Thursday, August 16, 2012

Countdown to PTD 2 Story Mode, HTD Status Update, ANPO has evolved!

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Countdown to PTD 2 Story Mode -
The next release of PTD 2 will have the very first quest, below you will find out the progress that I need to accomplish to reach this release. More things will be added and updated as I work on the game. Keep coming back to see my progress.


New Story Level! Pokemon Center update! v1.12 (08/24/12): Released now!

  • Added a new title screen made by our artist Kevin!
  • Level 1 quest - Dream Training 
    • Intro
    • Level Layout
    • Level Waves
    • Ending
  • Add story profile screen
  •  Walking around feature
    • Collision map- Setting the hitboxes on level objects.
    • Level Boundaries - Levels won't scroll past their edge.
    • Character Boundaries - Your character will stay in the middle of the screen until it hits the edge of a level then it will be able to keep walking to the edge.
    • Added Depth Sorting to Level Objects - Depth will now be sorted for all objects in the map.
  • Create New Bark Town Map
  • Create Forest Spot Map
  • Create Lab Map
  • Create Your House Map
    • Your Room
    • Family Room
  • Create Other House Maps
  • Connect different map together - Allows for entering into a different area. 
  • Story Mode Graphics will now be from the GBA games instead of the DS games - The DS graphics are not easily available like the GBA graphics. 
Pokemon Center
  • Added a much requested feature to the Pokemon Center! You can now search for trades that must have a request, or not have a request or both! 
New Level, Bug Fixes, New Additions v1.11 (08/17/12)
  • Added the pokemon's current attacks to the "Buy Pokemon" screen
  • Fixed a bug in level 3 pokemon getting whiter if you keep bringing them in and out
  • Added missing attacks to Pikachu (Tail Whip) and Spearow(Leer)
  • Removed Butterfree and Beedrill unlockables until you can earn enough experience to reach level 10
  • Added a small global cooldown (0.6 sec) when a pokemon is placed on the field, this will prevent pokemon from attacking instantly upon their arrival, it also gives the opponent a possible free hit when you are swapping pokemon
  • Fixed a stacking graphical bug on the party screen
HTD Status Update - 
Essentially Hero Tower Defense has been put on indefinite hold. We still love the idea and would love to start it up again but a number of things didn't work out for this project. We went for a high quality of hand drawn graphics that we thought we could achieve in a short time but the reality is that these graphics will take years in man hours to create and we don't have the resources to complete them. This is why we switched to 3D graphics but with our limited resources this was still an issue. If HTD comes back it will have a very simplistic style similar to the mobile game BattleHeart. Another big issue is that I'm the only programmer and my time is split between PTD and HTD. With PTD 1 being over my deal with Dan was to move to HTD more full time and only do PTD2 part time. But because of the graphic issues and the slow speed of development I didn't really have a choice but to move to PTD 2 at full force. (Also you guys wanted PTD2 more!) It is really hard to code two different engines at the same time. Even if they are the same genre (tower defense). Like I said I do hope this game will come back at some point in some shape or another.

ANPO has evolved! -
ANPO or Creatures Universe has evolved! I left a secret label in the blog post but nobody seemed to notice, and if they did they didn't mention it. "nadpto" if you change it around becomes "anpotd"! If you read the HTD update you will note that I said building two engines is hard work. Work that I don't have the time or resources to do right now. So I had this grand idea to expand PTD2 and have an overworld and seeing pokemon in the wild. Those are ideas from ANPO. So why not use the same engine that PTD 2 will use and have our designers come up with new creatures, new stories, new attacks, new abilities, and new graphics for all of these to make a new game? This is the idea of ANPO TD (Creatures Universe TD). What this means is I get to focus fully on PTD2's engine and I get 2 different games out of it. For you it means you get to have PTD2 faster than if we worked on a different full game at the same time and you get a whole new game a long with it! The games will have many differences so don't think this is just a quick re-skin. We plan to have a Kickstarter for it to help us out with paying the designers and being able to keep you entertained. What do you think?

Thanks guys for the continued support, we have great things coming your way that I hope you will be excited for, I know you are all looking forward to the story mode (look at that poll!) so I'm doing my best to get it to you while still providing you with updates.

As always let me know what you think!

