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

Posted by Xatoku on Sep 7th, 2013

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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quadskilla
quadskilla Sep 11 2013, 10:41pm says:

Pokegen.freeforums.org
I Found a way to help xatoko (not pokemongen) to keep doing the great work
lets help, people...

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LugiaFan Sep 12 2013, 12:17am says:

Man, I just can't wonder how can you have so many skills and being unemployed ? you'r my hero man, since the time i dream about a Pokemon's MMORPG !
Common you're so ****** clever to have thought to create this !!
Support you too (Donate please if that can help a bit)

Good Luck Bro !

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TrainerPoopyJoe
TrainerPoopyJoe Sep 12 2013, 9:05am says:

Too bad but not surprising. Would have done the ame thing if I was in his position. It's a shame that such a magnificent project is just gonna rot. Yea maybe updates every 3 months but lets be honest, the amount of content each 3 months isnt gonna keep this game alive.

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xisgun Sep 12 2013, 8:52pm says:

sugerencias: los ataques cuerpo a cuerpo de algunos pokemon son devastadores. ejemplos: ratata y su "tecla 1", growlithe y su "tecla 2" y "tecla 4". estos son poderes devastadores ya que aplican mucho daño en cuestión de segundos si se usan constantemente.

a mi parecer, subir el consumo de resistencia, para que el combate no se termine tan rápido.

con ratata puedo vencer a todos en menos de 2 segundos solo con usar "tecla 1" constantemente.

english google tra.

suggestions: Melee attacks some pokemon are devastating. Examples: ratata and its "key 1", growlithe and "button 2" and "key 4". these are devastating powers and applying a lot of damage in a matter of seconds if used constantly.

in my opinion, increase the consumption of resistance, so that the fight does not end so quickly.

with ratata I can beat all in less than two seconds just by using "Key 1" constantly.

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h3rw4n Sep 13 2013, 11:56am says:

Xatoku! Good luck men!! You great proyect is coming to Latin America! It's a wonderfull game and i hope you keep working hard! I wish you really good luck! :D

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SparkThePikachu Sep 13 2013, 2:29pm says:

Will the update after that be released in the year 2999?

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ragingbadger
ragingbadger Sep 13 2013, 4:06pm says:

I am lost, so is he stopping pokemon generations and is this 'kickstarter' for pg or a different game?

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RedKorss
RedKorss Sep 13 2013, 6:04pm replied:

He is starting a new project that he will work on as a project he can earn money off of. Meanwhile PokeGen shifts over to be a hobby project.

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ragingbadger
ragingbadger Sep 13 2013, 4:09pm says:

Ps xatoku shud ask nintendo for the rights by getting in touch with them. He shud also start a petition to back up his argument and get paid for developing this game

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RedKorss
RedKorss Sep 13 2013, 6:05pm replied:

Xatoku have no legal rights for money off of PokeGen even if every pokemon fan in the world wrote down on that petition.

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d4n1x Sep 13 2013, 5:06pm says:

Sad because I loved the game since the first demo I was anciozo for new updates when it was fast now that the process will be slow so peopl to xatoku who strives to bring before December updates

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Redbarony6 Sep 13 2013, 6:25pm says:

Best of luck Xatoku! I will definitely be helping with the Kickstart when it comes out!

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ashbash231 Sep 13 2013, 7:07pm says:

I'm sorry to hear about this mate, but it is expected. Taking on a job as massive as a Pokemon 3D MMORPG is a gigantic task, which takes up a lot of time. Although it is a shame to see the updates become much slower than before. But everything happens for a reason all I can say is, goodluck with your personal project and I look forward to December 1st I am sad to see that Evolution wasn't implemented in time but they say you wait for the best things in life! As long as you can sort out your life and pursue your dream with what you want to be. I see no problem in this. Ignore the haters/disappointed people it's your decision and we are greatful that you took on the task of making a pokemon game fans dream come true! Here's to the future Xatoku!

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cinigz911 Sep 13 2013, 7:31pm says:

I have to say that I could have called this one from the start. The game was simply too good. It made too much sense. I do wish you all the best, and it is unfortunate that it has to return to its' larval stages, but maybe you should consider giving primary control over to someone that can help it succeed, at the same time giving you final say and developer status. I know it isn't the IDEAL option for you, but it depends on if you want to do this, or you want it to be done. Good luck!

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RedKorss
RedKorss Oct 20 2013, 10:05am replied:

Probably a yearly update or he is going to see if he will continue on it every year.

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RedKorss
RedKorss Sep 14 2013, 6:20pm replied:

Nintendo owns the Pokemon franchise. Thus he can not sell it to anyone.

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RedKorss Sep 16 2013, 3:26pm replied:

Agreed. I'm sure he'll make an update for the kickstarter once he have a tech demo or something ready.

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NESfall
NESfall Sep 17 2013, 6:47pm says:

You guys should totally make this open source so the community can mess with it too!

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lucaspokaz
lucaspokaz Sep 19 2013, 2:17pm says:

In my opinion, you should continue this project PokeGen.
It is no longer just a hobby, it's a masterpiece.
He can open doors for your future in a way that you can not imagine.
I am a big fan of Pokemon and you made ​​a prototype (or simulation) worthy of excellence.
I am Brazilian and programmer too.
So I completely understand that the conditions are really tough.
But do not give up the idea of ​​PokeGen and not treat it as a hobby.
I really hope you read this.

* I used google translator, excuse the errors.
* If you want, you can contact me to share some ideas ...
   lucaspokaz@gmail.com
  
Att Lucas Magalhães

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Nico_Italian Sep 20 2013, 4:18pm says:

We shouldn't be complaining, the guy needs money. Its just gonna take longer this way. I, for one, am glad to see he has his priorities straight.

Btw I love this game and im very much looking forward to this game's future advancements

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LugiaFan Sep 21 2013, 3:59am says:

True. True. I hope this game will start a new generation of Pokemon's Games more based on the skills and not only on the stats. Because some Pokemon could be really interesting then (I think about flying Pokemon, and fast one)

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n2murlopatson Sep 21 2013, 7:33pm says:

you are amazing with pokegen

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-Eizenn- Sep 21 2013, 10:03pm says:

if u read this good luck man and ill try to help you once you start the kickstarter :D i hope all these guys do too :)

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PatLad7 Sep 22 2013, 1:32pm says:

Personally, I would actually provide contribution payments to help you develop this further, but I respect your decision and support you through and through. Best of luck, and thank you for brining to life a game that Nintendo should have created years ago.

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rares215
rares215 Sep 23 2013, 2:15pm says:

Your game is amazing man! Take as much time as you want, i will still support you. WE will still support you! I bet your other game will be even better.

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Adorkable
Adorkable Sep 25 2013, 12:32pm says:

Hey, don't let this game stress you out. Just take all the time you need. (: Someday, I hope you'll have the chance to make huge bucks off this. Seriously, I favorite your game more then the real Pokemon games. Thats saying something. You can go far! ^ 3 ^

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