Monday, November 25, 2013

Birthday Legendary! Double Gym Battle!

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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

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!

    Monday, November 11, 2013

    Ecruteak City, Fairy Type Arrives, Phase 4 of the Fundraiser!



    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

    Phase 4 of the Fundraiser!
    Phase 4 of the Fundraiser starts this week. This will be the last phase of the fundraiser which will end on January. If you want to obtain these legendaries and cosmoid for your account make sure you get them before then. I'm happy to announce the new prizes for the new tiers of funding. They will be shiny Yveltal and Xerneas from Pokemon X and Y! If you donated 20 or more you will get to pick one of them and get 3 of the one that you pick (very useful for trading). If you donated 25 or more you will get another 3 of the one that you pick. For reaching 25 you get 6 total and potentially 3 of each.

    Fairy Type Arrives!
    Because of the new Fundraiser tier and adding Xerneas I will introduce the Fairy type into PTD 2. I will add the type to all pokemon that now fall under it (ex. Togepi, Jigglypuff, etc) but I won't be giving them all their attacks this week. Only the ones that they share with Xerneas. Also I'll be changing other types that changed in generation 6.

    Saving problems
    With more people playing the game the server sometimes has trouble keeping up which causes save files not to work. This week I will make it so if your save file works you can still save without it telling you that you saved somewhere else.

    Ecruteak City
    In an effort to push the story along we have made it to Ecruteak City rather quickly with 3 routes being created last week. This week I'm bringing the Gym match versus Morty. Morty encounters Shadow Pokemon that were brought by Mewthree's destruction. What will happen next?!

    Mystery Gift
    This week we will have the final type, Normal. So we will go straight into voting for it.

    Weekly Progress
    PTD2 v1.61 Mystery Gift Normal Type Released!
    • Mystery Gift (100%) - Normal Type (Bouffalant and Taillow)
      • Graphics (100%)
      • Stats (100%)
      • Evolutions (100%)
      • New Attack (100%)
        • Head Charge (100%)
      • Add to Breeding Center (100%)
      • Add to Trading Center (100%)
    PTD2 v1.60 - Route 38, Route 39 Released!
    • Add New Fundraiser Rewards (100%) - Shiny Yveltal and Xerneas
      • New Graphics (100%)
      • Stats (100%)
      • New Abilities (100%)
        • Dark Aura (100%)
        • Fairy Aura (100%)
      • New Attacks (100%)
        • Geomancy (100%)
        • Moonblast (100%)
        • Mysty Terrain (100%)
        • Horn Leech (100%)
        • Nature Power (100%)
        • Snarl (100%)
        • Oblivion Wing (100%)
        • Phantom Force (100%)
      • Add to Trading Center (100%)
      • Add to Rewards Page (100%)
    • Route 38 and 39 (100%)
      • Route Music (100%)
      • Pokemon Waves (100%)
      • Map Graphics (100%)
      • Trainer Battles (100%)
      • New Pokemon (100%) Miltank
        • Graphics (100%)
        • Stats (100%)
        • New Attacks (100%)
          • Milk Drink (100%)
        • Add to Trading Center (100%)
        • Add to Breeding Center (100%)
    PTD2 v1.59 - Ecruteak City and Mystery Gift Released!
    • Mystery Gift (100%) - Bug Type (Larvesta and Anorith)
      • Graphics (100%)
      • Stats (100%)
      • Evolutions (100%)
      • New Attack (100%)
        • Fiery Dance (100%)
      • Add to Breeding Center (100%)
      • Add to Trading Center (100%)
    • Game Change (100%) - Remove Effective Level from earlier levels in the game
    • Bug Fix (100%) - Fix the Saving bug that when a save fails it tells you that you already saved before and saves only certain parts of your progress.
    • Bug Fix 2 (100%) - Pokemon that are trapped will now lose their trapped status when the attacker has fainted or is no longer on the stage.
    • Add Fairy Type (100%)
    • Ecruteak City (100%)
      • Map Graphics (100%)
      • New TMs (100%)
        • Dark Pulse (100%)
        • Shadow Claw (100%)
      • New NPC Character Graphics (100%)
      • Gym Battle (100%)
        • Battle Layout (100%)
        • Battle Waves (100%)
      • City Music (100%)
      • Poke Center (100%)
      • Poke Mart (100%)
    That's what I have for you guys and gals this week. As always, let me know what you think in the comments below!

    Tuesday, October 22, 2013

    Back to the Story! Goldenrod's conclusion!

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    Welcome to the Sam and Dan Games Developer Blog!

    Sam and Dan Games: Fundraiser! Phase 3


    Help us keep making games and earn awesome prizes like Shiny Rayquaza, Cosmoid Starters for PTD 2 and Shiny Heatran!  
    Our Goal: $50,000

    Back to the Story! Goldenrod's conclusion!
    We got the new server up and running! Hopefully things are running smoothly for all of you. This is a nice step in the right direction but it is not perfect yet. It took roughly two weeks to move everything over and transfer all the data. I had to do it alone so my apologies for the long delay between significant updates. At the very least I wanted to make sure you guys got Mystery Gifts and giveaways.

    On a side note the Funding reached 20% wooo! Pretty soon I'll be adding more prizes but for now I will focus on PTD2 since we had 2 weeks of no new content.

    So like the title of the blog says we will be concluding Goldenrod City this update. You will finish off Team Rocket and open of the poke mart which will have a large amount of new items to buy. It will also open up the other places even though some of them you won't be able to enter due to the destruction Team Rocket caused.

    Percentage Damage Moves Change
    There will be a change in how damage in moves like Fire Spin, Leech Seed, and statuses like Burn and Poison works. Instead of being based on a certain attack power they will be based on a percentage of health of the tower doing the attack. The reason it's based on the tower doing the attack instead of the target like the game is that if it's based on the target it will either do too much damage (like on bosses) or too little damage (when battling low level enemies). As an example Leech Seed will now do 1/8 of your total health as damage to the enemy instead of what it does currently. This should make these moves and statuses stronger than they are now.

    Mystery Gift
    Like every week we will have a Mystery Gift and a giveaway. This week Ground won and right now Hippopota and Numel are in the lead!

    Lastly I want to give the first 50 people that read this a special giveaway for shiny Larvitar! The code is.... larvitar All larvitar have been taken! Thanks guys!

