Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The plan to finish PTD2!

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Sam and Dan Games: Fundraiser! Phase 4



Help us keep making games and earn awesome prizes like Shiny Rayquaza, Cosmoid Starters for PTD 2, Shiny Heatran and Shiny Pokemon X and Y Legendaries!  

Our Goal: $50,000
Raised so far: $13,610.10
Percentage so far: 27.22%
Total Funders so far: 19,587
Last updated: 2/12/14 (2:22 PM EST)

The plan to finish PTD2
We could be about 2 months (if no big delays happen) from the story of PTD2 to be finished. I have it all planned out in my head how this epic adventure will end. Not sure if many have noticed but PTD2 and PTD1 stories are very well connected. The conclusion to PTD2 will help to tie it all up nicely. Any predictions on how it might end and what will happen? Below you can see how all the updates will be spread out. This is just an approximation and these might change.

Weekly Progress
My Status: Working! Not Streaming. http://www.twitch.tv/samSndGames (Updates in Realtime -ish...)

Thoughts on The World Tournament - With the World Tournament my intention is to make it really challenging and unique. The first thing is that you will only have a set number of items for each battle. So you will be limited to how many revives and heals you get from items. (You won't lose any items but will be given some for every fight automatically, once the fight is done you will get your regular items back). 

Also every Round will have a rule for which Pokemon you can bring. For Round 1 You can only use Pokemon that share a type. So your whole party needs to have one type in common.

Other rounds will have rules like you can only bring one pokemon. Or you can only use attack of a certain type. Look forward to some challenges.
PTD2 1.68 World Tournament Round 1
  • Round 1 Battle (90%)
    • Battle Waves (90%) - Once the design and layout are made the actual waves are arranged and tested.
      • Waves (60%) - The actual order and number of waves (Let the horror begin!)
        • First Wave (100%) 
          • One Ampharos with plenty of time to spare
          • Three Ampharos with plenty of time to spare
          • Ampharos has the Blinding Flash Attack
        • Second Wave (100%)
          • One Electrode with plenty of time to spare
          • Three Electrodes with a good amount of time
          • Three Electrodes with plenty of time to spare
          • Electrode has the Massive Explode Attack
        • Third Wave (100%)
          • Swarms of Magnemite
          • One Magnezone
          • Magnezone has the Magnetic Pull Attack
        • Fourth Wave (100%)
          • Swarms of Pikachu
          • Three Raichus with a good amount of time between them
          • Raichu has the Boost Discharge Attack
        • Fifth Wave (100%)
          • The Generators are added to the map
          • One Rotom with plenty of time
          • Three Rotoms with plenty of time
          • Rotom has the Machine Takeover Attack
          • Generators have Power Up
        • Sixth Wave (100%)
          • Mega Manectric shows up!
          • Mega Manectric has Massive Roar and Summoning Lightning
        • Seventh Wave (0%)
        • Other Waves (0%)
      • New Enemy Pokemon (100%) - Magnezone and Mega Manectric
        • Graphics (100%)
        • Stats (100%)
        • Mega Evolving (100%) - Needed to add the functionality for mega evolving, this helps out adding mega evolutions faster to the game since this is done.
          • Animation (100%) - Can't have mega evolving without the cool animation.
          • Programming (100%)
      • New Enemy (100%) - Power Generator - There will be different power generators around the level that will power up the enemy units. You can destroy these. They will be Steel/Electric type.
        • Graphic (100%)
        • Stats (100%)
        • New Attacks (100%) - These are custom boss attacks that I've come up with for the level to make it more interesting.
          • Power Up (100%) - Generators will power up enemy units, causing them to speed up. You can destroy the generators to stop this power up from happening.
          • Massive Roar (100%) - Makes a unit go back to it's pokeball if nobody is near the user of this move. If you don't have somebody attacking Mega Manectric he will begin using this attack.
          • Summoning Lightning (100%) - a lightning cloud that can summon enemies in different spots of the map. Mega Manectric summons these clouds about every 30 seconds.
          • Blinding Flash (100%) - Disables a unit for a few seconds and lowers it's accuracy.
          • Machine Takeover (100%) - Takes over a power generator and causes it to attack towers. Rotom takes over any generators that are still standing and does Omnious Wind to any of your towers.
          • Massive Explode (100%) - After a few seconds a massive explosion hits all towers. Each attack that causes damage will  cause Electrode to stop and become more agitated. After a certain number of hits he will explode causing damage to all your towers. If not attacked Electrode will become less agitated.
          • Magnetic Pull (100%) - Magnezone will toggle between pulling units in to it's lane and pushing them out to different lanes.
          • Boost Discharge (100%) - After speeding up twice it will discharge it's speed (whether it's positive or negative) and pass it on to the other units and pass the opposite to your towers. For example if Raichu has a +2 speed boost. All other enemy units will gain +2 speed boost and your towers will get a -2 speed debuff.
      • Battle Rule (100%) - You can only use pokemon of a common type. (Your whole party must have one type in common)
      • Item Limit (100%) - Your items will be replaced in this fight for a limited selection.
        • Create new item limit mechanic (100%)
        • Add Specific items for fight (100%)
      • Battle Map (100%) - The lobby for the World Tournament
        • Graphics (100%)
        • Setting up triggers, NPCs, and Dialog (100%)
        • Music (100%)
      • Battle Layout (100%) - The actual battle layout
        • Graphics (100%)
        • Setting up candy, tower spots and enemy lanes (100%)
        • Music (100%)
      • Battle Design (100%) - The actual battle design (this depends on who you will fight for the first round) - We will fight Wattson from the Hoen Region
    • Missing Content (100%) - Added missing dialog to present time Route 46.
    • Type Fix (100%) - Fixed Skarmory's name in game and in the Trading Center.

