Cosmoids TD - A reintroduction

Hi all!

Happy 2019! The last 5 months have been a blur! Having a baby is serious business and takes a lot of time. But we love our baby Caleb and wouldn't change anything for the world.

It's been so long that I wanted to start fresh. I wanted to reintroduce myself. So..

Hi, my name is Samuel Otero and I'm a game developer by night, by day I'm a Software Developer, Husband, Father, Friend, Brother, Son.. everything.. and once upon a time I made a game called Pokemon Tower Defense, which you might have heard of.. (okay it's the real reason why you are here, who are we kidding!) and a lot of things happened and now we are here and I'm making a game called Cosmoids TD.

Very similarly to Pokemon Tower Defense (PTD), Cosmoids TD is a Tower Defense Game with Creature Collecting elements mixed in, let's just called it a Creature Collecting Tower Defense. In this game you play as the Wishmaker.
The Wishmaker!

The Wishmaker is the prince of the Makers, an immortal race that create and oversee galaxies across the universe. He is the creator of the Cosmoids, which are a group of creatures that live in the planet Eden. Unlike Pokemon, Cosmoids can all speak the common language and some wear clothes and use tools and weapons.

Chamleaf, a Nature Type Cosmoids
 Planet Eden is in danger and the Wishmaker is weakened, so he must recruit the Cosmoids to help save the planet.

On a mission

Some trouble nearby?!

Like in PTD you will be able to recruit enemy Cosmoids into your party. You can level up your party and they learn new moves and even evolve!

But I really cannot do this without all of you, I want to make a game that we can all enjoy and have fun playing just like PTD. This time it's harder because everything is being made from scratch, while we can be inspired by Pokemon we cannot copy Pokemon. And so I want to make this game openly in front of all of you, so we can go on this journey together. I would love to hear your feedback about what you would like this game to have. I will post really early and buggy version of the game so you can play while it's still being made. In fact here is a screenshot of the current work in progress.

Work In Progress Level, with Fire Hyena and Stick figures guys..
So what do you say, are you in?

As always, let me know what you think!

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    1. Can u make mystery gifts for ptd 1 plz

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    2. WOW IM ACTUALLY TALKING TO MY HERO! SAM OTERO! I NAMED MY VENUSAUR AFTER YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    3. Also Sam my main account got deleted and all my progress got deleted! But my poke-dex data is still there. So I consider its a glitch. And one more thing. If you can, please make a tower defense of the 7th generation or the Alola region. The only Pokรฉmon that I didn't get is the legendary trio and the eevee evolution line. So if you can please can you trade them back to me? Just do not give me the eevee's, eevee's evolution line, and the legendary trio. I want to work hard to get them. Thank You! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ And one more thing, I have an idea for a cosmoid! It is a hidden cosmoid that you must unlock by catching a certain number of cosmoids 6 most likely and they evolve into one mega cosmoid and they are rare. And I've been playing your games since 2015 and I never stopped! Anyways good luck on your cosmoids! I know millions of people will love it! ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„

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    4. Thanks! if you had issues with your account email me at sam@sndgames.com I hope to make cosmoids a fun game that you will enjoy!

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    5. Actually never mind millions of people won't love it... BILLIONS OF PEOPLE WILL!!!!!

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    1. so for mobile can you make ptd 3 mobile and ptd 1 more easy to download like ptd 2

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  3. tus juegos son los mejores estoy super emocionado sigue asi amigo sos un crack

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  4. So it's a Digimon type situation then, with all of the creatures speaking the same language? That should help make story progression easier, and should make it easier to avoid situations such as in Pokemon where "*Repeats name multiple times* "Whats' that, buddy? The legendary Pokemon has begun to attack a nearby city and I somehow understand it when you tell me this?"", so it's probably a pretty good idea on your part. Good luck with the babies, both virtual and real.

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    1. Haha! Yeah exactly, it made sense that if it was going to be only a few characters in this planet that he would be able to communicate clearly.

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  5. Shade.Shadow55 (gah, the edge)February 6, 2019 at 10:45 AM

    Awesome, glad to see an update. How often will you be doing update about this game? Every half year like now? Or more frequently?
    Though, it is understandable that it might fluctuate, considering your busy daily live with a baby and job ;)

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    1. Shade.Shadow55 (gah, the edge)February 6, 2019 at 10:46 AM

      An*

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    2. More frequently, I want to do updates weekly, I think when I first had the baby it was insanely hard to have energy to post something here, but now things have settles quite a bit so I have more time to communicate

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    3. Sam take as much time as you need to code cosmoids all true fans will wait.

