We want to wish everybody a happy New Year! We’re hoping for a very productive 2023 with a lot to show you in terms of the progress we’ve made thus far. In the coming months we plan to show off some of the exciting stuff we’ve worked on. We’ve also made a resolution to release a pre-alpha version of the game this year, so we’re hoping we can reach our goals quick enough to bring that to you as soon as possible!
We’re still seeking to expand our programming team. Unfortunately, programmers have become a bit harder to find in the community lately. If you or someone you know is experienced with primarily C# programming, working with the Unity game engine and also has a love for technicolor ponies, then we’d love for you/them to join us this year! You’ll have the chance to work with a fun and creative team all while working to create a passionate fan game for the community to enjoy. If you’re interested, we hope to hear from you via our contact form or Discord server! The more help we can get, the more we’ll be able to reach our goals this year.
We’d also like to thank the community for all your support this far, and we hope to see you throughout the year and that we’ll be able to provide you with an amazing game, even if it’s only in its early development stages. We hope that everyone will have an amazing 2023!
Hey everypony! We know you’ve probably seen lots of posts lately of us needing programmers on our team, but we’ve been a bit short handed when it comes to that so we’ve been actively seeking.
We’re looking to expand our programming talent with a couple folks who have experience coding in the C# language and working with the Unity3D engine. Our primary focus is on the live mode portion of the game. This will involve:
- Scripting social interactions and pony behaviors, and developing the relationships system.
- Scripting object interactions and developing the motives system.
- Implementing the pony models and making them customizable.
- Further developing the existing character data system.
Later additions to the game will be the Create a Pony tool and the Neighborhood screen, where save games are stored and stylized as various houses/lots in one town and work together in gameplay.
If you’re interested in joining our team, the best way to reach out to us is through our Discord server: https://discord.gg/Vs5u8hp . We’re looking forward to adding your talent to our team!
Hey everypony! We know it’s been a bit quiet, but we’ve got some exciting progress to share with you. Over the past several months, we’ve been working on a variety of game features.
Customization is a core feature to The Ponies, and that includes the houses you build. With a variety of options in the game’s build mode, you’ll be able to create all kinds of different homes for your ponies to live in. Will it be a cozy cabin? A huge mansion? Or even a dark and dumpy shack? It’s all up to you!
You can use a wall tool to drag walls wherever you desire them, and place floors and wall coverings similarly. With the game’s buy mode, you can purchase an assortment of furniture for your ponies. Don’t get too carried away though, otherwise your ponies may run out of funds…
As standard with any life simulator, interacting with the world is important. You can control any pony within the household you’ve loaded up and command them to perform various interactions with the objects on their lot and with other ponies. Objects will satisfy specific motives based on its intended purpose. For example, directing your pony to sit down will boost their Comfort need. Or directing them to insult another pony may provide a Social motive boost to themself, but negatively impact the pony on the receiving end.
The interface is just as important as the enjoyment of the game. After all, that is where you’ll be keeping track of everything. We’ve been working on a new interface that will closely reflect the energy of the game, and allow you to easily find things and have full control over the game.
We’d like to thank you all for your support this far in the development of The Ponies, and we hope you’ll stick around for the road ahead!
We’re actively looking to recruit programmers for our project! If you have a passion for ponies and life simulators, we strongly encourage you to apply!
Our game runs on the C# programming language, using the Unity3D engine. We’re seeking programmers who can help develop various aspects typical of a life simulator game, such as:
- Character behaviors – personalities, ponies interact with each other and build relationships, react to their surroundings, have needs that affect mood and attitude, etc.
- Player creativity tools – game modes which allow the player to build homes, customize terrains, create and customize pony characters, etc.
- Interface – implementation of user interface among various areas of the game.
Our project utilizes tools to help organize tasks and cross-communicate with fellow teammates for increased productivity and to provide all teammates with an understanding of the heart of the project.
If interested, please contact us here on our website or reach out to our team through our Discord server. We will get back to you as soon as possible. We at The Ponies Team look forward to hear from you!
Unfortunately, due to various circumstances, we have to delay the release of the project. We understand that this may be frustrating and disappointing, and we apologize for this. A lot of members of our team have unfortunately encountered issues, such as with COVID or being unable to allocate time to the project at the moment due to work or family, that have made it to where they are unable to work on the game. We simply don’t have a large enough team to counteract this, and with the difficulty finding new team members, we’re forced to delay the project. This does not mean that the project is cancelled, however.
If you are a C# programmer, 3D modeler, or concept artist and are looking to use your skills to work on a project, feel free to contact us. We could really use your help!
Again, we apologize for these circumstances, and we hope you’ll stick around with us through this. You’ve been an amazing community!