    Weekly Progress
    PTD2 v1.58 - Mystery Gift! Route 35, National Park, Route 36, and Route 37! Released!
    • Mystery Gift (100%) - Poison Type (Venipede and Stunky)
      • Graphics (100%)
      • Stats (100%)
      • Evolutions (100%)
        • Add to Breeding Center (100%)
        • Add to Trading Center (100%)
      • Game Change (100%) - Capturing a pokemon will now give you experience.
      • Bug Fix 1 (100%) - Goldenrod Cutscene not triggering after the fight when you haven't beat it before.
      • Bug Fix 2 (100%) - Pokemon can no longer spawn on top of other pokemon or objects that prevent them from moving.
      • Bug Fix 3 (100%) - You now have to beat the Azalea Gym before leaving to the next part.
      • New Pokemon (100%) - Yanma, Yanmega, Sunkern, Sunflora, Sudowoodo, Stantler
        • Graphics (100%)
        • Stats (100%)
        • Evolutions (100%)
        • New Ability (100%)
          • Sap Sipper (100%)
        • Add To Breeding Center (100%)
        • Add To Trading Center (100%)
      • Route 35 (100%)
        • Trainer Battle (100%)
        • Map Background (100%)
        • Wild Pokemon Waves (100%)
        • Pokemon Map Behavior (100%)
          • Nidorans (100%)
          • Growlithe (100%)
          • Yanma (100%) 
      • National Park (100%)
        • Map Background (100%)
        • Map Music (100%)
        • Wild Pokemon Waves (100%)
        • Pokemon Map Behavior (100%)
          • Scyther (100%)
          • Pinsir (100%)
          • Sunkern (100%)
        • Trainer Battle (100%)
      • Route 36 (100%)
        • Map Background (100%)
        • Wild Pokemon Waves (100%)
        • Pokemon Map Behaviour (100%)
          • Vulpix (100%)
          • Stantler (100%)
        • Sudowoodo Battle (100%)
      • Route 37 (100%)
        • Map Background (100%)
        • Wild Pokemon Waves (100%)
        • Trainer Battle (100%)
      PTD2 v1.57 - A meeting with Giovanni - Released!
        • Story Movie Scene (100%) - Made by Joel
        • Game Chance 1 (100%) - You will now get +1 pokedollar after every battle, including non trainer battles.
        • Bug Fix 1 (100%) - Fixed sometimes not being able to give a pokemon an item when they haven't taken damage.
        • Bug Fix 2 (100%) - Enemy pokemon, since they had boosted HP, were doing burn and poison damage that was too high. The damage has been normalize as if they had the same hp boost as the player's pokemon.
        • New Attacks (100%)
          • Focus Blast (100%)
          • Flash (100%) - Can only affect enemies. Lowers their accuracy by one level.
          • Poke Center (100%)
          • Poke Mart (100%)
            • Item Menu (100%)
            • New Items (100%) - X Sp. Attack, X Sp. Defense, X Accuracy, Guard Spec, Dire Hit, Revive, Full Heal, Burn Heal, Ice Heal.
            • New TMs (100%) - Flash, Protect, False Swipe, Light Screen, Reflect, SolarBeam, Focus Blast, Thunder Punch, Fire Punch, Ice Punch, Rock Smash.
          PTD2 v1.56.1 - Mystery Gift Released!
          • Mystery Gift (100%) - Ground Type (Hippopotas and Numel)
            • Graphics (100%)
            • Stats (100%)
            • Evolutions (100%)
              • Add to Breeding Center (100%)
              • Add to Trading Center (100%)
            • Attack Percentage Change (100%)
            • Confused damage will be based on a 40 power typeless physical attack done by the pokemon that is confused to itself (100%)
            • The attack Outrage will now work similar to Thrash and Petal Dance (100%) - The confusion status will not be applied until the attack has been used 10 times.
            PTD2 v1.56 - Executive Fight Released!
            • Team Rocket Fight (100%)
              • Hilarious Dialog (100%)
              • Battle Design (100%)
              • Battle Layout (100%)
              • Battle Waves (100%)
              • New Attacks (100%)
                • Houndoom's Flamethrower (100%)
            PTD2 v1.55.3 - Released!
            • Mystery Gift (100%) - Rock Type (Tirtouga and Dwebble)
              • Graphics (100%)
              • Stats (100%)
              • Evolutions (100%)
              • New Abilities (100%)
                • Solid Rock (100%)
              • New Attacks (100%)
                • Rock Wrecker (100%)
              • Add to Breeding Center (100%)
              • Add to Trading Center (100%)
            That's what I have for you this week, keep checking back to see how I'm doing! As always let me know what you think!

            Wednesday, October 9, 2013

            New Server Setup, Working Behind the Scenes

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            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 3
            Help us keep making games and earn awesome prizes like Shiny Rayquaza, Cosmoid Starters for PTD 2 and Shiny Heatran!  
            Our Goal: $50,000

            New Server Setup
            We got the new server last week but this week it's all about setting it up. The process of setting it up starts with transferring all the files over to the new server. After that all the databases have to be recreated and all the data from the old database needs to be moved over to the new one. This means that there will be a day or a couple of days that the trading center will be down while I make all the transfers. This also means that I need to spend a large amount of time making sure everything is working as it should and so there won't be a big content update for ptd2 this week.

            Mystery Gift
            There will be a mystery gift and a giveaway as always. This week Flying won the poll and it looks like woobat and rufflet are winning so far Rufflet and Emolga won! Keep the votes coming!

            Working Behind the Scenes
            We got some fun Cosmoid related things coming in the horizon. The artists, Joel, Evan and Kevin, are all hard at work on different projects and I hope that soon enough we will start rolling out the first one of them. I hope that I can work hard and fast to bring you these things as soon as possible.

            Weekly Progress
            PTD2 Trading Center Update Completed!
            • New Server Setup for Trading Center (100%)
              • Transferring the php files (100%)
                • PTD 2 Side (100%)  - 50 different pages
                • PTD 1 Side (100%) - Over 50 different pages
              • Your Trade Request Page will now be ordered by most request to least request (100%) This will become active after the new server is set up.
              • PTD2 - Pokemon will no longer evolve during trades if they are holding an Everstone (100%) - This will become active after the new server is set up.
              • Accepting a trade offer will now put the Pokemon in your Pickup area instead of your profile (100%) - This will become active after the new server is set up.
              • Seperated the 1-2 Cost Trainer Adoption pages into two pages (100%) - This will become active after the new server is set up.
              • Optimizing the old files for better performance (100%)
                • Reducing the amount of database calls on certain pages to increase performance (100%)
                • PTD2 - Adding Transactions to Breeding, Trading, Adopting, etc (100%) - This will prevent pokemon from going missing after completing any of these task due to the server going down.
              • Transferring Pokemon Center Database Data (100%)
            PTD2 v1.55.2 Released!
            • Mystery Gift (100%) - Rufflet and Emolga 
              • Graphics (100%)
              • Stats (100%)
              • Evolutions (100%)
              • New Abilities (100%)
                • Motor Drive (100%)
              • New Attacks (100%)
                • Defog (100%)
                • Volt Switch (100%)
              • Add to Breeding Center (100%)
              • Add to Trading Center (100%)
            • Added Honchkrow to the Search Pages (100%)
            That's what we have for you this week! Let me know what you want to see for next week update in the comments bellow or on twitter! Thanks!

            Tuesday, September 24, 2013

            Game Corner and Bicycle shop open! Making things work better.

            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 3
            Help us keep making games and earn awesome prizes like Shiny Rayquaza, Cosmoid Starters for PTD 2 and Shiny Heatran!  
            Our Goal: $50,000

            Making things work better
            Over the years the performance of our servers have never been what I like to call stable. I feel like the game has always been playable but there are many times when it is too slow or it's almost impossible to log in. Don't even mention the Pokemon center website! This week I will begin taking steps to improve the performance of the game. Dan and I decided to get a separate server for the Pokemon Center. This means that players login into the game and saving in the game won't impact the performance of the trading and vice versa. This is just the first step towards a more reliable game experience.

            Game Corner and Bicycle shop open!
            Yes, you heard right! This next update will have you battling Team Rocket to open up the Game Corner and bicycle shop! Which means after you beat them you will be able to get a bicycle (free of charge!) and play in the game corner. This time around you will be able to play the Voltorb Card Flip game right inside of the game instead of having to go to the pokemon center website to play there.

            For the rewards I have also expanded those from the ones found in the game. You will be able to get the following TMs, Pokemon and Items:

            TMs: Blizzard, Thunder, Fire Blast, Substitute, Swords Dance, Rest, Flamethrower, Ice Beam, Thunderbolt, Dragon Rage, Hyper Beam, Double Team, Psychic, Shadow Ball, Iron Tail, Endure, Hidden Power, Gyro Ball, and Giga Impact

            Items: Silk Scarf, Wide Lens, Zoom Lens, Smoke Ball, Charcoal, Miracle Seed, Mystic Water, Yellow Flute and Metronome

            Pokemon: Murkrow, Wobbuffet, Slugma, Houndour, Larvitar

            With the Pokemon Rewards I looked at what you could earn in both the Goldenrod City Game Corner and the Celadon Game Corner for this generation. I removed the Kanto pokemon since you can get those on PTD1 and I added Gen 2 pokemon that could only be caught in the Kanto region, since this game will no go to the Kanto region.

