Saturday, May 28, 2011

Pokemon Tower Defense: v2.7 level cap to 36! Evolve your starters! New Story Mode Level!

Hey guys I'll make this quick cause I need to leave.

Want to play Ninja-ja? Get a shiny pikachu, shiny mew, shiny starter or have your suggestion for a weapon design to be used on Ninja-ja? Click here for more info on how you can get those things.



New version 2.7.1 is now out! It includes:
  • New Story Mode Level
  • Level cap up to 36 (you can now evolve your starters and pidgey to the max evolutions)
  • Fixed the bug with Charizard
  • Fixed Fury Swipes to do the intended damage.
Where can I play?
Some notes about the level: It is not intended that you have all pokemon at level 28 since somebody starting from the beginning would not have pokemon that high when they reach this level.

Ninja-ja update coming early next week, new pokemon update progress list will also come next week.

As always let me know what you think below.
Have a good weekend.

    Tuesday, May 24, 2011

    PTD: v2.6.1 Trading is back! Keep your fans close and your hackers closer.

    Version 2.6.1 is out! Trading is back! But first the usual announcements.

    Want to play Ninja-ja? Get a shiny pikachu, shiny mew, shiny starter or have your suggestion for a weapon design to be used on Ninja-ja? Click here for more info on how you can get those things.

    Get your shiny Zubat! Click here!

    This week is Ninja-ja first update, and here is the list that Dan and I came up with:
    • Android Version (0%)
      • Tweaks (0%)
    • Adding the Health Bar (50%)
      • Graphic (100%)
      • Programming (0%)
    • Being able to lose (death) (50%)
      • Graphic (100%)
      • Programming (0%)
    • Simple Point system (0%)
      • Programming (0%)
    • Sword mode (75%)
      • Graphic (50%)
      • Programming (100%)
    • And a new different Bo Staff Mode (0%)
      • Programming (0%) 
    Okay now on to v2.6.1 a couple of new things on this update:
    • Trading is back again.
    • Shiny rate is now 1/1000 or 0.1% (more shinies!)
    • You can trade mew again.
    Also I added a link to a trade chat if any of you are interested you can go to that one or use the one on the forum.
    Now making a game as popular as PTD is going to get attention from a lot of people. Some of those people enjoy exploiting and hacking game. This is going to happen when the game is played offline and all the information is easy to edit. So instead of fighting them I've talked to them, and here is the resolution. If anybody wants to play the game with pokemon that are easier to catch (hit them once and they will turn red), x3 exp given per kill, x5 money given per kill they can, why not? 

    So here is the link to the official hacked PTD version http://www.hackedarcadegames.com/game/5714/Pokemon-Tower-Defense.html

    Also if you feel like cloning your pokemon is a good way to pass the time then go ahead, no harm done.

    But... what about all the legit fans, all the people that don't want all this hacking and duping and easy exp?

    What about all the people that bought Ninja-ja or that donated in the past? Is that all for nothing?

    Fans, I got your answer.... Multiplayer!

    Multiplayer will be ran all on a server, similar to how MMOs work, so there will be no duping, no free shinies (the shiny rate will return to lower rates in multiplayer), everybody will start from scratch, and if you donated or bought Ninja-ja you will get the following benefits.
    • You will get beta access to multiplayer (Play before anybody else)
    • You will get your shiny codes again so that your shiny pikachu, starters, and mew will be added to your multiplayer account, and will be totally legit.
    • You can think of Multiplayer almost as a sequel to PTD.
    • All your single player profiles for PTD will not be deleted, ever.
    • Multiplayer will be almost like a new game so it should be expected that you start over in a new game.
    • You won't be able to import anything from single player to multiplayer or vice versa.
    • The people who donated or bought Ninja-ja will get new codes, meaning they start over also but they might start over with a shiny starter (level 5) or a shiny pikachu (lvl 1) or shiny mew (lvl 1).
    • All the levels on multiplayer will be different from single player.
    • Multiplayer will have co-op and versus modes.
    • There is no date on multiplayer, most of the focus right now is on single player.
    PTD Weekly Update Progress: Update out now!
    • Final Touches (100%)  
      • Double Slap will no longer slap for more than it is supposed to (100%)
      • On your profile "Pokemon" should be spelled correctly (100%)
    • New Story Level (100%)
      • Intro (100% done)
      • Waves (100% done)
      • Ending (100%)
    • Adding Items to PokeMart ( Postponed until next update)
      • New Evolutions (4) (100%)
        • Graphics (4) (100% done)
        • Shiny Graphic (4) (100% done)
        • Add pokemon stats to game (4) (100% done)
      • New Level Cap to 36 (100% done)
        • Moves for 29 (3) (100% done) Skipping Natural Gift
        • Moves for 30 (4) (100% done)
        • Moves for 31 (4) (100% done)
        • Moves for 32 (4) (100% done)
        • Moves for 33 (8) (100% done)
        • Moves for 34 (6) (100% done)
        • Moves for 35 (2) (100% done)
        • Moves for 36 (1) (100% done)
          Again your feedback is very important, I would love to hear it. Have a good night.

