I might drop the interactive battles from my WoC series. With .SWF support being dropped from browsers in the future, it's likely that the later episodes won't be able to have it anyway. But let's look at some stats.
Episode 8 on Newgrounds has 117,000 veiws but only 658 people earned the Medal from the interactive battle.
Episode 9 on NG has 2700 views and less then 100 people participated in the interactive battle.
I have no way of knowing how many people played the interactive version on DeviantArt, but I barely have a following on there (only 254 veiws on ep 9). Of course, youtube doesn't do the interactivity anyway.
The interactive battles are cool, but they increase production time substantially and the programming tends to burn me out quickly, which makes me not want to work on it.
What do you think?
I recently revived my Pokemon World of Chaos series and what remaining fans I have are calling for me to bring back real voice actors. Scouting VAs hasn't yielded too much luck, so I'm putting out a casting call. You can find the details here:
I've finally updated my website after 3 years. Unlike before where I used a web page making program, this one is coded from scratch by me using HTML5 and CSS.
Work on ep 10 is coming along nicely. The hunt for voice actors is not. Almost no one I've asked has replied to me. I know fans want voices, but at this rate, it may not happen.
I am currently working on the animation for episode 10 and the remake of episode 2.
I'll be seeking VAs for these episodes once the animation is finished (since I have a tendency to change the script as I animate). Not only that, but I'll be seeking VAs for episode 9 and 1 remake as well.
My Patreon is created. Please support me so I can give the VAs a little compensation! Thanks!
Pokemon: World of Chaos episode 9 is finally here after a 5 year wait. Too be honest, I was never able to settle on a script for this one that I felt was the best. It went through many rewrties and such. Part of the reason it took so long. Plus I wanted to switch the series to fully animated, but I see now that it will only get finished if I stick with sprites. Anyway, check it out.
The format I'm using now seems pretty solid, so I'll probably stick with it for the rest of the series. The series is based on the B/W & B/W2 games, although a few new pokemon and things from the newer games may make an appearance.
I just released a remastered version of WoC episode 1. I plan on remastering episodes 1-5, adding interactive battles and computer voices. I'm redoing these because I still get requests to upload 1-5 to youtube, and I originally didn't because there were no voices, just text. But these releases will all lead up to the release of episodes 9 & 10 (FINALLY)!
Sorry about the 5 year hiatus. Not really much to say about it. Lack of motivation, full time job, time flies, etc. But I really do want to finish the series.
I'm using computer generated voices now, I know it's a step down, but I have 16 more eps to make (not counting the remasters of 2-5) and I'm already 5 years behind. Doing my own computer voices is just easier and faster. Sacrifice quality for speed, you know how it is. I am including a button on the menu in the SWF version to change the dialogue between voices, gibberish, or none.
Anyway, go check out the new version and let me know what you think. Again sorry to any remaining fans for the hiatus.
Yes, ep 9 & 10 of WoC are coming. Slowly but surely. I didn't work on it over the summer like I hoped. Mostly just a lack of motivation coupled with my full time job as a manger leaves me exhausted after work. So on and so forth.
I'm not really impressed with Pokemon Go for a few reasons.
1: It's heats up my phone and eats up my battery, even in battery saver mode.
2: It doesn't explain how to play it. I had to watch videos online to learn the game.
3: I drove around Greenville the other day to get out of the house and find some Pokemon. I found none. Apparently Poke don't appear in parking lots. Found two gyms, but no wild poke. All the pokemon I have caught so far has been sitting at home. Except for a Scyther I caught at my real life gym. Apparently they expect people to hike into to the woods with real life beasties to find the Pokemon.
4: Kind of glitchy. Sometimes it freeze right after I catch a poke and I lose them. I tried to challenge one of the gyms, but my char kept running all over the place even though I was standing still, and it kept telling me "too far from gym".
5: This is likely intentional, but the amount of Pokeballs you have won't keep up with your level and you'll will have to pay real money for them eventually. Especially if you can't find any new Pokemon
Maybe I'm just doing something wrong. Once, I think the game was designed for use in Japan just like StreetPass. It's a small country and most people walk everywhere, whereas in America, unless you live in a big city, you'll probably have to drive to get around.
Hey, just a quick update for anyone who still cares about my Pokemon: World of Chaos series. I can confirm that episode 9 & 10 are both in production at tandem and I've finished scene 2 on both.
Sorry for the four year hiatus, I'll give a more in depth explanation of what took so long when I release ep 9 & 10. In a nutshell, I was planning on remaking the series fully animated, but my lack of skill held me back (among other things), and I eventually realized it would never happen. I love Pokemon and I got sick of the bitter feeling in the back of my mind everytime I saw something Pokemon related, especially Gardevoir, so I decided to finsh the series with sprites.
I'm dropping the voices and going back to text boxes so that I can finish the episodes quickly. I am working on programming a "gibberish generator" similar to animal crossing for the voices though.
Again, sorry for the wait and I appreciate the patience of my fans.
*ep 9 & 10 will feature interactive menus requiring you to watch the film to unlock scenes etc. etc.*
It's kind of annoying when people make alt accounts just to praise their own work. Also, I thought it says in the PM that managers are supposed to be able to respond to reviews? But in all the projects I've been a manager for (not owner) I can't reply to comments.