Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Back in Action! Surfs up!

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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

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

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

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

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

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

Weekly Progress

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