          Sunday, May 22, 2011

          Pokemon Tower Defense: v2.6 is out now! Level cap to 28! Shiny Zubat Code Hunt! Move Relearner! New Challenge Level!

          New update for PTD is out now!

          Want to play Ninja-ja? Get a shiny pikachu, shiny mew, shiny starter or have your suggestion for a weapon design to be used on Ninja-ja? Click here for more info on how you can get those things.


          What's new on this update?
          • Move Relearner - Try out old moves that you missed.
          • New Challenge mode - can you get the old rod before you run out of energy?
          • Level cap up to 28 - Who's that pokemon? It's Primeape!
          • New pokemon to catch with the old rod.
          Where can I play?
          Let me know what you think of the new update.

          This week is Ninja-ja first update, and here is the list that Dan and I came up with:
          • Android Version (0%)
            • Tweaks (0%)
          • Adding the Health Bar (50%)
            • Graphic (100%)
            • Programming (0%)
          • Being able to lose (death) (50%)
            • Graphic (100%)
            • Programming (0%)
          • Simple Point system (0%)
            • Programming (0%)
          • Sword mode (75%)
            • Graphic (50%)
            • Programming (100%)
          • And a new different Bo Staff Mode (0%)
            • Programming (0%)

          Tuesday, May 17, 2011

          This Week on Sam and Dan Games: Ninja-ja and Pokemon Tower Defense Progress

          Want to play Ninja-ja? Get a shiny pikachu, shiny mew, shiny starter or have your suggestion for a weapon design to be used on Ninja-ja? Click here for more info on how you can get those things.

          Hey guys! Another week of updates is upon us, so let's get started.

          This week we are giving away a shiny Rattata, thanks again to our new sponsors PlayTowerDefenceGames.com, the clues are a little harder this time so good luck. Click here to start your hunt.

          Looking at the poll it seems that most of you liked the change of scenery around here so I will keep this new layout for a while until we all get tired of it.

          An update about the artist position, we still haven't decided on who are going to pick but we have narrowed it down from 77 applications to about 17 that we really liked. If you haven't applied but are interested then you are more than welcome to submit your portfolio to sotero86@gmail.com. But before you do, look at past blogs to find out what the requirements are.

          New APK v2.5.3 fixes many issues found on 2.5.1 and 2.5.2, download it now!

          This week is Ninja-ja first update, and here is the list that Dan and I came up with:
          • Android Version (0%)
            • Tweaks (0%)
          • Adding the Health Bar (50%)
            • Graphic (100%)
            • Programming (0%)
          • Being able to lose (death) (50%)
            • Graphic (100%)
            • Programming (0%)
          • Simple Point system (0%)
            • Programming (0%)
          • Sword mode (75%)
            • Graphic (50%)
            • Programming (100%)
          • And a new different Bo Staff Mode (0%)
            • Programming (0%)
          For Pokemon Tower Defense: (Looking at a Sunday release EST Time)
          Just FYI, trading is disabled until the next update, you will be able to go up to the preview mode but the security code will not work.
          • Getting the APK out for v2.5.3(100% done)
          • Shiny versions of all current wild pokemon (100%)
            • Nidoran Female, Nidorina, Nidoqueen, Nidoran Male, Nidorino, Nidoking,
              Zubat, Golbat, Mankey, Growlithe, Arcanine, Poliwag, Poliwhirl, Poliwrath,
              Oddish, Gloom, Vileplume, Bellsprout, Weepinbell, Victreebell, Vulpix, Ninetails,
              Paras, Parasect, Clefairy, Clefable (100%)
          Nidoran Female Shiny: Step one: Find shiny picture on bulbapedia.

