As it turns out, an idea for a Pokémon game with Palworld-like gameplay was imagined back in 2022 using Substance 3D and Unity.
If you are among the tens of millions who've already played and enjoyed Palworld, a game many describe as "Pokémon with guns and open-world", then you'll most certainly be excited by this incredible series of concepts that imagine a Pokémon game with gameplay reminiscent of Palworld, envisioned around two years before the release of the remarkable 2024 indie title.
The series in question, conceived back in 2022 by 2D/3D Artist and Art Director at Faraway, George K., has recently resurfaced online due to growing interest in the subject matter. Inspired by the then-fresh Pokémon Legends: Arceus and the creator's childhood memories of the TV show's first season, this fan-made project offers a glimpse into what a large-scale Pokémon game could have been like, maintaining the original aesthetics and atmosphere of the Pokémon franchise.
"I remember how we fantasized as kids about how cool it would be if in the future Pokémon video games let you do everything you see on a Pokémon TV show," commented the author on the idea behind the project. "It is a game that gives you unlimited possibilities in exploring the world of Pokémon. And that's how I got the idea to try to make a small fan-made project that would showcase the Pokémon game of my childhood dreams."
As for the software, the creator employed tools such as Maya, Substance 3D Painter, Photoshop, and Illustrator, as well as the Unity engine, to bring his ideas for the imaginary game to life. George further reiterated, for obvious reasons related to Pokémon's rights holder, that the project was created solely to demonstrate the concept and idea and does not pursue any commercial purposes.
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