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    1. Sam, could you please make it so you could move around by clicking, because my computer broke so I have to play on a mobile device, or maybe you could put an arrow pad like thing in the corner of the screen, thats like a d-pad that you can click, PRETTY PLEEEEEEEEEASE!
      Thank you Sam

      -Pat

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  2. i have a little question: are we getting a rival?

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  3. Top 10!

    Sounds cool Sam!

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  4. Carlos Peña GonzalezAugust 16, 2012 at 1:58 PM

    In 1v1 Is it possible to have a butterfree or bedrill?

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  5. Quick Question: Will the Title Screen Contest be postponed until further notice?

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  6. is every pokemon catchable? i hope so i dont want to trade with rediciously high asks.

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  7. Small graphical bug Sam: In the fight with Ash, your Pokemon becomes colorless (as it should). But if you switch a Pokemon in and out a few times, then the Pokemon becomes whiter and whiter each time you switch in until you can barely see it. Great game Sam!

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  8. Bestttt game everrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (PTD AND PTD2
    (_ Sam en dan games_)

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  9. long live the PTD 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    are every starters pokemon catchables?

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  10. Sam i really want beedrill and butterfree. Can you add Rare Candy (30 coins) in next version! And sam isnt the first mystery gift zorua?

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  11. hi, well, i tried to get buterfree on my game, i got a metapod on other one, and thus i killed EVERY enemy using only him, (i used some pokemons as sacrifice to do that) but i can get level 10 but i cant get buterfree since the last fight is the one he reachs level 10 (im not sure since i cant see) and for that i cant get her, also, one glitch, the pokemon wont evolve if he was suposed to reach the level when he defeats the last pokemon, i had a caterpie level 7. you can check that.

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  12. when i use kakuna or metapod it faints so i cant get butterfree and beedrill i really want rare candys to use on them

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  13. Second as no one said it (in reality top 20)!

    Can't wait, good luck Sam!

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  14. Hey Sam, there is a move missing from Spearow and Pikachu's learnsets. More information can be found here
    http://pandoragaming.co.uk/topic/9679737/1/#new

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  15. i belive that is 50 push ups sam

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  16. First of all, I've been playing PTD since Mt. Moon 2 was introduced, and I must say, it has been my favorite online game period. I've played PTD 2 and it looks good so far except for one thing, I don't like how you can't keep the Pokemon you buy and thus can not get more powerful Pokemon except by unlocking them which is a chore since one loss sends you back to the beginning, this isn't much of a problem now but when we get like 20 - 30 levels it will just be frustrating so please let us keep our Pokemon that we buy and just raise the levels the opponents use to keep the whole get a little further each time thing.

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  17. That's only for 1v1 mode, which is one of many types of game play modes that will be in ptd2. It's meant to be extremely challenging and to get progressively harder and more impossible as you progress. The main point is that you have to be very strategic about which pokemon you buy and raise early on, and that you have to plan it out every step, and this mode is not meant to be like normal game play. Of course, that's just my opinion, but I want 1v1 to be difficult. Story mode will be more like the classic ptd1 that you are used to, and you will be able to train your pokemon and grow attached to them on that mode.

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  18. Very well said Alex

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  19. I don't think there is enough exp for butterfree or beedrill yet

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  20. first only Johto but more will be added over time

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  21. Good catch I will look into it

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  22. No you only pick one and do the quest for that one, you can do the other ones in a different profile

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  23. I don't think there is enough exp for butterfree or beedrill yet, next level will do it

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  24. STOP MAKING 1VS1 I WANT STORYMODE!

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  25. so ANPO will return! I think that game can be great, with so many possibilities to explore... I'm the only one thinking that's wonderful?

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  26. no, you're not the only one:)

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  27. i tried training them they kepp fainting

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  28. There is a problem with saving... after I lose in the 1vs1 mode, the game starts saving but never finishes. It's only very slow or there is a problem that blocks everything?

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  29. ANPO (aka "Creature Online Universe") is another (awesome) project that was "put on hold" (they said) two months ago but now they're reviving it (at least this is what I understood...). It should be a sort of hunting/taming game but for now is still a project. For more info read the blog post about it -> http://samdangames.blogspot.it/search/label/ANPO

    For me it's a great game (as every game in here).

