Again, it's subjective. I don't have a list of criteria to meet. I just look at a thread and get a feeling one way or the other. Obviously it's better to have polish and dedication and progress and all that. You make what you think is a thread worthy of being in the Showcase, and then ask. If you want to ask, that is.
It's hard to say. A good-looking and informative first post is essential, but beyond that it's kinda subjective. It depends on whether I think the game is worth showing off as a Game Dev "product", which I'm sure sounds entirely unreasonable as it's just my personal opinion, but I make the rules so there
Oh, obviously the game actually needs to be in development, with clear signs that the developer is serious about continuing and completing it - strictly no ideas threads.
Fair enough - I'd just guess that PE kinda snowballed over time, and since it's the biggest name, of course it's become the default.
I think Unity's a good program to use, for two big reasons: Primarily, my goal is also something more akin to the 2.5D generations(Diamond/Pearl/HG/SS and Black/White/B2/W2). Secondarily, I'd like to see a bit more diversity in publishing - Unity's got build options for just about everything these days, and there are a lot of times that the test builds for fangames seem not to really warrant downloading a whole build. (And personally I like browser-based implementation a bit better )
I can't offer any advice about getting more people involved in a project. I haven't managed it for Essentials (the people who are involved came along by themselves). As far as popularity of the engine in Game Dev goes, another engine can get its own forum section if it's popular enough and is significantly based here, i.e. there's enough posting about it going on that it warrants its own section. Other engines at the moment simply aren't popular enough, usually due to being incomplete and/or abandoned.
Do you think Unity's a good program to use? It's a 3D engine, with its 2D features tacked-on. It may be overpowered for the needs of a (presumably 2D) Pokémon engine.
I've been working on a Unity kit to mirror Pokemon Essentials' functionality. However, I was wondering if you had any recommendations on getting the community involved in its development, seeing as engines other than Essentials don't really get much attention since they get lumped in with scripts and tutorials.
Thanks for any help you can offer,