Age 25
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Posted September 13th, 2021
56 posts
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Hello everyone,

today I want to showcase my Pokémon ROM-Hack project called "PokéLand 0 - Episode 1: Rise of Darkness", which is finally complete 😃

About

PokéLand 0 isn't a normal Pokémon Game. On planet Xenos, where only Pokémon reside, 4 orphan teenagers set out to explore their homeworld.
Yet, the planet has to face a strong danger, known as Darkness themselve. But this won't stop Chimchar, Riolu, Piplup & Torchic to help the inhabitants. Along their journey they'll meet many friends, but also strong opponents.

The game has a rich story to unveal, consists of strategic battles, Dungeons à la "The Legend of Zelda", Minigames, Sidequests and many things to uncover.

There'll be 5 episodes in total.

Features

PokéLand 0 takes advantage of the DPE- & CFRU-Engine to guarantee a great gameplay-experience.

+ Interesting Turnbased-Battles
+ Puzzles & Dungeons
+ Sidequests
+ Story-oriented Gameplay
+ Minigames
+ A mix of Pokémon across many Regions (currently Gen. 1-7)
+ Custom Regional-Forms
+ Gender Differences: Male (Play as Normal Chimchar), Female (Play as Shiny Chimchar)
+ Playtime: 7-9 hours

Screenshots

Spoiler:




Credits

Original Idea - Xero3C, luzifer5
Story - Xero3C
Lead Developer - Xero3C
Level Design - Xero3C
Programming - Entaro Ceraphenine, Xero3C
Play Testing - luzifer5, xdex7, Entaro Ceraphenine, Xero3C
Help / Support - Entaro Ceraphenine, CFRU-Discord, ThePokéCommunity.com-Discord
Regional/Custom Forms - Xero3C (Original Sprites belong to GameFreak Inc.)

Tools:
Prof. Leon Dias - The Ultimate Fire Red Base
Skeli, Ghoulslash - Complete Fire Red Upgrade
Advance-Map by LU-HO
XSE by HackMew
HexManiacAdvance by haven
Overworld Manager by Kimonas
Hopeless Trainer Editor by Esperance
Gen3Tools by Kurapika
IntroTextEditor by HopelessFrench
beat Patcher by byuu

Tutorials:
Avara, Anthroyd, AspiringPokeTrainer

Graphical Assets:
GameFreak Inc - Original Game
Dragoon, redblueyellow, hamsterskull, Barubarry, Badass Bill, Biohazard13, Darkbolt99, Urathros, DJ Venom, Previous, BruceJuice - Ripped Sprites
princess-phoenix, LunarDusk6, LarryTurbo, KidKatt, Zander1752, SageDeoxys, Magiscarf - Sprites
SageDeoxys, Wyveril, MrDollSteak, leParagon, Z-nogyroP - Assets from ThePokéCommunity.com

For more details on the graphical assets credits, please take a look at the attached pdf.

Update & News

Please join our Discord Server to get the latest development news and to discuss about this project: https://discord.gg/KJbfSXHyWa

PokéLand 0 will consists of 5 episodes in total. So there'll be a lot more to share with you 😃

Download

Attached, you'll find the Release-folder (pls download the Release v.1-1 folder), which consists of the .bps-Patch File (Please use Beat Patcher), an Installation Guide, Graphical Assets Credits as well as a Known Bugs.txt
Additionally, you can download 3ds image files, if you like to play this game on your 3DS/2DS-device.

Update v1.1

The latest version of the game was uploaded in order to fix a few issues the game had.

Changelog:
  • Better password for Sandy Fields;
  • You can skip the Password-Puzzle at Sandy Fields & at the Moon-Heart Company;
  • Fixed a bug with Vespiqueen's Sidequest;
  • Fixed a bug with the Itemradar showing hidden items outside of the map;


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Thank you very much for reading this post and I hope you'll have a lot of fun with my Pokémon game 🙂
If you have any questions, suggestions or something else to share, please reply to this thread, send me a PM or join our Discord-Server:
https://discord.gg/KJbfSXHyWa

Best regards,
Xero3C
Hi, I'm the Lead-Developer of a story-based ROM-Hack called "PokéLand 0". Features are Zelda-like Dungeons, Minigames, Sidequests & Team-Managment.

The first episode is already out: https://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?p=10401897

We're always looking for help in Scripting & Spriting. If you are interested, then please send me a PM here or via Discord (Xero3C #0909).
Recruitment page: https://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?s=c8b599c47dfe3cf0aecea821a3140548&t=444980

Thank you,
Xero3C

bh02032002

Currently open for rom hack beta testing.