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  30. and so Steven was trolled...

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  31. How will trading work with PTD2 if we used our PTD1 email to make the profile? Will there be a separate online pokemon center?

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  32. It was only slow... ;p my fault (sorry)

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  33. wait, will we be able to get one starter from each region? cuz that would be SWEET!

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  34. Hi Sam, I had an idea recently that I thought would be amazing if it got put into PTD2. What if there was a 2v2 Doubles Mode like 1v1, but 2 people could do online co-op and play together as a team! It would have the same levels as 1v1 I guess with higher leveled pokemon to beat (so its balanced). You would be able to play with a friend you know or a random person. Thanks for reading my suggestion. :)

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  35. Will there be a game download for ptd 2 soon?

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  36. i think ANPO will be so much better than heroes td, im glad they stoped doing hero, lol

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  37. there could be modes for 1 vs 1 2 vs 2 3 vs 3 4 vs 4 5 vs 5 6 vs 6 and a mode when all the pokemon from box and team

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  38. Sam. In these moment it's impossible to gather enough experience to evolve kakuna & metapod, even if u buy them at level 7 and defeat every waves from all levels. Could u please slightly increase the experience or the level from the last pokemon (Sandshrew), or add another pokemon in these level in order to enable them to reach the level 10??? thanks

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  39. that's a good idea for a multiplayer mode... realize that people massive voted "story level 1", instead of "multiplayer level 1", so it won't be do for now... however for the future these idea could be great!!!

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  40. That level took only a couple of hours to make, it's better than not having anything new.

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  41. ANPO has changed quite a bit I'll be posting about it pretty soon, for now back to work

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  42. Yeah you will have some new profiles in the pokemon center

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  43. eventually you can start in any region you want and then trade the starters as you see fit

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  44. Yeah story mode will come first but eventually I want to have multiplayer, and the co-op that you described sounds pretty good

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  45. not for a bit until there is more content

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  46. I don't know if there will be different modes, the premise is more that you are fighting only you and another trainer. So there can be 2v2 or 3v3 inside of the 1v1 mode

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  47. I'm going to remove the beedrill and butterfree unlocks until there is enough exp.

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  48. Sam whats your account name on pokemon td (not pokemon td2)

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  49. i cant beat ash in pokemon td2!
    sooo hard

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  50. cherrim98... it's "easy". U must buy metapod or kakuna, caterpie, weedle (them both with shield dust), ratata (change run away to guts), spearow and pidgey (them both with keen eye)


    Level 1. Can be done only using metapod or kakuna, but try to use harden 6 times as soon as u can, and also use string shot with your offensive move (tackle or poison sting)


    Level 2. Use first caterpie or weedle using string shot and their offensive move. When the enemy's HP are low stop using your offensive move and use only string shot even if it's stocked 6 times on the enemy. Wait the enemy defeat you and use kakuna or metapod using harden and their offensive move.


    Without changing your pokemon, continue using harden since you stack it 6 times, and then use your offensive move since the second enemy is defeated.


    Against beedril, change kakuna or metapod for spearow or pidgey using growl or sand attack and their offensive move. When the enemy's HP are lower than 25% stop using your offensive move and wait till the enemy defeat you. Then use your kakuna or metapod with their offensive move and string shot.


    Level 3. Use first caterpie in the same way u did against the first pokemon in level 2; when you're defeated, use metapod or kakuna with their attack move and harden (try to stack it 6 times in these round)


    Against pidgeot use spearow using growl and his attack move. When you're defeated use kakuna or metapod using his attack move and string shot


    Against the last one (these pesky pikachu), first use weedle in the same way u used caterpie in the round 1. Then use ratatta only with tail whip as much as u can. Last use metapod or kakuna with their offensive move.


    Level 4. Use metapod or kakuna with harden (try to stack it 6 times in these round), string shot and their offensive move


    Against pidgey first use spearow in the same way u did against pidgeot; then use metapod or kakuna with their offensive move


    Against pikachu first use pidgey with sand attack and tackle move. Stop using tackle when the enemy's HP are low and wait till he defeats you. Then use metapod or kakuna with their offensive move


    Against spearow use kakuna or metapod, he'll decrease your defense, so use harden to refill the defense lost, remember to use also string shot


    Against nidoran F first use ratata in the same way u did against the pikachu in the level 3. Then use metapod or kakuna with their offensive move and string shot. Against nidoran M continue using kakuna or metapod in the same way u did against spearow


    Level 5. Against digglet first use pidgey or spearow in the same way u did against beedril; then use kakuna or metapod with harden (try to stack it 6 times), string shot and their offensive move.


