Completed Pokémon Nightshade

This project is complete. Any future revisions will be bug fixes or small updates.
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About
Pokémon Nightshade is made for Relic Castle's Second Winter Jam! This entry is a bit of a departure from my usual work. It's finished, it's as polished as it can be given the deadline, but I have mixed feelings on it. If any positive has come from Nightshade, it's helped me view my main projects in a different light.

I have to give much thanks to my wonderful testers @Foxowl and @PurpleZaffre for all their hard work! @Michael also did testing, but it was his assistance with coding that really helped get the core mechanics of this game off the ground.

Nightshade has around 4-5 hours of gameplay.

Summary
In this game you play as Giselle, a Ranger for Cypress Park. There is no shortage of work to be done, but Giselle has grown somewhat bored of these tasks. So, her boss gives her a challenge. By dealing with various shenanigans related to her job, Giselle can earn Park Points. These, in turn, can be used to buy Ranger Badges. Unlike mainline gym badges, the Ranger Badges have more noticeable effects. They can lower encounter rates, make eggs hatch faster, increase experience gain, and so on. Gather all 10 to become the Ultimate Park Ranger of the Universe! Or... something. Giselle's boss wasn't exactly clear on what collecting them all would accomplish...

Screenshots
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Warning
This game does contain the occasional attempt at using spooky imagery. It's just with some of the trainer sprites and overworlds. No need to fear jumpscares, or anything like that.

Features
1. Badge System: The player's main objective is to obtain all 10 badges throughout the course of the game. Some badges can be toggled on or off. Others (such as the badge that heals status effects) must be recharged at a healing point.
2. Gen 8 Pokémon. Pretty self-explanatory.
3. Park Points: This is the currency that the player can buy Ranger Badges with. Park Points are earned from doing certain tasks in-game. It's just a glorified coins system.
4. Task Log: The task log is here to keep you on track. Not sure what to do? Check your task log. Mandatory tasks are highlighted in red, and optional in blue.

Current Version - v2.0
Download

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PErPaBt2MOnN9HEVoC2-a8u9g-2qrjOW/view?usp=sharing


Discord
If you're interested in discussing your playthrough, lost, or just want to bring bugs to my attention, consider joining the Pokémon Ashen Frost server! We're a pretty chill bunch, pun fully intended. I've made a separate channel there for Nightshade.

https://discordapp.com/invite/DQjRyJN


Resource Pack
https://reliccastle.com/resources/576/


Locations of Mandatory Graphics
1. Icon - Golden Jam - Royal Jelly Item
2. Icon - DS - Modified to be Trade Stone Item
3. Icon - Letter with Wax Seal - Yew's Letter Item
4. Overworld - Male Trainer With Hat - Modified to be the character Boss. (The hat is also used by the Protagonist, Marty, and Sal for their ranger uniforms.)
5. Tile - DS - In Nickit's Shop as the Trade Stone Overworld.
6. Tile - Table with Compass Rose - Baccata Manor (Main Bedroom and Yew's Study)

Credits
[Animations]
Johto Blaziken

[Audio]
Full Playlist -
Iteachvader

[Coders]
bo4p5687
Drimer
Ekat
Golisopod User
FL
Marcello
Marin
Michael
Polectron
Sichlor
Seyuna
TechSkylander1518
Zaffre
Zerokid

[Fogs]
Deku Butler
Petals - Gifer

[Gen 8 Project]
[Compilation]
UberDunsparce

[Battle Sprites]
Luka SJ
Smogon Gen 6 Project
Smogon Gen 7 Project
Smogon Gen 8 Project

[Overworld Sprites]
Chocosrawlooid
cSc-A7X
Fernandojl Silver-Skies
Gallanty
Getsuei-H
Gizamimi-Pichu
help-14
kdiamo11
Kid1513
Kymoyonian
Kyt666
Larry Turbo
LarryTurbo
LunarDusk
Milomilotic11
MissingLukey
piphybuilder88
Pokegirl4ever
princess-pheonix
SageDeoxys
spritesstealer
Syledude
TintjeMadelintje101
TyranitarDark
Wolfang62
Zyon17

[Icon Sprites]
Alaguesia
Marin
MapleBranchWing
Larry Turbo
Leparagon

[Cries]
Marin
Rhyden
Zeak6464

[PBS]
ErwanBeurier
Golisopod Use
HM100
KyureJL
TheToxic
Zerokid

[Coders]
Aioross
DarrylBD99
ErwanBeurier
Golisopod User
HM100
KyureJL
MFilice
TheKandinavian
TheToxic
Turn20Negate
Vendily
WolfPP
lolface

[Mandatory Graphics]
Otterflooflord
Thecatwithnojob

[Pictures]
KokinohoKokeiro
Orion X
Pixabay

[Playtesters]
Foxowl
Michael
Purple Zaffre

[Trainer Overworlds]
Delta2318
Poffin Case
Tonitur20
Spherical-Ice

[Tiles]
AJ Nitro
Alistar
Aveontrainer
Bacon
Dasani
Dawn Bronze
Ekat
Heartless Dragoon
Labs
Lennybitao
Pokémon Dawn
Pokémon Reborn Team
Pokémon Rejuvenation Team
Pugsoy
Redblueyellow
Remy
RocketSeviperShadow
Seiyouh
Shyinn
The Purple Stuff
The Red-Ex
Vurtax
XDinky

[UI]
Redzagoon
silentgamer64
Thundaga and the Splice Team
Wauby

Pokémon Nightshade was created by:
Ekat
For:
Relic Castle's Second Winter Game Jam

"Pokémon Essentials" was created by:
Flameguru
Poccil (Peter O.)
Maruno

With contributions from:
AvatarMonkeyKirby
Marin
Boushy
MiDas Mike
Brother1440
Near Fantastica
FL.
PinkMan
Genzai Kawakami
Popper
Help-14
Rataime
IceGod64
SoundSpawn
Jacob O. Wobbrock
the__end
KitsuneKouta
Venom12
Lisa Anthony
Wachunga
Luka S.J. and everyone else who helped out

"RPG Maker XP" by:
Enterbrain

Pokémon is owned by:
The Pokémon Company
Nintendo
Affiliated with Game Freak

This is a non-profit fan-made game.
No copyright infringements intended.
Please support the official games!
 
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SelenaAlgor

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I wanted to know if this game is complete? And is there anymore updates? Cos I am the type of person who play the game without installing any updates
 

SelenaAlgor

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anyone can tell me the tenth spot of the digging spot? I already had nine the lady said like prehaps the abandoned mine?
 

Foxowl

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anyone can tell me the tenth spot of the digging spot? I already had nine the lady said like prehaps the abandoned mine?
The guides linked in the readme text file that comes with the game explain everything for you and should answer all your questions!
 

DivTEM

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Ekat, please teach me game making. This game is FABULOUS! I always love games that take a different take on the pokemon world. But this game is just. I don't have words. I have briefed my views about the game in the SPOILER!
1. A different take on the pokemon world.
2. The badges actually do something.
3. The story was indulging.
1. The game was a bit grindy with all the tasks
2. The game became a bit confusing in some places.
3. This is more of a glitch than a con. When I played for the first time, after defeating Sal for the final badge, I got infinite experience and my game crashed. Oddly enough, my save file also got corrupted. If you can look into it then I would really appreciate it.
 

K1ngheartz

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I'm on mobile with joiplay and the Todo list isn't really showing :( I'll switch to desktop if it's absolutely necessary but of there's a fix that anyone knows of it'd be appreciated
 
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