    PTD2 1.68.1 Mystery Gift Steel

    PTD2 1.68.2 World Tournament Round 2
    • Change to Protect and other Defensive Moves (0%) - These attacks will be changed so they will last until the unit gets hit/targetted a certain number of times or a longer amount of time passes. Right now they last for a small amount of time.

    PTD2 1.68.3 World Tournament Round 3

    PTD2 1.68.4 World Tournament Finals

    PTD2 1.69 Save the World

    PTD2 1.70 Legendary Hunt

    PTD2 1.71 Achievements and Pokedex Upgrade

    PTD2 1.67.1 Mystery Gift Ghost Released!
    • Create Hunt Code for Sponsor (100%) - I will be creating the codes myself now so they should work 100% of the time now and they should be more on time.
    • New Pokemon (100%) - Phantump and Shuppet
      • Graphics (100%)
      • Stats (100%)
      • New Attack (100%) - Forest's Curse
      • Evolutions (100%)
      • Add To Breeding Center (100%)
      • Add To Trading Center (100%)
    • Make Blackthorn Gym Harder (100%) - Increase the Level of Clair's Boss Pokemon and increase their HP
    • Type Fix (100%) - Corrected Clair's name from being spelled Claire
    PTD2 1.67 Blackthorn City, Dragon's Den and Route 45 Released!
    • Maps (100%)
      • Graphics (100%)
      • Triggers and Hitspots (100%)
      • Poke Center (100%)
      • Poke Mart (100%)
      • NPCs (100%)
        • Graphics (100%)
        • Dialog (100%)
      • New Waves (100%) - Route 45 and Dragon's Den
    • New Pokemon (100%) - Gligar and Skarmony
      • Graphics (100%)
      • Stats (100%)
      • New Attacks (100%)
        • Steel Wing (100%)
      • Add To Breeding Center (100%)
      • Add To Trading Center (100%)
    • Gym Battle (100%)
      • Level Design (100%)
      • Level Layout (100%)
      • Waves (100%)
        • New Pokemon (100%) - Kingdra
          • Graphics (100%)
          • Stats (100%)
        • Wave Setup (100%)
      • TM Rewards (100%)
    • Game Change 1 (100%) - Give female Meowstic their own move set.
    • Game Change 2 (100%) - Replace the current sprites for Espurr and Meowstic with better sprites.
    • Bug Fix (100%) - Celebi not showing up after you beat the Mewthree clone and certain pokemon from not showing up in the map.
    PTD2 1.66.1 Mystery Gift Psychic - Espurr and Sigilyph, Game Changes Released!
    • New Pokemon (100%) - Espurr, Meowstic, Sigilyph
      • Graphics (100%)
      • Stats (100%)
      • New Attacks (100%)
        • Disarming Voice (100%)
      • New Ability (100%)
        • Competitive (100%)
      • Evolutions (100%)
        • Add To Breeding Center (100%)
        • Add To Trading Center (100%)
      • Game Changes 1 (100%) - Change Charm to be a fairy type attack.
      • Game Changes 2 (100%) - Make certain paths on the Ice Path and Route 44 be more easy to travel through.
      • Game Changes 3 (100%) - Remove the Effective Level of the Mahogany Gym battle.
      • Game Changes 4 (100%) - Added the Competitive Ability to the following pokemon: The jigglypuff family, milotic, and the gothita family.
      PTD2 1.66 Route 43, Lake of Rage, Route 44 and Ice Path Released!
      • Add Super Rod (100%)
        • Super Rod battle (100%)
        • Add Super Rod only pokemon to routes and cities (100%)
        • New Pokemon (100%) - Remoraid and Octillery
          • Graphics (100%)
          • Stats (100%)
          • New Abilitiy (100%)
            • Suction Cups (100%)
            • New Attack (100%)
              • Octazooka (100%)
              • Evolutions (100%)
              • Add to Breeding Center (100%)
              • Add to Trading Center (100%)
            • Maps (100%)
              • New Battles (100%) - Route 43, Route 44, Ice Path
                • Level Layout (100%)
                • Waves (100%)
              • Map Graphics (100%)
              • New Pokemon (100%) - Girafarig, Swinub, Piloswine, Mamoswine, Delibird, and Sneasel
                • Graphics (100%)
