Wednesday, September 3, 2014

A Shadow Pokemon has appeared! Trainer Pass! My focus! Talent!

Want to get the Shiny Starters? Shiny Zorua? Shiny legendary dogs? Shiny Mew? or any other shiny pokemon in the game? Adopt them today using SnD coins! Click here for more info.

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Welcome to the Sam and Dan Games Developer Blog!

A Shadow Pokemon has appeared!
I'm making a big change for PTD2, shadow pokemon can show up just like shiny pokemon in the game, allowing you to complete your collection if you haven't had great luck with breeding.

Membership has evolved into.... Trainer Pass!
A while back I talking about having a membership plan that you guys and gals could subscribe to and get some great member's only features. The plan at the time was to make it a low monthly fee but have changed my mind since then. It will be a one time fee and you will have the features activated forever!

So let's talk about what you get:
  • Increased chance for Shiny/Shadow pokemon to appear in the wild
  • No ads while you play the game
  • Get a copy of shiny giveaway pokemon automatically every week
  • Faster Breeding - Breed one per day
  • Weekly Giveaways for pass holders only
You get all of this for only $1.99! One time payment!
It will take some time to get everything ready for this but if you want this to come quicker vote for it on the poll above.

Gym Challenge Battles
On twitter I've been talking about Gym Challenge Battles, these will be similar to Challenge Mode in PTD1, my thoughts now is that you don't get to bring your own pokemon. I will give you a list of pokemon and items to choose from for each battle and you will have to figure out what is the best combination.
It will take some time to get everything ready for this but if you want this to come quicker vote for it on the poll above.


PTD2 on Mobile
Also on Twitter I showed the first screenshots of PTD2 on my phone. I want to bring PTD2 for your phones and tablets (you will have to install them directly since PTD is not allowed on app stores). I must also warn that PTD2 was not designed for mobile so it might run slow or it might break on certain places. The files will be completely free so there won't be any risk on your side.
It will take some time to get everything ready for this but if you want this to come quicker vote for it on the poll above.

Champions TD Level 1
Champions is changing a lot, I'm doing away with mercenary units in favor of having your whole army consist of units that you have recruited to your guild. I've also changed the menus quite a bit and started the story part and character selection parts.

I've also decided to add choices to the game, I posted some screenshots on twitter showing what kinds of decisions you have to make. The choices you make will make your character either side with light or dark which is a way of saying evil and good. Your choices will also determine how the story turns out and which companions will join you on your journey. Once you make a choice and save the game that choice will be set in stone for that profile so be very sure of what you pick.
I will continue to work on this but if you want this to come quicker vote for it on the poll above.

Talent
We are always on the lookout for amazing talent. If you have skills in 2D art, 3D art, Programming in Action Script, or Unity 3D, or any other special skill you think we need let us know! We aren't actively looking for anybody at the moment but we are always open for people that will work great with us.  If you are interested send us a portfolio with your work or a resume with your experience and also a brief paragraph with why you want to work with us to resumes@sndgames.com.

Weekly Progress
My Status: Not Working. Not Streaming.  http://www.twitch.tv/samdangames (Updates in Realtime -ish...)

PTD2 1.71 Mobile Version! - Released! Please note this game wasn't built for mobile so the performance might not be up to par. You can download it here.
PTD2 1.72 Gym Challenge Mode - Released!