            Like I mentioned before Goldenrod City is a big city so it will take more than one update to cover all the material I want to happen there. This won't be the last update for this city before we are able to move on to the next place.

            Mystery Gift and Giveaway
            Like every week we will be having a Mystery Gift and a Giveaway, it looks like Foongus is beating out the grass starters but we will see how it turns out in the end. Look forward to it!

            Weekly Progress


            PTD2 v1.55.1 Released!
            • Mystery Gift (100%) - Sawk and Giveaway Makuhita
              • Graphics (100%)
              • Stats (100%)
                • Add TMs Compability (100%)
                • Attacks Learned (100%)
                • Attack Stats (100%)
              • Evolutions (100%)
              • New Attacks (100%)
                • Rock Smash (100%)
                • Smelling Salt (100%)
              • Add to Breeding Center (100%)
              • Add to Trading Center (100%)
            • Bug Fix (100%) - Sing is now a proper sound based attack and won't work on a Pokemon with the ability Soundproof.
            • Bug Fix (100%) - Snore and Sleep Talk not working properly.
            • Bug Fix (100%) - Not being able to learn Retaliate
            • Bug Fix (100%) - Wobbuffet learning TMs- His tiny brain should not be able to learn new tricks.
            PTD2 v1.55 Released!
            • Team Rocket Fights 2 (100%)
            • Game Corner (100%)
              • Map Background (100%)
              • Rewards NPC (100%)
              • Voltrob Flip Game (100%) - This was harder to create than expected!
            • New Items (100%) 
              • Silk Scarf, Wide Lens, Zoom Lens, Smoke Ball, Charcoal, Miracle Seed, Mystic Water, Yellow Flute and Metronome
            • New TMs (100%) - Such a pain to add TMs.... takes so long...
              • Blizzard, Thunder, Fire Blast, Substitute, Swords Dance, Rest, Flamethrower, Ice Beam, Thunderbolt, Dragon Rage, Hyper Beam, Double Team, Psychic, Shadow Ball, Iron Tail, Endure, Hidden Power, Gyro Ball, and Giga Impact
            • New Pokemon (100%) - Murkrow, Honchkrow, Wobbuffet, Slugma, Magcargo Houndour, Houndoom, Larvitar, Pupitar, and Tyranitar
              • Graphics (100%)
              • Stats (100%)
              • Evolutions (100%)
              • New Abilities (100%)
                • Magma Armor (100%)
                • Sand Stream (100%)
              • New Attacks (100%)
                • Quash (100%)
                • Beat Up (100%)
              • Add to Breeding Center (100%)
              • Add to Trading Center (100%)
            • Bug Fix (100%) - Pokemon from Gen 3 and above that can learn Headbutt by Move Tutor can now learn the TM. This is because the TM doesn't exist past Gen 2.
            PTD2 v1.54.1 Released!
            • Mystery Gift (100%) - Grass Type Foongus and Roselia
              • Graphics (100%)
              • Stats (100%)
              • Evolutions (100%)
              • New Attacks (100%)
                • GrassWhistle (100%)
              • Add to Breeding Center (100%)
              • Add to Trading Center (100%)
              PTD2 v1.54 Released!
              • Bicycle Shop (100%)
                • Bicycle Graphics (100%)
                • Shop Graphics (100%)
                • Bicycle Trigger (100%) - Go from regular shoes, running shoes to bicycle.
              • Team Rocket Fight 1 (100%)
                • Waves (100%)
                • Background Graphic (100%)
                • Adjust Whitney's Dialog to explain what to do next (100%)
              • New Item (100%) - Shiny Stone! This will be hidden somewhere in the past!
              • New Pokemon (100%) - Togekiss
                • Graphics (100%)
                • Stats (100%)
                • Evolutions (100%)
                • Add to Breeding Center (100%)
                • Add to Trading Center (100%)
              • Added Pagination to the PTD2 Pokemon Center (100%) - This is a performance change. I tried to keep the number of results pretty high so that you don't have much problems looking for what you want.
              • The Pokemon Center will now show the correct number of badges that you have earned on PTD2 (100%)
              • Changed the text for changing into running shoes to normal shoes (100%)
              PTD2 v1.53.1 Released! (Steel Mystery Gift Klink and Giveaway Mawile)
              • Mystery Gift (100%)
                • Graphics (100%)
                • Stats (100%)
                • Evolutions (100%)
                • New Attacks (100%)
                • Add to Breeding Center (100%)
                • Add to Trading Center (100%)
              PTD2 v1.53.2 (Bug Fix) Released!
              • Fixing Klink and Mawile (100%)
              That's what we have for you this week! I hope you will be looking forward to it. Keep checking back to see how I'm doing on the update and as always let me know what you think!

              Monday, September 16, 2013

              Arriving at Goldenrod City!

              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 3
              Help us keep making games and earn awesome prizes like Shiny Rayquaza, Cosmoid Starters for PTD 2 and Shiny Heatran!  
              Our Goal: $50,000

              Arriving at Goldenrod City
              Now that the soft cap is 100 and over 500 moves are in the game I'm ready to keep going with the story. Our hero might think that the past is pretty calm but he will soon find out that is not the case. Goldenrod is a big city so it will be done in two different updates. I look forward to bringing my ideas for the story to life.

              PTD Fan Saga Episode 6 is now out!
              Joel has been making great PTD fan videos on youtube showcasing his interpretation of the PTD1 story. He recently released episode 6 of his series and I encourage you to check it out if you haven't already. Check it out here.

              Mystery Gift
              We have over 370 pokemon in the game already! So this week we will add even more! Like every week, you vote and I listen. Both a Mystery Gift and Giveaway will be added. Looks like Grass is winning so far, looks like you guys are hoping for more starters :)

              Weekly Progress
              PTD2 v1.53 Released!
              • Goldenrod City (100%)
                • Map Background (100%)
                • Map Objects (100%)
                • Map Triggers (100%)
                • Add NPCs and Dialog for them (100%)
                • New NPC Graphics (100%)
                • Gym Fight (100%)
                  • Battle Background (100%)
                  • Battle Layout (100%)
                  • Battle Waves (100%)
                  • Miltank Boss (100%)
                    • Graphics (100%)
                    • Stats (100%)
                    • New Attacks (100%)
                      • Miltank's Rollout (100%)
                      • Miltank's Defense Curl (100%)
              • Bug Fix 1(100%) - Human characters that are in battles will no longer have health bars, level or gender stats displayed on them.
              • Bug Fix 2 (100%) - Fixed a bug that could potentially crash the game after the Lugia or Faulkner fights.
              • Bug Fix 3 (100%) - Fixed a bug with the attack Stored Power.
              • Added some dialog to Lugia while in the Lugia fight (100%) - Similar to Mewthree talking on his fight.
              As always let me know what you think!

              Wednesday, September 11, 2013

              Mission: SC 100

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              Mission: Soft Cap 100
              This update the mission is very simple. Finish over 50 new moves to increase the soft cap to 100. This will mean that all your pokemon will learn all their moves once this is done. It also means every time I add a new pokemon I will have to add all their move set (if it is not in the game yet). The main reason I'm doing this is that this week I'm a little bit behind with doing the update so adding new moves is something I can manage in the shorter amount of time since it is not as complex as building new story and new pokemon, etc, etc. It will still take me a long time to make all the 50 moves so wish me the best!

