Monday, January 19, 2015

New Champions TD Level, You decide what happens! and the Sinnoh Invasion!

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Welcome to the Sam and Dan Games Developer Blog!

PTD2 Trainer Pass! Get it today!

A great way to support us while getting amazing rewards!

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 with only one visit instead of 2, essentially breed something everyday!
  • Faster Leveling - Get twice the experience on every battle!
  • Giveaways for pass holders only
You get all of this for only $1.99! One time payment! Get it today!

Sinnoh Invasion - Released!
This week we will get the Sinnoh Invasion! Just like the Hoenn invasion it will be unlocked after you beat the game. Unlike the Hoenn invasion this invasion will only be active on certain days of the week. Then each invasion will cycle weekly. There will be many new pokemon to catch so look forward to that!

New Champions TD Level - Released!
A new level will also come out this week for Champions TD, that means more units to recruit, more loot and new challenges. This level will also have a new story companion (like timothy). Her code name right now is the Liar Mage. I hope you are all looking forward to it.

New Level Layout: The Cave

You decide what happens! Player Poll (Vote Above)
After the next level of Champions you will face a boss. I wanted to involve you guys and gals in shaping the story of the game. You will fight the boss and bring it down to 0 health and earn loot but it is up to you to vote whether you really defeated the boss for good or if it comes back and chases you out of its cave! This will definitely change the story after that event so choose wisely!

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

PTD2 v1.80  - Sinnoh Invasion - Released!
  • Pokemon Spawns around the map (100%) - Assigning pokemon to each map loosely based on the generation they belong to.
  • Add Moss Rock and Ice Rock Evolution to certain spots (100%)
  • New Pokemons (100%)
    • Graphics and Stats (100%) -Bidoof, Bibarel, Kricketot, Kriketune, Burmy, Wormadam, Mothim, Cherubi, Cherrim, Shellos, Gastrodon, Drifloon, Drifblim, Glameow, Purugly, Bronzor, Bronzong, Chatot, Carnivine, Finneon, Lumineon, Leafeon
    • Evolution methods (100%)
    • Add to Breeding Center (100%)
    • Add to Trading Center (100%)
    • New Attacks (100%)
      • Chatter (100%)
    • New Abilities (100%)
      • Flower Gift (100%)
      • Flare Boost (100%)
      • Heatproof (100%)
Champions TD v0.04 - New Level - Released!
  • Be able to skip a cutscene after you have seen it and haven't beaten that level (100%)
  • Map (100%)
  • Cutscenes (100%)
  • New Units (100%)
    • Graphics (100%)
    • Equipment (100%)
    • Attacks (100%)
  • Waves (100%)
  • Loot Drops (100%)
So that's what we are working on this week, got any ideas or feedback for this week's update let me know!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Fuchsia Gym Challenge, Champions New Abilities!

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!

PTD2 Trainer Pass! Get it today!

A great way to support us while getting amazing rewards!

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 with only one visit instead of 2, essentially breed something everyday!
  • Faster Leveling - Get twice the experience on every battle!
  • Giveaways for pass holders only
You get all of this for only $1.99! One time payment! Get it today!

Fuchsia Gym Challenge Released!
Last week I said I would make another gym challenge level and so this week I've started my brainstorm session for figuring out what the level will be like. GAME DESIGN TIME! For PTD in particular I often start by reading pokedex entries. I use to find them fascinating. I say "used to" because I don't find them as informative in the latest generations. So anyways.. I read the entries and try to formulate enemy attacks or level concepts based on that.

So for this level I decided to use Grimmer, Muk, Koffing and Weezing as the enemy for this level. Since those are Koga's pokemon (or implied) in gen 1. I could have also added in some from gen 2 and so forth but I decided against it. (As a developer you make a lot of these sort of arbitrary decisions very often. It helps that I'm making these alone so only my vote counts.)

So the notes I have so far are: Toxics combining, explosions, leave slime behind create grimer, they get close and new stench appears.

The next step is to start creating new moves and ideas on how I can mess the player up, or how the player might do something creative to stop the enemy. I still have to do this part but I'll be updating this blog post with my progress.  The fight is now out! Enjoy!

Champions TD Next Update Released!
Next up for Champions will be increasing the level cap to 6 and so adding new abilities for all the units in the game (they get them once they get to level 6 4 so most will already have the abilities once you play again.)