                • New Attacks (100%)
                  • Present (100%)
                • New Abilities (100%)
                  • Pickpocket (100%)
                • Stats (100%)
                • Evolutions (100%)
                • Add to Breeding Center (100%)
                • Add to Trading Center (100%)
              • Hitblocks and triggers (100%)
              • Spawn Percentages (100%)
              • New Pokemon Behaviors (100%)
            • Bug Fix 1 (100%) - Fixed the ability Snow Warning.
            • Bug Fix 2 (100%) - When you learn a new move it won't activate correctly.
            PTD2 1.65.1 Mystery Gift - Water - Corphish and Wailmer Released!
            • Waiting for Sponsor's Code (100%)
            • Graphics (100%)
            • Stats (100%)
            • Evolutions (100%)
            • New Attack (100%)
              • Water Spout (100%)
            • Add to Breeding Center (100%)
            • Add to Trading Center (100%)
            PTD2 1.65 Mahogany Town Released!
            • Map Graphics (100%)
            • Triggers and Hitboxes (100%)
            • NPCs (100%)
              • Graphics (100%)
              • Position (100%)
              • Dialog (100%)
            • Gym Battle (100%)
              • New Enemy Pokemon (100%)
                • Graphics (100%)
                • Stats (100%)
              • Level Design (100%)
              • Level Layout (100%)
              • Level Waves (100%)
            • Pokecenter and Pokemart (100%)
              • New TMs (100%)

              Thanks for the continued support! As always let me know what you think!

              Tuesday, January 14, 2014

              Back in Action! Surfs up!

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              Help us keep making games and earn awesome prizes like Shiny Rayquaza, Cosmoid Starters for PTD 2, Shiny Heatran and Shiny Pokemon X and Y Legendaries!  

              Our Goal: $50,000

              Back in Action and Surfs Up!
              Hello everyone! It has been a long time since the last blog post and a true content update for the game. I must apologize and admit that after the long holiday vacation (Christmas and New Years), I have gotten quite rusty. The good news is that I'm picking up speed and removing all the rust that I have and slowly but surely I'm working on to finishing PTD2 and continuing work on other projects.

              The game has reached the point where we need surf to to advance the story. I have wrestled long and hard about how I might implement this feature into the game. I have finally been able to experiment with a few things that I think will work quite well. Essentially you will be able to ride your pokemon in the water. To reach new areas that you couldn't access before.
              Testing the surf functionality with a Simisear
              Because this new mechanic will add access to new areas I will need more time to create those areas. My hope is that I will be able to complete these areas this week and release it this weekend. I will work my hardest to meet this goal but I can't promise that I will make it in time.

              Mystery Gift
              Like most weeks there will also be a Mystery Gift this week. Like other Mystery Gifts you can vote for which type and which specific pokemon you want it to be.

              Fundraiser and Subscription Update
              Since I'm still getting back in gear with updates I will keep the fundraiser active for a while longer and the subscriptions are still on hold until I can build some of the functionality required to get them going. Please be patient these things take time.

              Thanks!
              This new year is starting out and I just wanted to personally thank all of you for all the support that you have given me all this time. I know that this year will be better than ever! None of this would be possible without your support. Thanks for playing!

