release the test/beta
release the test/beta
I think I'll release a test to like 5 people I guess. I don't see why not, and plus, it'll make them happy.
I don't really see the point in releasing a test/beta though.. Like, why not just release it as a demo to everyone and get even more feedback. But whatever.
I'll name it "Pokemon (Something)". I don't really know what to put in the (Something) part yet, but I did get a good suggestion : "Pokemon Origins" since it will be the first pokemon game remade for PSP.
But "Origins" makes me think of the origins of pokemon. What do you guys think?
Actually, I think I might call it "Pokemon Islands", since that's related to the twist I'm using.
A quick image I put together. I'm pretty content with it.
Pokemon Water Blue ;)
Thanks, and no worries. I'm taking as much time as I want haha.
I'm pretty excited though, just to see what people will think of it when I'm done, er the demo or whatever.
I do hope that no one is expecting this to be a pokemon phenomenon, where everything is bigger and better than original pokemon games. I also don't want people thinking it's going to be exactly like a pokemon game. And I obviously don't want people expecting it to be anything less.
It's very similar, as close as I can get it, but I am adding/changing the things that I've always wanted in a pokemon game. And I'm not Game freak, so of course it's going to be a bit different.
The main difference is basically an extensive story line. Mini-quests, more interactivity, expansive multiplayer, you know. The good stuff.
The above quote is a post by spartan on the cspsp forums and is see it makes sense and just to give the author of the game a tip...Quote:
*TIP* Please release your game when it is whole. Do not fall into the same trap that I, and many others have fallen into. An unfinished game is like eating a cake before its finished.Eventually, we will have eaten so much of the cake, that when it is finished, there will barely be any of the cake left. SO, instead, what I would do, is follow in SOURCEs Footsteps. Let us eat the cake when you are all done, people will appreciate it more, MUCH more.
well there be an online portion...and will you release the source with it?
thank you very much for this great legendary game...this game was my first choice to port it to the psp if i ever become a developer,my second choice was jagged alliance
I have an idea for a possible feature.
How about customizable battle themes, on our end? You know, we convert a song to the appropriate file type, name it the appropriate name, and we then have our own songs for battles. It would match perfectly with this "customizing trend" you have going here.
:D Furthermore, I would be more than happy to test this(especially for multiplayer, have 2 other PSPs) and give you feedback. PM me if you wish.
eeee i cant believe itll be done so soon :'D
Ive been playing ALOT of pokemon on my psp lately, and ive just wanted to play something fresh and new. >:3
Im reeeally excited ^__^
You must be really clever to do this o.o
I dont know the first thing to make an actually game.
+++ Pokemon Islands is an amazing name. :')
The adhoc isn't in PGE yet (hopefully as soon as i need it though)
And the infrastructure will be a while also, not because of PGE, but because of other things.
But of course, you're the dev here, so it's all on you.
Oh ok I know what your saying, I just thought you meant something like playing their music in the battles. You mean custom battle music, not just any music.
By the way, I'm getting to the part of needing some background music and some sound effects. I kinda forgot about them. Would anyone be able to help at all with that? If not, I'm perfectly capable of creating my own music and sounds.
You've probably never heard of it, but theres a program called BYOND which lets you make and host your own online games.
The reason I'm even mentioning this is because whenever you connect to a game server, you download all of its sound effects and other resource files. And I'm 100% positive there are Pokemon games using sound effects from the official game, so there's one place to get them. I'll see if I can't find any later on. (alternatively, try something like "pokemon gb sound effects" on google)
For music, google "galbadia hotel soundtracks". That website hosts practically every OST from every video game, including the GB Pokemon games.
I was just hoping for some fan made stuff too.
Eventually, I'd like this game to not have any ripped content. But until then I'm obviously going to have to use ripped media.
Thanks for the info.
How far would you say you are into development? I mean are you still working on the overall structure of things (menus, other systems), or do you have something semi-playable just lacking anything to do?
you could make it so you can use custom chars like from chara, think how you spell it, on psp right now, can send ideas and check spelling/site when my computer not in use. psp keyboard is too inefficent!!! :Argh:
Um, I'm pretty far into the game. I mean, I have pretty much the whole game's engine down. Menus are all done and just lacking minor things.
The main things that are keeping it from being playable is a story line and the ability to catch pokemon.
I have a story in mind, but not implemented into the game yet.
And you can "catch" wild pokemon, but if you catch over 6, it'll just disappear instead of going to the box, even though it says you caught it.
It's really not far at all from a playable demo release.
cmbeke : I don't know what chara is, I've never heard of it. But I am planning on letting people pick from a large amount of characters to choose from.
chara is actualy called charas-project (my mistake) which is a site where you can make character walk cycle sheets:
(made chars from charas-project and made combinded sheet with Charas.EX from site
havent made 10 posts yet)
Oh. You mean this:
Yeah, I got a few people to choose from.
yeah like that, but still it would be nice if you implament a custom character ablity so people could make there own.
I have another question..
Should I use the Sony OSK for text input throughout the game, or a custom OSK?
Yea it's your best bet, especially with Lua
Ok, I'll use it.
Just a little update..
I'm in the process of learning the stat calculations and how the whole "Pokemon mathematics" work.
I have to make a library of all the pokemon with each one's base stats, type, growth-rate, index number, move-pool (including what they learn each level), evolution stages & levels, catch-rate, effort points & base exp, and descriptions...
Wow, that was a lot to list... but nothing compared to actually researching all that info..
Wish me luck guys, I'm guessing this is where all the other people that attempt to make a Pokemon game, quit..
don't even say the word quit...you are in a really far stage now...and i think that you will end this once and for all, and all psp fans will worship you:p...and remember that in your hands lingers your fate.
but afterall it is your choice and thats just my opinion, good luck and god bless you...
Serebii.net, that place should definately cover ingame stats.