          Nidoran Female Shiny: Step two: Make copies of the pokemon sprite and recolor them.
          • Move Relearner - For a small price you can re-learn moves that your pokemon could previously learn (100%)
            • New moves (2) (100% 2 move done) Don't have enough time, so adding the other moves in a later update.
            • Programming (100%)
          • Final Touches, publishing, and distribution (100%)
          • Challenge Mode Level - can you grab the old rod before you run out of energy?(100%)
            • Level graphics (100%)
            • New attack mechanic (100%)
            • Level design (100%)
          • New Pokemon to capture - use your old rod to capture this pokemon (100%)
            • Graphic (1) (100% done)
            • Stats in game (1) (100% done)
            • New Moves (1) (100% done)
            • Shiny Graphic (1) (100% done)
          • Level Cap Increase- Will mankey finally evolve? (100%)
            • Moves to 26 (2) (100% done)
            • Moves to 27 (7) (100% done)
            • Moves to 28 (9) (100% done)
          • Evolutions (100%)
            • Graphics (2) (100% done)
            • Stats in game (2) (100% done)
            • Shiny Graphic (2) (100% done) 
          • Bugs
            • APK version won't allow you to get past movie scenes. (100%) New APK available that fixes this issue you can get it now (v2.5.3).
            • Can no longer trade certain illegal pokemon like (Kyogre, Mew, Onix, Blastoise, Horsea, Shellder, Staryu, Starmie), or pokemon with a higher level than the current cap. Applied to the game right now (100%) Mew is a special pokemon, too much copying of him going around, so trading has been disabled for him. Once I fix the copying issue I will return him to normal.
            • Crush claw will now do damage when it removes an enemy's defense buff. (100%Thanks Zivan for the tip) 
            • Level 10 Cerulean Gym will now have gym battle music (100% done) 
            • After saving your profile on v2.6 you will no longer be able to save it on any lower version (Postponed)
            • Trying to save an older profile online when a newer one has been save previously will no longer be possible (Postponed)
            • Fixing the stop evolution button crashing the game (Postponed)
            • Fixing the ally switch move (Postponed)   
          As always I will be updating this post as the week progresses so check back to it from time to time.

          Let me know what you think.

          Sunday, May 15, 2011

          Pokemon Tower Defense: v2.5 is out now! Level 10, Trading, new pokemon!

          I registered for the PTD Fan Forum chat as Samsndgames!

          New update for PTD is out now!

          This week we are giving away a shiny Rattata, thanks again to our new sponsors PlayTowerDefenceGames.com, the clues are a little harder this time so good luck. Click here to start your hunt.

          What's new on this update?
          • Trading is now available!
          • Level 10 Cerulean Gym.
          • Two new pokemon to find, one on the level, and one done by trading with an npc.
          Where can I play?
          • Play here on the blog by clicking on the "Play PTD!" tab.
          • Download the EXE, SWF or APK by clicking on the "Game Downloads Link" tab.
          • PlayTowerDefenseGame (Updated v2.5.1)
          • FreeWorldGroup (Updated v 2.5.1)
          • Gamerfish (Updated v2.5.1)
          • MiniJuegos (Updated v2.5.1) 
          • NewGrounds (Updated v2.5.1)
          • OneMoreLevel (Not yet updated)
          • Funny-Games (Not yet updated)

          Have a good Sunday, and I will see you guys back here on Monday, next week is PTD and Ninja-ja update week!

          Let me know what you think of the new update.

          Monday, May 9, 2011

          What's next? Pokemon Tower Defense v2.5 update this weekend!

          Want to play Ninja-ja? Get a shiny pikachu, shiny mew, shiny starter or have your suggestion for a weapon design to be used on Ninja-ja? Click here for more info on how you can get those things.

