bulldozerman185

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    "If you can't beat em', BULLDOZE EM'!"
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  1. bulldozerman185

    Maradice Isle's demo is out NOW!!

    V1.0.1 is now live, complete with several fixes from V1.0! Be sure to check it out: https://mega.nz/#!3c5HWYjB!W6Sd_Bhub8x4pp8-tn8IhuhzUqP8TKs2JDdpRK6Jsfo
  2. bulldozerman185

    Maradice Isle's demo is out NOW!!

    An update for the game (Demo V1.0.1) is being uploaded now, to fix a few issues found with V1.0. I'll make some sort of reply to this topic when it's gone live. In the meantime, here's some screenshots from the current demo build! I was going to edit my original post to include this new info, but for some odd reason I can't edit that post anymore. If anyone knows why please let me know.
  3. Thanks to the work of our wonderful volunteers, the demo of Maradice Isle has JUST GONE LIVE!! If you wish to download the game and enjoy it up to the end of the prologue, you may do so here ( Don't worry; We checked and triple-checked it for viruses. It's clean ): https://mega.nz/#!CJRGWChD!U2MSQO-tD5JRSA6a3Qsza6_CSXAj8HTV-QyaaEcmhTM Truly, if it wasn't for the amazing volunteers we found here on this site, this would have never come to be. And while the game does have a long road ahead until it's completed, we'll stand strong and see it through to the end, if for no other reason then so the game can not only serve as an excellent story of one young mares journey to save her island home from an evil she has no hopes of comprehending, but also as a nostalgic love letter to long-time fans of MLP: FiM, and one final hurrah to Generation 4 of MLP. Sadly, I cannot guarantee you all of the features promised in my earlier forum posts about the game, mainly because they're simply impossible to implement into RPG Maker VX Ace. But rest assured, we will be thinking up unique and creatives ways to compensate for this lack of promised features! We still need more volunteers to help us with the tilesets ( now that the project is moving onto Equestria ) and the character sprites, so if you think you've got what it takes, and are familiar with RPG Maker VX Ace and how it operates, please feel free to join our development Discord server to stay up to date on everything that's going on with the project! Or even if your not, feel free to join in with us anyway as a supporter. We could always use more friends to talk to and to pitch around ideas as development continues! Once again, thanks a lot for making this happen, and I myself will see you back here real soon for the full release of the game! *** NOTICE FROM BULLDOZER STUDIOS: While not exactly featured in the current demo release, this game is heavily story-driven, and will feature a unique storyline unlike anything you've ever seen in an MLP game before! Therefor, we firmly request/demand that all spoilers to the games plot be kept to a minimum, so as not to ruin the experience for those who have not played the game yet.
  4. bulldozerman185

    Looking for volunteers for new game!

    Yes, you can. They're pretty rock solid, and we have a system in place where people cannot speak in the server itself until they're manually approved as "Supporters" by me. Helps to keep the trolls out.
  5. bulldozerman185

    Looking for volunteers for new game!

    Sure, go ahead. If I like what I see, I'll let you join in on our development Discord server.
  6. bulldozerman185

    Looking for volunteers for new game!

    That little diversion to deviantART was very much welcome, as I not only have sprites of the Mane Six and Princess Celestia ( along with the bulk of Ponyville's residents ), but I've also got bases for both adult ponies of all races and fillies/colts of all races to work with ( something I needed VERY badly ). Thanks for pointing me in that direction! Now if only I had someone else to help me design NPC sprites using these bases. Designing NPC sprites by itself is likely to take up 6 months of my time.
  7. Maradice Isle: Dawn of Shadows ( now simply shortened to "Maradice Isle" ) is still coming along rather well. However, we seem to be at a lack of people who can produce quality sprites of the characters. We are in need of more people to help us put the game together. If you have some time to dedicate to this project and help us bring it closer to completion, please consider volunteering some of your time to help us with the characters sprites. Thanks!
  8. bulldozerman185

    Your reaction if you appeared in Equestria as a pony/stallion/etc.

    It would be an escape from this crazy, cruel world, that's for sure.
  9. bulldozerman185