              Mystery Gift
              Like every week we will have a mystery gift and a giveaway. Note: Mystery Gifts will no longer be shiny but you will still be able to get a shadow on Thursdays. Also all Giveaways will stay shiny (shadow on thursdays) For the time being getting pokemon that you wouldn't normally get for a while is a good reward. This week we have Water type as the winner. I added most of the water type pokemon with some few exceptions. Vote for which you want to win!

              Weekly Progress

              PTD2 v1.52.1 Released!
              • Mystery Gift (100%)
                • Graphics (100%)
                • Stats (100%)
                • Evolutions (100%)
                • Add to Breeding Center (100%)
                • Add to Trading Center (100%)
              PTD2 v1.52 Released! (It says 1.51 but it's the correct one)
              • Bug Fix - Wild Pineco will no longer have the move selfdestruct (100%)
              • Bug Fix - Cofagrigus will now have it's own stats instead of the same as Yamask (100%)
              • Rayquaza can now learn V-Create at level 100 (100%) - Based on a Japanese Giveaway
              • Soft Cap to 100 (100%) - WOOOOHOOOOOOO!!!!!!
                • 41 Crabhammer (100%)
                • 41 Final Gambit (100%)
                • 41 Dive (100%)
                • 41 Sky Uppercut (100%)
                • 41 Grudge (100%) - Increases your attacker's cooldown by 4.2 sec
                • 42 Overheat (100%)
                • 42 Role Play (100%)
                • 43 Coil (100%)
                • 43 Stored Power (100%)
                • 43 After You (100%) - Decreases your whole party's total attack cooldown by 0.6 sec
                • 44 Sludge Wave (100%)
                • 45 Extrasensory (100%)
                • 45 Wild Charge (100%)
                • 45 Punishment (100%)
                • 45 Fissure (100%)
                • 46 Quiver Dance (100%)
                • 46 Focus Punch (100%) - 1.2 sec cooldown will only work when the user has taken no damage.
                • 46 Outrage (100%)
                • 47 Wring Out (100%)
                • 47 Muddy Water (100%)
                • 47 Weather Ball (100%)
                • 47 Leaf Storm (100%)
                • 47 Hyper Beam (100%)
                • 48 Meteor Mash (100%)
                • 48 Wonder Room (100%)
                • 48 Magic Room (100%)
                • 49 Gunk Shot (100%)
                • 49 Psycho Shift (100%)
                • 49 Trump Card (100%)
                • 49 Sky Drop (100%)
                • 50 Fly (100%)
                • 51 Energy Ball (100%)
                • 51 Aura Sphere (100%)
                • 51 Heat Wave (100%)
                • 52 Shell Smash (100%)
                • 53 Hurricane (100%)
                • 53 Entrainment (100%)
                • 53 Circle Throw (100%)
                • 53 Mega Kick (100%)
                • 54 Giga Impact (100%)
                • 57 Night Daze (100%)
                • 58 Eruption (100%)
                • 59 Zap Cannon (100%)
                • 70 Doom Desire (100%)
                • 71 Morning Sun (100%)
                • 96 Magma Storm (100%)
                • 98 V-Create (100%)
                • 99 Fusion Bolt (100%)
                • 100 Fusion Flare (100%)
                • 100 Psystrike (100%)
              Lots of new attacks this week, which attack are you looking forward to the most? As always let me know what you think in the comments section, twitter, or email. Thanks!

              Tuesday, September 3, 2013

              Status Changes, Route 34, Headbutt and more!

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              Status Changes
              Something that has been bugging me for a while is that you can get paralyzed, poisoned, burned, put to sleep all at the same time in PTD. In the game you can only have one of these on you at a time. So my wish is to make it work like that on PTD 2. What do you think? Will it make things harder? Easier? Do you like the change?

              Trap Mechanics
              Another mechanic change that I want to make is to actually make the trap mechanic have an effect on pokemon while in battles. The new effect will be that pokemon will not be able to leave the level when you have trapped them (using mean look, or arena trap etc). They can still get the candy and take it away but they won't leave the stage. Pokemon with abilities like Run Away can still leave the stage.

              Headbutt Mechanic
              This week I'm going to introduce the headbutt mechanic into the game! This has been a much requested feature so I'm happy to finally be able to add it in. How I'm thinking about it is that you have to have the pokemon that knows headbutt follow you in the map and then simply you go close to a tree and you press the action button. Pretty similar to fishing. That will trigger a battle. Some new pokemon that you will be able to get with this process will be: Pineco, Aipom and Heracross!

              Route 34
              I'm also adding Route 34 to the game to continue pushing the story mode forward. This road includes the Day Care center. I'm still thinking about how I might handle this place since I already have the breeding center page. Have any ideas that wouldn't totally break the game? Let me know. Also Snubbull will be one of the pokemon in this route, so look forward to that.

              Cosmoid Rewards
              It's been a loooong time coming but this week I will definately add the Cosmoids Rewards to the game. If you don't know what this is I will explain it now. For our fundraiser if you donated 10 or more dollars you will get Shiny Heatran and your choice of Cosmoids Starter for your PTD2 account. For a while now we haven't added the Cosmoid Reward and now you will. Cosmoids is a new game that we are making that is a lot like pokemon but with our own unique creatures on it. For more information on the fundraiser click the link towards the top of this post.

              Mystery Gift 
              Like every week we have the mystery gift and giveaways.

              Soft Level Cap to 40
              Last but not least, I will be increasing the soft level cap to 40. This will add 19 new moves into the game and get us one step closer to the elusive level 100 soft cap.

              As you can see we have a lot lined up for this week. Wish me luck!

              Weekly Progress

              PTD2 Released!
              • Cosmoid Rewards (100%)
                • Graphics (100%)
                • Stats (100%)
                • Evolutions (100%)
                • Add to Trading Center (100%)
                • Add to Rewards Page (100%)
              • Route 34 (100%)
                • Map Music (100%)
                • Map Graphics (100%)
                • Map Triggers (100%)
                • Wild Pokemon Behavior (100%)
                  • Ditto (100%)
                  • Abra (100%)
                  • Drowzee (100%)
                  • Snubbull (100%)
                • Wild Pokemon Battles (100%)
                  • Waves (100%)
                • Trainer Battles (100%)
                  • Waves (100%)
              • Change Route 32's Music to be the correct music (100%)
              • Headbutt Mechanic (100%)
              • Headbutt battles (100%)
                • Waves (100%)
                • Map Percentages (100%)
              • Mystery Gift (100%)
                • Graphics (100%)
                • Stats (100%)
                • New Attacks (100%)
                • New Abilities (100%)
                • Evolutions (100%)
                • Add to Breeding Center (100%)
                • Add to Trading Center (100%)
              • Soft Level Cap to 40 (100%)
                • Lava Plume (100%)
                • Discharge (100%)
                • Last Resort (100%)
                • Retaliate (100%)
                • Dragon Rush (100%)
                • Brave Bird (100%)
                • Metal Burst (100%)
                • Waterfall (100%)
                • Bounce (100%)
                • Attack Order (100%)
                • Head Smash (100%)
                • Synchronoise (100%)
                • Superpower (100%)
                • Icicle Crash (100%)
                • Wood Hammer (100%)
                • Iron Tail (100%)
                • Skill Swap (100%)
                • Rock Climb (100%)
                • Power Whip (100%)
              • Status Changes (100%)
              • Trap Mechanics (100%)
              • New Pokemon (100%) - Snubbull, Grandbull, Pineco, Forretress, Aipom, Ambipom, Heracross
                • Graphics (100%)
                • Stats (100%)
                • New Attacks (100%)
                  • Explosion (100%)
                • Evolutions (100%)
                • Add to Trading Center (100%)
                • Add to Breeding Center (100%)
              • Bug Fix - Confusion not working (100%)
              • Bug Fix - Exeggcute not properly evolving with leaf stone (100%)
              • Bug Fix - Stealth Rock not working properly (100%)
              • Bug Fix - Arm Thrust will now be learned at the correct level for pignite and emboar (100%)
              That's what we have for you this week, as always let me know what you think and what you want!

