Whoa, someone actually finished a game based on Silent Ponyville! This is a short horror game and adaptation of SamRose's Silent Ponyville! You can download the game here!

"Pinkie Pie has been plagued by ceaseless nightmares. Her friend Twilight has been doing her best to console her, but the horrific dreams persist. One night, Twilight claims she has found an answer to Pinkie’s problem; an old spell called the Mind Delve. Nobody knows the exact effects of the spell, but it has been proven to cure ponies of psychological trauma. Unable to bear living with the nightmares any longer, Pinkie consents to having the spell cast on her. With a flash of white, her surroundings vanish. When she comes to, she finds herself in a twisted version of her home filled with fog and monsters…"

Friday Game Night, September 15th - Jackbox Party Pack

 Friday Game Night Stream

Would you look at the time! That's right it's Friday which means it's time for some G A M E S !
"Join us after AnimeQuestria as we play a multiplayer-focused game chosen by you!
This week, we'll be quizzing and laughing along with the Jackbox Party Pack!"

Legends of Equestria Goes Open Access


 Legends of Equestria Home Page
GET PUMPED GUYS! After five years of development, Legends of Equestria has now gone open access! Please note that this is not the "final" version/release of the game and that the team will continue to add to the game, and shall still be actively in development!

In particular they will be working on adding the following features over the next couple of months:
  • Ancient Athamanes dungeon
  • More manes, tails, and customization options
  • New area: Applewood
  • New quest arc
  • Crafting system
  • More Talent Mark options
Download the launcher in the source above and have fun everypony! I'm Looking forward to seeing you on your adventures!

D'lirium - Steam Early Access



After putting years of love and effort into it, B52 Development Team is proud to present D'lirium, a top town action adventure game with horror elements. It has a neat retro artstyle with great music and ambiance and many unique environments to explore. Recently it has been released on steam as early access and with the game already having so much content and the promise of further expansions and updates, it's well worth your purchase!

Description:
A powerful unicorn, whose soul had been consumed by the Darkness, dooms the world to the endless suffering. The main character sets off for the journey, his goal is to find a Pandemoniun - the place where the greatest of all evils resides. He must stop the unicorn and banish the Darkness back to Hell.
D'lirium is an experimental 2D-shooter with the elements of a horror game. The game brings together some mechanics back from 90s classics, such as a search for the keys, non-linear levels and a lot of other things. Moreover, the game contains a lot of experimental tricks, such as random events, non-traditional controls for a shooter game, etc.
 Please note that the default control scheme is quite buggy, I highly suggest you change it to shooter mode for the best experience

Luna Game 3D

Luna Game 3D Title Screen
Following with our usual tradition, we're quite late in posting this, but boy is this a nostalgia bomb! For those unaware the Luna Game series were seemingly simple platformers at the start, but eventually would lock up, playing creepy music and displaying disturbing imagery. This game concept was then expanded upon in RPG Maker by Hedgehogself and the story was further developed as well.

Luna game 3D is a re-imagining of the series created in the GZDoom engine. In this game you'll meet various character and shall need to traverse through hostile environments where one wrong move could lead to your death.

"Are you skilled enough to survive in this hellish world? That's for you to find out."

Friday Game Night, July 21st - Splatoon 2

Man, it's certainly been a while since we put up one of these, hasn't it? Oh well, no matter; we're back at it now! As usual, the details you're looking for are below, and enjoy your weekend!
Oh, and remember that since this is a Nintendo game, you're gonna need a Switch if you want to play along!

Day Dreaming Derpy Demo v0.4 - The Scootaloo Update

We're once again a little slow on the draw (and a little slower than usual at that, admittedly), but that certainly does not and will not impede our enjoyment of posting a new Day Dreaming Derpy update! Keeping things short this time, the developer promises two new dreams to play around in, and as the title suggests, the inclusion of Scootaloo as a playable character, which also means that all three of the Cutie Mark Crusaders are now playable! They also note that this is likely to be the last major update before the release of the full game, as that's predicted to be just around the corner!
Download the latest update at the source above, or check back here later when we're able to update our downloadable mirror of the game. Sweet dreams, sleepy horses!

Pony Reference In Weird Xbox One Error Message

...Well, that's certainly unexpected, isn't it? According to some places on the internet, this weird, nonsensical little non-error appeared for some users visiting the Marketplace on their Xbox One. While a fix is already underway for this, it's still good to know that our favorite tiny pastel horse friends can still pop up in the most unexpected places in the strangest of ways.

