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Friday, July 29, 2016

Scrapped: BGP Online Multiplayer (for now...)

     After juggling the options around in my head for a couple months I've decided to scrap online battles in Battle Gem Ponies. At least for the first game in the series. I'm shrinking the scope to avoid further delays and putting the focus on local PvP for now.

     Get more details on why this is going down and how much cooler it'll be with more time to bake by taking a look below.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Battle Gem Ponies DevLog #82 (Geez, It's Like All I Ever Talked About Was BronyCon)

     Spent most of the week dealing with some serious personal stuff and spent the weekend playing some new games I've been meaning to try for a long time. Namely INSIDE, Crawl, Nidhogg, Lethal League, OFF, The Stanley Parable, and Freedom Planet. With a diverse range of games like that fresh in my mind all the indie juices are fired up and I'm eager to leave my mark on the industry.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Rolling with the Punches (BronyCon 2016)

     I had a great time at BronyCon, but there was a little hurdle I tripped over that weekend...

     I had a gamedev's worst nightmare on what I was building up as the most glorious day of my life. Technical issues... See how they destroyed me and/or made me stronger below the break.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Battle Gem Ponies DevLog #81 (BronyCon Aftermath)

     Long silence, huh? Took a while for my determination to kick back in after post-con depression dragged me under like a hungry Kraken. The first draft of this post being deleted just as I hit the publish button yesterday didn't help motivate me either.

     I'm ready to talk about BronyCon now and get back to BGP after a solid week of no gamedev! Get some belated BronyCon details below!

Friday, July 8, 2016

Download: Battle Gem Ponies Demo 5 (BronyCon Build)

     The BronyCon panel is happening today and to celebrate, the newest version is now available for Android, PC, and Mac platforms! The panel attendees will get to see a live demonstration, but those of you at home get to enjoy some pony gaming fun today too!

     This game should be gamepad friendly (and if not, tell me in the Bug Report forums). Next update will feature tons of little touches and activities to do in the overworld as well as a bunch of new ponies to battle with and capture. Thanks for keeping up with the game's development and enjoy playing BGP Demo 5.0!

You can download the latest BGP Build on!

Or watch the New Trailer on YouTube!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Battle Gem Ponies DevLog #80 (Showtime...)

     This is it. I fly away tomorrow, reunite with friends the next afternoon, and face the crowd the day after. After working my fingers to the bone (well, more like my legs and wrists from this intense sitting position) people will finally get to see my labor of love. Emphasis on labor because this is mentally exhausting.

     The trailer is done and I'll be rounding up bugs to the very last day. I'll probably even work on the plane. Whatever it takes to ensure this game is impressive on Friday.

Friday, July 1, 2016

See You at BronyCon!! (With Battle Gem Ponies Demo 5!)

     The BronyCon schedule has been posted and the Battle Gem Ponies is listed on Day 1! The panel will be hosted in the Hall of the Planets next Friday at 3:30pm and we couldn't be any more hyped to show you all how far the game has come since last year.

If you want to know what you're in for, you can check out Last Year's Panel on YouTube.