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'''''Pokémon 2000 Adventure Game''''' was an online game developed by Cyberworld International Corporation as a tie-in to ''Pokémon: The Movie 2000''. It utilized [[Cyberworld QBORGs (partially found 3D content; 1999-2015)|Cyberworld's proprietary QBORG technology]] to display 2.5D environments in a specialized browser. According to Neil Marshall, who served as a programmer and technical director for the project, the game was only available for four weeks before being pulled due to "a contract dispute".<ref>[http://www.eightlines.com/neil/games/index.html#pokemonLink Page on the game from Niel's Games.] Retrieved 13 Mar '18</ref> However, at least one file existed as late as 2003,<ref>[http://web.archive.org/web/20031031025844/http://p2kmovie.warnerbros.com:80/game/borgs/Zapdos_Island02.borg Wayback crawl of one level of the game.] Retrieved 13 Mar '18</ref> and the front page of the game existed as late as 2009 according to Wayback Machine.<ref>[http://web.archive.org/web/20091227184456/http://p2kmovie.warnerbros.com/worlds.html Wayback Machine crawl of the front page.] Retrieved 13 Mar '18</ref>
  
'''Pokémon 2000 Adventure Game''' was an online game developed by Cyberworld International Corporation as a tie-in to ''Pokémon: The Movie 2000''. It utilized Cyberworld's proprietary QBORG technology to display 2.5D environments in a specialized browser. According to developer Neil Marshall, the game was only available for four weeks before being pulled due to "a contract dispute".<ref>[http://www.eightlines.com/neil/games/index.html#pokemonLink Page on the game from Niel's Games.]</ref> However, at least one file existed as late as 2003,<ref>[http://web.archive.org/web/20031031025844/http://p2kmovie.warnerbros.com:80/game/borgs/Zapdos_Island02.borg Wayback crawl of one level of the game.]</ref> and the front page of the game existed as late as 2009 according to Wayback Machine.<ref>[http://web.archive.org/web/20091227184456/http://p2kmovie.warnerbros.com/worlds.html Wayback Machine crawl of front page.]</ref>
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==Gameplay==
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The beginning of the game has the player set their name, choose a Pokémon team, and selecting difficulty. The player navigates a 2.5D environment, with web pages displayed on a side panel allowing for further interaction with the game world. The goal of the game was to travel to three islands, each guarded by one of the three legendary bird Pokémon, Moltres, Zapdos, and Articuno, and retrieve an Ancient Sphere from each island.
  
The goal of the game was to travel to three islands, each guarded by one of the three legendary bird Pokémon Moltres, Zapdos, and Articuno. On each island, composed of four levels, the player navigates obstacles via web pages shown on a side panel before reaching a shrine from which the player was to recover a sphere by answering trivia questions.
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Each island involves multiple levels and barriers that the player overcomes using their Pokémon team. There are also other Pokémon scattered throughout as well as Poké Balls that have a chance of either leveling up a Pokémon or resulting in a random Pokémon from their team being stolen by Team Rocket. At the end of the island, there is a shrine that the player gets an Ancient Sphere from by answering trivia questions. There seems to be no information on what happens when all three Spheres are acquired.
  
Warner Bros. has since shuttered the domain the game resided on. Between archives of it and of the older domain www.p2kthemovie.com, all that is left of the game are some HTML and supplementary files, shortcut files used to display said HTML in the browser, and one level. Curiously, Wayback Machine used to have more files for the game, including sprites and five more levels. LMW user DoomTay has a copy of said files.<ref>[https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/393292502016327680/420725643886460960/p2kadventure.zip Collection of files.]</ref> He has contacted Internet Archive about their disappearance from Wayback Machine, and the last response was "I will investigate." on 6/12/2017.
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==Availability==
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Warner Bros. has since shuttered the domain the game resided on. Between archives of it and of the older domain www.p2kthemovie.com, all that is left of the game are some HTML and supplementary files, shortcut files used to display said HTML in the browser, some sprites, and seven levels.
  
