kyledove, Saurave, rhevarhe_duh, ShinyLugia249, and POKEM4NlAC- Tileset [With Edits By Me]



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Ccoa- Universal Message System




Creepy- Caterpillar Script



Night_Runner- Fixing the battle system



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Old November 10th, 2009 (12:59 PM).
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Here is a update.

I can't believe I forgot to say what software I am using to make it.I am using RPG Maker XP.

Some more imporntant information. Here are some updates on the gang, involving two members who will cause you some trouble.

Grimer- [Rank = Low] He is not very bright. He does as told and mainly listens Shellder. Even though he is not very smart, he does have some trength and causes you some problems in the beggining of the game.

Shellder- [Rank = Low] Shellder is very smart. It joined the gang only for protection while Grime and it perfomed crimes. Shellder may not be srtong but is very clever and sneaky.


Here is a characte update.

Venomoth and Venonat- Venemoth runs a store all around the region with it's child Venonat. They sell berries and other healing items that are completely natural. They travel around selling their goods everywhere. They immediatly trust you and at first are the only ones that help you. Venonat used to be one of your friends until their buisness had forced them to travel.
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Old November 14th, 2009 (09:51 AM).
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Is it just me or do people not like this idea. I have the first three posts.

I mentioned this on my other thread but I figured I should mention it here as well, quite recently I have been able t getRPG Maker and some other softwares to work. I am just saying that progress will be alot faster now. I even got GIMP to work so I can start with the grapics too.

I also figured I should start this list of Pokemon you are able to star as. It is a decent size list so I put it in a spoiler.
Spoiler:
Bulbasaur
Squirtle
Charmander
Chikorita
Tododile
Cyndaquil
Treeko
Mudkip
Torchic
Turtwig
Piplup
Chimchar
Cubone
Poocheyna
Eevee
Skitty
Vulpix
Growlithe
Starly
Shinx
Larvitar
Pikachu
It is not finshed. Not all of these Pokemon are guarenteed to go in the game and there might be more.
Please don't say the list is too long. It is still a work in progress and the more the merrier.
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I get the impression that people here only like originality after a game is completely made.

Here's a quick rundown of what you have:

Concept: Wonderful. I get the impression that you plan on using a combat system similar to Mystery Dungeon, but are making a different game. Far better than following what has already been laid down.

Story: Decent. You+friends vs. evil gang. Elaborate on the story in this thread (it is the plot/story dev. forum). Delve into the motives of the enemy team and your allies, detail a few of the challenges of the game.

Other: Great job, no fakemon! I find those things annoying.
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Old November 14th, 2009 (01:22 PM).
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Finally someone else posted.

For the battle system it is going to be similar but I am going to change it a bit to make it better. An example would be that you can change how you team is following you into things like a wedge formation. You can also do things like put escorts in the middle.

For the storyline, I still haven't posted the entire thing for two reasons, the first is that I recently changed it s bit and I plan to put that in the next update hopefully, and I don't want to give two much away to early. Hopefully that update will be with four screenshots so it can be moved to the Game Showcase. Probably tomorrow I will release who the Pokemon is that helps you start your team and the reason why.
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Old November 15th, 2009 (01:24 PM). Edited November 20th, 2009 by Wind Gale.
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Ok, I finally decided what overworlds I am going to use. I am using the HGSS ones that Wichu made. Now I just have to import them all and find tilesets. I am going to make some buildings, but does anyone know where to get some good tree and land tilesets? I need them and am not that good at making them.

I said I would try to update some information, so here it is

Characters
Mothim- Mothim is a berry salesperson too. The biggest difference is that he travels though all routes while Venonat and Venomoth stay in towns. He is the only salesperson to travel though every part of the region.

Walrein- This Pokemon is very kind and allows you to use his house as a base for your team. He is apparently well known. Since he trusts you, people in the first town you visit will trust you.

Spheal- Spheal is Walrein's child. Spheal is the reason you even met Walrein. While Spheal was playing it noticed two passengers struggling down the path. Spheal decided to bring you to the house which started your adventure.

Towns
There are many towns in this region. Each town has different stores and Pokemon in it. Here is a list of towns and there information. Since most of them have no name I only have one that I will share.