Age 19
Male
Canada
Seen September 3rd, 2021
Posted September 3rd, 2021
438 posts
5.5 Years
looks interesting!!! cool concept. only question I have is how many episodes are there going to be as it seems like there's an episode system you have planned. (based on the fact that there seems to be more episodes hence it being episode 1)
Rom hacks i support: Pokemon Adventure Red Chapter, Pokemon Gaia, Pokemon Firered Rocket Edition, Pokemon Orange, Pokemon Unbound, Pokemon Masterquest, Pokemon Saffron Version, Pokemon Dark energy, Pokemon Sevii, Pokemon Radiant White, Pokemon Darkfire

Hacks I have beta tested: Pokemon Masterquest, Pokemon Saffron, Pokemon Sevii, Pokemon Aluminum, Pokemon Secret diaries. Pokémon Sors

Currently a Beta Tester for:
Pokémon saffron
Pokémon Sors

IMPORTANT: i'm currently OPEN to ANY rom hacks that need beta testing. PM me on pokecommunity, thanks!
Age 25
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Luxembourg
Seen 3 Weeks Ago
Posted September 13th, 2021
56 posts
5.6 Years
looks interesting!!! cool concept. only question I have is how many episodes are there going to be as it seems like there's an episode system you have planned. (based on the fact that there seems to be more episodes hence it being episode 1)
@bh02032002 Glad that you like the idea :)
There'll be 5 episodes in total
Hi, I'm the Lead-Developer of a story-based ROM-Hack called "PokéLand 0". Features are Zelda-like Dungeons, Minigames, Sidequests & Team-Managment.

The first episode is already out: https://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?p=10401897

We're always looking for help in Scripting & Spriting. If you are interested, then please send me a PM here or via Discord (Xero3C #0909).
Recruitment page: https://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?s=c8b599c47dfe3cf0aecea821a3140548&t=444980

Thank you,
Xero3C

Inner Rhymes

Hip Hop and Pokemon are all I need.

He/Him
India.
Seen 9 Hours Ago
Posted 2 Days Ago
1,276 posts
4.6 Years
This is intriguing! Assuming it's in episodes, how many hours of Gameplay does Episode 0 have?
Ayee I just dropped my latest single Soulace on all streaming platforms. This is a chill Lofi track that's very personal to me! I hope y'all enjoy!

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fT3k2KU1dw
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/0EeJ5hMa8YUDHaZEhmbCqk
Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/in/album/soulace-single/1565986518?ls

Age 25
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Luxembourg
Seen 3 Weeks Ago
Posted September 13th, 2021
56 posts
5.6 Years
This is intriguing! Assuming it's in episodes, how many hours of Gameplay does Episode 0 have?
Glad that you liked the game 😃

Episode 1 has ~7-9 hours of gameplay. Depends a bit if you're familiar with the franchise and if you're doing the side- & post-game stuff
Hi, I'm the Lead-Developer of a story-based ROM-Hack called "PokéLand 0". Features are Zelda-like Dungeons, Minigames, Sidequests & Team-Managment.

The first episode is already out: https://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?p=10401897

We're always looking for help in Scripting & Spriting. If you are interested, then please send me a PM here or via Discord (Xero3C #0909).
Recruitment page: https://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?s=c8b599c47dfe3cf0aecea821a3140548&t=444980

Thank you,
Xero3C

Age 25
Male
Luxembourg
Seen 3 Weeks Ago
Posted September 13th, 2021
56 posts
5.6 Years
Where it end for episode 1
Episode 1 ends after you complete the first half of Shine City. After that, there are a few more things to discover :)
Hi, I'm the Lead-Developer of a story-based ROM-Hack called "PokéLand 0". Features are Zelda-like Dungeons, Minigames, Sidequests & Team-Managment.

The first episode is already out: https://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?p=10401897

We're always looking for help in Scripting & Spriting. If you are interested, then please send me a PM here or via Discord (Xero3C #0909).
Recruitment page: https://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?s=c8b599c47dfe3cf0aecea821a3140548&t=444980

Thank you,
Xero3C

Age 25
Male
Luxembourg
Seen 3 Weeks Ago
Posted September 13th, 2021
56 posts
5.6 Years
This is Trash
Do not insult mystery dungeon red rescue team
This is very cheap version of that Rom


For your kind information I have played all kind of pokemon rom hacks so I have right to rate your rom hacks

I am just like a Pokemon Rom hack Critic
PokéLand 0 is not meant to compare itself to Mystery Dungeon and it's not related to that story either. The game doesn't even take a Mystery Dungeon as a Rom-Base. So, I don't insult Mystery Dungeon in any way. I just made a comment, that planet Xenos also only has Pokémon as their inhabitants, as I feel humans would just be out of place in this story.

Instead, I made PokéLand 0 to tell a story, that's quite important for me. PokéLand 0's essence is to enjoy a story-driven adventure, filled with puzzles and fun turn-based battles.

It's okay, that you don't like it. Just wanted to clarify those things
Hi, I'm the Lead-Developer of a story-based ROM-Hack called "PokéLand 0". Features are Zelda-like Dungeons, Minigames, Sidequests & Team-Managment.

