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Old September 30th, 2014 (12:16 PM). Edited 4 Weeks Ago by Florio.
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Hello everyone, and welcome to the thread for my game, Pokemon Crimson Skies. I started this game back in 2009 and stop working on it for a long time, but decided to start developing it again. I am making this game using the Pokemon Essentials Starter Kit for RPG Maker XP. I really hope to finish this game soon. I'm posting this thread here to show off what I have so far. So without further a do, welcome to Pokemon Crimson Skies!

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The story of the Zhou region is one of epic proportions. The Zhou Region is the very first region inhabited by Pokemon, and therefore contains all Pokemon in existence (as of Gen 6). But there is more to the Zhou Region, and that is the Crimson Skies. The Crimson Skies is what is created when the four legendary Crimson Item's come together (the crimson staff, crimson pendant, crimson crystal and crimson tablet). The Crimson Item's are used to make the Crimson Skies, which is a dimensional rift that brought all Pokemon to the world. The Crimson Skies are even said to be the true origin of Arceus.

When the Crimson Skies are summoned, many legendary Pokemon appear out of the dimension rift. The legend's of the Crimson Skies are well known, and some truly fear the Crimson Skies. But other people believe that the Crimson Skies aren't real, and are just an urban legend. However, your grandfather Viktor knows the truth about the Crimson Skies and the threat they pose to everyday existence. He, along with other people who have knowledge of the truth, form a council that dedicates their lives to protecting the Crimson Item's, along with the Sacred Temple's of the Zhou Region. They are known as the Temple Guardian's.

However, the leader of Team Crimson also knows the truth about the Crimson Skies. His goal is to obtain all the Crimson Item's, and strike fear into the world with them. He desires to open the Crimson Skies, and to attempt to control all the most powerful legendaries.

You and your grandfather, along with your Rival, witness the Crimson Crystal being stolen by Team Crimson. After this, your grandfather sends you on a journey with the new Pokemon he just gave you (Chikorita, Cyndaquil, or Totodile), along with your Pokegear, to go to the other Sacred Temple's of the Zhou Region and meet the Temple Guardian's. He warns you to watch out for Team Crimson, as they will definitely be encountered on the way. He knows what they are after, and he entrusts you to stop them.


Features
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  • All 721 Pokemon will be obtainable
  • A new region to explore
  • 8 New Gym Leader's, and a new Elite Four
  • Interesting Gym Locations (instead of them all being in a town)
  • An interesting storyline full of suspense and mystery
  • Challenging battles
  • Interactable Non-Legendary Pokemon (usually one per area)
  • Hopefully more to come


Current Progress
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The game is coming along well, but still has a long way to go. I would say about 40-50% of the mapping is done (I'm trying to make a well-mapped, big region to explore), and the game is currently 4 Gym's long.


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Demo
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Here is a link to the Demo, using Pokemon Essentials V14. The game is 4 Gym's long, and approx. 8-10 hours long. I have also included a Pokemon World Tournament NPC near the end of the demo to have fun with. I am using some temporary placeholder sprites, as I don't have a spriter yet. For example, I would like to have custom Team Crimson sprites but I have used Team Galactic as a placeholder for now. Same goes for the Gym Leaders, Viktor, Professor Daisy, the Main Characters, and the Rival. I hope to get custom sprites for all of them, eventually. I know the demo is a big download (227MB), but it is worth the high quality MP3's that I used (they take up the most space).

The Demo link is down for now, please wait a week or two.


Want to help?
I could definitely use a hand or two in making this game. What I really need is a spriter, but I am willing to take help from anyone who can offer me their time. Send me a PM.

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Credits
  • Maruno, Poccil, FlameGuru and more - Pokemon Essentials Starter Kit
  • KyleDove, Spriters-Resource, and more - Graphics
  • Sam24 - Team Crimson Sprite's
  • GameFreak - For making Pokemon
-I will try to make this list more complete in the future-
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Old October 2nd, 2014 (05:55 PM).
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The storyline sounds nice but a few things are missing.

What is the other thing the player does throughout the story? Gym battles, Elite four, collect the Crimson items?

Starters?

Something else just slipped my mind. But, the storyline is nice. I hope to see this game develop!
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Old October 2nd, 2014 (06:52 PM). Edited October 3rd, 2014 by Florio.
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Quote originally posted by Infernal Desires:
The storyline sounds nice but a few things are missing.

What is the other thing the player does throughout the story? Gym battles, Elite four, collect the Crimson items?

Starters?

Something else just slipped my mind. But, the storyline is nice. I hope to see this game develop!
I updated the thread with the information that was missing. The player does do Gym Battles and there is a new Elite Four. The player is trying to stop Team Crimson from collecting the Crimson Item's. The Starters are Chikorita, Cyndaquil and Totodile. I decided to pick them because they are all mono-type starters, which I prefer.

Thanks for the support, and I think I'll also upload a demo shortly. I just want to touch up a few things before I do. There seems to be a lag issue in Pokemon Essentials V14 while walking in the overworld, so I'll probably just upload a demo from my V13 version, although animations are glitchy in that version.

