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Yo Pokemon fans! We'll be making a few changes regarding the game's development.

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Hello.

To start, my word is extremely valuable to me. I made a goal to release updates every two weeks for PokeGen, and we've managed to meet that goal all through the summer. To go back on that word isn't something I'm particularly proud of, but I'm at a point in my life where I don't have much else of a choice.

I'm not seeking pity or anything, but there's a few things that have to be understood. For one, I'm unemployed. I've been doing some minor freelance work which has kept me going over the year, but when combined with not going to secondary school, I have to make a few key decisions at this particular point in my life.

PokeGen is probably the best hobby I've ever had, and will continue to be for the most part, but it doesn't pay the bills. Granted, I've learned quite a ton while developing the game, but I need to start thinking career wise which is something I can't do with all of my time devoted to PokeGen. Because of this, I've decided to start my own project, an original project. Something I can call my own, develop with my own creative ingenuity, and primarily, monetize from.

What this means is that my focus will be directed at developing this new game to a level I consider worthy enough to create a Kickstarter for it. I intend to work on PokeGen as a hobby from this point on, and what that means is that the updates will be released slower. If you remember back in February when we released that first demo, and then on May 31st when we released Version 2, it will largely return to that form so that I can get my life in check.

The next release for PokeGen will be onDecember 1st. It may not be the biggest release, but it will be a release none the less. The game will continue to develop, but at a slower rate, it's just something that has to be done.

If you guys are interested, once it's further along I'll start posting information about this new game and what I intend for it to be. It's an extremely early WIP at the moment, but it exists. My dream would be to work on it full-time and return to updating PokeGen every two weeks as a hobby, but we'll play it by ear. If it doesn't pan out and the Kickstarter fails, I'm not sure what I'll do, but rest assured I'll keep you all in the loop as I always have.

Anyways, I hope you guys can understand the situation and wish me luck on my future endeavors, I'll need it!

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ChanmanX
ChanmanX

I hope he can reach his goals soon

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peppe7688
peppe7688

se questo gioco era una cena, fa cacare. porti l'antipasto migliore del mondo e poi ci lasci morti di fame... nel gioco potresti aggiungere una sorta di premium a pagamento . cmq ti auguro di trovare il tuo benessere, anche se un programmatore come te è strano che sia disoccupato...

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Kyrious
Kyrious

Good luck to you. I for one will look forward to your new project. I know you may not have any ideas at the moment as to what it may be based on but I'm sure it will be a great game. Make it more popular than WoW!

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I'll deal with it

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Slevo
Slevo

He never said he was doing a kick starter for a new project he clearly says pokegen will continue only if kickstarter doesn't fail.

But I guess people that are bad at English understand bad English.

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RedKorss
RedKorss

"this means is that my focus will be directed at developing this new game to a level I consider worthy enough to create a Kickstarter for it. I intend to work on PokeGen as a hobby from this point on, and what that means is that the updates will be released slower. If you remember back in February when we released that first demo, and then on May 31st when we released Version 2, it will largely return to that form so that I can get my life in check."

last time I checked this meant PokeGen will be a hobby he does on his private time while this new project is a kickstarter.

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Zeltrax
Zeltrax

Your still an idiot...

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faulk
faulk

I think you're making the right choice. ;-)

hobbies can all too easily absorb your attention to the neglect of more important things.

Ideally, you should just adapt all your pokemon gen stuff (besides anything identifiable as from 'pokemon') and make a new IP based on it. you already have a lot of content, why not adapt pokegen to something original that you can profit from? it seems a bit unrealistic to work on two projects at the same time...

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jimmy.pl
jimmy.pl

I was thinking a few days ago (knowing this cant make you any money) that you should make a simple game like a stick figure platformer ;P that we could all Buy..
to fund a hobby that you would like to update every two weeks O.o

but i guess so you are making an actual income the kick-starter is probably best'

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avt-sulfuro
avt-sulfuro

**** those bastards who made negative coments, go on! Take your time!! I support you!!

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-BelgiumGuy-
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i hope this isn't the end of pokemon generations :/
but i wish you good luck!

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michimichimichi2
michimichimichi2

what about asking other programmers to help you doing pokegen?