          I just want to personally thank everybody that bought Ninja-ja, you are helping to support Dan and I to continue to grow and keep making games for you guys, we still have a long way to go but we are going to keep going at it until we make it.

          Also I had a good break, I still put out an update and released Ninja-ja but I did manage to gather my thoughts and clear my mind a bit. Some of you might have noticed that Dan is now answering blog questions, so feel free to ask him anything :)

          I do read everybody's comments and email, even though it is impossible to answer them all in a timely fashion, but I wanted to let you guys know that your comments and suggestions are being heard.

          So I wanted to comment on a couple of things, this new level will have the appearance of a non Generation I pokemon (I won't spoil it so wait until the update to find out) but you won't be able to capture it. Also as of right now I don't plan on including any non generation 1 pokemon that will be able to be captured. Once the game is done and you can capture all 151 I will decide on what I will do. So please don't ask about including crobat (lol), and if you see somebody asking about it let them know :)

          Another thing is Mystery Gift Codes, there are only 2 free codes available (pidgey and jigglypuff ) at this time and both of them will expire this weekend when v2.5 comes out. If you happen to hear from somebody of a code or just randomly type in a code and it says this code is used, that means that somebody at some point got that code and used it already. Only the free codes can be used over and over, but codes for pikachu or starters or mew can only be used once, and those are not given out for free. But if you really want to get a mew you don't have to worry because he will be in the game eventually in a future update. So while shiny mew is exclusive to those who pay, regular mew should be available to all.

          We are committed to making games that you guys want to play and making them better based on what you guys want, but we still want to be creative ourselves and we want to surprise you guys with new and unique ideas.

          Thanks for all the continued support.

          This is the last week we are giving away a shiny Jigglypuff, thanks again to my friend at PlayTowerDefenceGames.com, the clues are a little harder this time so good luck. Click here to start your mystery gift code hunt.

          Okay let's get down to the update.

          First of all this update will be most likely be coming out this weekend (Fri-Sun), the list below is what I'm focusing on for this update. The list doesn't apply to earlier versions of the game, only for v2.5. The list is not complete and I will be adding more to it as I get things done.

          UPDATE coming out withing a couple hours!


          Trading/Transferring  (100%)
          • You will be able to trade or transfer a pokemon from one profile to another. This includes from your first profile to your second or third. You can also trade or transfer a pokemon to a different account all together be it your other account or another person's account. You can even trade or transfer to the same profile. The way it works is that you go into the trading menu and select the pokemon you want to trade, the pokemon will be removed from your profile and in exchange you will get a code. You can then trade that code with somebody. Once you have a code that you want to use, you go to the trading menu and insert the code, that pokemon will now be added into your storage.  You will be able to trade shiny pokemon. Pokemon that are traded or transferred do not gain any benefit to how much experience they gain. Pokemon that evolve from trading will evolve when you trade or transfer them in any of these ways. Pokemon that will evolve when traded are Graveler, Kadabra, Machoke, Haunter. Note: Only Graveler is in the game as of v2.4.

           Finishing Touches (90%)
              New Level (100%) Cerulean City Gym
            • In this level you will finally get to Cerulean City and challenge the second gym leader, Misty. You guys voted and both Joey and you will get a chance to fight Misty and try to win a badge.
              • Intro Scene (100%)
              • Level Graphic Assets (100%)
              • Level Layout (100%)
              • Level Waves (100%)
              • Level Ending (100%) 
              New evolutions (100%)
            •  Golem Graphic (100%)
            • 2 new evolutions Graphic(100%)
            • Evolution (3) Stats Added to Game (100%)
            • Shiny Graphic (3) (100%)
             New Catch-able pokemon (100%) 
            • Pokemon (1) Graphic  (100%)
            • Pokemon (1) Stats Added to Game(100%)
            • New Moves (3) (100%) 
            • Shiny Graphic (1) (100%) 
             Npc trade pokemon (100%)
            • Pokemon (1) Graphic (100%)
            • Pokemon (1) Stats Added to Game (100%)
            • New Moves (5) (100%) Skipping Mean Look
            • Shiny Graphic (1) (100%)
             New non catch-able pokemon (100%)
            • Pokemon (6) Graphic (100%)
            • Pokemon (6) Stats Added to Game (100%) 
                    Like a said before more things like bug fixes, new pokemon, level cap increase will be added to the list as I get them finished. 

