In case you missed us the other day, we’ve uploaded our Friday live stream as a video you can watch now! In this stream, we worked on refining our 3D pony models, including a small bit of animation here and there, and development of a special Halloween-themed pony! Additionally, we answered lots of questions from the community, and you can see the answers in the chat to get caught up with the project. We plan to continue with more streams like this in the near future, and we’ll update you on the progress of the game.
Remember, if you would like to talk with the rest of our community and ask us development questions, feel free to stop by our Discord: https://discord.gg/Vs5u8hp
Attention! We’ve finally announced our July Object Creation Contest winners! It was a tough pick, as we received a lot of really awesome submissions. But we’ve managed to narrow it down to the three best – and they’ve won a spot in the game.
To see the winners and their awesome object submissions, drop by our Discord in our #announcements channel and it will be the latest message you see, paired with 3 images (the submissions).https://discord.gg/Vs5u8hp
Also, be sure to stick around to follow the development of this project, AND see the latest contests we have running. You could have a chance to participate and win in our next one!
Attention everyone! We have ended the Object Creation Contest and are no longer accepting submissions. In the coming weeks, we will be deciding the winners. Thank you all who participated! In the future, we plan to hold more community creation contests. Stick around!
We finally have our first public (and open-source) release! However, it is not the actual game itself, which we know may garner some disappointment. But don’t worry – we’re still working on getting the game itself out as soon as possible. Now you are probably wondering, what is PoneCrafter? It’s the custom content creation/implementation tool used for The Ponies! It serves the purpose of allowing you the player to easily implement your own custom content into the game without the hassle of messing with any code. We decided to release it early as open-source for potential developers and advanced modders to study the source code to better understand how our object format works. You can take a look at this tool via GitHub: https://github.com/ThePonies/PoneCrafter.
Attention community! We have an all-new contest going on! This one is oriented around game objects.
Design your own game objects and decide a use for them – the best ones have a chance of winning a place in the game, and may end up in the Buy or Build Mode catalogs!
Be sure to create a visual reference for your objects, like a concept art of sorts. Additionally, the more sides of the object visible, the better. Also, you must plan out a use for the object. Is it a fancy couch? A bizarre decoration? Something ponies can eat? Maybe even a magical spell-learning object? You decide!
To submit your objects:
Drop into our Discord server here to share your objects. Be sure to head over to the #contest channel to participate! You can also share your objects with us via DMs on our Twitter and Facebook accounts.
Submit your objects and their intended use by July 31, 2021 and they may have a chance to win a place in the game!
RULES: The objects cannot be nsfw. They must also be clearly visible so we can clearly interpret it and turn it into a 3D object for the game. Objects must be of your own design. Any object submitted past the deadline will not be considered.
We know you’re probably wondering… how is the sky around the lot going to work? Instead of having an isolating gray void surrounding the lots your ponies live on and visit, there will instead be a dynamic sky that adds a little charm and makes the game feel less empty beyond the visible lot. Although not fully developed and implemented yet, the sky will change based on the time of day in the game. So for example, during normal daytime, the sky will be blue with scattered clouds, while evening and dawn will have various orange tones. And as you can see from the image, nighttime will be a dark purple with scattered animated stars – which can help liven up the atmosphere while your ponies are sleeping and there is minimal action happening on the lot.