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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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deliblood Sep 26 2013, 4:55am says:

When I was 15, i always dreamed of a pokemon game with these characteristics, exactly as you created, but i never had the knowledge to create it, and you my friend, you have fulfilled that dream, no matter how is beta version, your game is beautiful and done with much dedication and love, and maybe if you can not pay the bills with it, believe me, that what you have earned is priceless, you won the infinite gratitude of all of us who discover your game and were happy playing it.
I wish you the best in your future, I hope you can fulfill all your dreams, because you deserve it.
And again, THANKS

* I used google translator, excuse the errors.

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nagadurga
nagadurga Sep 26 2013, 5:07pm says:

wow thank you for telling us and not just totally ignoring any criticism that you may encounter. that is very wise of you to keep us informed thank you thank you thank you ahhh so glorious i am literally counting the days until December. im so excited. thank you for doing this. if theirs anything we can do to help you please let us know!

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ProfessorOak Sep 28 2013, 1:03pm says:

How is everyone's pokedex coming along?

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nagadurga
nagadurga Sep 28 2013, 11:42pm says:

yo imagine ******* swiming or surfing on lapras or blastois to ******* islands how cool is that omg i can wait and no more useing squirtle or nidoran for surk or little sperow or pidgey for fly no more nonsence

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SnypingPhoenix Oct 2 2013, 9:53am says:

gud luck man btw i had some ideas for the storyline i haven't started anything as but i'll let u know when i get started on that...wish you luck in all your future endeavors

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krelifaoui
krelifaoui Oct 3 2013, 1:02pm says:

So you can't lvl up your pokemons ? and you can't evolve thm?

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SparkThePikachu
SparkThePikachu Oct 3 2013, 2:48pm says:

i expect the update to be big as ****

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djteckinho
djteckinho Oct 4 2013, 11:50am says:

bom dia / boa tarde / ou boa noite galera da xatoku
gostaria de parabenizar toda a equipe de voces pelo excelente trabalho nesse jogo de pokemon. a versão beta ja é um grande sucesso no Brasil, quando o jogo estiver completo, concerteza sera um sucesso internacional, um forte abraço a todos, valeu ... ;)

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batmantdk117 Oct 6 2013, 5:58pm says:

Idiot! We don't care about your life!!! WE JUST WANT THE GAME! WOW DUDE JUST FIT THE TIME INTO YOUR LIFE AND MAKE THIS GAME!!!!!!!!!!!! DOES IT SERIOUSLY TAKE THAT LONG!?!?! GEEZ MAN STOP BEING A BABY!


....Lol JK, no problem man, good luck on your career! ;)

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RedKorss Oct 20 2013, 9:46am replied:

First of December. I believe it was stated in the article.

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Lililux_44 Oct 11 2013, 6:17pm says:

primeiro me desculpe por estar falando em português mas assim é mais fácil para mim já que eu sou brasileiro bem eu simplesmente adorei esse jogo mas fiquei triste com a notícia de que o próximo update só seria lançado em dezembro então por favor você poderia postar um update antes e se não puder pelo menos poste vídeos das novidades para nos mostrar as novidades sobre o jogo

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RedKorss Oct 20 2013, 9:52am replied:

Donations are somewhere on his forum.

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Nico_Italian Oct 15 2013, 6:46pm says:

This game is awesome, I dont care how long it takes, it has no limit to its potential ! Oh, and good luck in all your future endeavors friend :) We hope to see more from this game and yourself again soon !!

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ash_Kechum1234 Oct 16 2013, 8:13pm says:

i think in the next update you should have Prof.Oak and a PC for the extra pokemon you catch

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Onezyk Oct 21 2013, 6:56pm says:

I wish you luck in your future endeavors. You have made the right choice. I can't wait till the next update!

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smilecolorsan Oct 29 2013, 4:33pm says:

I'll donate $$$ to help the kickstarter. Where is the link?

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halilsinan1 Nov 7 2013, 11:23am says:

your doing a great job btw dont wory about the kickstart you wil get funded in no time heckk. even geting x2 x3 x5 times the money you need

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!Homingstar Nov 11 2013, 2:59am says:

hey what kind of game is your new game i'm curios i want it, wish i could get it maybe

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RunFerret Nov 17 2013, 6:55pm says:

Do you think we will get any further info about the update before december 1st? I would love some info. That way everyone else and me could have something to be excited about the next two weeks!! :D :D Pretty please Xatoku? <3

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