PTD2 1.72.2 Trainer Pass -These are the features for players who purchase the Trainer Pass
  • Increased chance for Shiny/Shadow pokemon to appear in the wild (100%)
  • No ads while you play the game (100%)
  • Get a copy of shiny giveaway pokemon automatically every week (100%)
  • Faster Breeding - Only takes one day to breed (100%)
  • Weekly Giveaways for pass holders only (0%)
  • Website page to make your payment (0%)
PTD2 1.73 and Beyond - Adding all missing pokemon from all Generation
  • Fix Hall of Fame entries so that people with same amount of pokemon that register in the same day will be properly sorted (0%)
Champions TD Alpha v0.01 - What's still missing?
  • Choosing a name for your main character (100%)
  • Unit selection menu (80%)
  • Chapter Select Screen (100%)
  • Level Select screen (100%)
  • Choices that you already made will be automatically chosen for you if you replay the same cutscene (100%)
  • Profile Page (100%)
  • Saving your information locally (100%)
  • Save Button (0%) - after the level and on the mode selection page
  • Unit abilities (0%)
  • Unit upgrades (0%)
  • Leveling up (0%)
  • Loot dropping (0%)
  • Recruiting enemies to your guild (0%) - This is like capturing pokemon in PTD
  • Item stats (0%)
  • Character equipment screen (0%)
  • Character stats (0%)
  • Bags screen (0%)
  • Level ending screen (70%)
  • Level 1 (100%)
    • Waves (100%)
    • Waves Revision (0%) - Make it more exciting
    • Ending Cutscene for level 1 (100%) - Different ending for each choice
      • Choice 1 (100%)
      • Choice 2 (100%)
Older Updates

PTD2 1.72.1 Mystery Gift, and HoF Rewards - Released!
  • Mystery Gift (100%) -Wurmple
    • Graphics (100%)
    • Stats (100%)
    • Evolutions (100%)
    • Add to Breeding Center (100%)
    • Add to Trading Center (100%)
    • Create Code Hunt (100%)
  • HoF Rewards (100%) - Manaphy
    • Graphics (100%)
    • Stats (100%)
    • New Attack (100%)
      • Tail Glow (100%)
      • Heart Swap (100%)
    • Add to Breeding Center (100%)
    • Add to Trading Center (100%)
    • Add to Reward Center (100%)
  • Bug Fix (100%) - Suicune, Raikou, Entei can no be properly captured in Shiny and Shadow form.
PTD2 1.72 Gym Challenge Mode - Released!
  • Gym Challenge Mode (100%) - Level 1 vs Brock
    • Mode Menu (100%)
    • Level Layout (100%)
    • Level Waves (100%)
    • Rewards (100%) - Aerodactyl with Aerodactylite (Mega Aerodactyl)
      • Graphics (100%)
      • Stats (100%)
      • Add Item to game (100%)
      • Server Code (100%)
      • New Ability (100%) - Tough Claws
    • New Attacks for Enemy (100%)
      • Solid Protection (100%) - Protects all the pokemon's allies from damage for a duration.
      • Deadly Sandstorm (100%) - A deadly sandstorm consumes the field.
  • Add Legendary Beast to be able to appear in the wild (100%) - if you beat the story the encounter rate will increase but you still have a small chance before that. (Note: They can also show up as shiny or shadow just like any other wild pokemon)
  • Mention the Hall of Fame in the actual game menu (100%)
  • Bug Fix (100%) - Surskit will properly be Bug/Water type.
PTD2 1.71.1 Mystery Gift and HoF Rewards - Barboach and Genesect - Released! 

PTD2 1.71 Mobile Version! - Released! Please note this game wasn't built for mobile so the performance might not be up to par.
  • Map mobile controls (100%) - Only for Android while I get my Apple Developer thing going
    • Design (100%) - There will be a translucent control pad on the maps
    • Visuals (100%)
    • Programming (100%)
    • Testing (100%)
  • Mystery Gift (100%) -Spinda
    • Graphics (100%)
    • Stats (100%)
    • New Attack (100%)
      • Teeter Dance (100%) - Confuses everybody in the battle, not including itself.
    • Add to Breeding Center (100%)
    • Add to Trading Center (100%)
    • Create Code Hunt (100%)
  • HoF Rewards (0%) - Darkrai (cheaper price of 100!)
    • Add to Reward Center (100%)
  • Add some the move Moonblast to Cresselia (100%)
  • Allowing to Deevole (remove the HoF tag) on pokemon that can't breed (100%)
  • Show other trainer's ID when requesting a trade (100%)
PTD2 1.70.7 Mystery Gift, Shadow Pokemon in the wild and more HoF Rewards - Released!
  • Shadow Pokemon can now appear in wild battles (100%)
  • Mystery Gift (100%) -Skitty
    • Graphics (100%)
    • Stats (100%)
    • Evolutions (100%)
    • New Ability (100%)
      • Normalize (100%)
    • New Attack (100%)
      • Assist (100%)
    • Add to Breeding Center (100%)
    • Add to Trading Center (100%)
    • Create Code Hunt (100%)
  • HoF Rewards (100%) - Cresselia
    • Graphics (100%)
    • Stats (100%)
    • New Attack (100%)
      • Lunar Dance (100%)
    • Add to Trading Center (100%)
    • Add to Reward Center (100%)
Thank you so much for all your support, the reality is that I can't do this without your support! Thank you! As always let me know what you think! Sam out!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Presenting Champions TD Alpha!

