Pokémon Academy Life (Fan Game) [Demo v1.0.2c]

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Re: Pokémon Academy Life (Fan Game) [12/13/15 Prologue Demo]

#76 Post by Jae » Tue Jan 12, 2016 4:01 pm

Little scene teaser. Don't click if you want no hints whatsover.

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Re: Pokémon Academy Life (Fan Game) [12/13/15 Prologue Demo]

#77 Post by Jae » Sun Feb 07, 2016 5:57 am

Lots of work's been going into this project. Still shooting for a February release of the next public update.


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Re: Pokémon Academy Life (Fan Game) [12/13/15 Prologue Demo]

#78 Post by Ghost of Crux » Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:05 am

I was initially VERY interested because 1) I am a huge fan of Pokemon, and 2) I am a HUGE fan of PokeSpe, and 3) HOLY SHIT THAT CAST. I am surprised you went that far, honestly, but I am pleased. Falkner is there.

I'm downloading the demo right now, so I'll be back to post some feedback probably. Gotta love that Blue screenshot, though. It's beautiful.
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Re: Pokémon Academy Life (Fan Game) [12/13/15 Prologue Demo]

#79 Post by lath » Sun Feb 14, 2016 2:07 pm

Well, hello baby!

Consider yourself supported. Morally. From a distance.

Good luck

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Re: Pokémon Academy Life (Fan Game) [12/13/15 Prologue Demo]

#80 Post by camisteja » Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:17 pm

So, uh, I'm curious; will there be rivals on certain romantic routes? For example: Brendan is your rival for May or Silver is your rival for Lyra.

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Re: Pokémon Academy Life (Fan Game) [2/29/16 Demo v1.0.2]

#81 Post by Jae » Mon Feb 29, 2016 6:38 am

DEMO VERSION 1.0.2 IS LIVE!

Download link »» bit.ly/1Q8tE1S

Pokémon Academy Life (visual novel) - DEMO VERSION 1.0.2 NOTES


IMPORTANT:
For those who have previous demo versions installed, you must start over from the beginning of the game in order to play this demo in full. Many internal variables were changed, added or removed, impacting many parts of the game. If you attempt to load an old save file, it is highly likely you will encounter bugs or your game will crash.

Plus, we rewrote some parts of the prologue section so you might as well take another ride through it!

There is no doubt that there will be some kind of bug or inconsistency somewhere in the game. If you spot anything, report it to pokemonvisualdev@gmail.com. Your assistance is much appreciated!

VERSION NOTES:

List of changes from 1.0.1c:
- Many prologue scenes were rewritten.
- One new scene added to the prologue.
- Several prologue scenes were overhauled or extended.
- Numerous animation transitions fixed; some may still exist.
- Various GUI elements streamlined.

New content in 1.0.2:
- New scenes that carry on through the first day of classes.
- New characters and CG art implemented.
- Huge number of alternate dialogue paths based on choices.

CLOSING WORDS:
Thanks to everyone who have offered their support. Knowing there are quite literally thousands of you out there wishing us the best keeps us going. While a single linear playthrough in this version might not last more than three hours or so depending on your reading speed, there is an insane number of different side-routes you can take. The game is still in its infancy, believe it or not, and we just managed to finish setting the foundation.

From this point forward, we will be going all-out in terms of writing for plot and story progression. Engines are also being developed to add depth to the game. The next version may take a while for release so in the meantime, play the crap out of this version, report all the bugs you encounter if you can (we'll try to implement the fixes when we can and put out a cleaned up version when possible), and stay tuned for more news.

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Re: Pokémon Academy Life (Fan Game) [2/29/16 Demo v1.0.2]

#82 Post by Moon20 » Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:10 am

Finally are the demo released, I have waited long time for to play the demo.
I'm going to play the demo right away when I'm coming back home to Vikersund since I have been visit my grandparents and shall home today.

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Re: Pokémon Academy Life (Fan Game) [2/29/16 Demo v1.0.2]

#83 Post by lunacy » Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:48 pm

Uh question will this game ever have female protagonist or is red the only main character

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Re: Pokémon Academy Life (Fan Game) [2/29/16 Demo v1.0.2]

#84 Post by Jae » Wed Mar 02, 2016 2:45 am

lunacy wrote:Uh question will this game ever have female protagonist or is red the only main character
No female player character. We don't have the bandwidth to basically double our workload.