              Weekly Progress

              PTD2 1.64.2 Route 42, Mt. Mortar and Mystery Gift - Grass Type - Snivy and Turtwig
              Released!
              • Mystery Gift (100%)
                • Getting code from sponsor (100%) - I told the sponsor about the code and I'm waiting for him to create the page for the code.
                • Changing links on the blog (100%)
                • Adding code on the server (100%)
                • Change title screen on the game (100%)
                • Change Link in the game (100%)
                • New Pokemon (100%)
                  • Graphics (100%) -Dan rips the sprites then I put them in the game.
                  • Stats (100%) - Joel gathers the stats and I put them in the game.
                  • Evolutions (100%)
                  • New Ability (100%)
                    • Contrary (100%)
                  • Add to Trading Center (100%)
                  • Add to Breeding Center (100%)
              • Game Change 1 (100%) - Time will now show inside caves and buildings.
              • Route 42 (100%)
                • Map graphics (100%)
                • Map Music (100%)
                • New Waves (100%)
                • Set Spawns (100%)
                • Set Triggers (100%)
                • Set NPCs (100%)
              • Mt Mortar (100%)
                • Map graphics (100%)
                • New Waves (100%)
                • Set Spawns (100%)
                • Set Triggers (100%)
              • New Pokemon (100%) - Marill
                • Graphics (100%)
                • Stats (100%)
                • Evolutions (100%)
                • New Ability (100%)
                  • Huge Power (100%)
                • Add to Breeding Center (100%)
                • Add to Trading Center (100%)
              PTD2 1.64.1 Mystery Gift - Ice Type - Glaceon and Snover Released!
              • Mystery Gift (100%)
                • New Pokemon (100%)
                  • Graphics (100%)
                  • Stats (100%)
                  • Evolutions (100%)
                  • New Ability (100%)
                    • Snow Warning (100%)
                  • Add to Trading Center (100%)
                  • Add to Breeding Center (100%)
              PTD2 1.64 Surf Released! Finally!
              • New Pokemon to Catch (100%) - Smeargle, Teddiursa, Ursaring, Natu, Xatu, Chinchou, Lanturn
                • Graphics (100%)
                • Stats (100%)
                • New Attacks (100%)
                  • Sketch (100%)
                • Evolutions (100%)
                • Add To Trading Center (100%)
                • Add To Breeding Center (100%)
              • Make the Double Gym Battle easier (100%)
                • More Candy (100%)
                • Less Health on Enemies (100%)
                • Added a slight delay before the enemies will trigger their protective abilities (100%)
              • Bug Fix 2 (100%) - Double Gym Battle bug when a pokemon passes the level without a candy.
              • Add a way to get surf after beating Chuck and Jasmine (100%) - Go to Olivine City to get Surf.
                • NPC that will give you Surf (100%)
                • New Attack (100%) - Surf
                  • Add to HM List (100%)
              • Create new areas that you can now access with surf (100%)
                • Dark Cave Areas (100%)
                  • New Waves (100%)
                • Ruins of Alph Areas (100%)
                  • New Waves (100%)
                • Union Cave Areas (100%)
                  • New Waves (100%)
                • Slowpoke Well Areas (100%)
              • Bug Fix 3 (100%) - The Sponsor's audio will now be played according to your game's volume setting. (FINALLY!)
              • Added jumping over Ledges in certain areas (100%)
              • Bug Fix 1 (100%) - Fixed a bug with the attack Defog that was crashing the game.
              • Modify water sources to allow you to surf on them properly (100%)
              • Dark Cave will no longer be dark (100%) - You won't need Flash to travel in it.
              PTD2 1.63.4 Mystery Gift - Dark Type - Sableye and Carvanha Released!
              • Waiting for Code from the Sponsor (100%)
              • Everything Else (100%)
              That's what we have for you this week, thanks again for all the support, as always let me know how I can do better for you! Sam out.

              Monday, November 25, 2013

              Birthday Legendary! Double Gym Battle!

              Want to get the Shiny Starters? Shiny Zorua? Shiny legendary dogs? Shiny Mew? or any other shiny pokemon in the game? Adopt them today using SnD coins! Click here for more info.

              Visit the PTD: Pokemon Center - a place to trade pokemon, get your Daily Code, adopt Pokemon, view your items and change your avatar!