Want to get the Shiny Starters? Shiny Zorua? Shiny legendary dogs? Shiny Mew? or any other shiny pokemon in the game? Adopt them today using SnD coins! Click here for more info.

Visit the PTD: Pokemon Center - a place to trade pokemon, get your Daily Code, adopt Pokemon, view your items and change your avatar!

Welcome to the Sam and Dan Games Developer Blog!

Presenting Champions TD
After about a month of work we are finally ready to present our next game in the making. Hero TD has evolved into Champions TD. Below is a clip of  a live stream that I did that explains part of the game.


You can play this very same build on this blog right now. Just click on the Champions TD Alpha tab at the top of the blog.

I encourage you guys to play around with it. Right now you can't do much, you can't lose or win.
Next week I will talk more what will happen next and how you guys and gals will be able to help shape the game going forward.

Let me know what you think of the game in the comments below!

PTD2 Continued
PTD2 will still get weekly updates as I make a mystery gift every week. I still want to add a few more things like more HoF rewards among others things. So look forward to that!

Weekly Progress

PTD2 1.70.6 Mystery Gift and more HoF Rewards! Released!
  • Mystery Gift (100%) -Shroomish
    • Graphics (100%)
    • Stats (100%)
    • Evolutions (100%)
    • Add to Breeding Center (100%)
    • Add to Trading Center (100%)
    • Create Code Hunt (100%)
  • HoF Rewards (100%) - Regigigas
    • Graphics (100%)
    • Stats (100%)
    • New Ability (100%)
      • Slow Start (100%)
    • New Attack (100%)
      • Crush Grip (100%)
    • Add to Trading Center (100%)
    • Add to Reward Center (100%)
PTD2 1.70.5 Mystery Gift and more HoF Rewards! Released!
  • Mystery Gift (100%) - Surskit
    • Graphics (100%)
    • Stats (100%)
    • Evolutions (100%)
    • Add to Breeding Center (100%)
    • Add to Trading Center (100%)
    • Create Code Hunt (100%)
  • HoF Rewards (100%) -Deoxys (Normal Form, he will transform to other forms later on)
    • Graphics (100%)
    • Stats (100%)
    • New Attack (100%)
      • Psycho Boost (100%)
    • Add to Trading Center (100%)
    • Add to Reward Center (100%)
PTD2 1.70.4 Mystery Gift and more HoF Rewards! Released!
  • Mystery Gift (100%) - Wingull
    • Graphics (100%)
    • Stats (100%)
    • Evolutions (100%)
    • Add to Breeding Center (100%)
    • Add to Trading Center (100%)
    • Create Code Hunt (100%)
  • HoF Rewards (100%) -Kyogre and Groudon
    • Graphics (100%)
    • Stats (100%)
    • Add to Trading Center (100%)
    • Add to Reward Center (100%)
PTD2 1.70.3 Mystery Gift, more HoF Rewards, and Bug Fix Released!
  • Mystery Gift (100%) - Zigzagoon
    • Graphics (100%)
    • Stats (100%)
    • Evolutions (100%)
    • Add to Breeding Center (100%)
    • Add to Trading Center (100%)
    • Create Code Hunt (100%)
  • HoF Rewards (100%) - Latias and Latios
    • Graphics (100%)
    • Stats (100%)
    • New Attacks (100%)
      • Luster Purge (100%)
      • Mist Ball (100%)
    • Add to Trading Center (100%)
    • Add to Reward Center (100%)
  • Bug Fix (100%) - Budew should evolve correctly during the day when holding a Friendship doll and leveling up.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The final stretch! Round 3 and beyond!