Ice Crystal Village- This is the first town you ever go to. It is very small and many things are still being built. Luckily since you are friends with Walrein, the villagers will trust you easier. Some of the buildings that can be found when you first visit is Frosslass's Bank, Lapras's Clinic, Snover's Berry Shop, and the Rescue Team Office. The main attraction is the Rescue Team Office. That is why people come here.
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Old November 21st, 2009 (10:05 AM). Edited November 21st, 2009 by Wind Gale.
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Slowly I plan to change the information in the first post. Alot has been modified to make better. Also here is another update. Introducint the mail system.

Mail
Like in the first Mystery Dungeon game, there is mail. It may be waiting in your mailbox, or it may be urgently delivered. Pelliper delivers the mail diretly to your mailbox. For urgent messages, you will have to wait and find out who delivers it. Here is the first piece of mail you get.

Rescue Team News
All rescue teams priorties are to try and stop the gang. Whether you try to catch outlaws or clean up thier meses, it is up to you. To find a list of Pokemon known in the gang come to the Rescue Team Federation Center.

-Rescue Team Federation

Another Update:

Berries
Similar to the normal Pokemon games [Not Mystery Dungeon], there will be a Berry Plant feature. When you plant a berry, you will get a tree or bush that has berries in it. You will usually get 2-3 beries if you wait the maximum amount of time. You can water them to speed them up. You can only plant a berry where there is soil.

A update on Mothim.

We now discovered how Mothim travelled alaround the region selling berries. He stays inside trees with golden leaves. We don't know how but the trees has a hollow area in it that maintains body heat. To find him all you do is walk in the tree.
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I changed some things to the battle system and am using the Rice Field Battle System, with edits.
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Update:

Expierence Rocks
These rocks stangely when destroyed give you expierence. There are many found in the Training Grounds. You need to be a certain level to break each type. The first type you are allowed to break at level 1. The next type you need to be level 5. Then it goes on in incraments of 5. They each give you different amounts of expierence.

Ill post pics soon.
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Big Update.
Screenshots and a Video.

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I thought I should show you a picture of the battle scren before I changed it too much.

Alot of the graphics will change like the facesets will at least get a background, the icons for who is going next will change, and the battle back will change. Also some scripting parts will change.
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Interesting project. Has a lot of potential. Just make the white around the faces in the battle system then it will look good.
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I can't get rid of the backgound color. If I do this happens.

The text apperas under it and it gets annoying. I will change the background color though.
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enu battle system a great choice.
ummmmm dude you like broke the double posting guideline like ten times
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No, if you are updating you are allowed to double post after 24 hours I believe. THe problem is that no one would post.

Actually I am not sure Enu helped with this one. I know Rice Field made it but there are two others. I'll have to find them.

EDIT: Yeah Enu did not make it. I updated the credits.

Also I am now using Ccoa's Universal Message System. I will now be able to add pictures, the characers names, and much more with the messages.
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If you pastebin the script i'll sort those HP and MP names for you.
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Okay, thanks.
The script is too long so I will PM it.
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Hey hey,
I don't have much time at the moment, so if I may, I'll just make one recommendation. The Platinum tree your using and shown in the screenshots looks too dark to go with the rest of the tileset properly but something like this:

might suit a little better. If you do use it, you might need to just change the colour of the grass and shadow but yeah.

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Those trees are supposed to be like that. It ties in with the plot. I hopefully will update it soon with the reason why. Sort of like how the Honey Trees hae a purpose too except for a different reason. Thanks for offering to help though.

Edit: I just realized I posted one picture twice and forgot to post one.
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Well, I recently was told how to change all the layers so now I have a picture of the battle background. This is not set as the one i am using, just a example to show the style I am going for.


Do you like the idea I have with this? Is there anything I can improve on. I know that this background is not the best, but I just want to use this as an example. Let me know what you think.
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Wow, wind gale! This game is actually looking good! Not to be mean, but at first, I thought this was going to be like a noob game, but it actually looks really good!
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I understand. I technically still am new to this, at least to scripting. Thanks for the compliment.
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