SOURCE PROJECT RELEASED – NOT CONTINUING
This is by far the biggest project I have ever been a part of. It was my first ever attempt at making a game. Ever since I was a child I have had an (unhealthy) obsession of the Pokemon series of video games. One day I decided to recreate my favorite Pokemon game, Silver Version, in GBA inspired graphics with a major plot twist. I started Pokemon Metallic Silver back in 2005 when I was still in Middle School and worked on it until my senior year of High School before shifting focus to my Pokemon Java Engine and then eventually to my Pokemon Android Engine. Those two engines would not exist if I never originally started Pokemon Metallic Silver. Both of these newer projects reuse resources and ported code originally found in Pokemon Metallic Silver. The most interesting thing about Pokemon Metallic Silver is that it is the most polished project I have ever created, this can most likely be attributed to the fact that it has literally been worked on for over 10 years and the base of the game, Pokemon Essentials, has had more features added and has been polished extremely well by Maruno. I still update Pokemon Metallic Silver from time to time, especially with a focus of removing bugs. I have done my best to ensure that the current release has no bugs, it is fully playable up to right after the Sudowoodo encounter/defeat/capture before Ecruteak City.
Pokemon Metallic Silver has had a rough life over the years and more than 1 team, which now only consists of me, myself, and I. I have released the RMXP source project, so now anyone can now download the entire RMXP game project and play or continue developing upon Pokemon Metallic Silver. I (and by extension the original members of Darkstar Inc’s various teams) will not be continuing this project.
The player begins their journey from New Bark Town, running an errand for Professor Elm to Mr. Pokemon’s house to discover what he was so excited about. Elm supplies the player with one of three Pokemon, Chikorita, Cyndaquil, or Totodile, for this errand. After Mr. Pokemon’s discovery turns out to be an Egg, the player returns to New Bark Town, only to find that a suspicious red-haired boy seen lurking outside of Elm’s lab earlier has stolen one of Elm’s Pokemon — the one that the player’s choice is weak to, coincidentally. Upon defeating him and returning to New Bark, the player gives the name of the boy to a police officer who has come to investigate the incident. Elm is amazed by the Egg and insists on studying it, allowing the player to keep the Pokemon they traveled with as a starter Pokemon. From here, he encourages the player to journey across Johto and challenge the eight Gym Leaders, Falkner, Bugsy, Whitney, Morty, Chuck, Jasmine, Pryce, and Clair, and eventually the Pokemon League (though this is a long way off). With the first Gym in nearby Violet City, the player heads off on their adventure.
The player will also take a detour to the Orange Islands once he/she reaches Olivine City. This is an entirely new subplot that involves the player being forced to fight an organization known as Darkstar Inc. Darkstar Inc. is an evil organization that steals Pokemon and sells them on the Black Market as well as sacrifices them in hopes to resurrect the the Devil Pokemon, Catablog. One of Darkstar Inc.’s higher members has captured Lugia, and is seen returning to Darkstar Inc.’s base in the Orange Islands. What will happen next?
UPDATED: December 10th 2015
Pokemon Metallic Silver – Pre-compiled version of the game, no source files are included. Download this if you simply wish to play the game.
Pokemon Metallic Silver Source – The entire RMXP project, I am not actively working on this anymore (just fixing bugs in my free time), so now anyone can choose to play it or continue it. Download this if you want to play the game, make modifications, or continue the project.