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Tuesday, June 1, 2021

The Battle Gem Ponies Combat Demo is Here!!


If you aren't incredibly hyped right now, you really should be. This is a monumental occasion after all! After YEARS of behind-the-scenes struggle, TENS of THOUSANDS of dollars drained from life savings, MONTHS of delays, and an incomprehensible amount of time sitting in front of computers yelling "WHHHYYYYY"... Yotes Games is proud to present...

The Battle Gem Ponies Combat Demo

​Our first public upload in 3 or 4 years after starting this entire project over after tragically losing every project file for the 2017 build. Since then this game has gone from a solo-indie project to a team-powered labor of love and it's looking all the better for it! 

We truly cannot wait to hear what you think of this battle system we're creating. 

Go ahead and give it a try! 

(It's playable on Android, Windows, Mac, and even Linux)

Bugs are being noted as we march toward our Kickstarter in August. We'll be diving headfirst into remaking overworld gameplay for the next couple months, so your feedback on this half of the game will fuel us til then. Feel free to share BGP around with anyone you know that could be into this sorta thing. It's the start of something very fun over here...

More updates to come!

For those uninitiated, this is a Pokรฉmon inspired indie game spiced up with some new mechanics like swapping & attacking on the same turn, move slots dedicated to certain types of moves, and a balanced roster where each-and-every pony is useful in combat even if you're up against the likes of legendaries.

It's a project that started back at the start of 2015 as a solo effort, then after a tragic computer loss, development started over from scratch in 2018. This Combat Demo is that reborn BGP, now backed by the expertise of a team comprised of experienced senior programmers, practiced musicians, and with your help on our Kickstarter Campaign, an armada of talented pixel animators.

Aiming to bring these equines to a mobile device near you!

In this demo you can jump into a Randomly Generated battle or Customize a VS Match Team of your very own. With the 14 ponies provided and a level cap of 50, there outta be enough content to keep everypony entertained until we get overworld mechanics up and running a couple months from now.

Here's a few things first-timers would probably like to know:
  • If something seems really odd, it's probably a bug we'd like to know about, so hit up our Bugs Unearthed Forum so we can write it down (or email
  • Click on the little notepad icons next to pony names to change them to whatever you want
  • The game isn't exactly balanced yet, so you're bound to come across some OP strategy
  • Verrow is an unstoppable monster once it gets a couple ATK boosts
  • Furum is the most THICCC ball of fluff in the game, good luck hurting it through all that
  • Poni-Bot's Missile Launch is probably the strongest move in the demo  
  • Click those "?" buttons you see all over the place, they usually reveal useful information
  • Hold the Escape key on the title screen to close the game

We've got big dreams of having Yotes Games become a game studio that can stand the test of time. Part one of that dream is making Battle Gem Ponies one of the best video games to come out of the brony fandom. Getting that just right is going to take a lot of work, so hopefully you'll enjoy watching us get there one monthly devlog at a time.

You can always see the mid-month Patreon Exclusive progress posts here!

This has been Tony Yotes, on behalf of the Yotes Games team, looking forward to seeing all the BGP Let's Plays and Livestreams. ๐Ÿ˜‰

'Til then, back to work.

Thank you, for following the development of Battle Gem Ponies.

See you guys in August, with something truly impressive.

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