Tuesday, September 24, 2013

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

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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

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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    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 and Shiny Heatran!  
    Our Goal: $50,000

    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!

    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 and Shiny Heatran!  
    Our Goal: $50,000

    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!