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The new Ultra Demo has Arrived!



Patrons & Backers, check your email! 💌 🦄
The Battle Gem Ponies Ultra Demo is Here! 🎮
Just read the latest Backers Only post and you'll find the password to gain access: patreon.com/YotesGames
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The BGP Ultra Demo is HERE!! ☄️
The beefiest update yet, and we're still not finished! Another Demo is on the way. Look out for the Free Public Demo on August 25th, just in time for Everfree Northwest. Play this one now on our Patreon and help make this game real!
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Released to celebrate the 1 Year Anniversary of the Kickstarter that made this project possible!


Download Here: https://yotesmark.itch.io/battle-gem-ponies
In This Demo You'll Find:
- New Battle Mechanics
- More Team Customization Options
- A Lively Island Overworld to Explore
- A New Shop & Currency System
- 12 New Pony Ultra Forms
- More Advanced Battle AI
- Improved HUD/UI
- And a Bangin' New Boss Fight Track!

[Patch Notes for 0.5.2]
- Wild Battles No Longer Freeze When P2 Picks an Invalid Turn Action
- Missing Overworld Interaction Text Has Been Reinstated
- Fixed Visual Glitch with Water Tiles
- Level 3 AI Will No Longer Force Basic Class Ponies to Go Ultra
- KO'd Party Leader Ponies No Longer Appear in Battle
- Declined Tamers in Town Won't Force You to Battle Anyway
- Erasing Files Now Fully Resets All Data for that File
- VS Match Menu No Longer Breaks After Returning from a Force Quitted Match
- Move Info UI is Slightly Larger

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Battle Gem Ponies 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

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We were interviewed on a podcast about game development! 🎧🎙📻
Talking about making a Pony RPG in Unity over many many years. 🎮
Hosted by ILoveKimPossibleALot! 💛
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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!

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


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

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

[ Join the Stampede!🐎➡️: patreon.com/YotesMark ]

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NEW New Patch is Out!! [0.5.6]

The hardly-tested new feature we added in the previous hotfix completely broke VS Mode Functionality with a Null Ref error that leaves the game in a locked up state with the wrong UI as soon as you get into battle.

  • VS Matches Are in an Unplayable State No Longer!
  • General Settings Page has been Added to Options Menu
  • Text Speed Control Option is Functional
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Everyone who ordered Add-Ons from the BGP Kickstarter should've gotten some special stuff  in the mail recently, or can at least expect it to show up before March 1st.

(If not, double check your address listed on Kickstarter and let ol' Tony Yotes know if there's been a mixup.)

It's been so nice to see the posts of people opening up their packages and we can't wait for the next wave with all the international ones and the PILE of T-Shirts to come!

With this stage of order fulfillment complete we're also free to let the ol' Shopify site hibernate for a while. It's currently been burning fuel in the company wallet for a while, we'd basically need to sell at least 2 shirts a month to keep it sustained, but that's not been happening for at least a year now. So we're changing things up to a more sustainable model where folks who really want it can still get it, without any extra cost to the YotesMark studio!



Our New RedBubble Shop is where you can get BGP merch from now on!

(Which is nice because they handle all the orders, inventory, and shipping stuff so we don't have to pay up and reach out to different websites every time an order is placed. 😁)

Just pop over there and see all the crazy stuff they've got with our ponies' faces on 'em. It's a greater variety of stuff than we could ever manage by ourselves! 




And you can expect a lot more where that came from once the other T-Shirt designs are done and the game is finally out there. 

In the meantime, thanks for making all this possible by following the development of Battle Gem Ponies!

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An exciting new Progress Report is here!


March 2023 Progress Report (Ponies Under Construction 👷)

Gearing up to animate some new ponies for you to catch and battle with! 🐎

Check it out on the YotesMark Patreon!



Sprites are under construction this month, so a lot more characters can be added to the playable Battle Gem Ponies roster come April and beyond! 👷 🚧 🏗️

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