The first episode is already out: https://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?p=10401897

We're always looking for help in Scripting & Spriting. If you are interested, then please send me a PM here or via Discord (Xero3C #0909).
Recruitment page: https://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?s=c8b599c47dfe3cf0aecea821a3140548&t=444980

Thank you,
Xero3C

Age 25
Male
Luxembourg
Seen 3 Weeks Ago
Posted September 13th, 2021
56 posts
5.6 Years
The Discord invite link is dead.
Thanks for pointing this out. I updated the link
Hi, I'm the Lead-Developer of a story-based ROM-Hack called "PokéLand 0". Features are Zelda-like Dungeons, Minigames, Sidequests & Team-Managment.

The first episode is already out: https://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?p=10401897

We're always looking for help in Scripting & Spriting. If you are interested, then please send me a PM here or via Discord (Xero3C #0909).
Recruitment page: https://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?s=c8b599c47dfe3cf0aecea821a3140548&t=444980

Thank you,
Xero3C

Seen September 29th, 2021
Posted September 12th, 2021
2 posts
310 Days
Just finished the game.
Overall Review

Positives:
1) Concept & Creativity: Very unique and clearly different from traditional Romhacks. Loved the fact that the entire in-game universe was exclusively only Pokemon and had no humans.
2) Boss Battles: While the boss battles weren't extremely difficult, they were still relatively challenging. But more importantly, the selection of the boss for the particular section of the story was pretty good which I personally liked.

Negatives:
1) Execution: The game felt very unpolished and some of the puzzles seemed more like a chore versus something challenging to deal with. The game felt pretty buggy in general.
2) Side Quests: Again the incorporation of the side quests was great but, in general they don't seem to make any sense and seem really random. For example, "The Baking a Cake Side-quest" felt really random considering what happens after finishing the quest.

Neutral:
1) Story: Not really sure what you were going for with the story, but it was personally a little too cringeworthy for my taste. That said, there were some parts that were entertaining and the overall narrative isn't that bad. It definitely has great potential to become much better over the next few chapters.

Main Suggestion:
1) Puzzles: Focus on quality versus quantity. A lot of the puzzles seem more like a grind and pain to deal with versus something interesting or challenging to solve. Try to incorporate this and keep this in mind for future episodes.
Age 25
Male
Luxembourg
Seen 3 Weeks Ago
Posted September 13th, 2021
56 posts
5.6 Years
Just finished the game.
Overall Review

Positives:
1) Concept & Creativity: Very unique and clearly different from traditional Romhacks. Loved the fact that the entire in-game universe was exclusively only Pokemon and had no humans.
2) Boss Battles: While the boss battles weren't extremely difficult, they were still relatively challenging. But more importantly, the selection of the boss for the particular section of the story was pretty good which I personally liked.

Negatives:
1) Execution: The game felt very unpolished and some of the puzzles seemed more like a chore versus something challenging to deal with. The game felt pretty buggy in general.
2) Side Quests: Again the incorporation of the side quests was great but, in general they don't seem to make any sense and seem really random. For example, "The Baking a Cake Side-quest" felt really random considering what happens after finishing the quest.

Neutral:
1) Story: Not really sure what you were going for with the story, but it was personally a little too cringeworthy for my taste. That said, there were some parts that were entertaining and the overall narrative isn't that bad. It definitely has great potential to become much better over the next few chapters.

Main Suggestion:
1) Puzzles: Focus on quality versus quantity. A lot of the puzzles seem more like a grind and pain to deal with versus something interesting or challenging to solve. Try to incorporate this and keep this in mind for future episodes.
Hello aj9797,

thank you very much for that valuable feedback :)

I'm definatly going the way of quality over quanitity and I'll look how I can optimize the minigames and sidequests. The story will also strongly develop in Episode 2
Hi, I'm the Lead-Developer of a story-based ROM-Hack called "PokéLand 0". Features are Zelda-like Dungeons, Minigames, Sidequests & Team-Managment.

The first episode is already out: https://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?p=10401897

We're always looking for help in Scripting & Spriting. If you are interested, then please send me a PM here or via Discord (Xero3C #0909).
Recruitment page: https://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?s=c8b599c47dfe3cf0aecea821a3140548&t=444980

Thank you,
Xero3C

Age 25
Male
Luxembourg
Seen 3 Weeks Ago
Posted September 13th, 2021
56 posts
5.6 Years
Really enjoying this ROM hack. Looking forward to Episode 2.

Also, the Discord Invite link is dead again.
Thank you :)

Fixed the Discord-Link again. I've set it to never expire. Hope it works this time. Thanks for reporting
Hi, I'm the Lead-Developer of a story-based ROM-Hack called "PokéLand 0". Features are Zelda-like Dungeons, Minigames, Sidequests & Team-Managment.

The first episode is already out: https://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?p=10401897

We're always looking for help in Scripting & Spriting. If you are interested, then please send me a PM here or via Discord (Xero3C #0909).
Recruitment page: https://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?s=c8b599c47dfe3cf0aecea821a3140548&t=444980

Thank you,
Xero3C