              Tuesday, August 27, 2013

              PTD1 Transfer Complete! New Evolutions!

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              Welcome once again to another week at Sam and Dan Games. Let's get it started!

              PTD1 Transfer Complete!
              The goal this week is simple. Add over 30 pokemon from ptd1 and completely finish all the transfer pokemon. Completing this task will also add over 15 new moves to the game.

              New Evolutions!
              Because of these transfers this will add new pokemon into the game. Tangrowth, Tyrogue, and Hitmontop.

              Mystery Gift
              Like every week we will have a Mystery Gift and a Giveaway, so look forward to that.

              Cosmoids Update
              Still not ready to show anything of the new Cosmoids but I've been thinking a lot about it. Excited to show you guys soon.

              Weekly Progress

              PTD2 Released!
              • Mystery Gift (100%)
                • Graphics (100%)
                • Stats (100%)
                • Evolutions (100%)
                • New Attacks (100%)
                  • Dragon Pulse (100%)
                • Add to Breeding Center (100%)
                • Add to Trading Center (100%)
              • PTD1 to PTD2 Transfers (100%)
              • New Pokemon (100%) - Voltorb, Electrode, Exeggcute, Exeggutor, Cubone, Marowak, Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan, Koffing, Weezing, Rhyhorn,  Rhydon, Tangela, Kangaskhan, Horsea, Seadra, Pinsir, Tauros, Lapras, Porygon, Omanyte, Omastar, Kabuto, Kabutops, Aerodactyl, Snorlax, Dratini, Dragonair, Dragonite, Tangrowth, Tyrogue, Hitmontop, Missing No, Mr. Mime.
                • Graphics (100%)
                • Stats (100%)
                • Evolutions (100%)
                • New Abilities (100%)
                  • Download (100%)
                  • Filter (100%)
                  • Scrappy (100%)
                  • Aftermath (100%)
                • New Attacks (100%)
                  • Conversion (100%)
                  • Conversion 2 (100%)
                  • Recycle (100%)
                  • Snore (100%)
                  • Sleep Talk (100%)
                  • Dragon Tail (100%)
                  • Power Swap (100%)
                  • Guard Swap (100%)
                  • Mimic (100%)
                  • Substitute (100%)
                  • Clear Smog (100%)
                  • Rolling Kick (100%)
                  • Triple Kick (100%)
                  • Bone Club (100%)
                  • Bonemerang (100%)
                  • Barrage (100%)
                  • Egg Bomb (100%)
                • Add to Breeding Center (100%)
                • Add to Trading Center (100%)
              • Bug Fix - Destiny Bond bug (100%)
              • Typo - Fixed a typo with Bugsy's Mom (100%)
              • Bug Fix - Roar will now only work once per pokemon (100%)
              I'm pretty excited to finally be able to have all the PTD1 pokemon inside of PTD2, as always let me know what you think!

              Monday, August 19, 2013

              Legendary Transfers, Ilex Forest, Game Rebalance

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              Weekly Update
              Welcome once again to another week at Sam and Dan Games. Let's get it started!

              Game Rebalance
              It's about that time again to rebalance the game. The problem that happens is that many of you are higher level so I tend to make the latest levels be a lot harder than they should be at that stage of the game. The problem is that as I add even more content new players can get stuck since the difficulty curve might be too high. What I do to rebalance is start a new game and try to play all the levels. The moment where I feel like I need to start grinding to move on then that level needs to be made easier. Either make the enemy be lower level, or have less health. Ideally in the final game you would never need to grind to beat the story mode.

              I'm also retroactively adding TMs for the Gym leaders that you might have beaten.

              Legendary Transfers
              Last blog I asked in the comments what you wanted to see for this update. Some of you wanted to see the Legendary Beast from PTD1 to be transferred over. So this week we will see Raikou, Entei, Suicune and Victini be added to the transfer list!

              New Moves
              I won't be able to reach Soft Level cap 37 this week but I will add some of the moves from it, plus a few extra fun moves. Are there any specific moves that you want to be added next week? Let me know in the comments below.

              Ilex Forest
              The next map will be Ilex Forest. There won't be any new pokemon in it but there will be some pokemon in the wild that we hadn't seen before so that means new behaviours for them. You can expect to battle a pesky Farfetch'd and gain access to HM Cut.

              Mystery Gift
              Like most weeks, there will be a mystery gift this week. It looks like Ice is winning right now. It is interesting because if Ice wins, there aren't many pure or primary ice type pokemon left. There might not be a choice to vote for.

              Cosmoid Update
              Some interesting things are happening in the Cosmoids world, I hope to have something new to show you guys in the coming weeks, but for now there is nothing new to announce.