H-SWilliams' Animated Pony Creator

I'm not entirely sure what's up with the recent influx of pony creators, but I'm not complaining! This time around, we've got one that's centered around creating a pony that dances, and appropriately enough allows you to save your 100% Certified Original Prancing Machines as gifs, for use in whatever possible situation these kinds of images would apply. There's a decent selection of mane, tail and eye styles (though I still had trouble recreating my own pastel horse), though users should beware the occasional display bug with the color selectors and other inputs.

200 Bit Fish

There’s no way to describe the silliness that is 200 bit fish other than by playing it. You control Sweetie Belle, who has been equipped with jetpacks, and are tasked with delivering a fish and dropping it into a bucket. That is until it is stolen!

This game is filled with absurdity, fourth wall breaks and so many unexpected events. One minute you’ll be fighting against a red and black alicorn OC and the next you’ll be floating in zero gravity in what can only be described as hell. While the controls are something you need to get used to, I’d highly recommend this to anyone who is looking for unique gameplay mechanics and a ton of madness!

Legends of Equestria - Cyber Attack, Accounts compromised

http://www.legendsofequestria.com/img/header.png
After an alert from the LOE staff, it would appear the servers and accounts were compromised. Until further notice, the service and the forums are down.
Acquire below for further detail.

My Little Investigations Case 2 – Open Recruitment

Despite their ups and down, is Equestrian Dreamers, the team behind the ambitious My Little Investigations project, still alive and kicking! Well, trying their darnedest at least. This little Ace Attorney-inspired fan game is in a dire state, recruiting animators and voice actors.
As refered to in their blog post on the matter, after a case of fleeting voice actors, they are in need of actors for characters including Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie and Rainbow Dash. There are plenty to try out for, if you are willing to go for a project already well on it’s way, if you want to lend your voice or artistic skills as a potential part of the team.
They can explain what they are and what they are working on better themselves below.

[Chiptunesday] Frozen Night - Crystal Empire Board

For this week's Chiptunesday, we're going in a slightly different direction, as this track isn't actually chiptune at all! It is, however, a track specifically made for a pony fangame, a circa 2013 Mario Party spinoff titled My Little Party, that never materialized. Luckily for us, though, what was completed of the soundtrack certainly did! To that end, the game-that-wasn't's talented composer Frozen Night brings us this and one other self-described "relic" made for the game, naturally named and for and well representing their respective boards.
While it's a definite shame that the game never came to be, at least we have these wonderful stage themes to listen to, and that absolutely counts for something!
Sourced from the Horse Music Herald!

Lyra's List #18 & The Future of Lyra's List

Well, ladies and gents, we tried. Unfortunately, we're just not receiving a workable amount (read: usually any) of submissions for Lyra's List, and that combined with what we've seen in the comments from the two previous entries, has led us to decide to shelve these posts indefinitely. We've concluded that, simply put, the fandom at-large and the horsegamedev scene itself just isn't active enough to warrant these dedicated posts anymore; there's just not enough signal nowadays for these smaller projects and ideas to be lost in the noise like they used to.
Honestly, though, we feel that this is actually a good thing in a way, as all active projects can now get their "help wanted" posts on our front page without need for competition or compilation posts to catch what we'd otherwise miss. Not to mention this frees up some small resources for and gives us all the more drive to add other site projects somewhere down the line!
So, with all that said, down below is the totality of what we've received over the past two entries, and to their submitters we extend our deepest thanks for participating! Happy developing!

Friday Game Night, June 30th - Cards Against Humanity

It's Friday night, folks! WHICH MEANS IT'S TIME FOR C A R D G A M E S
Check for the usual details just below this amazing little introduction here, and as always, enjoy your weekend!

[Chiptunesday] Thunder-Dash - Megamare's Theme

For this week's (slightly late, doesn't that bode well) Chiptunesday, we're going to just...try and ignore the giant, yellow OC and enjoy the track at-hand with Thunder-Dash's "Megamare's Theme"! I'd have at least thrown in some relevant profile links, but as far as I could tell their entire presence is pretty much Pony.fm exclusive, so.
Admittedly, I'd like to throw in some nice commentary about the actual track itself that's a little more detailed than "good beeps", but as someone with zero (0) understanding of music, I'm a bit stuck on that front. Apologies in advance for the lack of insightful commentary while I try to figure something out for these!

Legends of Equestria Open Access Release - Date & Trailer

Well, would you look at that! After a long, long time in development, the Legends of Equestria team appears to finally be ready to fully open the game up to the public! With the drop of what they call the "Open Access Release" on August 19th, 2017, the game will (as the name suggests) be available to anyone and everyone at any time, finally putting those blink-and-you'll-miss-it limited access periods to rest. Check out the trailer for the release above, as well as the more detailed announcement post on their forum for more information!
Oh, and please note that this is not the "final" version/release of the game; the team intends to continue adding to the game over time, and will still be actively in-development!

