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I have some news!

I am personally hoping for the best outcome of this potential situation. My personal life seems to have stabilized somewhat. Not that it was hectic before, but just very busy and it was susceptible to a lot of interference due to my family's situation - among other things. But, this is good news! 

Pokémon: the Lost World never left my head, despite the time that has passed since it started and died. I never wanted to stop working on it; I never intended for it to turn out the way it did. However, with the growing stabilization of my personal life (through school and family) it has reminded me of what I love to do and what I loved doing. I truly want to resurrect my Pokémon project, though not in the same sense that it existed before. 

I want to branch out and create a new way of experiencing and enjoying the world of Pokémon. In the time between Pokémon: the Lost World and now I have continually developed and refined many new ideas and features which, I believe, would drastically enhance Pokémon. To say that I'm eager to implement and realize these ideas would admittedly be an understatement. 

However, let it be said that at the moment I am researching my options. When I first began work on Pokémon: the Lost World I utilized the capability of the Sphere engine - a javascript based video game engine. At the time it offered a lot of features and capabilities which dwarfed many engines, or, at least had the potential to. However, the Sphere engine is not something I intend to utilize. In fact, I would like to refrain from using any engines which are similar to Sphere, such as RPG Maker, etc. Only because they are very restrictive in terms of today's video games. Yes, it is convenient that engines such as RPG Maker XP have a gigantic pool of resources for creating Pokémon games, but the visual style and feel of them is severely constrained. And that's what I want to change.

I want to be able to convey my image of the Pokémon world in a way that compliments it best. I'm not quite sure what that means at the moment, but that is why I'm doing my research right now. Now, unlike before, there are many engines to choose from when it comes to developing a video game. My current goal, if I am to continue with this endeavor, is to define the key characteristics that I want this creation to focus on, and then, based on those characteristics, choose an appropriate engine that most compliments my ideas.

So let us hope for the best, shall we? If I choose return to Pokémon development, I will notify you. In the event that I do continue, I will keep you updated on my progress; when I decide on an engine and assemble an initial team of developers I, again, will notify you.

Thank you all for reading this! And again, let us hope for the best. I, more than you know, would love to return to this and continue what I desperately miss.

- Caleb (Captain Arcane)


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Artist | Student | Digital Art
United States
I am a Pianist, Digital Artist, Programmer, Gaymer, and Drafting Assistant.

3DS FC: 4356-0727-3447


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awesomenessalchemist Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm feeling happy. Have a llama!
KlaisStardush Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Hey, so how is the status of pokemon the lost world.
Are you still working on?
skeddles Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Did you died?
acpeters Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Hey man we have been waiting almost another year. Could you please at least post where you are at?
RosegardenInHell Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Man where you at? Hoping all is ok, I have been dying to hear an update about The Lost World, so much that I went and remade Pallet Town in RPG Maker, just so I could get a taste of your work.


Ive got to say, its pretty smooth.

Hell I even finished the houses and everything. Check the folder

Australis1 Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
Hey, I sent you a note about something. Please check it.
PokemonEclipse Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
We can see you're online often. So, what prevents you from updating? You've been promising huge things for a while now, and have yet to a lot of the big projects. At least do your fans the courtesy of knowing if the project's still on or not.
ChaosJokerXtreme Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
Nice to see your not actually dead/lost your account' s password. Your mapping is definitely awesome, so can't believe you consider some "small." really hope your life's going great. College work can be a pain, though the parties are worth it.
RosegardenInHell Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
yo man, still checking up over here, hope the whole move went well and such stuff!
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