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Battle Gem Ponies
 
 
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Genre: RPG
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
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Steam Greenlight is Over...
So, the campaign ends here...

Battle Gem Ponies didn't make it through Greenlight, but a lot of improvements were made thanks to the criticism received here. (Big thanks to everyone who voted and left motivating comments or helpful critiques!)

It's time to move the project forward with Steam Direct instead! New demos will still be coming as the game continues to take shape, and you can expect to see the final version available by December.

You can continue following this game's development at: http://www.yotesgames.com
Hope to deliver this game to all of you real soon!

Here's Why This Game is Legally Safe
Description
Release date: Late 2017

    Meet your very own super-powered, shape-shifting pony and embark on a journey to become the Pinto region’s next Prime Champion! This is a turn-based RPG adventure featuring cute companions, captivating action, strategic combat, virtually no grinding, and surprisingly few horse puns.

    This is a project still in the early stages of development and currently functions more like a tech demo than a carefully crafted adventure. Each and every bit of feedback is going to help shape the game's design, how characters look, and how the story develops as new updates are released month-by-month to showcase the game's progress.

    Being developed by just one Tony Yotes puts a harsh limit on the scope of things, but any additions and alterations within a recent graduate's ability can be placed on the development schedule. The goal here is to make the best pony collecting RPG there is, after all. Having a few bad ideas thrown out or redesigned will only benefit the game in the end. So regarding the dev schedule, the features listed below explain what's currently planned for the final release.



    • Fully Animated Battle RPG! -
      Every single pony and attack is uniquely animated to bring these pixel art battles to life!
    • Explore a Vast World! -
      An enormous, vibrant region awaits! Travel through deserts, mountains, forests, graveyards, and underwater temples on your quest through the Pinto region.
    • Power Up Your Pony! -
      Form a powerful bond with your shapeshifting pony companion and watch it grow stronger, learn awesome new moves, and take on the toughest of enemies.
    • Travel with Your Pony! -
      Surf across oceans and lakes with swift-swimming ponies. Teleport to the nearest Health Center whenever you like with a simple phone call. You can even relax for a few seconds and see how your pony friend is feeling about your current location and situation.
    • Customize Your Team! -
      Choose who you take into battle from a selection of 60 Ponies and their Ultra Forms. You can alter their moves, stats, and equipment to become an unbeatable trainer!
    • Hundreds of Different Moves! -
      Using attacks assigned to your pony's Light, Heavy, Status, and Tutor slots makes you think more carefully about which moves to take into battle.
    • Discover the Secrets of the Legendary Alicorns! -
      Powerful, winged unicorns that draw their power from the heavens are said to be the strongest ponies to ever live. People have wanted to harness their power for personal gain since ancient times. With recent advancements in technology, however, it might be easier than ever for their power to fall into the wrong hands...
    • Hunt Down the Wild Alphas! -
      Special versions of wild ponies roam the map, and these alpha ponies are far stronger than the ones that lurk in the grass. Each one will have a special interaction with you before your one and only chance to capture their powers for yourself!
    • Crank Up the Difficulty! -
      Can't expect everyone you fight to be a pushover. You’ll have your skills tested by expert Mavens and fight for your life against the evil Paragon Cartel. And if you find those too easy, you can always try the much more challenging Oatmeal Mode where your fallen ponies don't come back.



      Available on PC, Mac, Linux, & Android on Itch.io:
      Expect Weekly DevLogs and Monthly Updates as the project comes together. Aiming to release to mobile and PC platforms by August 2017.











      Popular Discussions View All (3)
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      Jan 19 @ 9:40am
      It may be time to talk to a lawyer
      Chara the Explorer
      4
      Apr 16 @ 2:45pm
      Trustability.
      [(FM)] Khilseith
      0
      Jan 20 @ 4:16am
      Few Things I Noticed In Beta
      gamerhoofster-pony
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      230 Comments
      Like TF2 and Fire Emblem, Pokémon was the first to put this mod of elements in battle.
      We can't say it's a rip-off.
      ♫ Chanceler64 ♫ Jul 7 @ 8:16am 
      Totally not a Pokemon rip-off.
      Scheggia ITA Jun 20 @ 7:57am 
      Good bye Green Light And welcome steam direct.



      Yotes Games  [author] Jun 16 @ 11:21pm 
      The game may have lost it's chance to get on Steam via Greenlight, I'll be trying again with Steam Direct once the game is actually complete later this year.

      More about that here:
      http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/updates/832231737/1496893990
      Fifty Jun 14 @ 6:44am 
      @Silverstream
      Even so, this game is a fault line with the whole legal matter still being a concern, and Valve probably noticed it a while ago. However, I would be more than happy to be proven wrong on the entire thing and play this game in the future, but I have high doubts that'll ever happen.

      Come now, if you haven't seen that I was here to pick on a meaningless fight on that part, then what else is there?
      Silverstream Jun 13 @ 6:04pm 
      @Fifty

      Sure, it "might" have a "lower possibility" of making it. Even if you're right about both, there is still a chance. There's no need to mourn the loss of it before Valve actually responds.

      Also, ending your sentence by calling someone a kid or a child doesn't strengthen your argument it makes you look condecending and/or silly depending on the actual age of who you're talking to, and rude regardless.
      Fifty Jun 13 @ 10:08am 
      @Silverstream
      Let's face it; this might have even a lower possibility to pass through Steam Direct.

      Plus, if you need to be spoonfed that, then you're hopleless, child.
      Scheggia ITA Jun 13 @ 2:01am 
      Good bye Green Light and welcome steam direct.



      Silverstream Jun 12 @ 6:08pm 
      @Fifty

      Just because it never got Greenlit, doesn't mean it won't get on Steam. The Valve staff said they would look through the un-Greenlit games and decide for themselves what will and won't get on.

      Also, how do you know DaringVulpix™ is a kid, kid?
      Fifty Jun 12 @ 4:14pm 
      A shame that this will never make it to the market. RIP.


      @DaringVulpix™ Hope you're happy, kid.