    Against sandsrew first use ratata with tail whip and their offensive moves; when u're defeated, use metapod or kakuna with their offensive move and string shot.


    By these way you'll defeat all enemies using kakuna or metapod, however u won't be able to envolve them because of the lack of experience (it's requiered another level or one more pokemon in the previous one)


    If u wanna gather lot of money use geodude and pikachu in all levels, try to level up geodude to level 8 as soon as possible, in order to learn rock polish and "sacrifice" pikachu (using only growl till the enemy defeats you) in hard enemies, such as beedril (level 2) or pidgey (level 4). Geodude with rock polish and defense curl stacked 6 times is a killing machine ;)

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  51. What pokemon have u unlocked, swormaster??. I'll try my best in order to help you :)

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  52. Thanks and ill wait till level 6

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  53. Sam, what about the mystery gift Zorua

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  54. Geodude owns 1-5 alone hes that good haha

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  55. He will be for the story mode

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  56. yeah especially since they are mostly doing normal attacks

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  57. then just wait...

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  58. I can't wait to see what's changed...

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  59. Just updated the blog with more info on it

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  60. Do you mean in this game or in each game as they come out?

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  61. Why the game doesn't load anymore? The poor starters are moving their little legs but they don't move at all... the page stops loading while the game is still at 0%... anyone else has that problem or it's only my PC that's slowly dying?

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  62. Server can be slow if a lot of people are trying to access the file, give it time

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  63. abraxxas, you do realize that if he can't beat ash, he probobly only has the pokemon for level one and two (caterpie, weedle, rattatta, pidgey, and spearow)

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  64. PTD2 will have all the regions starting with Johto, and Kanto will probably show up after all the other ones. But you can transfer from PTD1 before all that.

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  65. Ok but if it stops loading I can wait for the eternity and the poor starters will be still there... I guess it's better to simply wait the end of this rush-hour.

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  66. Sam, you truly are a passionate genius! I think you're going just the right way about everything, by the sounds of it!




    Also, when ANPO does come out, as it'll be with custom designed creatures etc, will you be holding competitions for user-submitted creatures, as I find there are LOADS of talented designers out there who may help with the diversity and creativity of the project. It'll help you in the sense that the game will be of a higher quality (not suffering similar "lack of ideas" syndrome that some think Pokemon has), and it'll be fun for others to put their ideas out there, maybe even get noticed!
    (I'm absolutely talentless at art, by the way... So defo not me :P)

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  67. Thanks! I will be opening up the creation of creatures in the future to more designers but right now I got 5 guys working on creating the first 100 creatures.

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  68. We have over 60 done so far.

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  69. better off refreshing the page

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  70. Olá Sam,
    meu nome é Vinicius , sou brasileiro e espero que esteja me entendendo.
    Queria lhe informar sobre um erro de PTD 2.
    Quando excluo um perfil da minha conta fica vazio, mas quando saio da minha conta e entro novamente o perfil que eu tinha excluido continua lá.
    Obrigado pelo seu ótimo trabalho, Vinicius.

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  71. Thanks for your patience... and as usual when I post a problem it resolves itself 5 minutes after... today my PC wants to piss me off so bad! 8(

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  72. Sam I have an idea for the modes. You can make a different challenge mode, you can put the pokemons and challenger chooses to run the place, and if it is in the air, water or land in the challenger chooses. Furthermore the players could make teams to fight together and include characters such as Joey, Falkner, Vincent, Marina, Officer Jenny, Nurse Joe and put the police headquarters and the center pokemon (all on the map).

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  73. Sam is it going to able to get all three starters in PTD 2. To get another starter you have to achieve a quest and then have the chance to catch the starter or other starters from other worlds.

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  74. Can someone tell me what the ability run away do? I don't understand it

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  75. I understand now, can we at least be able to see what Pokemon our opponents will use before we start the level?

