Creative Pokemon game making exchange?

kmb

dabbling in game design
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#1
Would anyone go for this?

I have some ideas for a couple of Pokemon fan games, but I don't want to build them myself; however, I'm willing to build an original game of a similar quality in exchange for having the fan game idea(s) built. I was wondering, would anyone like to participate in some kind of game making exchange, where, in exchange for a Pokemon hack or fan game according to my specifications, I build an original game for you of similar quality, according to your specifications?

I've been experimenting with game making, and, even though I'm not a pro programmer, I could probably build something fairly decent if you gave me the plan. In exchange, I would give you my plan.

Message me if you would like try this. I just don't feel like building my own fan games right now. My whole hangup has to do with how Nintendo reacted to Pokemon Essentials, but I still think I have some pretty neat ideas that I would like see made into a fan game at some point.
 

MGriffin

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#2
This is an interesting idea, but I'm afraid I don't have the time to take you up on the offer.

... But I wonder if you could do a "Secret Santa" themed game jam, where half-way through the games get shuffled around, or something?
 

Dragonite

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If by exchange you mean "recommend existing games that are similar to what was described," it could work, and there are in fact resources (or were at some point in history, anyway) out there on the Internet like that for Pokémon hacks/games.

If you instead mean "make a game built specifically to your spec," well . . . making games takes an awful lot of time and work. 48-hour game jams are exhausting enough and the Relic jams last a whole month, feature various degrees of experimentation and are still exhausting. You can ask around, but I wouldn't get my hopes up.

... But I wonder if you could do a "Secret Santa" themed game jam, where half-way through the games get shuffled around, or something?
I seem to recall Relic doing a round robin-type of game once, sort of like Make a Fakemon but for entire games, where people would do work on the project for like a day or so and pass it on to someone else. I don't remember what happened to it though, which probably means people got bored of it.
 
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