    Game Cards

    A long time ago, while a friend of mine was playing on an MLP roleplay community ( before it got taken down for copyright claims ), the two of us had come up with the idea to make special cards based on the spells, and even some of the characters, from that RolePlay. From the major characters, to even the most minor of spells, I've made quite a few of these, a total of 82. I can't access the rest of the cards at this point in time; My usual computer that's got the files is out of commission. But when I can, I will definitely post the rest of them here for everyone to see. I CAN provide a link to the website/encyclopedia she was using to archive her RP adventures ( which I will likely start using should a similar RP start up here to keep track of everything ), but I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post that link here, so I won't unless I'm told otherwise. I know some of the things these cards say may not make a lot of sense unless you read the information contained on said encyclopedia, so please try to bear with me here. Over half a month of hard work went into this whole thing! Here's 6 of these cards I made. 2 Of them I grabbed off Gmail, the rest were snipped from the website itself. Hence the different sizes of the images.
  10. bulldozerman185

    game Maradice Isle - Tips for survival

    Yep, it is. There's no need to worry. When you boot up the game, you'll see several logos on the opening screen telling you that MLP and all related content is owned and copyright by Hasbro Inc, and that the game was developed by Bulldozer Studios. Very hard to miss. If anyone else posts on these forums claiming to own the game, they are liars.
  11. Hey there! It's Bulldozerman again! Now, I'll be the first to admit it: I'm no real expert on RPG's or anything, although I have beaten a ton of them, from Final Fantasy to Golden Sun, and even Lunar. But I did want to come around here and give you guys a few helpful tips for how to stay alive in Maradice Isle: Dawn of Shadows, for you newbies. This is for those of you who haven't played a lot of RPG's. If your interested in RPG's and are looking for a good MLP-themed game that'll keep you busy for a while, or if you just want to cruise through the game and see the story, but not suffer through it, then this is where you need to be. THIS AIN'T YOUR GRANDDADDY'S FINAL FANTASY! Now, this isn't your standard RPG like the original Final Fantasy on NES. This is a series of mysteries you have to unlock. From the true reason why Strange Tidings went evil, to learning how Melody's parents met their untimely fate, and eventually, discover a way to save Strange Tidings from the evil that's holding him, something you have to do to secure the best ending. All of this takes time. You gotta explore the towns, you gotta talk to everypony around you, you've gotta read journals and the like, use magic to solve puzzles, and pick up clues along the way that'll help you get to the next part, and ultimately ( hopefully ) save the island from eternal evil. BE COMMITTED! You gotta be committed to play this game. This isn't some game of Pac-Man where your done in half an hour. This is saving Maradice Isle, and possibly the world, from eternal evil. And the Mane Six can only do so much to help you out ( if your interacting with them at all ). It takes time. There's levels to be grinded for, there's puzzles to solve, shrines to conquer, and monsters to destroy. So be ready for it. LEARN TO INSULT! From the very earliest of the games development, it was evident that one of the biggest skills you would learn is the ability to hurl insults at the screen. This game lends itself to the player screaming profanities and the like at the top of their lungs. I know, I know, cursing out the enemy isn't good sportsmanship, but believe me, when your walking through, say, a forest, and you get jumped by some monster from out of nowhere, and you know you can't run away from it, and your low on health, your going to want to let fly with a "Son of a Bugbear!!" Also, there's something really satisfying about killing the boss monster that's been keeping you from the next section of the game after about a couple hours, and ripping out a good ol' fashioned "TAKE THAT, YOU SCRUB!!" You feel really good about it. Some royal guard is keeping you from progressing, there's nothing wrong with letting loose with a "Hah! Royal guard? More like a royal pain in my flank!" That's alright! DON'T DROP YOUR GUARD! There is NEVER any downtime in this game, even in the towns. One of the very earliest bosses is going to take place in the dead center of Ponyville, so you can't afford to lower your guard and risk getting destroyed by something your not prepared for. Also, if you happen to come across any baddies that are lying around randomly as you explore the world map, don't take any chances. Walk up to them, and use one of your spells to take them out while they're snoozing. Those monsters are going to get up eventually, and you might be in trouble when they do. STAY HEALTHY! One important thing you need to learn is what spells your party has, and how you can effectively use them to dispatch the opposition. Like, for example, you don't want to use a spell that hits all the enemies for fighting a single powerful boss, but those kinds of spells are VERY effective for clearing out crowds of foes ( something that your sure to run into A LOT as you near the Changling Hive ). You gotta stay healthy, warrior! You don't want to be going into a battle, and start clicking on commands, and then realize "Oh, whoops! Now I gotta heal!" That's not good! If there's a brief pause in the action between battles, take the time to use healing items and spells to replenish your dwindling HP and MP reserves. Because believe me, NOTHING is worse then getting caught off-guard by something you didn't see coming. If you get into a fight like in the image here: Look at that. Your going to be trying to heal yourself on the fly in the middle of a battle, and that's a bad, BAD thing. If you got plenty of healing items in reserve, you can use those to quickly heal up your team, and be ready to fight off whatever comes your way next. Unless you got a Nature Pony. They're pretty much able to keep the party healthy on their own. SAVE OFTEN! Your going to be wanting to save the game constantly, or you'll have to go back to the beginning. Good times to save? You just got to a new town and got full health. Don't be saving when your party's only got, like, %10 health left and no healing items left. That does you no good unless your in a town, because your going to end up dying over and over, and then your stuck. You just got some new key item? You just reached a new town or settlement? You just met one of the games main characters? All of these little milestones, your going to want to constantly save. You make it out of a dungeon, save. It'll also give you a chance to rest your fingers, because BELIEVE ME, you will get a cramp! BE CREATIVE! Many items are hidden throughout the game environment. Your going to want to search every nook and cranny to see what items you can discover, because not all of the loot in a dungeon is going to be in super-obvious treasure chests, like most other RPG's. Also, if you just got whooped by some boss in the later parts of the game, you may want to consider changing up your strategy. With seven character classes to pick from at the start of the game for your four party members, you should be able to form a solid, consistent strategy for dealing with enemies. Like one example, a party with a Frost Pony, Ember Pony, Thunder Pony, and Nature Pony. Use the Frost Pony to buff your teammates defenses, use your Ember Pony and Thunder Pony to quickly take down the bosses health, and the Nature Pony can keep the party healthy turn after turn. If somepony runs low on MP, have your Frost Pony use an MP restoring item on them while the fighters continue to hit the boss. JOURNAL = GOLD! The journals are very important. These are something your going to want to watch out for constantly as you go through the game. A lot of times they're found in dungeons, and sometimes they're found close to boss chambers. The journals can give you tips and insight for how to tackle some of the games tougher enemies. Some of them even feature special dialog that can help you piece together some of the games more puzzling questions about the characters backstories. While your main goal is to, of course, stop Strange Tidings, remember that your also playing detective and trying to solve all these baffling puzzles that constantly loom over your entire quest, so your going to want to collect all the clues that you can. DON'T FOOL AROUND! If your engaged in a battle, don't just stand there and spam the "Fight" command over and over like an idiot! Your a deer in the headlights; They're just going to take you out. You can defend if your low on health. You can use "Super" attacks when your SP meter is full enough. You can use items. You can use the summons you find later on in your adventure. You have multiple options at your disposal for how to defeat the enemy and continue on with your adventure. Don't think that your Ember Pony is useless at magic just because his "ATTACK" stat is higher then his "POWER" stat. Many of the Ember Ponies spells revolve around using both magic and their own physical prowess to damage their foes. Also, I can't stress this enough: Pay attention to the descriptions of each of the seven classes at the start of the game! One of the keys to success in Dawn of Shadows is going to be recognizing each classes advantages, disadvantages, and how well they work with the other classes. Remember, you only have room for 4 characters in this game, so barring any duplicates of the same class, you can only take 4 of these 7 classes with you per playthrough, so you need to learn and understand what each class can do and form a solid, unique party that can overcome the games later challenges. The Frost, Ember, Thunder, and Nature Ponies are a good choice for beginners, as it's the most flexible and offers up the most options for offense, defense, and support. HAVE FUN! So, there's your little intro into what to expect from Maradice Isle: Dawn of Shadows. But listen: The only way to really learn how to play the game is to go and play it, assuming it's out yet ( which, as of the time I'm writing this, it's nowhere NEAR ready to come out yet ). And if it isn't, well, go play some other RPG's to help you get into the swing of how they're played and handled, and help you prepare for this game. Just remember to keep your eyes and ears open, and use your head, because your going to need strategy as well as skill if your going to make it back to Maradice Isle alive! So for now, goodbye, good luck, and try not to get yourself killed, will you?
  12. bulldozerman185