Friday Game Night, June 23rd - ARMS

I'd have a little more commentary to go along with this post, but as you can tell, I'm putting this up incredibly last minute because I am an incredibly forgetful man at times and aw jeez everything's awful. Whoops.
Anyway, yeah, it's Friday, go play that neat newfangled Nintendo fighting game with your horsefriends!

[Chiptunesday] Starlight - Pony-Bit Beatdown

So, hello and welcome to a little something that we like* to call Chiptunesday! Admittedly, the terrible pun in the title and the embed above kinda sorta completely give away what we're going to be doing in these posts, but hey, I'll break it down anyway: Chiptunesday is a new, recurring feature here on Equestria Gaming dedicated to showcasing all of the raddest colorful-horse-related-and-inspired chiptunes that this wonderful fandom of ours has created, served up hot and fresh (er, relatively; some of these tracks are a bit old) every Tuesday!
Kicking things off on our inaugural Chiptunesday, we have this lovely little track above credited to an artist named "Starlight," which is actually the collab alias of the slightly more familiar fandom musicians Proctra (same channel) and PegasYs. While I can't speak to any technical aspects of the track, I can at least say that it's ridiculously catchy, and it'll definitely be stuck in my head for a good while to come, haha!
* "Like" perhaps being something of a strong word, but both myself and Lex (especially myself) have something of a weakness for awful puns and wordplay, and for lack of anything better, "Chiptunesday" won out.

Daring Do: Origins Project Looking for Help


Daring Do: Origins is a 3D action-adventure game, set before the events of Nightmare Moon's escape and although little has been shown thus far, the game is quite ambitious. The game is said to feature frenetic platform action, stealth functions, RPG elements and multiple playable characters. However, the project currently is a one-man team, and is looking for help make this game a reality.

Friday Game Night, June 16th - Left 4 Dead 2

Well, hey, would you look at that, seems like it's Friday night yet again. Which can only mean one thing, naturally: it's time for Friday Game Night with our friends over at CinemaQuestria! This week, Left 4 Dead 2 is once again back on the menu; check for the usual information below, and have a good weekend, folks!

ManeQuest's "Pony Dream Maker"

We're just the tiniest bit late in getting to this one (how shocking), but hey, we got there! Looks like the developers behind the game ManeQuest have given the fandom yet another neat little colorful horse creator, this time with a nice looking (those eyes are a bit creepy though, tbh) pixel art style that's just a tad more...er, "artsy-looking," I suppose, than the similar pixel-style creator for Pony Town.
While I haven't had the time to dive into this one personally, it appears that from the looks of the ponies posted by folks in the comments on the game's DA page and elsewhere, this'd be the creator to go with if you felt the need to create your own Personal Pixel Poner™!
6/20/17: So I've finally had a little bit of time to check this out for myself, and I figured I'd edit in a more developed opinion (I'm not a fan of posting things before I've had a chance to test them out). It's not bad, but it is a little lackluster considering there's no actual game attached to it yet. Additionally, I think I'm definitely more partial towards Pony Town's creator insofar as comparisons go, mostly because Pony Town offers more customization options (which is handy if you're aiming to recreate your Donut Steels from tip to toe), plus that game's ponies are just generally cuter, haha.

NIA: Path of Light Teaser Trailer Released

Despite some rather interesting developmental delays and other issues (not what you'd expect, to say the least) over the past few months, it appears that the team behind the 3D point-and-click adventure NIA: Path of Light has gotten things back on track! To that end, they've released this rather neat looking little teaser trailer for the game; while it doesn't actually show any gameplay, it's definitely interesting enough to watch and proves a nice sign of life from the project as a whole. Check it out above!

Friday Game Night, June 9th - Brawlhalla

Admittedly, I can't think of anything particularly witty or interesting to say this week (because I'm, y'know, kind of a hack), so we'll just go with the plain ol' facts this time around, I suppose. It's Friday, which means it's time for the usual game night over at CinemaQuestria, and this week they're playing Brawlhalla! As per usual, the specific details are down below, and have a lovely weekend!

2D Fallout Equestria Game - Update 0.5 Released

After an admittedly stupidly long time of missing out on posting updates on this game for one reason or another, here we are! For the uninitiated, empalu's take on a Fallout Equestria game, as seen above, takes the form of a 2D side-scrolling shooter, and even at this early stage is looking incredibly impressive and actually manages to capture something resembling a Fallout-esque feel. As for what exactly the 0.5 update changes, a Google Translate pass over the entire Russian changelog suggests changes and tweaks aplenty: the beginnings of a story mode, assorted map changes, in-game map transitions, updates to how enemies and how they spawn, and way more than we can reasonably fit in a post!
That all said, there's nothing better than experiencing the game for yourself! Click the link above and try braving the adorable-yet-dangerous tiny horse wasteland, fellow wanderer!
Nota bene: our sincerest apologies to empalu for all of the delays in getting a post about this lovely game out! We've meant to for the longest time, but it just kept slipping through the cracks in one way or another for a variety of reasons. We love you!