EDIT: I've decided to post a Demo with the V13 of Pokemon Essentials. I hope you all enjoy it, and please give me some opinions on it.
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Old October 5th, 2014 (05:23 AM).
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I came across this a while back and have seen u on the community b4 about u losing interest im extremely happy that the game is back up because i really like the storyline (also in the story spoiler maybe say Crimson Skies alittle less often lol) also will u have mega evoulutions? If so if put it in features and im happy ur hoping to get custom sprites cause games always look better and more authentic with them.
Good luck with this and if u need a beta tester id be happy to on this or next demo
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Old October 5th, 2014 (08:42 AM). Edited October 5th, 2014 by mustafa505.
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The storyline is quite good, mapping is very nice and nintendo-ish like, but imo you should try adding shadows to the buildings and you can also use semi transparent function provided in RMXP, also try adding some more features, cuz that is what attracts people, but even without that, its a pretty cool project, goodluck !
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Old October 5th, 2014 (05:57 PM).
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Quote originally posted by Dedenne1:
I came across this a while back and have seen u on the community b4 about u losing interest im extremely happy that the game is back up because i really like the storyline (also in the story spoiler maybe say Crimson Skies alittle less often lol) also will u have mega evoulutions? If so if put it in features and im happy ur hoping to get custom sprites cause games always look better and more authentic with them.
Good luck with this and if u need a beta tester id be happy to on this or next demo
Yeah, I have taken a lot of breaks on this game. I've been working on it since 2009 now, although I barely touched it much between 2010-2013. Lol you are kind of right about me saying Crimson Skies too much.

I do want to have Mega Evolution's, I'm not sure if there are any 4th gen type sprites for them yet though. I'm assuming not. But I would like to have Mega Evolution's, including the OR/AS mega's. And yeah, I'm definitely hoping to find a spriter for my game. That is one of the main reasons that I made this thread, to help find a spriter.

You could always play the demo if you want to test it for me. I would like to hear the feedback of how you like playing through it.

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The storyline is quite good, mapping is very nice and nintendo-ish like, but imo you should try adding shadows to the buildings and you can also use semi transparent function provided in RMXP, also try adding some more features, cuz that is what attracts people, but even without that, its a pretty cool project, goodluck !
I'll see what I can do about shadows, and I'll look into the semi transparent function also. I plan to have some custom features, but for now I am just focusing on mapping. I need to finish mapping my full region out, which is a lot of work. Thanks for the advice though.
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Old October 6th, 2014 (08:44 AM).
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Quote originally posted by Florio:
Yeah, I have taken a lot of breaks on this game. I've been working on it since 2009 now, although I barely touched it much between 2010-2013. Lol you are kind of right about me saying Crimson Skies too much.

I do want to have Mega Evolution's, I'm not sure if there are any 4th gen type sprites for them yet though. I'm assuming not. But I would like to have Mega Evolution's, including the OR/AS mega's. And yeah, I'm definitely hoping to find a spriter for my game. That is one of the main reasons that I made this thread, to help find a spriter.

You could always play the demo if you want to test it for me. I would like to hear the feedback of how you like playing through it.



I'll see what I can do about shadows, and I'll look into the semi transparent function also. I plan to have some custom features, but for now I am just focusing on mapping. I need to finish mapping my full region out, which is a lot of work. Thanks for the advice though.
I could help you with OW sprites, if ya want to see my work i uploaded few screens of the ow's i worked on from my fan game thread.
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Old October 6th, 2014 (09:03 AM).
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Quote originally posted by mustafa505:
I could help you with OW sprites, if ya want to see my work i uploaded few screens of the ow's i worked on from my fan game thread.
That would be great, send me a PM when you got the time (maybe with your skype name, if you have one).
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Old October 16th, 2014 (10:56 PM).
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Okay guys so I have a request from anyone who wants to help me, I am looking to recolor these tiles nicely and it would be amazing if I could get some help to get them done nicely. Credits go to Hek El Grande for the Reshiram/Zekrom walls and the other person who made the rest of the tiles. Also I could use some help with Groudon/Kyogre walls and Xernas/Yveltal walls. Post or message me if you can help on any of this.

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb144/florio13/TempleTileset.png

Oh, and I am hoping to get the recolors looking similar to the temple hosts. For example for the Reshiram/Zekrom temple, the main colors used should be Black and White. For the Kyogre/Groudon temple, the main colors should be Blue/Red. Just message me or post, like I said earlier.
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Old October 27th, 2014 (09:59 AM). Edited November 29th, 2014 by Florio.
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Here to show off the newest screenshot of my game Crimson Skies, this is the entrance to the Ying-Yang temple. Credits to fashayshay for the recolor and hek_el_grande for the Reshiram/Zekrom walls (I also need help getting Groudon/Kyogre walls, and Xerneas/Yveltal walls, so if you want to help message me)

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Old November 14th, 2014 (11:17 PM).
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Wow, this game is looking good so far (It's got a demo, even!). Can't wait to see what the full game has in store for us!