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  6. I'm enjoying the result of this game, I hope to play soon

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    1. Thanks! I hope to start releasing early builds soon

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  7. Hey, could you please make some stuff for pokeom td 1? Please I love ptd1

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  8. sam u could add a village base sort of thing that you can upgrade their buildings to unlock new armour (im british) weapons and skills but instead of having to wait like in mobile games they will instantly build

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    1. also i forgot to add this: make an email changer for ptd and link ptd accounts to cosmoids cus i wont be able to buy anything and support you with an old email

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  9. SAAAAAAAAAAAAAM MAKE A DISCORD SERVER

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  10. who am i kidding i might as well do it maself

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  11. SAM WILL U MAKE A DISCORD SERVER??????

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  12. I looked at this Feb 2 and saw nothing new, so I read all of the comments on the last post. Then I look back 2 weeks later and I see that I MISSED THE NEW POST BY 2 DAYS!!! (")> Congratulations Sam on the new baby! I had a question about the cosmoids universe: Are all the cosmoids confined to one planet or are there other planets for the player to explore and find new cosmoids on?
    Your doing great Sam! Keep up the good work!

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    1. space idea is epic
      but i think we should start with 1 for now XD

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    2. each planet could be a new region like in pokemon and certain new and old cosmoids can be found there to go to each planet you have to beat the chaos general of the planet before and on the final one (equivalent of alola) you must beat the overlord in order to beat the gaaaame

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    3. I really like the different planets idea! It makes sense! This game will probably focus on one, it really depends on the budget.

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  13. Sam, listen to me from one of your fans...
    Could you at least finish the chapter of PTD 3 and finish the story on it
    Like, come on you can't give up so soon we all love that game and you need to finish the story, even if it one last lvl idc just finish it

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    1. He's moved on from it
      You have to accept that and let him work on what he wants to

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    2. I understand you do want to see the end of it, I just had to move on if I want to continue to do this.

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  14. 2 things
    1. anyone want to help me make a cosmoids td and ptd discord server? send me a friend request on discord username: megamonsta2#6355
    2. sam SAY SOMETHING OR POST A BLOG POST

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  15. guys it's time (sam i'm hoping you'll feature this in your next blog post) I AM CREATING THE COSMOIDS TD DISCORD SERVER

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  16. what with ptd codes?(will you do more ) i played ptd (1,2&3) as a kid i misall of mistery codes

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    1. sam is going to do nothing with the ptd series (except maybe add an email changer)

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  18. PEOPLE JOIN THE COSMOIDS TD DISCORD https://discord.gg/56H3cTc

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  19. This is the start of a new half a year where sam doesn't have a blog post.

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    1. nah lol, that was because of the baby just being born, literally couldn't sit on my computer

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  20. i love it but i came here for a different reason the Pokemon center isn't working for me and i don't know why

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  21. This sounds like so much fun! I'm assuming there will be other Cosmoids, right? I also think that being able to switch outfits (like in X/Y, SuMo/USUM, etc) would be pretty cool.

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    1. yes there will be other Cosmoids, the exact amount will depend on time/budget, also we do plan on having different outfits, even for the cosmoids!

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  22. If the Wishmaker is the prince of the makers, does that mean there are other makers too?

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  23. Sam, I really enjoyed your games while I was a kid, and I want to say you some things
    1: in my opinion the Ptd series are one of the best pokemon fangames ever made, I hope cosmoids will be even better, good luck and remember to rest!
    2: what happened to Champions TD? It was one of my favourites only surpassed by Ptd 2, anyways, doesnt matter much if you prefer to not respond this one
    3: like I said in the first one, don't forgot you are human and you have limits, rest when you need and care about your family, I have nothing more to say, well, I have one last thing
    4: BE HAPPY!

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    1. Thanks! Not a lot of time to rest haha babies take up a lot of time, as for Champions it ended up become Champions! The Last Defense you can check it out here https://www.kongregate.com/games/samsndgames/champions-the-last-defense

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  24. I've played the PTD games since before PTD 1 had accounts (i lost a then-100% save and actually cried, but i was definitely warned that i'd need an account), and have enjoyed all three of them. One day you >might< go back and finish Legacy, but i look forward to playing Cosmoids a lot. I hope that you find enough inspiration to finish the first of these games, and make many more after.

    and a late Congrats to being a father.