              Okay so here is the list of progress

              Weekly Progress

              PTD2 Released!
              • Mystery Gift (100%)
                • Graphics (100%)
                • New Attacks (100%)
                  • Sharpen (100%)
                  • Haze (100%)
                • Stats (100%)
                • Add to Breeding Center (100%)
                • Add to Trading Center (100%)
              • PTD1 Transfers (100%)
                • New Abilities (100%)
                  • Victory Star (100%)
                • New Attacks (100%)
                  • Searing Shot (100%)
                • Stats (100%)
                • Add to Breeding Center (100%)
                • Add to Trading Center (100%)
              • Rebalance Game (100%)
                • Reduced the amount needed to level up by 30% (100%)
                • Fixed Zai's Unit Size in battles (100%)
                • Added Bonus Experience to the Zai Berry Fight (100%) - Bonus experience for pokemon level 10 and under.
                • Made the Shadow Pokemon have really high amount of HP in the Zai Berry Fight to prevent players from defeating it before being able to capture it (100%)
                • Added Bonus Experience to the Zapdos Fight (100%) - Bonus experience for pokemon level 15 and under.
                • Fixed a typo with Ash's Dialog on Cherrygrove City (100%)
                • Added Bonus Experience to the Falkner Fight (100%) - Bonus experience for pokemon level 20 and under.
                • Added TM Roost as a reward for beating Falkner (100%) - If you already beat Falkner the TM will automatically be added to your game.
                • Changed Falkner's dialog after beating him for the first time to include him saying that he gave you the badge and the TM (100%)
                • Added a missing Police Man for Violet City when you first enter the town (100%)
                • You can no longer go to Route 32 (south of Violet City) until you beat the Lugia battle (100%)
                • Added Bonus Experience to the Bellsprout Tower Fight (100%) - Bonus experience for pokemon level 20 and under.
                • Boss Bellsprout's wrap attack now has a longer cooldown but he now spins for only half the time before throwing out his wrap (100%)
                • Increased the cooldown on the small bellsprout's razor leaf attack (100%)
                • Added Bonus Experience to the Lugia Fight (100%) - Bonus experience for pokemon levle 20 and under.
                • Slightly increased the damage of Lugia's Gust Attack (100%)
                • Made the first Unown Fight easier (100%) - Lowered the level, hp, and chance to attack for the unown.
                • Made Entei's fight easier (100%) - Lowered the amount of damage the protector unit will take when taking entei's fireball attack. Lowered Entei's level. Lowered the Unown's level and HP. Lowered the amount of Unown that come out at a time and increased the time between unown coming out.
                • Fixed a type with Gary's Dialog before the Mewthree battle (100%)
                • Made Mewthree's battle easier (100%) - Lowered his total hp, lowered his damage to it's target unit.
                • Added TM U-Turn as a reward for beating Bugsy (100%) - If you already beat Bugsy the TM will automatically be added to your game.
                • Changed Bugsy's Dialog to mention giving you the TM (100%)
                • Made Past Route 29 Lass easier (100%) - Made her pokemon more reasonable for the expected level at that stage of the game.
                • Made Past Cherrygroove City Kid easier (100%) - Made his pokemon more reasonable for the expected level at that stage of the game.
                • Made Past Route 30 Trainers easier (100%) - Made their pokemon more reasonable for the expected level at that stage of the game.
                • Made Past Route 31 Trainers easier (100%) - Made their pokemon more reasonable for the expected level at that stage of the game.
                • Made Past Violet City Trainers easier (100%) - Made their pokemon more reasonable for the expected level at that stage of the game.
                • Fixed a typo on Falkner's Dialog on Past Violet City (100%)
                • Made Past Ruins of Alph Trainers easier (100%) - Made their pokemon more reasonable for the expected level at that stage of the game.
                • Made Past Route 32 Trainers easier (100%) - Made their pokemon more reasonable for the expected level at that stage of the game.
                • Made Past Union Cave Trainers easier (100%) - Made their pokemon more reasonable for the expected level at that stage of the game.
                • Made Past Route 33 Trainers easier (100%) - Made their pokemon more reasonable for the expected level at that stage of the game.
                • Made Past Azalea Trainers easier (100%) - Made their pokemon more reasonable for the expected level at that stage of the game.
                • Made the fight against Bugsy easier (100%) - His pokemon are lowered level, have less HP. Scyther starts out slower and now attacks longer before buffing himself again. Ariados now has an initial cooldown on his spider web attack.
              • Ilex Forest (100%)
                • Map (100%)
                  • Graphics (100%)
                  • Triggers (100%)
                • Trainer Battle (100%)
                  • Waves (100%)
                  • Level Layout (100%)
                • Wild Fishing Battles (100%)
                  • Waves (100%)
                    • Poliwag (100%)
                    • Magikarp(100%)
                  • Level Layout (100%)
                • Wild Pokemon Battles (100%)
                  • Waves (100%)
                    • Caterpie (100%)
                    • Metapod (100%)
                    • Weedle (100%)
                    • Kakuna (100%)
                    • Pidgey (100%)
                    • Zubat (100%)
                    • Hoothoot (100%)
                    • Paras (100%)
                    • Oddish (100%)
                    • Venonat (100%)
                    • Psyduck (100%)
                  • Level Layout (100%)
                • Farfetch'd Battle (100%)
                  • Waves (100%)
                  • Level Layout (100%)
                • Wild Pokemon Behaviors (100%)
                  • Paras (100%)
                  • Oddish (100%)
                  • Venonat (100%)
                  • Psyduck (100%)
                • New Attack (100%)
                  • Cut (100%)
              • New Attacks (100%)
                • Seed Bomb (100%)
                • Drill Peck (100%)
                • Gravity (100%)
                • Giga Drain (100%)
                • Cross Chop (100%)
                • Extremespeed (100%)
                • Hydro Pump (100%)
                • Thunder (100%)
                • Fire Blast (100%)
                • Blizzard (100%)
                • Solar Beam (100%)
              • Your pokemon will now retain any extra experience they gained past the point of leveling up (100%) - They won't however instantly level up twice, you will need to gain more experience to trigger more level ups, but you won't lose experience as your previously did.
              • Bug Fix  - Rapid Spin not clearing out Stealth Rock (100%)
              • Bug Fix - Added Missing Attack - Lovely Kiss (100%)
              • Bug Fix - Shrinking a few pokemon - Furret, Ekans, Arbok, Slowpoke, and Dunsparce (100%)
              That's what we have for you this week. As always keep checking back to see how I'm doing and let me know what you think! Sam out.

              Friday, August 16, 2013

              Back in action! PTD2 update released!

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              Back in Action!
              It's good to be back! First I want to thank you all for all the kind words that you gave Zaira and I. We had a wonderful wedding and honeymoon. It was a much needed break from work. I'm fully refreshed and ready to make some content!

              PTD2 Update 1.49 Released!
              I just finished a new update it contains a lot of goodies for you guys and gals.

              • Pokemon Size Adjustments - This was a long time coming. Usually I would resize pokemon manually and more or less estimate how big or small they should be. What I did was changed it so the sizes are automatically figured out using programming instead of me doing it manually. From 0 to 10 feet units will scale at a faster pace than from 10 or higher feet. If it all scales the same you end up with giant Steelix. So I used rattata to figure out 1 foot and your character represents 5 feet. Then I took my Steelix size and made that the measure for how the bigger pokemon should scale. The outcome is that sizes should be more consistent now. Some pokemon got smaller and some got bigger but should be accurate to the game.
              • Soft Level Cap Increased to 36 - Added 11 new attacks to reach the 36 soft level cap. Please note that pokemon that can learn these attacks will be able to learn them even if they are learned at a higher level than the soft cap.
                • X-Scissor, Megahorn, Shadow Claw, Flash Cannon, Dizzy Punch, Psycho Cut, Whirlpool, Stone Edge, Venoshock, Blaze Kick, and Sludge Bomb.
              • The promised Giveaway Pokemon - This coming week I will be giving away Shiny Tepig, Gothita and Electrike.
              • PTD1 to PTD2 Transfers - 15 new pokemon to transfer over! Go to the PTD1 Pokemon Center to transfer your pokemon from ptd1 to ptd2. Keep in mind you can't transfer them back to PTD1 once you transfer them over.
                • Ponyta, Rapidash, Magnemite, Magneton, Farfetch'd, Doduo, Dodrio, Seel, Dewgong, Grimer, Muk, Shellder, Cloyster, Drowzee, and Hypno.
              That's all I have for today, stay tuned for our next blog on Monday! As always let me know what you think!

              Friday, July 26, 2013

              Getting Married! Going on Honeymoon!

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              Getting Married! Going on Honeymoon!
              As the title suggest this Saturday 7/27 I will be getting married around 5PM Eastern Time. It has been a long year of planning, blood, sweat and tears but it is finally here! I'm incredibly happy about this step in my life and I wouldn't do it with anybody else but Zaira, my fiance.

              For our honeymoon we will be traveling for 2 weeks so I won't be around to make update for you guys :(. Like I mentioned on Twitter I will be doing the 3 Mystery Gifts in advance and the sponsor will release them on 8/2 and 8/9 on his blog. Once you find the code put it in and the gifts will be available to play on v1.48 of PTD2.

              I didn't have enough time to do both the Mystery Gifts and the Giveaways so I will have to do the giveaway when I return.

              Thanks!
              Honestly without you guys this wedding would have not happened, so I wanted to say Thank you for playing our games and for always supporting us.

              Soon I will be back and with the wedding behind me I will be able to refocus on the game and work harder than I ever had.

              I will miss you guys!

              Monday, June 17, 2013

              Moving Forward one Step at a time

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              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! Moving forward one step at a time.

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              Our Goal: $50,000

              Moving Forward one step at a time
              It has been almost a month since I last wrote a blog post, making Pokemon Tower Defense changed my life quite a bit but the changes in the last few months have had a greater impact on me than anything else in my life and they aren't done. What changes are you talking about Sam? The biggest change was moving out from my parent's house. The move itself wasn't that bad besides having my computers stop working for a bit. The transition has been harder. You go from a place where most of the responsibilities are split among several people living in a home to just you. You are responsible for everything and everything takes time. Time away from doing the things you were used to doing. After about a month I feel like I'm getting used to it and I'm able to split my time effectively so that I can create content for you guys and girls. My wedding in also very near (less than 2 months away) luckily we have most of the preparations done and now it will be all about the final details. It has been a fun journey and I look forward to actually getting the wedding done. For the honeymoon I will be away for 2 weeks, so there won't be any updates during that time since I won't be around. That is why I'm not taking breaks now and I try to keep pushing forward one step at a time.