Once I learn how to use my keyboard to record music to my music program of choice, I could try my hand at making custom tracks for the game.
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Old November 27th, 2014 (02:11 PM). Edited November 27th, 2014 by Florio.
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Hey guys, just wanted to say that I am still working on the game and that the progress is coming along great. Here is the current region map (all labeled areas are fully mapped):

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Like I said, I fully mapped all those labeled areas. I prefer to take make my Region Map as I go along mapping my game, rather than predetermine the whole region setup, so expect the map to be fully filled by the time the game is completed. As of now the game is four gyms long, so expect at least double the amount of maps!

Also just wanted to say that I really do still need help from some spriter's for my game. I need some custom matching OW/Trainer Battle sprites the most, and probably a few other things that I can't think of off the top of my head right now. Anyways, message me if you want to help, or add my skype Florio_13 (the one from Canada).
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Old November 28th, 2014 (08:52 PM).
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Quote originally posted by Florio:
Hey guys, just wanted to say that I am still working on the game and that the progress is coming along great. Here is the current region map (all labeled areas are fully mapped):

Spoiler:


Like I said, I fully mapped all those labeled areas. I prefer to take make my Region Map as I go along mapping my game, rather than predetermine the whole region setup, so expect the map to be fully filled by the time the game is completed. As of now the game is four gyms long, so expect at least double the amount of maps!

Also just wanted to say that I really do still need help from some spriter's for my game. I need some custom matching OW/Trainer Battle sprites the most, and probably a few other things that I can't think of off the top of my head right now. Anyways, message me if you want to help, or add my skype Florio_13 (the one from Canada).
Looking good! Cant wait for a new demo (and a new laptop that works lol)
I wish i could help but when it comes to making pokemon games im lost haha.
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Old December 2nd, 2014 (01:28 AM). Edited December 6th, 2014 by Florio.
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Looking good! Cant wait for a new demo (and a new laptop that works lol)
I wish i could help but when it comes to making pokemon games im lost haha.
Thanks bro, I plan to probably have the next one out around Christmas time. And you can help by telling me what you think about the demo XD

Also want to show you guys the newest graphics that I have received, credits go to Sam24 for making them for me. I really appreciate it bro. So check it out guys.
Here is a video showing the graphics, and an event at the Yin-Yang Temple!
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Old December 17th, 2014 (06:47 PM).
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Just downloaded this today, and it's pretty good. One thing that does get me though is the Eevees are virtually impossible to catch, I mean there was one, a level 4, couldn't have been on more than a couple of hp, and paralysed, and it still broke out of three pokeballs before I gave up and just beat it.
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Old December 17th, 2014 (07:31 PM).
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Quote originally posted by MattII:
Just downloaded this today, and it's pretty good. One thing that does get me though is the Eevees are virtually impossible to catch, I mean there was one, a level 4, couldn't have been on more than a couple of hp, and paralysed, and it still broke out of three pokeballs before I gave up and just beat it.
Thanks, and I'll increase Eevee's catch rate for the next demo. Eevee has a pretty low catch rate, but since I added it early in the game, it only makes sense to increase it.
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Old 4 Weeks Ago (05:52 PM). Edited 4 Weeks Ago by Florio.
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Hey guys, just wanted to stop by and say that I plan to release a new Official Beta 1.0 within a few days or a week or two, hopefully sooner than later. Here are some of the things this beta will include:

5 Gym Badges
Mega Evolution (24/48 Mega Stones will be available)
New Hero/Heroine Sprites and other Sprites (credit to Sam24)
New Story Development
And A Brand New Tournament Mode

Here are some screenshots to get you guys hyped:
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Here is a new video of the Mega Ring scene I have been working on, be warned as it does contain some spoilers. There are no major spoilers, only revelations of the Crimson Skies and some other minor things. The video has a pretty nice dialogue and a cutscene too, with cool music.

Pokemon Crimson Skies - Tomb of Mastery Mega Ring Event
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Old 3 Weeks Ago (03:59 PM).
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I have some new screenshots to show off for the upcoming Beta 1.0! The beta is coming very close to being completed, so expect it very soon!

New Trainer Mug shots, credits go to Sam24
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A sleeping Snorlax? I wonder what type of Flute you will need to awaken it...
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And the inside of the fifth Gym, the Ice-type Gym.
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Old 1 Week Ago (12:52 AM).
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Just another update, the beta is almost ready, I just need to get a few things first (mainly the gen 6 pack that is coming soon). Here is a sneak peek video of some of the new stuff coming in my game including the brand new tournament mode (the tournament mode needs to be updated soon, going to keep Kanto leaders only and replace the other ones with my own sets), the random prize starter Pokemon for winning the Tournament, the new IV screen, the Shinyizer and IV Randomizer (credits to Dekay), Cycling Road and the location of Sharpedonite.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcx8n0wHPj0
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Old 1 Week Ago (03:36 PM).
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Since I am waiting for the Gen 6 Pack anyways, I decided to add some Hidden Grottos to my game! They will not be your typical Grotto, as they have special eggs in them. To see exactly how the grotto works, read the description on the youtube video.
Hidden Grotto Video
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