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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Battle Gem Ponies (March DevLog): Corona Con Cancellation Craze


Some crazy new decade we're having, huh? Should come as no surprise now that delays and scrapped plans are happening left and right, even here at little ol' Yotes Games, thanks to ya homeboy COVID-19.

Get some details on how we're handling the situation below.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Babscon 2020 is Cancelled, but the Show MUST Go On!


Unfortunately, the Babscon Arcade Showcase won't be happening this year. But we're going to make the most of this and take some extra time to get an even more polished Battle Gem Ponies combat demo out to everyone over the convention season!

Hope you can look forward to it with us!

- Yotes Games Dev Team

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Battle Gem Ponies (February DevLog): Fully Functional Battles!


... Aaaand one month full of crunch later, we've got battles! Actual working in-game battles! You can swap forms, use moves, alter stats, drain meters, and everything! Some visual effects are still a bit rough but all that's coming in the polish stage. The most important bit right now is getting the logic behind everything working as intended.


Now, some of the special side-effect calculations have yet to be implemented, but we've thought through all the dirty details and are confident about knocking them out over the next month. That way we'll be stepping into April with everything the demo will need plus an extra week of polish to spare!

Come see where all the love and long post-workday hours are going to. This past month was a straight up plentiful one in terms of results!


Friday, January 31, 2020

Battle Gem Ponies (January DevLog): Battle System Framework


Rapid progress continues. We've got menus up and running better than ever, some really polished placeholders, fleshed out design notes, charts and graphs for pony stats, hundreds of character animation files, and most of the math behind the revamped battle system!

You'll need to get more info below the break, cuz this one's gonna be a doozy.