    Looking for volunteers for new game!

    Thanks to this wonderful community, I've managed to find an EXCELLENT sprite designer to help with the creation of Maradice Isle: Dawn of Shadows. I honestly wish I had known of this communities existence sooner ( much like the MLP franchise itself ). And a lot of the games core code and prefixes are now in place. All I need now is those sprites, a tileset that fits with the shows setting, and the soundtrack. I hope somepony from around here can help out with those issues! For now, I'm using Final Fantasy music as a placeholder, which works, but I'd like to have an original soundtrack for this game, instead of using music from Final Fantasy. And do I even need to explain my issues with RPG Maker VX Ace's default tilesets? As I said in my last topic, I now have a discord server set up where volunteers can gather to help with the games design. The invite link is "VabKgSC". Please keep in mind that the server uses a "Manual Approval" system in order to weed out trolls and general "Pain-In-The-Flanks", so you'll have to wait for me to put you in the correct rank before you can post or see messages on the server. Hope everypony is having a great day!
  13. bulldozerman185

    Looking for volunteers for new game!

    Hey, everypony! We've got a fantastic sprite designer to help us with the games development, but it would be great to get some additional art designers to help out with the environments and the like. We also need some talented ponies to compose the games soundtrack. Shoot me a reply if you think you have what it takes, and are willing to volunteer to help out with the development!
  14. bulldozerman185

    Greetings!

    I posted a topic about it in Pony Games.
  15. bulldozerman185

    Looking for volunteers for new game!

    One that's as close to the show as possible, if that's alright.