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    1. Thanks! Sorry to hear about your account, the only way I would go back to PTD series is... well I got the license from the Pokemon company to make those games :D

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  25. Ahh, hi?
    Sam, my name is Arthur and i am brazilian, so please forgive me if i make any mistake here.
    I find your blog when i was just a kid, and i loved PTD 2 (Unlike the most here i prefeer the 2 version, hehe), i played this game for years, and im here to finaly say that i love you and all your job, thank you to make me happy for a lot of time, congratulations to now be a father, and i wish the best for your life!

    Its only this, i just needed to thank you. (i gonna play Cosmoids TD obviously :P)

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    1. Thanks it means a lot! I do hear about a good amount of people that preferred 2 to 1. And thanks for sticking around for Cosmoids, I will definitely need every ones support :D

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  27. im really excited about this game but i honestly think is weird a animal speak english like an human

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    1. Haha, I feel like there are tons of different shows/games that have talking animals :D

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  28. what's the mystery gift for this WEEK PRETTY PLEASE GIVE IT TO ME!

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  29. Hi Sam Otero, I love your new game but I also love Pokemon Tower Defense 3, when is the new update?

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    1. No new updates, besides mystery gifts, are planned for ptd3 at this time

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  30. Sam! YOU ARE THE BEST! All I want is just a Rayquaza for ptd 2 so if you can could you please trade me one? And another thing is that you inspired me to try to code my own Pokรฉmon games so once finish it i'm definitely including you as a easter egg you are supposed to battle.

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  31. And one thing! You should add your character in ptd 1 battling the ghost marowak like in the actual game and you should include the pokedoll.

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  32. Sam! So I have thought of a Earth and Nature type Cosmoid and it's based on a bean plant! It is brown shaped like a kidney bean, the eyes are yellow, and it has a plant that grows out on its head!

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    1. Sounds cute! I have already figured out what the first 15 cosmoids will be, but I like the idea of a plant cosmoids

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  33. Also, Sam are the moves going to be like Tackle but with different types or will it be the pokemon moves or will you come up with your own moves?

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    1. I will come up with my own moves, but they will be similar to pokemon moves

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  34. SAM!!! THIS IS IMPORTANT!!!! SOMETHING HAPPENED TO PTD 2 AND I WENT ON SEVERAL DIFFERENT COMPUTERS BUT PTD 2 IS NOT LOADING AT ALL! AND ITS BEEN HAPPENING TO OTHER PEOPLE PLEASE FIX IT!!

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  35. I FINALLY GOT A PORYGON AND NOW I CAN'T EVOLVE IT!!

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  36. PLEASE FIX IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  37. ALSO... Good luck with the Cosmoids!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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  38. So basically Cosmoids is the incarnate of PTD?

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  40. Once the game is in action and is not a demo will you add more Cosmoids?

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    1. The plan is to have 15 cosmoids to start. If we get more funding I can add more.

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  41. Because if you will I have another idea for a Cosmoid. It looks like those bugs that look like tiny isopods on land but its black and it has yellow eyes and it usually lives inside buildings.

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  42. And I thought of a type... it is a Cosmic type! It pretty much just comes from space like the Pokรฉmon Deoxys.

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    1. Cosmoic type sounds pretty cool, right now I have 7 types but in the future I may add more. The types I have are: water, plant, fire, electric, stone, shadow, light

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    2. maybe add steel, wind/air/flying and instad of stone maybe earth

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    3. I like those as well and once we get to adding more definitely air will be included

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  43. SAM!!!!!! THE PTD 2 SITES ARE NOT WORKING!!!!!!!!! PLEASE FIX IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  44. when is it going to be released roughly

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    1. Hope to start releasing super early alpha build next month

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  45. The hacked one just doesn't load while the non-hacked one loads but the screen becomes just black.

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  46. Sam I think you should add a sound type! If there is moves involving sound like the move healing voice!

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  47. CODE RED! CODE RED! PTD IS GOING DOWN! I REPEAT PTD IS GOING DOWN!

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  48. Hey... Sam... I just noticed something about how PTD 2 & 3 are not working.
    They have loading screens!

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  49. And one more thing Sam... I was sent 3 weird eevee's. Did you sent me them? But if you did... THANK YOU VERY MUCH! They are weird because they know missingno's moves.

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  50. Wow! Its been like 23 days since the last time I went on blogger.

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