Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Pokemon Off White to become open source

I think it's about time for POW to "grow up" and become more than what it currently it by going open source. For version 5, I have been working towards this goal. While I've wanted to go open source for awhile now, the way POW is structured is unsuitable for public involvement, due to how messy and amateur it is. It is the byproduct of a learning experience.

As I've been working on that new game I mentioned a few posts ago, I've learned the joys of programming in a more proper method, and now, coming back to work on POW, it's irritating. So, ever since releasing 4.4.11, I've been working on rewriting POW into hierarchical, encapsulated/modular code structure (which, btw, might have the side-effect of correcting a few troublesome bugs that are a consequence of the way things currently work).

Once I'm done with that, I plan on starting up a github to host POW's source files. Those with programming expertise could contribute to the programming side of things (AS3, similar to javascript), and those with the tools to create flash vector animations could download the .fla and see what they can do in there. Contributions to the official release would need to go through the usual QA and approval process by me, although there would be nothing stopping people from making their own unofficial variants of the game.

The coding process could take awhile, and I wouldn't expect any art news for the next month. And I'd be curious to know if anyone here would be seriously interested in getting involved with the open source version of POW once it's ready. Leave a comment ;)

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Pokemon: Off White 4.4.11

The non-beta version has been posted. It fixes the panting noise bug, the latias cum button toggles a cum visibly layer now, and the thought bubbles in scene mode can be toggled on/off.

Available on FA
Direct link

Ninetales breeder mode is next in v5, and will likely also include a few showcase as well. There may be another big change as well for v5 but I'm not ready to go into details about it just yet!

For those of you who pledged to me on patreon, chances are there won't be any pledge processing this month as I don't expect v5 to be ready before the month is over. So no new vote.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

August poll results

Well this was a close one!

Eevee: 80
Fennekin: 81
Shaymin: 68

And the raw votes were actually 21-23-20 (the above results factors in the $1 per 1 vote system, max 5).

This poll was for a bunch of small pokemon in a bounce scene, where the trainer holds onto her and bounces her. Completely in an innocent, playful manner, I'm sure!

As for when... well, Ninetales comes first, so, sometime after v5.0.

And Eevee and Shaymin...? Eevee was already planned to at least be in a showcase animation, and I think I might do the same for Shaymin too.