Ahh, that's pretty neat then. I've never played Age of Empires, not sure if I'd like it tbh.
Yeah, I'm starting to work towards getting a game out, maybe I'll get some donations and such if people like it enough to support it's progress. I don't want to just have a basic prototype either, I'll be adding enough to show it's going somewhere and have it posted on itch.io.
Yeah, they're adding Sinnoh probably by next June or so. I'm assuming they'll have PBT up for people to play on before it gets released, but that might start up in December and last a week or two. Usually there are two or so rounds of that a couple months apart, and then shortly after the second, it is released. They did that with the Unova region and I can't recall if they did anything like that for Hoenn when they were adding that in 2014-2015.