We are releasing the Ivysaur release... it features new animations and particle effects as well as 5 new pokemon!
We want to allow people the chance to free roam and catch Pokemon the way we all wanted as children stepping into this world for the first time.
Players will be able to see all their Pokemon in 3d and be able to walk right up and capture them and train them as they wish
For server developers we want the option for custom maps, gym placement, and city placement allowing for diverse regions which people can choose from.
We want extensive multiplayer built into the game from the get go to allow for people to connect and play with their friends.
People can customize the look of the trainer to the point where you can customize a texture to have custom shirts and hats
We want special events for each legendary Pokemon and events hosted by the staff such as tournaments, races, competitions, and legendary\shiny hunting.
The thing that set back out game the most was modeling and animating the Pokemon. Everyone on our small staff contributed to animating and modeling. But with the help of the community, we can quickly and easily collect the necessary models to build such a massive game. Animators can immediately start working on the game to create immersive models.
Lastly, with the release of the oculus rift, it is an important aspect for me, as an owner, and to fans to be able to live this out as they would in their own eyes.
Link to our forum! Pokemonjourney.freeforums.org
Well here it is only one day late. Unfortunately the character and 2 of the planned Pokemon didn't make the update (chances are you wouldn't have and won't ever find it anyway :D). As always let me know if you find any bugs with the game and especially with the graphical glitch that plagued the last release.
We spent lots of time doing background work to make it easy to implement new Pokemon. It now takes about 10 min to get a Pokemon in game and working and just a tad more to set up it's attacks. The new animations in the game really add to the quality of the build. Seeing your favorite Pokemon scurrying is really an awesome feeling and with our superb animators it really brings life to the game.
(New Pokemon Screenshots)
With this release we really focused on upping the quality of the game. New to it are things like the capturing and releasing particle effects. I recently went and watched a few of the anime episodes and really wanted to bring that flare. In the future with tournaments and battles in mind it will look nice sending out you're powerful Pokemon with a flare of brilliance.
Also with this update is the new map. Although still just a sandbox map it fits a bit more the style of Pokemon and features a flat, plains type area across most of the map. A somewhat Mountainous range in the middle and in the upper right hand corner there is a small forest. With this new explorable map we added the player's position being saved. So now you don't just start in a random position you can continue your adventure around the map from where you last left off.