              This week's update
              For this week I really want to keep advancing the story mode of the game. We have been stuck at one badge for such a long time! I think it's time to reach Azalea Town and get our second badge! Along the way we will travel through South Route 32, Union Cave and Route 33. There will be new pokemon to catch, a new item to buy and some new PTD1 to PTD2 transfers! 

              One of the pokemon that you can catch is Slowpoke. Slowpoke will have a chance to be holding a King's rock and that will be the only way to get one for now so look out for that. You will be able to evolve Slowpoke into Slowking and Poliwhirl into Politoed by trading them with the King's Rock so look forward to that.

              Also this update we will finally be adding the Cosmoid Fundraiser rewards for those who donated 10 or more they will be able to choose one of the cosmoid starters for their PTD2 collection!

              As usual we will also have the mystery gift and the giveaway pokemon. Right now it looks like Poison will win this week.

              Weekly Progress

              Cosmoids Progress

              • Design Level 8 - 11 (50%)
              PTD2  v1.47.1 Released! (100%)
              • Mystery Gift (100%)
                • New Graphic (100%)
                • Change Links (100%)
                • Add code to Server (100%)
              • New Pokemon (100%)
                • Graphics (100%)
                • Stats (100%)
                • New Attacks (100%)
                  • Defend Order (100%)
                  • Heal Order (100%)
                  • Toxic (100%)
                • New Abilities (100%)
                  • Wonder Guard (100%)
                  • Speed Boost (100%)
                  • Honey Gather (100%)
                • Evolutions (100%)
                • Add to Breeding Center (100%)
                • Add to Trading Center (100%)
              • Fix being able to use the running shoes with Shift before you get them (100%)
              • Fixed an error in the attack Scary Face's description (100%)
              PTD2 future release
              • Cosmoids Fundraiser Reward (0%)
                • Graphics (0%)
                • Stats (0%)
                • Evolution Info (0%)
                • Add to Trading Center (0%)
              • Game breaking glitch that won't let you fight lugia (0%)
              • Fix Metal Coat not showing up before you grab it the first time (0%)
              • Added a confirmation page to adopting player's pokemon (100%)
              PTD2  v1.47 Released! (100%)  (Download latest version on the Game Downloads Page)
              • New Pokemon (100%)
                • Graphics (100%)
                • Stats (100%)
                • New Abilities (100%)
                  • Drizzle (100%)
                • New Attacks (100%)
                  • Perish Song (100%)
                • Evolution Info (100%)
                • Add to Breeding Center (100%)
                • Add to Trading Center (100%)
              • New Item (100%)
                • Graphic (100%)
                • Programming (100%)
                • Implement on Pokemon Center Website (100%)
              • Azalea Town (100%)
                • Town Music (100%)
                • Map Graphic (100%)
                • Triggers/Collision (100%)
                • People (100%)
                • Houses (100%)
                  • Kurt Graphic (100%)
                  • Map Graphic (100%)
                  • Triggers/Collision (100%)
                  • People (100%)
                • Gym (100%)
                  • Bugsy Graphic (100%)
                  • Map Graphic (100%)
                  • Triggers/Collision (100%)
                  • Trainers (100%)
                  • Battle Maps (100%)
                    • Background Graphic (100%)
                    • Double Battle Layout (100%)
                    • Single Battle Layout (100%)
                    • Bugsy Battle Layout (100%)
                  • Gym Battle (100%)
                    • New Attacks (100%)
                      • Spinarak Attack (100%)
                    • New Pokemon AI (100%)
                      • Metapod's Pattern (100%)
                      • Scyther's Pattern (100%)
                      • Ariados' Pattern (100%)
                • PokeMart (100%)
                  • New Items (100%)
                • PokeCenter (100%)
                • Slowpoke Well (100%)
                  • Map Graphic (100%)
                  • Triggers/Collision (100%)
                  • Fishing Spots (100%)
                  • New Pokemon Behavior (100%)
                  • Battle Wave (100%)
              • Transfers Slowpoke and Slowbro from PTD1 to PTD2 (100%)
              • Fixed a misspelling with the ability Truant's name (100%)
              • Certain fights will give double experience if your pokemon is under a certain level (100%) - For example if you are below level 35 during some of the new waves you will get double experience for that pokemon to help you reach the intended level.
              PTD2 v1.46.3 Released! (100%)
              • Mystery Gift (100%)
                • New Graphic (100%)
                • Change Links (100%)
                • Add code to Server (100%)
              • New Pokemon (100%)
                • Graphics (100%)
                • Stats (100%)
                • New Abilities (100%)
                  • Immunity (100%)
                  • Toxic Boost (100%)
                  • Truant (100%)
                • New Attacks (100%)
                  • Slack Off (100%)
                • Evolution Info (100%)
                • Add to Breeding Center (100%)
                • Add to Trading Center (100%)
              • Added the correct music to Union Cave (100%)
              • Fixed a bug with Route 33 battles not showing the current time graphic (100%)
              PTD2 v1.46.2 Released! 
              • Union Cave (100%)
                • Map BFloor 1 (100%)
                  • Graphic (100%)
                  • Triggers/Collisions (100%)
                  • Trainers (100%)
              • Route 33 (100%)
                • Map Graphic (100%)
                • Triggers/Collision (100%)
                • New Wild Pokemon Battles (100%) - Higher level while pokemon with evolutions included in waves to provide more experience.
                • Trainer (100%)
              • Fixed a bug when switching shoes and going into a new map would cause the game to be unresponsive (100%)
              • Make the Shift key toggle running shoes (100%)
              PTD2 v1.46 Released! (100%)
              • Mystery Gift (100%)
                • New Graphic (100%)
                • Change Links (100%)
                • Add code to Server (100%)
              • New Pokemon (100%)
                • Graphics (100%)
                • Stats (100%)
                • New Abilities (100%)
                  • Poison Touch (100%)
                • New Attacks (100%)
                  • Aqua Ring (100%)
                  • Poison Jab (100%)
                  • Poison Tail (100%)
                  • Poison Fang (100%)
                • Evolution Info (100%)
                • Add to Breeding Center (100%)
                • Add to Trading Center (100%)
              • Route 32 South (100%)
                • Map Graphic (100%)
                • Triggers/Collision (100%)
                • Fishing Spots (100%)
                • Trainers (100%)
              • Union Cave (100%)
                • New Wild Pokemon Behavior (100%) 
                  • Onix (100%)
                  • Sandshrew (Gold Exclusive) (100%)
                • Battle Map (100%)
                • Fishing Battle Map (100%)
                • Fishing Battles (100%)
                • Wild Pokemon Battles (100%)
                • Map Floor 1 (100%)
                  • Graphic (100%)
                  • Hiker NPC Graphic (100%)
                  • Triggers/Collision (100%)
                  • Trainers (100%)
                    • Battle Waves (100%)
                    • Trainer Positions (100%)
                    • Trainer Dialog (100%)
              • Fixed a bug that would make the enemy stop attacking under certain conditions (100%)
              • Transfer Goldeen and Seaking from PTD1 to PTD2 (100%)
              That's what is coming this week, keep checking back to see how I'm doing and as always let me know what you think!

              Monday, May 20, 2013

              Going to the past: The next PTD2 Story Update and more!

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              Welcome to the Sam and Dan Games Developer Blog! Coming back from chaos!