              Welcome to the Sam and Dan Games Developer Blog!

              Sam and Dan Games: Fundraiser! Phase 4



              Help us keep making games and earn awesome prizes like Shiny Rayquaza, Cosmoid Starters for PTD 2, Shiny Heatran and Shiny Pokemon X and Y Legendaries!  

              Our Goal: $50,000

              Birthday Legendary!
              Every year on my the week of my birthday I like to give out a very special Legendary Pokemon as the Mystery Gift. So the time has come again (my birthday is on November 26) and it so happens that this week the Mystery Gift type is Dragon. So I present to you the Mystery Gift for this week.....
              Kyurem!
              The Mystery Gift will be a regular/shadow Kyurem and the Giveaway will be a Shiny Kyurem! I hope you guys enjoy this special gift!

              Double Gym Battle (This part of the update has been pushed to the next one due to my birthday and the Thanks Giving Holiday)
              This week we arrive in Olivine City and find that there is something happening in the city. Both Chuck (the Cianwood City Gym Leader) and Jasmine (the Olivine City Gym Leader) will be there. Will you be able to defeat both of them battling you at the same time?

              Old Data Wipe 
              In about 6 months from now we will be doing a data wipe to any accounts that aren't used in 6 months. If you are a regular player then you will be fine just make sure you log in every once in a while so you don't lose your accounts. There is a lot of old data in the system that is just sitting there collecting dust and slowing everything down. Your data will only be wiped if you do not log in for a whole 6 months or more. If you log in every 3 months or every 5 months you will be fine.

              Sam and Dan Games Subscriber
              Next year we will be coming out with a subscriber service. The service will cost about 1.99 a month with special discounts if you pay for a whole year in advance. The service will bring many benefits to the subscribers with more being added over time. Some of the benefits will include a higher shiny encounter rate, more breeding spots for breeding, better breeding items, a subscriber only server to ensure that subscribers have no problems playing at even the busiest times, automatically receive giveaway pokemon without having to be on at the right time and more! Future games will also give out benefits to subscribers and like I said we will be adding more and more over time.

              What will change with the Subscriber service? Is the game no longer free?
              The game will ALWAYS be free! You can do everything you can do now for free. The subscriber feature is just for players that want to support us plus get some great EXTRA perks. The game will stay just how it is now for free players.

              So will non subscribers still get a chance at giveaways? What if you have over 500 subscribers?
              The subscribers will automatically receive the giveaway pokemon without entering a code. This means that the 500 that I giveaway will still be available to non subscribers and only non-subscribers. Subscribers will not be able to enter the code into their account since they already get them automatically.

              If you like our games and want to support us this will be a great way for you to get many benefits from it! Stay Tuned!

              Weekly Progress
              PTD2 v1.63.2 Bug Fixes - Released!
              • Fixed a bug with the attack Punishment (100%)
              • Fixed Pansear not evolving while using a Fire Stone (100%)

              PTD2 v1.63.1 Mystery Gift - Fire! Released!
              • Mystery Gift (100%) - Fire Pansear and Heatmor
                • Graphics (100%)
                • Stats (100%)
                • Add to Breeding Center (100%)
                • Add to Trading Center (100%)
              • Moves like Whirlwind/Roar/Dragon Tail should only work once on a target (100%)
              • Fix certain moves that crash/stop levels (100%)
              • Remove Effective Level from the 5th gym battle (100%)
              PTD2 v1.63 Double Gym Battle! - Released!
              • Olivine City (100%)
                • Map Graphics (100%)
                • Map Music (100%)
                • PokeCenter/PokeMart (100%)
                • New NPCs (100%)
                • Bug Fix (100%) Made the Mart's exit trigger more compatible with bikes.
                • Shadow Lugia Movie Scene (100%) By Joel
                • New TMs (100%) - Iron Tail and Focus Punch after beating the Gym Leader battle.
                • Double Gym Battle (100%) Chuck and Jasmine vs You
                  • Level Layout (100%)
                  • Pokemon Waves (100%)
                  • New Boss Attacks (100%)
              PTD2 v1.62Mystery Gift Kyurem! Released!
                • New Pokemon (100%) - Kyurem!
                  • Graphics (100%)
                  • Stats (100%)
                  • New Attacks (100%)
                    • Galciate (100%)
                  • Add to Trading Center (100%)
                That's what we have for you this week! Enjoy! Oh ya... as always, let me know what you think on the comments below!