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cradleoftravis
cradleoftravis

hey I don't know if you'd be interested but it clearly seems like you have a lot of followers here. and we've all been waiting for a proper pokemon game for ages. now that you're trying to do something good I'm sure these people will appreciate. if the only thing is money between you and developing this game, if you start a donation campaign in this site, I'm sure you'll get what you need. I don't know if anyone else agrees with me but after all the years we spent on ridiculous pokemon games, I for myself can say that I can risk a dollar or two. anyways, I think it's worth to try. waiting for your answer and good luck on your other projects =)

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cradleoftravis
cradleoftravis

oh it seems xatoku already has a donation page. apparently my idea just went down.. Pokegen.freeforums.org if Xatoku makes an announcement about using these donations for PokeGen then I guess we can donate some

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obi_nation
obi_nation

Maybe we can ease the workload for Xatoku and try submitting models to him and stuff...

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RedKorss
RedKorss

Isn't that what the model thread on their forum is about. They submit the basics and he polishes them into how he views them before he uses them in game?

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obi_nation
obi_nation

...well I wasn't thinking.
I'm gonna try to learn how to model because i really want to see the game succeed.

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RedKorss
RedKorss

Last I checked he had at least most of Gen1. So it is mostly, animation and coding that is hindering them being added.

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Dead2F
Dead2F

Good luck dude, you deserve it. Don't forget to keep us informed about the new game too. Totally understand you slowing down Pokegen, this IS your personal game, you just shared it in case we might enjoy it also.
All the Best

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xPearse
xPearse

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So your using the popularity form this to jump start your own game and you want money (Kickstarter) from it....... lame. Your just gonna end up dropping this eventually just like your dragon ball z game, you stopped that just because some guy spread the files but that doesn't mean you can't continue.

You used that as an excuse to stop and then start this and in turn will stop this to start something new again, seeing a pattern anywhere guys.

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RedKorss
RedKorss

We're getting this for free if he lose interest in it then he have every right to stop doing it. And he have every right to start a game he may actually earn money from.

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Zielan
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Thank you Batman, now go back to Gotham, fight Joker or something.

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Swim4Live
Swim4Live

I love all of Zielans reactions, he makes stupid comments seem so much more stupid :D

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obi_nation
obi_nation

Either this man overdosed on haterade or he's an ******* by nature...

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Guest
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And why does not charge for pokegen, could join the useful to the pleasant, the game is already very popular and you can pay your bills with it. What do you think?

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obi_nation
obi_nation

He cant make money from pokegen because game freak owns pokemon. If he does then he will get sued.

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notaclevername
notaclevername

good luck with the new game! I would enjoy to hear about it in the future and possibly buy a copy (if its in my taste). Some things to think about before you start your project, in bullet form, because I'm hungover: -random generating levels (or stuff, replay-ability) -nicely lit, and not a pure dark game -sense of accomplishment -evenly distributed assets (running into new enemies / tools / upgrades / weapons? right to the end). anyone want to add to my list? I'm tired of thinking.

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StealthySpacebar
StealthySpacebar

go dude you have my support

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Pikablack
Pikablack

Hello Xatoku. The Game is awesome ;)

In the game you can swim, jump, run, catch, fight with the creatures, and fly. the pokemon can run a behind. That's incredible. I'm looking forward to the new beta. It would be great if you could also drive bike, and the free-running Pokemon would be with it.

if it helps you, I would also donate money :)

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CharmanderFan
CharmanderFan

Good luck and i hope that this game will be completed once I don't care when!!!! ;)

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I'm sure it will be a terrific game. We wish you the best of luck.

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UcIhAaSasuke
UcIhAaSasuke

what about using indiegogo??? or like michimichimichi2 said , take some professional people that can help you basically doing all for you without wanting money ,i think there are some ... or i hope so..

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RedKorss
RedKorss

I would've helped him with PokeGen if I knew anything about coding or modelling. But as I know neither then I can't. Perhaps I'll start to look at Unity3d again and see what I can do.

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vinnitro
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he has a youtube account with name Xatoku where you can learn modelling

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RedKorss
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Sorry for the late reply. But I meant more in the direction of the map making and such.

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rusticejustice
rusticejustice

This is going to be worth the wait

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PokeDani
PokeDani

Amigo el juego es bueno no se si ya tienes la historia pero ese jeugo tiene mucho futuro solo unos pequeños arreglos y ya te felicito sige adelante te voy a estar sigiendo para ver los progresos ahh cierto me parece que los stats de weedlle estan un poco altos pero si creo que lo ha de cambiar SIGE ADELANTE¡¡¡¡

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Good luck! We all hope you can get what you need from this new game.

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EricF.Achado
EricF.Achado

I need to say, good luck

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Todiun
Todiun

A good idea would be to use the money from the kickstarter to put the game (the new one, not Pokégen) on greenlight, just saying :p

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