                    As always let us know what you think.

                    Friday, May 6, 2011

                    Ninja-ja out today! Buy and get special gifts!

                    Ninja-ja Alpha v1 is out now! You can expect Dan to answer some of your questions about the game, you can read more on it below or just click on the "Get Ninja-ja!" tab. Thanks.

                    A lonely man gets attacked by a group of ninjas, he must use his three weapons to stop them at all cost.

                    Features:
                    • Use your Bo staff to stop incoming kunais!
                    • FREE Bi-weekly updates, new levels, more weapons, new modes!
                    Ninja-ja is now in alpha v1 a very bare bones version of the game, the video shows you what is to come in the future updates.

                    Buy it today for your PC and get special gifts for Ninja-ja and Pokemon Tower Defense! 

                    Apprentice Edition - includes:
                    • Ninja-ja Game
                    • 3 unique codes to get Shiny Pikachu for PTD.

                    Master Edition - includes all the above plus:
                    • A special skin for your Bo Staff
                    • 3 unique codes to turn your starter into a Shiny Starter for PTD.

                    Grand Master Edition - includes all the above plus:
                    • A special skin for your Sword and Shuriken weapons
                    • 3 unique codes for 30,000 poke dollars for PTD.

                    Hero Edition - includes all the above plus:
                    • The ability to suggest a special skin for your weapon or the enemy's projectile that only you and other Hero Edition players have access to.
                    • 3 unique codes to get  a Shiny Mew for PTD.
                    Once we get your payment we will send you the game and the PTD codes within 24 hours. The Ninja-ja prizes will be delivered at a different date.
                        Different Editions

                        Thanks for your continued support! Enjoy and as always let us know what you think!
                        Click on the Get-Ninja-ja! tab for more info! 

                        This week we are giving away a shiny Jigglypuff, thanks again to my friend at PlayTowerDefenceGames.com, the clues are a little harder this time so good luck. Click here to start your mystery gift code hunt.

                        We have gotten a lot of great artist applications, and if you sent one in and haven't heard from us it doesn't mean you aren't getting picked, Dan and I still need to sit down and decide who has what we are looking for. For those that are interested in applying you can still apply.

                        Dan and I are looking to add more members to our development crew and right now what we need the most is a capable artist. Somebody that wants to work with us on our next games. This is a paid position. All communication will be done online. Here is what we are looking for:
                        • A passion for games.
                        • A passion for making art.
                        • 18 years or older.
                        • Must have a portfolio.
                        Also these next requirements are extra but if you have these it will make you more likely to be picked.
                        • Be able to animate.
                        • 3D modeling experience.
                        • Vector art
                        • Concept art
                        • Game development experience (web games, console games, apps)
                        • Flash experience.
                        We can't wait to check out everybody's art :) so just email me at sotero86@gmail.com with "Artist Position" as the subject and we can talk about further details.

                        Wednesday, May 4, 2011

                        Pokemon Tower Defense: v2.4 is out now! Play it here first!

                        Looking to play v2.4? Click on  the "Play PTD!" tab to play the game. Enjoy.

                        Profile saving will only work on v2.4 and not the earlier versions.

                        Click on Game Download tab to grab the apk, exe, or swf.

                        Newgrounds - Updated!
                        Playtowerdefensegame - Updated!
                        OnemoreLevel - Updated!
                        Gamerfish - Updated!
                        MoFunZone - sent but not updated
                        FreeWorldGroup - sent but not updated
                        Funny-games - sent but not updated
                        Minijuegos - sent but not updated
                        PTD Forum - Updated!


                        This week we are giving away a shiny Jigglypuff, thanks again to my friend at PlayTowerDefenceGames.com, the clues are a little harder this time so good luck. Click here to start your mystery gift code hunt.

                        We have gotten a lot of great artist applications, and if you sent one in and haven't heard from us it doesn't mean you aren't getting picked, Dan and I still need to sit down and decide who has what we are looking for. For those that are interested in applying you can still apply.