              Sam and Dan Games: Fundraiser! Phase 3
              Help us keep making games and earn awesome prizes like Shiny Rayquaza and Shiny Heatran!  
              Our Goal: $50,000

              What's New
              It has been chaos, to say the least, these past couple of weeks. For the first time in my life I moved out of my parents house and into my own apartment. All of this in preparation for my wedding which is 2 short months from now! Chaos might have been a soft word. With all the moving also came computer problems. I had to take my development computer to be fixed and now my old computer is giving me trouble. I've never had this much trouble before! While I haven't been able to really sit down and work on anything my mind has not stopped thinking about what and who is making all of this possible. You guys and gals are the reason I'm able to push my life into the next stage and I'm able to wake up every day and think about making video games instead of coding something I have no interest in for somebody I don't even really know. Because of that I will give it my all as long as you guys will have me.

              I did manage a few things, Cosmoids got a small update, some tweaks on the first level to make it a bit shorter and some massive changes to the tutorials so they are easier to understand and more to the point.

              Speaking of Cosmoids...

              Designing a game before coding it
              The way I make Pokemon Tower Defense is that each week I think about what to work on next and early in the week I will make a plan, write the blog with my plan and then I try to accomplish my plan. In more detail this means I'm making it up as I go. Each week I think about where the story could go. While I have some very basic plans for the overall story, the lines of dialog and the different events that will happen are not planned out months in advance. At the most I will have an idea like having Mewthree win, and then slowly during the week I will think about how this will happen. Same with the battles, ptd1 transfers, new attacks. Having been doing this for a few years now I can see that there are benefits to this method. The main benefit is the speed that you can put things out. There are however some drawbacks to this style. I think an obvious example is the Avatars in PTD1. Your player doesn't have an avatar until later in the game. This is the result of not having time to add it initially but then eventually getting the time and figuring out how to add it in. Going back and adding it to all the previous levels would have been a big undertaking that would have stalled the game updates so I was never willing to do it. At the same thing I think it is odd to add new things as you go and having the old content not take advantage of these things.

              So for Cosmoids I want to design the game in advance before I make it. What this means is that I will be coming up with the levels and moves in advance before I actually code them. Then I will see what everything looks like and be able to implements new things into the whole game instead of just adding them as I go. So far I have designed up to level 5. My goal for the game is for it to have about 40ish levels before I consider it complete.

              Designing a level doesn't take a very long time but making it interesting, challenging, and fun can be quite a challenge. For Cosmoids we are following a similar formula that PTD1 has. You watch a story scene then you play the level and you watch another story scene. So the first thing you have to think about is where is your story at. What happened in the previous level, in the previous story scene and where do you want the story to go and how will it tie into the next Cosmoids you want to use on the next level. Then you think about what attacks should this new Cosmoid have and how is it different from the others. What kind of different role can it take. Finally using those new attacks you create an idea for how the level itself will play. What will be the challenge on the level. How will you test the player. Will it be a puzzle or the ability to dodge moves. Or will he have to have Cosmoids that have high defense. A lot of thought goes into making each level. So being able to focus on just the design lets you do it quick and it also lets you see the big picture quicker which can hopefully lead to the game feeling more unified.

              Going to the past: The next PTD2 Story Update
              It's going to be a good one! Mewthree has taken over the world with his massive clones, your friends, family and heroes are about to be captured. Celebi, the time traveling pokemon, shows up and offers you a chance to save the world but you must go to the past to change it! This update will have you going to the past. You will be able to visit the locations that you have already visited but 10 years into the past. In the world you aren't born yet and Silver is still alive! What can do you to stop the events in the future? Only time will tell.

              The past will be a different place, while the maps themselves will look the same, you can expect more people to be around, and different house and buildings to be accessible.

              You will be able to enter the poke mart and buy items. You will be able to enter the pokemon center and rest until night time, day time or early morning. Essentially giving you control over the time of day. There will be more trainer battles in the Routes.

              Another cool feature is that you can travel back to the future! Talking to celebi from your pokepad will allow you to travel back a few moments before Mewthree took over the region, allowing you to replay old battles or talk to people in the future after finding out more about them in the past.

              There is a lot of content to be added to make this update possible and I hope you guys enjoy the things I have planned.

              Weekly Progress

              Cosmoids Progress
              • Design Level 8 (70%) - Honey Badger vs Bees
              • Design Level 9 (50%) - Electric City
              • Design Level 10 (50%) - Electric City 2
              • Design Level 11 (50%) - Electric City 3 Boss
              PTD2 v1.45 Released!
              • Mystery Gift (100%)
                • Graphics (100%)
                • Stats (100%)
                • Attacks (100%)
                  • Block (100%)
                  • Stealth Rock (100%)
                • Abilities (100%)
                  • Soundproof (100%)
                • Evolution Info (100%)
                • Add to Breeding Center (100%)
                • Add to Trading Center (100%)
              • Bug Fix - Can no longer use items that have zero quantity (100%)
              • Traveling to the past (100%) - Travel 10 years into the past to save the world! 
                • Past Route 30 (100%)
                  • New NPC Graphics (100%)
                  • House 1 (100%)
                  • House 2 (100%)
                  • Trainer Battles (100%)
                • Past Route 31 (100%)
                  • Trainer Battle (100%)
                • Past Dark Cave (100%) - No Changes
                • Past Violet City (100%)
                  • People Outside (100%)
                  • Houses (100%)
                    • Map Graphics (100%)
                    • People Inside Houses (100%)
                  • Sprout Tower (100%)
                    • Trainer Battles (100%)
                  • School (100%)
                    • Map Graphics (100%)
                    • Trainer Battles (100%)
                  • Gym (100%)
                    • Map Graphics (100%)
                    • Gym Battle (100%)
                  • PokeMart (100%)
                    • Add new Items (100%)
                  • PokeCenter (100%)
                • Past Route 32 (100%)
                  • Trainer Battles (100%)
                • Past Ruins of Alph (100%)
                  • Trainer Battle (100%)
              PTD2 v1.44 Released!
              • Mystery Gift (100%) - Shiny Sandile!
              • Traveling to the past (100%) - Travel 10 years into the past to save the world! 
                • New Pokemon (100%) 
                  • Graphics (100%) 
                  • Stats (100%) 
                  • Attacks (100%) 
                    • Embargo (100%)
                    • Horn Drill (100%)
                  • Evolutions (100%)
                  • Add to Trading Center (100%) 
                  • Add to Breeding Center (100%)
                • New Story Scenes and Battles (100%)
                  • Talking to Celebi (100%)
                  • Past New Bark Town (100%)
                    • Town (100%)
                    • Lab (100%)
                    • Gold's House (100%)
                    • Silver's House (100%) - Still locked!
                    • Crystal's House (100%)
                    • Special Spot (100%)
                  • Past Route 29 (100%)
                    • Trainer Battle (100%)
                  • Past Route 46 (100%)
                    • Trainer Battle (100%)
                  • Past Cherrygrove City (100%)
                    • Trainer Battle (100%)
                    • Houses (100%)
                      • Map Graphic (100%)
                    • Flower Trade (100%)
                    • Pokemon Center (100%)
                      • Map Graphic (100%)
                      • Allow you to change time (100%)
                      • Nurse Joy Graphic (100%)
                    • PokeMart (100%)
                      • Map Graphic (100%)
                      • Add new items (100%)
                      • Allow you to buy items (100%)
                      • Item Security (100%)
                      • Save Money on the Server (100%)
                • New NPC Characters Graphics (100%)
              • Fixed a bug that would not reset a map's music if you exited Story Mode (100%)
              • The story maps will now show the name of the location that you are in (100%)
              • Trainer Adoptions will now show if the pokemon is hacked in the Adoption Page (100%)
              • Added a Trainer Adoptions link to the Adoption page (100%) - You can easily find the pokemon trainers are putting up for adoption on that page.

              Thanks for sticking with us! That's all I have for you this week. As always let me know what you think!