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  76. Hey Sam been awhile since I posted. I think you could still make hero TD work all you have to do IS MAKE A STORY that's what people want. I also like the idea for the new ptd 2 it is a great concept and I hope it works out.

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  77. Sam, what are you makking these games on and what language are you using? In Intro to 3D games we used XNA and C#.

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  78. You should also include Achievements in this game and make some specials unlockable through getting Living Pokedex status for that region.

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  79. Now that you have the time cost for switching pokes(so this feature wouldn't be abused) can you make it where switching purges stat changes and status effects that don't stick(confused/seeded) when switched like in the normal game?
    PS Sorry, I realize that all these ideas are probably overwhelming at times and some of them can potentially be a pain in the ass hardcore if they grate against the design of the game(and it's often the little things that are the worst), but it's an OCD trait that I couldn't kick in Intro and I can't kick it here either.

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  80. Interesting, thanks for the idea

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  81. you can get them all by trading

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  82. its more for the regular tower defense mode

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  83. What do you mean?

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  84. I'll think about it :)

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  85. Flash and ActionScript 3

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  86. Bummer. I really enjoy playing on my phone. I cannot wait until then. Love the game and thanks for all the effort you put into the game.

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  87. Are u going to release more 1vs1 level, or you're simply going to focus on story mode levels?? I would like tyou to release at least one more 1vs1 level, in order to be able to unlock beedril & butterfree

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  88. He said that he cancelled a profile on his account but when he resarted the game the profile was there as nothing happened. I have the same problem.

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  89. C'mon! The starters are the easiest one to get...

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  90. I forgot to tell u something. If u wanna make money, it isn't really neccesary to buy pikachu; u can buy weedle or caterpie instead of pikachu, that are cheaper and use in the same way (as a "sacrifice" using string shot against strong enemies like beedrill or sand-spammers like digglet (level5) pidgey (level4) or pidgeot (level3)). However u've tu buy geodude :)


    PS: i've saved more than 1000 pokedollars in 1vs1 mode by this way (and I would have much more money if i hadn't wasted it trying to evolve kakuna and metapod), and the more levels there are, the more money i'll save :)

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  91. This time in story mode there will be a level cap at the beginning or every pokémon will be able to reach any level?

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  92. ANPO TD sounds epic :D

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  93. Hi Sam,
    i have a problem with PTD2 v1.10 and v1.11. if i succeed or if i fial, when it comes to "Saving Data! Please wait", it never ends and i have to quit and restart from scratch everytime. Am i the only one here? My account name is Miixi, can you do something for me?
    Thanks a lot

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  94. Just did the level 5th, then managed to end them 5 with 3 pokemons (Geodude , metapod , pidgey.) Anyone got a cheaper combo ?

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  95. hey im having a problem when, after i die, the game freezes on the "saving please wait" screen.

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  96. I correct myself , did the whole run with 2 pokemons and 0 items : Pidgey geodude

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  97. Hey sam, I want to report a bug. Ever since you released the new 1v1 mode, I've been having trouble saving. During a 1v1 battle, if you click menu/lose, a box would appear saying that its saving Please wait..... But I waited for a rather long time and I think the game froze. Refreshing shows that i lost all the coins i had collected, I played the game before this update with no problems so I think it happened with the last update.


    As always, Thanks for the great games!

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  98. A lot of people have this problem because a lot of people play and the server can't do it all at once.
    P.S. Is your name supposed to be mii (as in from the wii and 3ds) and xi (as in roman numerals for 11), or is it just a random nickname you came up with?

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  99. The server isn't strong enough to work with so many players at once, so it gets slow at some times. Your best bet is to refresh.

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  100. It isn't a bug and it doesn't have to do with the update. With so many players online, the server can't work nearly as efficiently, and thus, very slow saving. It is inconvenient, but your best bet is to refresh.

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  101. me too. Geodude and weedle (using weedle with string shot most of the time as a "sacrifice" against beedril (level2), pidgeot (level3), pidgey (level4) and sandsrew (level5)). Once slowed down and hurt, they're easily defeated by a geodude with a defense curl stacked 6 times; once he learns rock polish at lvl8 he's unstoppable!!