                        Dan and I are looking to add more members to our development crew and right now what we need the most is a capable artist. Somebody that wants to work with us on our next games. This is a paid position. All communication will be done online. Here is what we are looking for:
                        • A passion for games.
                        • A passion for making art.
                        • 18 years or older.
                        • Must have a portfolio.
                        Also these next requirements are extra but if you have these it will make you more likely to be picked.
                        • Be able to animate.
                        • 3D modeling experience.
                        • Vector art
                        • Concept art
                        • Game development experience (web games, console games, apps)
                        • Flash experience.
                        We can't wait to check out everybody's art :) so just email me at sotero86@gmail.com with "Artist Position" as the subject and we can talk about further details.

                        Monday, May 2, 2011

                        Our closest poll yet, small update coming, game maintence..

                        Hey guys, Sam here bringing you the news on what is coming up.

                        Looking for a place to play the game that will always have the most current version of the game? Well now you can play the game right on the blog. When the new update comes out this site will have it ready to go instantly. Click on  the "Play PTD!" tab to play the game. Enjoy.

                        This week we are giving away a shiny Jigglypuff, thanks again to my friend at PlayTowerDefenceGames.com, the clues are a little harder this time so good luck. Click here to start your mystery gift code hunt.

                        This has been our closest poll yet! I can see the passion many of you have behind the game, and while I will be taking a break a small update will be released this week, check out below to see what it will contain:

                         *Takes out paper full of notes

                        Pretty much all of these are due to your feedback, so thanks a lot :D

                        These are all for v2.4 you won't see these in v2.3
                        1. You can now use Weepinbell in battle (100% done)
                        2. In Viridian Forest 1 the intro cutscene will now have the correct amount of candy so that it matches the level (100%)
                        3. Level 3 will now correctly show the ending text box (100% done)
                        4. When you return to the party select screen from checking a pokemon it will return you to the previous page of the storage that you were in, instead of always returning to the first page (100% done)
                        5. No amount of spaces or symbols will allow you to get multiple shiny geodude from the challenge mode code (100% done)
                        6. While your pokeball is open it will no longer scroll the level if you are in the edge, it will still scroll the level if the pokeball is not open (100% done)
                        7. You can now rearrange your storage pokemon as you see fit (100% done)
                        Many more bug fixes coming stay tuned.

                        Also for v2.4 some new shiny wild pokemon!
                        • Shiny Rattata
                        • Shiny Caterpie
                        • Shiny Metapod
                        • Shiny Butterfree
                        • Shiny Weedle
                        • Shiny Kakuna
                        • Shiny Beedrill
                        • Shiny Spearow
                        • Shiny Ekans 
                        • Shiny Sandshrew
                        (All evolutions of the pokemon will also be shiny, if an evolution is not on the list it means you can't capture it yet in the wild) 100% done
                          PLEASE READ BELOW, REALLY IMPORTANT MAINTENANCE ISSUE!

                          Wednesday night at 11:00PM Eastern Time I will be shutting down the current free server that I'm using and transferring to the new one.

                          What does this mean? It means that you won't be able to import/save your profile or use certain mystery codes until v2.4. So make sure you save your profile correctly or make the proper adjustments. Once v2.4 is out everything will be back to normal. I'm transferring all the data over so anything you do before Wednesday night and save will be secure. You have been warned.

                          We have gotten a lot of great artist applications, and if you sent one in and haven't heard from us it doesn't mean you aren't getting picked, Dan and I still need to sit down and decide who has what we are looking for. For those that are interested in applying you can still apply.

                          Dan and I are looking to add more members to our development crew and right now what we need the most is a capable artist. Somebody that wants to work with us on our next games. This is a paid position. All communication will be done online. Here is what we are looking for:


                          • A passion for games.
                          • A passion for making art.
                          • 18 years or older.
                          • Must have a portfolio.
                          Also these next requirements are extra but if you have these it will make you more likely to be picked.
                          • Be able to animate.
                          • 3D modeling experience.
                          • Vector art
                          • Concept art
                          • Game development experience (web games, console games, apps)
                          • Flash experience.
                          We can't wait to check out everybody's art :) so just email me at sotero86@gmail.com with "Artist Position" as the subject and we can talk about further details.