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Hack Series: PokéLand 0 - Episode 5 Vol.1 Releasing 2024

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Hello everyone,

today I want to showcase my passion project called "PokéLand 0", on which I completed already 4 Episodes 😃

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.

PokéLand 0 will have 6 episodes in total. Ep1-3 already released as Pokémon ROM-Hacks and Episode 4 released as a fanfiction!

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
+ Playtime: 7-9 hours

Screenshots

Spoiler:


Downloads

Episode 1:
https://www.mediafire.com/file/49ppikyrhu0wad2/Pokeland0_Episode_1_v2_Release.zip/file

Episode 2:
https://www.mediafire.com/file/5wja4tkbw18x334/PokeLand_0_-_Episode_2_RELEASE_v1.0.1_Hotfix.zip/file

Episode 3:
https://www.mediafire.com/file/tpgl7pjqhbd0mzt/PokeLand_0_Episode_3_RELEASE.zip/file

Episode 4:
https://www.pokecommunity.com/threads/pokeland-0-episode-4-sympathy-of-darkness.525351/

The folders consists of the .bps-Patch File (Please use Beat Patcher), an Installation Guide, Graphical Assets Credits as well as a Known Bugs.txt

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 6 episodes in total. So there'll be a lot more to share with you 😃

Social Media:
Website https://www.pokeland0and1.com/
Discord: https://discord.gg/KJbfSXHyWa
Instagram: https://instagram.com/pokeland0and1
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@pokeland0and1

Credits

Original Idea - Xero3C, luzifer5
Story - Xero3C
Lead Developer - Xero3C
Level Design - Xero3C
Programming - Entaro Ceraphenine, Xero3C
Play Testing - luzifer5, xdex7, Entaro Ceraphenine, Cadmus, A Random Trainer, TanishQ
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:
See attached PDF


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Thank you very much for reading this post and I hope you'll have a lot of fun playing and reading 🙂
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
 
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bh02032002

Currently open for rom hack beta testing.
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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)
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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.
 
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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
 
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Really enjoying this ROM hack. Looking forward to Episode 2.

Also, the Discord Invite link is dead again.
 
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Hello everyone,

today I want to share with you a newer and improved version of "PokéLand 0 - Episode 1: Rise of Darkness".

Features:
🪲 Bug Fixes & General Fixes (Most of the bugs are now fixed. Please check the Pls Readme.txt)
🎵 HG/SS Music Tracks (Making especially the boss battles even more awesome)
🐴 2 NEW Ponyta Racing Minigames (Level 1 - 3 can now be played as often as you like, but unfortunately, only before you reach the finale. It is recommended to create a separate save-state)

I hope you enjoy getting back to Episode 1 again or maybe you're playing it now for the first time.

PokéLand 0: Episode 2 - New Horizons is still in the works and is sheduled to release by the end of this year!
Please join our Discord-Server to keep up-to-date with the development: https://discord.gg/KJbfSXHyWa

DOWNLOAD:
https://www.mediafire.com/file/49ppikyrhu0wad2/Pokeland0_Episode_1_v2_Release.zip/file

Thank you for your continous supprt and I wish you all a lot of fun playing my game.

Xero3C
 
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Hello everyone,

PokéLand 0 Episode 2 - New Horizons is finally out 😃 !!!

In Episode 2, Chimchar & Co. will learn more about Xenos's Nr. 1 public enemy, Darkness itself, while exploring southern environments and meeting lots of new friends 🐢 🏖 🏛

This is also the first time, you'll get some insights on how the main villain of the series thinks and behaves 👿

Happy Gaming 🎮

Episode 2 Download:
https://www.mediafire.com/file/5wja4tkbw18x334/PokeLand_0_-_Episode_2_RELEASE_v1.0.1_Hotfix.zip/file

Episode 1 Download:
https://www.mediafire.com/file/49ppikyrhu0wad2/Pokeland0_Episode_1_v2_Release.zip/file

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Social Media:

Discord: https://discord.gg/KJbfSXHyWa

Follow us on Instagram 📸: www.instagram.com/xero3c

YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/@pokeland0and1
 
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Hello everyone,

PokéLand 0 Episode 3 - Fate of the Swords is finally out 😃 !!!

In this episode, you meet new characters, known as the Legendary Swords. This group consists of Cobalion, Terrakion, Virizion & Zacian. While they complete missions, they learn about their enemy and at the end, they also get thrown into a decisive battle 💥

Happy Gaming 🎮

Episode 3 Download:
https://www.mediafire.com/file/tpgl7pjqhbd0mzt/PokeLand_0_Episode_3_RELEASE.zip/file

Episode 2 Download:
https://www.mediafire.com/file/5wja4tkbw18x334/PokeLand_0_-_Episode_2_RELEASE_v1.0.1_Hotfix.zip/file

Episode 1 Download:
https://www.mediafire.com/file/49ppikyrhu0wad2/Pokeland0_Episode_1_v2_Release.zip/file

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Social Media:

Discord:
https://discord.gg/KJbfSXHyWa

Follow us on Instagram 📸: https://instagram.com/pokeland0and1

YouTube Channel: youtube.com/@pokeland0and1

Website: pokeland0and1com
 
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Congrats on episode 3! I just wanted to ask if I can play these in any order, or are they all connected to each other? Thank you!

Hello Inner Rhymes :) Episode 3 was conceptualized that you can enjoy it without having played Episode 1 & 2 - It also has new protagonists. There's only one scene that happens after Episode 2's ending, having a light spoiler.

But Episode 1 should be played before Episode 2.

Best regards,
Xero3C
 
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PokéLand 0 Episode 4 is OUT NOW !!!

Enjoy the first fanfiction of the series, featuring a young adult seeking his place in life, while stumbling in the Organization VII, led by series antagonist LUCK. It is also the first time, that I release an episode in German and English too!

Read it here on the forum: https://www.pokecommunity.com/threads/pokeland-0-episode-4-sympathy-of-darkness.525351/
Download: www.pokeland0and1.com/#episode4download-home

I'm looking forward to hear your feedback 😃

Happy reading everyone 🤓 📖
 

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