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  1. June 6th, 2020: Well, with the revival of the club from its unorthodox slumber, I figured I might as well bring back the dev blog as well. Hopefully everyone is currently doing well and staying safe! It can definitely be frightening to watch/experience what's currently going on around us, that with COVID and the protests and all. 2020 will be a year to remember for sure. But enough of that, on with the actual post. Ashen Frost has had a ton of stuff in the works since our last post so I feel like it's best to just fire them off buzzword-style! The game has been fully ported and is playable in MKXP - we just have a couple minor issues to iron out but nothing too major The battle roulette, our battle tower-esque factory is fully accessible now within the Lonardo Casino, complete with random team generation and all. I've also taken the liberty of updating the battle tower sets themselves to delete the whole gen 3 aspect the current ones have going on. Encounters have been/still are being completely revamped - there are now more obtainable mons throughout the world. The game used to be very Ghost-Normal-Ice centered for the most part. We've done our best to try and remedy this though. That includes Gen 8 mons being available as well. Battles as well continue to have their balance changing - I'm definitely aiming for a tough but fair situation. Some fights that are too tough have been nerfed while others continue to be buffed. The game now has custom shinies that me and Josie have been working on! They're about 85% finished. We also take fan suggestions from people who may want to see a certain palette. Mechanics and learnsets are fully updated to Gen 8 standards. Pokemon who do not exist in Gen 8 retain their Gen 7 attributes, as expected. A whole slew of bug fixes and updates have been done on the game, ranging from a much faster happiness and experience share growth rate, to improved UI, to even small fixes like the EXP share being toggle-able from the menu now. We're really hoping to be able to release this game soon. Currently, progress sits about later-case 12 of 14/15. If all goes well, Ashen Frost will definitely have its re-release in the next coming months. Additionally, I'd like to remind everyone that the discord is probably the best spot to get updated info quickest. It's pretty active so come by and say hello if you feel like it! But uh, that's all from me. I'll drop some screenshots down below but I think that's it! Cheers!
  2. A game by @Michael_ and @Ekat Introduction: It's about time I brought the club back from its incorporeal state. Pokémon Ashen Frost, formerly Pokémon Present, revolves around Sylvester, a kind, albeit surly, officer-turned-detective in Riverview City. Sylvester works alongside his not-quite-canine unit, Swinub, to solve minor cases. Tracking down missing cheques and ice sculpture vandals doesn't come without risks, however; the frigid metropolis is home to ordinary people and criminals alike. To uncover the truth, Sylvester steps on the toes of some of the city's most important figureheads... as well as the mafia's." Features: A story-driven plot consisting of 14-15 cases, involving searching for clues, presenting evidence and solving mysteries A fully fledged case system, complete with its own ui and features Pokémon from Gen 1-8 available A continuously expanding city to explore, complete with a ton of side content Reborn AI and field effects to keep players on their toes An optimization area to allow any party member to become battle-ready in no time! An overworld encounter system, with areas involving wild grass being very far and few between A unique battle tower system, complete with random teams akin to the battle factory as well as its own field effect Fully functional and running on MKXP, yielding improved performance and modular screensizes Screenshots: Download: Following Progress: Progress can be followed in a number of places. Some notable options include joining our Discord Server where the most up to date news is posted and following our Twitter. Above all though, hopefully this project looks interesting to you. If you've read through this far, thanks for checking out the game! Hopefully you'll hear back from us soon with the release! Cheers! Credits:
  3. Finally got around to updating the op with some appropriate images!
  4. I always just thought Erick's hair was a reference to Sonic. Who knows though. Going back to this, there are Zorua, Pangoro and a Golden Apple statue in the Garufan Ruins underneath Carotos mountain. So it seems to be related to them in some way.
  5. Quality update time! Much like Reborn, I have also taken the liberty of porting AF to MKXP. It took ages and made me want to die on multiple occasions but behold! Better framerates! Yeah, it's not a big update but oh well.
  6. He probably just has a team for testing battles, as opposed to a team at that point in the game. As for Aelita, she probably doesn't have dependency set (didn't partner up) because Jan skipped that event, meaning that he wouldn't be fighting with her.
  7. So uh, dev update time since it's been a few weeks. As of yesterday, Case 11 is now complete! Only two or so more to go before the re-release. We've also taken the liberty to add custom shinies to the game, knowing that's a thing that people like - so uh, here's some of my favourites: I've also been continuing to mess around with Pokémon teams and such. I've considered adding difficulty modes so if anyone sees this and that's something they wouldn't mind, feel free to let me know. Also unrelated to dev progress itself but I've recently had some art commissioned of some of the characters in AF. I like how they turned out and I'll link each piece back to their respective pages as well. If you like the work, consider checking the artists out. Please note this contains spoiler characters up to Case 8: Just a reminder that we have a discord server. If you'd like to stay more up to date on information as opposed to sporadic dev posts like this, I'd recommend you check it out. But that's all from me, until next time! Cheers!
  8. The majority of Pokémon fangames run on a program called Pokemon Essentials which is a kit built for development in RPG Maker XP. Reborn was recently ported to MKXP which was originally a recreation of the RMXP player to run on Linux systems, but has since been rebuilt to support newer versions of Ruby (the coding language of RMXP) in an attempt to improve performance.
  9. OBS tends to be the preferred screen capture software for those who don't care to spend money. ShareX and Gyazo are also decent options.
  10. You have a zipped file of the game folder saved, don't you? Just extract the game again. Although this thread has absolutely nothing to do with modding the game so for next time, you should probably make your own thread.
  11. I mean, there's always just the chance that their life energy isn't necessarily sucked out completely. That's why they become stones - they're thrown into a stasis.
  12. But moving away from Geara, seeing as this thread is about villains, do you guys think that Neved is gonna get more screentime in this upcoming version, seeing as its implied we're returning to Neverwinter? He's kinda disappeared from the plot since the escape from Blacksteeple. He makes his motivations abundantly clear so I'm curious if the consequences of his complete failure in the prison, and to see if he was reprimanded for the uprising.
  13. I mean, it would make sense, he is Indriad's adopted son after all. Although that's a weird relationship to begin with because he doesn't seem to hate Indriad while he loathes Narcissa for not being related to him. As it was mentioned in the status thread, he's also the one to kill the player so there's the chance that due to this relationship with Indriad, he knows more than he lets on about certain aspects. That brings up something else though. If Madame X is portrayed as an All-knowing dictator, how doesn't she realize that Ren and in this case, Geara, are moles. Does she not view them as threats or is she intended to be investigated. Another random note on this regard is that both Geara and Madame X have red eyes and Madame X mentions failing her father. Maybe there could be relation there as well.
  14. In reference to Angie: You also forgot to mention Isha as well in terms of villains. Whose motivation is basically to preserve And maintain his success rate. Nothing really groundbreaking there.
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