I'm Scooter, and I've been a lurker in the fangame community since I was a little kid. Today, I'm proud to finally put out a (rather buggy) demo of a project I've been working on in my spare time over the last few months, Pokemon Ethereal!
In the World of Pokemon, most regions adhere to an archaic league structure, in which a trainer proves themselves a master by overcoming specified trials, the 8 gyms and the elite four. In the region of Aetherius however, this structure has faded out over the years, slowly finding itself replaced by a more modern tournament system, in which trainers prove themselves in a tournament circuit that brings them all the way around the region. You begin your Pokemon journey at the urging of your friend and new roommate, Jimmy Jimerson, and find yourself thrust into the tournament circuit through a series of strange events.
Overview: Originally, Ethereal started as a semi-serious episodic story, but as I left the drawing board, I decided I didn't want that, and slowly shaped it into a comedy in the style of Hitchhikers Guide to The Galaxy. My primary inspiration along with my favorite fangame of all time, Pokemon Snakewood. All of the people who I've had play the game have enjoyed the humor (Except my roommate who hates fun and didn't read any of the dialogue) and I'm hoping this brings as much joy to you all as it did to them.
(Note that I haven't really had a chance to test many parts of the game, so the actual balance is probably very off, and there may be a lot of glitches. I'd love it if anyone who plays through my labour of love could point those out to me <3)
"Yea that one line was pretty funny" - My cousin
"I didn't actually get a chance to play it yet" - My brother
"Oh this is what you were working on at 4 AM? Cool" - My roomate
I've honestly done a pretty bad job of compiling credits, since I originally didn't intend to release this. I will actively be updating this section, and if I miss someone, please point it out! I've also linked to specific works in cases where I thought it was more appropriate, let me know if this needs to be changed.
(Version 0.9 https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxiGeOCLDDzxMmhmUTFtSkdZU2c/view?usp=sharing)
ALSO: I'm looking for someone with art skill to help me give the game a more definitive art style and maybe help with my mapping. I'm also open to anyone else who would like to contribute. Shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can talk!