What are all these screenshots I keep seeing?
That's my game, a pokemon mmo.What does MMO mean?
Massive multiplayer online. A computer game in which a large number of players can simultaneously interact in a persistent world.Can I play? When is it out?
It's not out yet and there's no set release date. We will release it when we feel satisfied it is in state that it can be released in. I'm hoping for later this year if I can get enough finished.Can I be a beta tester?
Sorry but most probably no. We already have a couple hundred beta testers, more than we need!What do you play it in?
It's played in your browser, there is no need to download anything. Will it work on my Mac?
It works on any OS. All you need is Google Chrome, Safari or Opera.What is it being developed in? How long has it been developed? I have more technical questions also.
It's been in development for over 6 years (before I joined) in HTML5. For more technical questions please ask
. He's the genius who has created it all.Why is it called an engine?
The actual game is being created in a custom engine. My region is just one of the many regions that they hope to feature in it. The engine lets people create and add maps, create events, everything necessary to make a pokemon game. It can even be played offline.What do you mean by multiple regions?
In the intro you will be able to select which region to start in. Once you beat the Elite Four, you will be able to travel to another region. They are hoping to feature all official regions (Kanto, Johto, etc) and at the moment there are two custom regions, mine and a region called Bombur belonging to PokeFactory.What is your region called?
Atlas - a giant region that encompasses all kinds of habitats and cultures from all over the world.Will there be official pokemon like pikachu?
Not in my region. Obviously Kanto will have kanto pokemon and so on and so forth. All nintendo pokemon are fully programmed in already and fully working. So say you start in Kanto and beat the Elite Four then you could use your pikachu in my region.How many pokemon will there be in Atlas?
So far, up to 200 pokemon. These will include some of your favourites from
!Can I submit a pokemon I made?
You can! Just send me a link or whatever and I'll take a look. If I like it and think it matches the game well I might agree to add it in. Please don't be offended if I say no, I don't HAVE to do this so please be grateful for the opportunity. I want to keep the standards quite high and avoid any duplicates.I saw in the screenshots pokemon following you, will this be in the game?
YES but this is entirely optional for those who hate it (why would you?). Not only will they follow you, you can speak to them to check their happiness level. Unlike HG/SS it doesn't have to be the first pokemon, you can select any pokemon in your team to follow.Will there be any new types?
Not in my region Atlas, no. The other custom region Bombur has Light, Magic and Wind types.Will there be any new moves / abilities?
There aren't at the moment but the engine fully supports it.Is there a day/night system?
Yes and weekdays. In the future there will also be seasons and a weather system.
NPC's routines depend on the time of day. At night, windows and streetlights light up and all the npcs will be in their homes. Buildings will close when it gets too late, and you might disturb a family having dinner if you visit them at dinner time, etc. Pokemon encounters also differ with time, to a more extreme level than before.Will I be able to dress my player up as I like?
At the moment you can create your own character and add it, and in the future we are planning a customization system where you will be able to change your hair, clothes, etc.How can I help?
I'm not looking for help at the moment, sorry.Can I shower you with praise and admiration?
No I don't deserve it. But feel free to do so to
as he's the guy who's developed it all. That and all the immensely creative and talented people who have given me permission to use their pokemon.
Should have done this earlier but here we go! If you have any more questions feel free to ask here.