These are the current ideas for new abilities: (Note these are for level 4 so they won't be the best the units can get.)
Red = Completed
Mage - Counter Spell - Makes enemies unable to cast spells (enemies will cast spells in later levels!)
Warrior - Tear - Chance to make enemies take damage over time.
Rogue - Lock - Stuns an enemy for a short time. Cost a combo point.
Hunter - Tag - Hunter's tag a target so everybody can do more damage to it.
Paladin - Flash Heal - Healing move that can heal allies and itself in a pinch. High mana cost.
Warlock - Rain of Fire - Call down meteors from the sky on a target, damaging all units in the same area. Leaves a pool of lava that will hit enemies walking in that lane.
Priest - Shield - Give its allies a shield that absorbs damage only last for a while.
Shaman - Totem - put a totem that slows enemies down that walk by it for a certain amount of time.
Druid - Refresh - Give allies and itself a heal over time effect.
Boss Bandit - Summon Lacky - Calls a lacky bandit to fight on your side.
Tank Bandit - Spikes - If using a shield physical attacks against it will hurt the enemy.
Bandit - Pickpocket - Will sometimes steal money or items from enemies they are attacking.
Timothy - Annoying Hymn - Will sing a song that will heal all nearby units and hurt all nearby enemies.
Forest Hunter - Ice Shot - Shoot a long range projectile at the target that will freeze it for a time.
Brown Bear - Bite - Take a bite out of your target, it will also heal you. Requires 50 rage.
Grey Boar - Rage Stun - If the boar is charging his attacks have a chance to stun the target.

Weekly Progress

PTD2 v1.79.2  - Mystery Gift Throh and Hall of Fame Reward Tornadus - Released!

PTD2 v1.79.1  - Mystery Gift Alomomola and Hall of Fame Reward Keldeo - Released!

PTD2 v1.79 - Fuchsia Gym Challenge - Released!
  • Made Olivine Gym and World Tournament Fight 1 a bit easier by lowering the frequency of some enemy attacks and some health and speed values.
Champions TD next update - New Abilites - Level Cap at 6 - Released!

So that's what we are working on this week, got any ideas or feedback for this week's update let me know!

Monday, December 22, 2014

2015 Roadmap - What's next?

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!

Trainer Pass! Get it today!

A great way to support us while getting amazing rewards!

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 with only one visit instead of 2, essentially breed something everyday!
  • Faster Leveling - Get twice the experience on every battle!
  • Giveaways for pass holders only
You get all of this for only $1.99! One time payment! Get it today!

2015 Roadmap - What's Next?

Hi guys/gals with 2015 right around the corner I wanted to talk about our goals for 2015. I really think 2015 is going to be an amazing year for us. I'm really excited about our journey together. So I will talk about what I have in mind for PTD2 and Champions TD and even other projects beyond that.

What's Next for PTD2? (and PTD1)


Pokemon Tower Defense 2 story is done but there is still some content I want to add. Along with the Hoen Invasion you can expect an invasion day for each generation (including the first generation) along with a day that the map will have the normal Gen 2 pokemon that are supposed to be there. The Gym Challenges will still be coming out also. Something I've been wanting to add also is a map and the ability to fly to different locations for quick travel. The Iphone/Ipad version of PTD2 is also something I want to get done. Lastly I want to make an offline version of both ptd1 and ptd2. So if for any reason our servers can't survive any longer the game will still be available for all to play. (PTD2 having all generation is also good if trading is not available.) 

As far as making a PTD3, I've really wanted to make an original game for years now but unfortunately things have never worked out due to a lot of reasons. Now with Champions TD I'm finally making that step. Perhaps in the future there might be a chance to do another pokemon game but Champions TD will definitely come first.

What's Next for Champions TD?


Champions TD just come out! Play it by clicking here if you haven't played it yet and let me know what you think. In the coming year we will be adding many new levels, new loot, new bosses, new units to recruit, just new new new. I'm very excited about this game and I hope you will like it as much or even more than I do! Since this game is more unique we might have biweekly and some weekly updates to it. I also want to put it on steam, apple and android app stores. I just want as many people to enjoy it.

My thoughts right now is that the game will be free. There will be somethings you can buy but you will never have to pay to win. I want to get the auction house started soon but with so few items there isn't much of a reason yet. The next level will bring in more items and weapons so after a few more items an auction house will make sense.

I'll mainly be focusing on Champions but I haven't forgotten about Cosmoids. Originally I wanted to make Cosmoids TD right away but in Game Development things change very rapidly and you have to be able to adjust. My goal is to make a Cosmoids game in the next few years. I might not be a Tower Defense game but I promise you it will be great. Again Champions is my focus so I might not talk much about cosmoids. I do think it will be cool to see some cosmoids in Champions TD. So I might add some of them for fun into the game.

Weekly Progress

PTD2 v1.78.3 Mystery Gift Druddigon and Hall of Fame Reward Virizion Released!
  • Fixed Stats on Durant and Shaymin
  • Drastically incrased the levels of pokemon of the Hoen Invasion on Icy Path and Route 45
Champions TD next update - New Level - Meet the Hunter - Released!

PTD2 v1.78.2 Mystery Gift Durant and Hall of Fame Reward Terrakion Released!

PTD2 v1.78.1 Mystery Gift Maractus and Hall of Fame Reward Cobalion Released!

I'm very blessed to have all of you enjoying my games, let me know what you think! Sam out.