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  102. by these way u won't need object; even if you're poisoned by the nidoran skill, you'll defeat'em enough fast in order to avoid needing self-healing

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  103. thanks for your answer. It works great for PTD1, no problem for saving, but PTD2 is different. Maybe they are on different servers.
    And for my nickname, it came up with the Mii like in Wii exactlly. And for xi it was random ^^

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  104. seems amazing, thank you man, i tried when htd when it was on early stages and i gotta say, anpo seem way nicer. :)

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  105. thats racist, sam. D:

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  106. Sam, don't you think it will be a little to easy if you can buy Pokemon at they're evolved level. Just imagine how easy the first who-knows-how-many levels of 1v1 would be if you can start off with a level 20 Fearow or a level 36 Blastoise.

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  107. I'll be releasing more but the focus right now will be on story mode

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  108. There will be a level cap, there are a ton of moves that still need to be fixed up

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  109. Thanks Jeremy for answering these :)

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  110. I'll make sure they cost quite a bit.

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  111. Oh okay, I'm fix that one day, it's not a big priority for me yet

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  112. Yeah... it's a pity that he reaches lv 8 only in the 4th/5th level...

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  113. Probably but that way the original project will be messed up... but it's too early to judge, let's wait and see.

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  114. Sure, it's not a big problem...

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  115. Sam, are you programming the story level yet? (I don't see progress)

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  116. I took a minute thinking about this & it worked : solo geodude for the whole 5 levels. You just need a bit a luck on level 2. You reach rock polish at pikachu on level 4

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  117. I tried several times at different hours, yesterday, today, and i still have the Saving data ! Please wait message. I lost quickly just to be sure it works and it doesn't... it can't be just my bad luck?

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  118. were can you play ANPO?

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  119. slowed down by the string shot of weedle (lvl2), geodude receive a lot of damage fighting against beedrill using fury attack, so you've to "sacrifice" a pokemon against weedle or weaken beedrill (by slowing him down, decreasing it's attack...) if u don't do like that you'll need a lot of luck in order to get some critical hits, or a decreased amount of hits taken by fury attack.


    I think it's better using a second pokemon that sacrifices himself against beedril or weedle (lvl2), and also against the sand-spammers (like pidgeot lvl3, pidgey lvl4 or sandsrew lvl5). It will ensure your victory

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  120. hey sam will we be able to have all the johto starters or just one

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  121. here, once its out (it's not out)

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  122. yup, just had some progress

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  123. yes by trading, just like ptd1

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  124. This is going to be great!

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  125. Can you make it so we get to see what Pokemon our opponents will use before we go to the prep screen so we can prepare properly instead of going in blind?

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  126. oh thx for telling me sam

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  127. Henrik Jonathan BoeckenAugust 18, 2012 at 9:36 PM

    What are you guys's best non-Geodude combos. Mine currently is Pikachu + Nidoran F + Diglett.
    36 coins.

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  128. The new cooldown on attacks really changed the system, it's so slow if you're using the keyboard keys. Really hard to do.

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  129. It's to prevent spamming the keys randomly

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  130. It's a good idea, will take some time to come about

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  131. there isn't enough experience in the whole 5 levels in order to get them; even if defeat every wave from every level using metapod or kakuna bought at lvl 7 (using other pokemon as a sacrifice or even buying a lot of healing potions). I've tested that losing a lot of money and I can ensure it's impossible (It would be neccesary another 1vs1 level or one more wave in any level

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  132. SAM!! It would be great being able to move your story mode character not only with WASD keys, but also with arrow keys!!, or at least, being able to select in the option menu the kind of controls we wish (wasd or arrows)

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  133. @e0a190604dc3dd2ee7b66bb95c20ef7f:disqus idd its pure greed & luck but you dont win often enought vs beedrill , he's the real problem


    http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/8996/ptd2.png. We may reach level 10 , beedrill & butterfree with level 6 , you're 9.5 at the end of sandschrew

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  134. Hi Sam,
    I had this idea for the story mode: in order to keep it a tower defense game, perhaps you should first unlock a map for walking around by beating it in a level (like PTD1), then you can walk around and battle pokemon the way you said. So, say I wanted to go to route 29 for the first time, then I would first need to beat some waves, and then I could simply walk around all the other times I wanted to.

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  135. There is a way to change the e-mail for an account without losing all the pokemon and badges? This mainly for PTD but also for PTD2's coins...