Want to get the Shiny Starters? Shiny Zorua? Shiny legendary dogs? Shiny Mew? or any other shiny pokemon in the game? Adopt them today using SnD coins! Click here for more info.

Visit the PTD: Pokemon Center - a place to trade pokemon, get your Daily Code, adopt Pokemon, view your items and change your avatar!

Welcome to the Sam and Dan Games Developer Blog!

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

The final stretch! Round 3...
So my original estimates were off. It will take longer to finish up the story in PTD2. This is mainly due to really trying to put everything I can into these last few fights. I could have made them pretty typical without adding any new enemy attacks and just give everything protect + a lot of HP and speed but I really wanted to end the game with a bang. One of my regrets with PTD1 was that I had to cut out a lot of ideas because I tried to stick to the 1 week limit for creating a level. For these last few fights I want to take my time and get them right. With Round 2 I made it a bit too easy and so I had to reword it a few times (countless times just me testing it) and I also reworked some moves that seemed to be way too good at the time.

..and beyond!
After PTD2 I plan to work on a small game about Dinosaurs Heroes! It's a really small game so once PTD2 is finished I hope to start talking more about it and we can start working on it together as a community. I really value what you guys think and I think together we can make it a pretty fun game. So I'm looking forward to that.

Weekly Progress

PTD2 1.70.2 - Easier World Tournament and More Hall of Fame Rewards! Released!
  • Remove requirements from World Tournament fights and allow items (100%)
  • New Hall of Fame Rewards (100%) - Regirock, Regice, Registeel
    • Graphics (100%)
    • Stats (100%)
    • Add to Trading Center (100%)
    • Add to Hall of Fame Rewards page (100%)
    • Deevolution Ray - A new Pokecenter Website feature. It can turn your pokemon back to its first stage and bring it back to level 1. It also remove the Hall of Fame Ribbon from your pokemon. Making filling up your Hall of Fame easier than ever!
    • Your pokemon will now lose its Hall of Fame Ribbon when it evolves.
    • Bug (100%) - Bug with your female pokemon passing along its HoF Ribbon to the male when you breed.
    PTD2 1.70.1 Mystery Gift - Lotad Released!
    • Graphics (100%)
    • Stats (100%)
    • Evolutions (100%)
    • Add to Breeding Center (100%)
    • Add to Trading Center (100%)
    • Create Code Hunt (100%)
    PTD2 1.70 Legendary Collection, Hall of Fame, Pokedex Upgrade - Released!
    • Mystery Gift (100%) - Poochyena
      • Graphics (100%)
      • Stats (100%)
      • Evolutions (100%)
      • New Attack (100%)
        • Thief (100%)
      • Add to Breeding Center (100%)
      • Add to Trading Center (100%)
      • Create Code Hunt (100%)
    • Fixing your pokedex forgetting pokemon you caught but then traded (100%)
    • Your pokedex will now be properly shared between all 3 of your profiles (100%)
    • The Pokedex will now cover all 6 Gens (100%)
    • Register your Pokemon in the Hall of Fame after you have beaten the game and get Legendary Pokemon as rewards! (100%)
      • Note: You will have to have these pokemon in your profile to register them.
      • More Rewards coming soon!
        • Next up Lugia and Hooh!
          • Attacks: Aeroblast and Sacred Fire (100%)
    PTD2 1.69.1 Mystery Gift - Hawlucha Released!
    PTD2 1.69 Save the World - All hope is lost... is there a way to save the world? Released!
    • New Dialog (100%) - new dialog before the fight
    • New Cutscene (100%) - Cutscene after the fight
    • Battle Layout (100%) - The arena where you will fight
    • Battle Design (100%) - The way the battle will unfold has been decided.
    • Battle Waves (100%) - The actual waves for the fight.
    • Add Shiny Victini and Glaceon for people who converted their regular into shiny (100%)
    • Allow players to have pokemon higher than level 100 from trades before beating round 3 (100%)
    • Fixed Klefki's Shadow graphic (100%)
    • Shadow Mewtwo (Not Shadow Mewthree) will now display the correct graphic (100%)
    Thanks for all your support! As always let me know what you think!