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Wednesday, December 21, 2022

YotesMark Patreon's 5-Year Anniversary! (2017 - 2022)

It's our Patreon Anniversary! (From 2017 to 2022...)

It's amazing how far we've come and how long we've kept going despite the hurdles.📈

Big THANKS to EVERY backer keeping this #indiedev dream afloat! 🛳️🥳

[ Join the Stampede!🐎➡️:

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

The Finished, Fully Animated 3D Ponatina Model by DJTHED!!

The Ponatina model by DJTHED is coming along great! With the core setup complete we're free to animate her however we please.  And what could be a better start than a smooth idle, smiling at the camera, and showing off a mighty KICK all-in-one!

So we got crackin' on just that.

Monday, December 12, 2022

What makes a game like Pokémon Scarlet or Violet so dang FUN despite all the cut corners?

Pokémon SV has me thinking about what order to put Game Direction priorities in... 🤔

(List & Thoughts below the break!)

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Continued Work on the 3D Ponatina Model by DJTHED

The Ponatina model by DJTHED is coming along great! With the core setup complete we're free to pose and animate her however we like. Just keeping aware that each render is costly and takes time to "print" out so we can't do it forever without an infinite budget.

This 4K Battle Gem Pony was made based on DJ's existing pony template he's already spent years perfecting, so basically the unique mane was the newest/hardest part. But even this streamlined commission experience has foreshadowed just how tough it'd be to get all the BGP characters done up this way. So it's a good thing we're not planning on jumping to 3D til we're a comfortable couple sequels deep into things and could stretch a budget for it.

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Beginning Work on a 3D Ponatina Model Commission by DJTHED!

If you've been a backer of the BGP project, you've known for a while now exactly what we've been up to with guy in the thumbnail here. But to everyone else, we've got some big news on a fun little commissioned side project we'd like to share!

Find out more beyond the break below!

Sunday, October 30, 2022

The BGP Development Journey So Far... (As of 2022)


A Retrospective on Battle Gem Ponies Development is up on our YouTube channel now. This marks 2 years since Psyaryu joined the project as lead dev and we've been chipping away at the task list every day since... 

It's been a VERY long stay in development hell, but we're well on our way out. Hopefully this project will be all-wrapped up by 2024 and we'll be starting fresh on what's next!

Monday, October 24, 2022

BGP is Coming to MAGFest 2023!!

We're In!! 🤩🌟

Battle Gem Ponies will be at MAGFEST in January! 🎧🎮👾

Looking forward to constructing our biggest, best booth yet and putting BGP in front of more eyes than ever before. Hopefully we'll see a few of YOU guys there as well with our brand new demo on display!

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

BGP Demo Gameplay Footage 2022 (A Wild Furum Attacks!)

Here's a look at some Battle Gem Ponies Gameplay from the latest demo! It shows off a wild battle encounter against the ever-so-fluffy Furum and the new Paper Mario inspired level up upgrade selection.

Friday, September 16, 2022

The Big Rebrand: Yotes Games is Now YotesMark

Some people have been wondering what's up with the name change, so why not answer it here?

To keep it concise, it's about looking way into the future. Beyond making games alone. Could be shows, movies, toys, board games, conventions, anything involving delivering people a good time. As well as any number of other business ventures to keep this thing independent and afloat as we strive to create the best of the best in entertainment.

We could talk at length about this and the overall vision for hours on end someday, but perhaps for now it's best to be vague and just focus on getting the immense amount of work to be done out of the way so everyone can just see what we mean.

The past 10 years have basically just been practice for what's to come. And we look forward to having the YotesMark name really mean something to millions of people someday.

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Battle Gem Ponies Kickstarter 1 Year Later...

Check out this video about the development journey so far and the upcoming changes to how we do things here at YotesMark.

If you're in a rush, the short summary is that the game won't be out for another 12-16 months, the merch store is closing in October so if you want extra shirts better grab 'em now, the physical Kickstarter rewards will start going out in October (excluding all the stuff that won't come 'til release), and we have far reaching plans to make Battle Gem Ponies a full-fledged series when this is all said and done.

We're looking forward to all the updates to come over the next year and are eternally grateful for every backer's help in making it possible.

Thank you all so much, for following the development of Battle Gem Ponies!

- Tony Yotes of the YotesMark Dev Team 

Monday, August 29, 2022

The 2022 Everfree Demo has Arrived!!

Come see the demo we spent the past year building from the ground up! 🌎

The New Kickstarter Anniversary Demo is finally available on! 🎮 

This here is the demo we just debuted at Everfree Northwest showing the brand new overworld and improved battle mechanics for the first time.

Download the Demo!

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Battle Gem Ponies Devlog #6


Talking about ULTRA TRANSFORMATIONS in the 6th Battle Gem Ponies Devlog!

(Now on YouTube!)

Monday, August 8, 2022

Battle Gem Ponies Are Coming to Everfree Northwest 2022! ~


Be sure to stop by the Vendor Hall and play the newest #BattleGemPonies Demo 🎮 at EFNW 2022! 🦄💎🌟

Saturday, July 30, 2022

The BGP Ultra Pony Demo is HERE!!


Patrons & Backers, check your email! 💌

The new Ultra Form Preview Demo is finally available on! 🎮 

Just read the latest Backers Only post on either Patreon or Kickstarter and you'll find the password to gain access:

Download the Demo!

Get Your Access Key!

Monday, June 27, 2022

Battle Gem Ponies (DevLog #5): New Horizons on PINTO ISLAND!


The Long Awaited Spring 2022 Devlog is now on YouTube!

Take a look at the culmination of the Yotes Games Team's efforts as we chat about adding new features to last year's Pinto Isle preview.

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

The Pinto Overworld Demo is Here!

Patrons & Backers, check your mail! 💌

The New 2022 Overworld Preview Demo is finally available on! 🎮 

Just read the latest Backers Only post and you'll find the password to gain access:

Download the Demo!

Get Your Access Key!