A female player character will mean twice the dialogue, completely different set of roommates, and completely new sets of routes.

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Re: Pokémon Academy Life (Fan Game) [2/29/16 Demo v1.0.2]

#85 Post by Poyox4 » Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:33 pm

Jae wrote:
lunacy wrote:Uh question will this game ever have female protagonist or is red the only main character
No female player character. We don't have the bandwidth to basically double our workload.

A female player character will mean twice the dialogue, completely different set of roommates, and completely new sets of routes.
I know that the game is still in progress, but is there any hope of there being a girl version of Pokemon Academy Life? One of the trademarks of the Pokemon series is that you can play as a male or a female, so it would be disappointing (at least for the heterosexual female Pokemon fanbase out there) if a girl version wasn't made available. I'm not asking you to work on it now obviously, but it's something to think about for the future.

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Re: Pokémon Academy Life (Fan Game) [2/29/16 Demo v1.0.2]

#86 Post by Jae » Fri Mar 04, 2016 11:00 pm

Poyox4 wrote:
Jae wrote:
lunacy wrote:Uh question will this game ever have female protagonist or is red the only main character
No female player character. We don't have the bandwidth to basically double our workload.

A female player character will mean twice the dialogue, completely different set of roommates, and completely new sets of routes.
I know that the game is still in progress, but is there any hope of there being a girl version of Pokemon Academy Life? One of the trademarks of the Pokemon series is that you can play as a male or a female, so it would be disappointing (at least for the heterosexual female Pokemon fanbase out there) if a girl version wasn't made available. I'm not asking you to work on it now obviously, but it's something to think about for the future.
It will quite literally be the last thing on the backburner.

In essence, for us that is the equivalent of remaking the entire game. Redo ALL the dialogue. Redo ALL the routes. Redo ALL the animations and scenes. We can't even fathom it right now.

It's a cinch for the official games. Why? The protagonist doesn't talk and both the male and female characters are blank cardboards. The story doesn't change with which gender you pick. You meet the same people and do the same things. That's not the case here.

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Re: Pokémon Academy Life (Fan Game) [2/29/16 Demo v1.0.2]

#87 Post by Zelan » Sun Mar 06, 2016 5:18 pm

Poyox4 wrote:
Jae wrote:
lunacy wrote:Uh question will this game ever have female protagonist or is red the only main character
No female player character. We don't have the bandwidth to basically double our workload.

A female player character will mean twice the dialogue, completely different set of roommates, and completely new sets of routes.
I know that the game is still in progress, but is there any hope of there being a girl version of Pokemon Academy Life? One of the trademarks of the Pokemon series is that you can play as a male or a female, so it would be disappointing (at least for the heterosexual female Pokemon fanbase out there) if a girl version wasn't made available. I'm not asking you to work on it now obviously, but it's something to think about for the future.
Speaking as a heterosexual female Pokémon fan, I honestly don't care if I'm playing as a dude or a girl. :P

I understand if playing as the opposite gender makes some people feel uncomfortable, and of course you are entitled to not play the game if you choose. However, remember that the main character isn't supposed to represent you - it represents Red. Would you read a book where the main protagonist is a guy? I'm going to go out on a limb and say that you probably would. Visual novels are similar to books in may ways. ^_^

TL;DR, The main character doesn't represent you, but it's your choice whether or not to play. c:

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Re: Pokémon Academy Life (Fan Game) [2/29/16 Demo v1.0.2]

#88 Post by MimirollCookie » Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:14 pm

Played the demo. Seems like an interesting game!
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Re: Pokémon Academy Life (Fan Game) [2/29/16 Demo v1.0.2]

#89 Post by Jae » Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:46 pm

Can't believe it's been six months since development started.



Still a long road ahead. Have to thank everyone who's been supporting us along the way.

As a reminder, we're still looking for experienced writers to help with progressing the game's plot. There's just so much writing involved, it's going to take a really long time for just one person. If you or anyone you know who's interested in the Pokémon franchise, please see here for more information: http://bit.ly/PALwriting

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Re: Pokémon Academy Life (Fan Game) [2/29/16 Demo v1.0.2]

#90 Post by Zelan » Wed Jun 22, 2016 3:07 pm

YOOOOOOOO THE GAME GRUMPS ARE PLAYING THIS! (warning for mature language up the wazoo):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUzh6DQlS8E

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