DoomTay has also contacted Marshall about obtaining a more complete copy of the game, but he has replied stating that he did not keep a copy due to the browser "wouldn't run past a specific date (or it was tied to an old version of Internet Explorer and wouldn't work anymore)" In actuality, the browser has been found to work in Windows 10 with little issue, apart from a minor visual glitch rectified by resizing the window). However, the browser does not play well with the missing content. When it comes to missing sprites, if a level is loaded offline, the browser will not load any remaining sprites, whether they will work or not. If the level is loaded from a website, the level will not load at all. In the former case, this can be remedied by placing empty files with the proper filenames in the "objects" folder. The browser can tolerate missing floor or background textures for levels loaded from the local disk, though later versions of the Cyberworld Browser are less forgiving.
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LMW user DoomTay has also contacted Marshall about obtaining a more complete copy of the game, but he has replied stating that he did not keep a copy because the browser "wouldn't run past a specific date (or it was tied to an old version of Internet Explorer and wouldn't work anymore)" In actuality, the browser has been found to work in Windows 10 with little issue, apart from a minor visual glitch rectified by resizing the window.
  
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==Gallery==
 
<gallery mode=packed heights=175px>
 
<gallery mode=packed heights=175px>
Islands.PNG|A view of Zapdos Islands from the Islands level
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Oak.png|Professor Oak enlists your help.
Moltres.PNG|Moltres's Island
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Setup.png|Setting up your character.
Zapdos.png|Zapdos's Island
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Islands.PNG|A view of Zapdos's Island from the Islands level.
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Moltres.PNG|Moltres's Island.
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Zapdos.png|Zapdos's Island.
 
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==See Also==
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*[[Pokémon Crystal Version (lost Japan-only mobile adapter GB content for game; 2001-2002)]]
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*[[Pokémon Gold and Silver (found early Space World demo build of games; 1997)]]
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*[[Pokémon Picross (lost build of unfinished Game Boy Color puzzle game; 1999)]]
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*[[Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gold Rescue Team -Challenge the Gold Rank!- (lost South Korean promotional demo of Nintendo DS game; 2007)]]
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*[[Chuggaaconroy's Pokémon Platinum videos (found YouTube series; 2008)]]
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*[[Twitch Plays Pokémon (partially found footage of Let's Play channel; 2014)]]
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*[[Pokémate (inaccessible Japanese mobile phone app; 2006)]]
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*[[PokéPark: Asari Taikai DS (lost DS Download Play game; 2005)]]
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*[[Pokémon.com online games (lost online games; pre-2010 to 2011)]]
  
 
==External Link==
 
==External Link==
[http://web.archive.org/web/20001206235600/http://www.p2kthemovie.com/worlds.html Wayback Machine crawl of the front page at the game's original domain.]
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*[http://web.archive.org/web/20001206235600/http://www.p2kthemovie.com/worlds.html Wayback Machine crawl of the front page at the game's original domain.]
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
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Latest revision as of 13:33, 1 September 2019

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Front page of the game.

Status: Partially Found

Pokémon 2000 Adventure Game was an online game developed by Cyberworld International Corporation as a tie-in to Pokémon: The Movie 2000. It utilized Cyberworld's proprietary QBORG technology to display 2.5D environments in a specialized browser. According to Neil Marshall, who served as a programmer and technical director for the project, the game was only available for four weeks before being pulled due to "a contract dispute".[1] However, at least one file existed as late as 2003,[2] and the front page of the game existed as late as 2009 according to Wayback Machine.[3]

Gameplay

The beginning of the game has the player set their name, choose a Pokémon team, and selecting difficulty. The player navigates a 2.5D environment, with web pages displayed on a side panel allowing for further interaction with the game world. The goal of the game was to travel to three islands, each guarded by one of the three legendary bird Pokémon, Moltres, Zapdos, and Articuno, and retrieve an Ancient Sphere from each island.

Each island involves multiple levels and barriers that the player overcomes using their Pokémon team. There are also other Pokémon scattered throughout as well as Poké Balls that have a chance of either leveling up a Pokémon or resulting in a random Pokémon from their team being stolen by Team Rocket. At the end of the island, there is a shrine that the player gets an Ancient Sphere from by answering trivia questions. There seems to be no information on what happens when all three Spheres are acquired.

Availability

Warner Bros. has since shuttered the domain the game resided on. Between archives of it and of the older domain www.p2kthemovie.com, all that is left of the game are some HTML and supplementary files, shortcut files used to display said HTML in the browser, some sprites, and seven levels.

LMW user DoomTay has also contacted Marshall about obtaining a more complete copy of the game, but he has replied stating that he did not keep a copy because the browser "wouldn't run past a specific date (or it was tied to an old version of Internet Explorer and wouldn't work anymore)" In actuality, the browser has been found to work in Windows 10 with little issue, apart from a minor visual glitch rectified by resizing the window.

Gallery

See Also

External Link

References