Sunday, January 25, 2009

Weekly Update n°2

Hello, everyone!

I'll keep my promise to talk a bit about the battle system this week. Upon entering a battle, the player's party will be located on the bottom right and the opponent's party on the top left of the screen. The player's party will have a limit of 6 to 8 people, half being in the back row(more commonly known as ''inactive party'', for they can't attack nor perform any kind of action other than switching to the front row). The active party can fight normally, performing attacks, defending themselves and the back row, using items, specials skills or even running away. The opponent's party will consist of 5 pokémon at most, but they can all perform an action. The battle will be turn based and the first turn will be always belong to who started the fight.

Due to some computer related problems, I don't have many images right now, but I promise to make up for it next week. I hope this will suffice for now!

Sky Sweeper
Sky Sweeper is a kind of Halberd, a two-handed pole weapon. Can you guess which Pokémon that weapon was based of?

Until next week!

Saturday, January 17, 2009


It was about time we get a blog, wasn't it? Pardon any mistake I may make, since I'm quite new to this blog thing. Anyway, I'll be making weekly updates every Saturday(if not Saturday, check Sunday). This blog will be mostly about our current development and news about the project.
But since this is the first post, there's quite a bit to be said.
Firstly I should explain what this is. We're a group of Pokémon fans who decided to band together and make our own game. We opted for the JRPG style so it won't be the same rehash as of the other games in the series. Needless to say we are all volunteers and thus we don't profit from any this.

So far we've tested day-night time transition, cel-shading with edge detection(which was later given up on) and a few other things I'll talk about in the future.

On this first post I'll give a brief explanation on one of the main characters.

The first one is Blue. Blue is a mischievous magic adept young girl who caught up in all this due to her greed. She will try and fool strangers into doing various task for her. Blue breaks in the town philosopher's house to snag anything valuable. Unfortunatly(for her), the philosopher not only was at home but he mistakes her for someone else. To avoid being caught, she plays along and is later dispatched to settle some of Oak's(the town's philosopher) matters.

Keep in mind everything posted here can be changed until the final release. If anything changes, I'll make sure to post the news here. Next week I'll talk a bit about the battle system. I hope you all liked this.

Until next week!