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  136. Yay gba graphics! crystal was better than heartgold and soul silver

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  137. lucariovondimencioAugust 19, 2012 at 11:44 AM

    Yo sam, I just got an idea for make the game more like the originals. Make the TMs unlockable! If you have all the TMs from scratch, a Cyndaquil with fire blast just pwnes all the mons out there, and makes the game way too easy. Just win the TMs is a better idea, I hope you like it.

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  138. The map sounds awesome! Take your time, Sam, we're patient.

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  139. Really, your having a hard time getting the graphics for DS era sprites? Did you consider checking with the flash animators' community in places like Newgrounds? They usually know a few places to get sprites and customs.

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  140. Or, he could go here:
    http://spriters-resource.com/ds/pokeheartgoldsoulsilver/

    Just trying to help :P

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  141. Sam probably meant the maps.

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  142. What if Agent Smith showed up in the PokeMatrix?

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  143. its already set up like that -_-

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  144. where did HTD go!?!??!?!!

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  145. I think what he means is to make gameplay revolve more around engaging and interesting plot rather than to play the game simply to win and collect items or achievements. As in making it more like a comic or novel rather than a game. Put more emphasis on the hero part of hero tower defense, explain to the player why your character is a hero, create empathy for the character and contempt for the villains. Basically, instead of making a 'background story' for you game, make your game an epic story similar to that of the odyssey or moby dick or frankenstein. Story concentric instead of gameplay concentric.

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  146. Makes sense. Although you don't have a lot of money at the beginning, unlockables would give players something to work on while waiting for new level.

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  147. You can still find it in the other games tab

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  148. Nick that is actually my main source, but as you can see they don't have the maps, or tiles sets for the maps.

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  149. I will go as fast as I can!

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  150. Code name for my Creature Universe game

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  151. getting most from ruby and fr lg

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  152. I had a thought of something like that, this will be kinda like that.

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  153. want to register, but dont work :(

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  154. when story mode comes out, when will u be able to trade like trading starters to a story mode file?

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  155. So not cool, he cheated to get first lol

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  156. I'm normally a lurker in these types of things, but seriously PTD2 is EPIC! It has so much more to offer than what PTD1 already has(which is already really good). Keep it up and i hope you'll be able to finish this game as well!

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  157. I've tried to move my char using arrow keys and I haven't been able to, and I haven't seen an option to change this

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  158. since the game only takes place in the jhoto region, i wonder how you will introduce new characters and pokemon since this is a world-wide or world(whatever the name for ptd 2 is because i forgot the name) ptd 2, unless there isptd 3,4, and 5. i wonder if you are a member of youtube(i think u r) if so what is your username so i can watch your ptd 2 vidoes(such as GraphicForce

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  159. i can't way to play it. u can introduce new pokemon names and abilities, and items in that game, although you will need to be very creativity so it will take a very long time, though.

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  160. hmm what is it telling you?

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  161. Not sure, I will be working on that right after the level comes out

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  162. Thanks for the kind words!

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  163. This game starts in Johto but will have the other regions added as we go. Youtube channel page is http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2Z98XHS3NkVWP9vrL_cT6A/videos?feature=context-chv&sort=dd&page=1&view=0

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  164. When is the PTD 2 coming out?

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  165. Technically it is out, but I have a feeling you're talking about story mode. I am sure sam is doing all he can to get it to us yesterday. The game is in good hands.

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  166. It has been put to sleep... MWHAHAHAHA!!!

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  167. Sam, I think I encountered a small bug or error on level 4. When facing the Lass, one of my pokemon was simultaneously paralyzed from Pikachu's Static and poisoned by Nidoran's Poison Point. I don't know if this would apply to any other situations (such as by a move vs by an ability), but I wanted to leave a comment about it as soon as I saw it. Thanks for pumping out these levels so quickly, Sam; you're doing a fantastic job.

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  168. In this game you can have both all different status at the same time. I might change it in the future.

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  169. Sam, Can You Add A Skip Intro Button To PTD2.?

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  170. Sam, are you REALLY going to use GBA sprites/graphics instead of DS? from what game? the most recent game from GBA is gen 3 games...or firered/leafgreen...

    but whatever you do, i guess i'm cool with it

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