Story of the Blanks HD Update

 After over a year of almost absolute silence from the developers of the Story of the Blanks HD remake, aside from the rare animation preview and occasional snippets of the soundtrack by Kyoga, their head has come forth and confessed that she's essentially paranoid about the possibility of a C&D (nevermind that the vast majority of fangames have never received one, contrary to what your average EqD commenter might tell you) and is really wanting to move to an entirely original style with renamed characters and...ugh. It's almost as if she's forgotten that this is supposed to be a fangame, let alone a remake of a fairly well-known creepypasta, and such a project should be more a labor of love rather than merely an opportunity to make money. Heck, the reason why people were attracted to this project in the first place was because it purported to be an expanded re-imagining of the original game in the same spirit, not some cutesy Power Puff Girls-style romp that just happened to share its title with Story of the Blanks.

 Look, I'm sorry if this comes across as rude or anything like that, but this was honestly the one ambitious fangame I was really, really excited to play someday (aside from some quirky projects like Raycord Legends and Curse of the Lost Kingdom), and now it almost looks as if it's all going to go down the drain just because the creator is afraid to accept the necessary chance of a C&D. If you're going to enter the fangame development scene at all you have to take some risks; trying to skirt around the issue by changing names/character designs will only result in people getting upset and a smaller overall playerbase.

 If you're reading this, Zulema, I'm practically begging you to reversing your decision to make such drastic changes to this project. You yourself said that a large portion of the pre-existing pony animations were already complete, so changing the art style at this stage in development would result in even more work for your team and even greater stress for everyone involved, not to mention the fact that people are going to complain about this very loudly. And if you're short on animators or programmers, then I do know that quite a few people would absolutely love to work on this kind of project and finding those people should be fairly easy with the help of some pony news sites (Equestria Daily, Horse News, etc).

 And if you do end up deciding to go ahead with the alternate art style, I wish you the best of luck. Chances are, you'd need it.

- Tuxxy

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