Day Dreaming Derpy Applebloom Update - Demo v0.3

Here we are again. Another update for the beautiful RPG Adventure, Day Dreaming Derpy has just been released. This time around we have reached version 0.3 with the Applebloom update.
It has been just about three months since the last update, the Sweetie Belle update, already extending this gorgeous demo with new characters, dreams, town areas, etc. A lot of water has run under the bridge and this new version is with even more content, stores, costumes, dreams, areas and so on, as well as providing a few bug fixes, like balancing the beatbox skill I recall being terribly overpowered. All the details are provided in the changelog provided below, as well as downloadables.

Pony Comic Generator

So here's a fun little something to break up this unfortunate little news drought we've got going on here! GingerFoxy brings us this wonderful random pony comic generator, inspired by the Cyanide and Happiness version, letting you create all sorts of fun, wacky scenarios mainly featuring Rarity and Pinkie Pie, but also a nice host of others! Do feel free to share what you manage to come up with in the comments, and be careful, this one's a little addictive, haha!

Lyra's List #17-2 HD Remaster

Admittedly, trying to go for two of these within a short timespan wasn't the most...well, intelligent way to have gone about this, haha. Kinda figured that it might help get the ball rolling a little quicker if Lyra's List hit the front page more often. Turns out that's not quite enough time for folks to pull something together per list. Oops. So, that said, we've combined what we had for the last list with the stuff for this list down below (hence the title!), and we'll just proceed with the List's original monthly schedule from here on out. Submissions for the next Lyra's List are open until June 30th , and we can't wait to see what you fine folks come up with next! Happy developing!

The Equestria Gaming Arcade Has (Finally) Been Restored!

Well, it only took us, like, eight months to finally get around to it, but the arcade has finally been fully restored, thumbnails and all! ...Or at least as fully restored as we can manage, anyway.* We've got a whopping 113 colorful horse games to choose from now (over the, like, 24 we had when we started, haha), and I'm sure there'll be more to come over time! So, that all said, what are you waiting for? Go play!
*Surprisingly, only one game (!) out of over 100 others has been lost to history, which is admittedly sad but statistically wonderful, all things considered. We'd honestly expected just a bit more difficulty in getting the actual games themselves together; whether that'd be because the only source of a game had died, which is what cost us the aforementioned one game, or because a creator's work had become relatively scattered in recent years, making hunting them down a bit of a chore (lookin' at you, futzi01).
Also, we definitely need to change that old banner over to something newer at some point. I never understood what the above is even supposed to represent. What's even happening there?

Friday Game Night, May 26th - Cards Against Humanity

Looks like it's Friday night yet again, folks (oh wow it's almost as if time passes or something), and you know what that means!
For this week's Friday Game Night over at CinemaQuestria, things might just get a little ridiculous with a little bit of Cards Against Humanity. Check the usual details below, and enjoy your weekend!

Lyra's List #17

While admittedly it might not have a whole lot to start with, the new Lyra's List is finally here! I have to say, we're super psyched here behind the scenes to finally get the ball rolling on such a major site feature again. Do keep in mind, though, that we can only keep that ball rolling so as long as you submit something; that said, submissions for the next Lyra's List are open until May 31st , so get to it! Check out this issue's submissions below the break, and happy developing!

Reminder: Lyra's List Submissions Are OPEN!

Hey folks! Just a reminder that, as the title kinda already gives away, submissions for the next Lyra's List are open! As sad as it is to admit, we simply can't have another Lyra's List if we don't actually, y'know, get anything! If you've been on the fence up to now as to whether or not you should submit something, just do it!
We've linked the guidelines and the general announcement post above; please remember that submissions are due by the 15th (though, for transparency, there's a possibility that we might cut this off earlier if submissions don't come in), and please, y'know, submit something! c'mon dudes and dudettes don't make me link the meme video twice now

"Gentlecolts" Dev Group Revived, Seeking Members

It appears that the development group behind the fangame "Pony Amnesia: Love and Mysteries" has come back from the dead; and not only that, they're seeking quite a few folks of different talents to fill their ranks! Check out the supplied information below, and be sure to get in touch with them if you're interested!
The Gentlecolts group is creating an MLP romance visual novel/dating simulator. We were dead for quite a while before reviving the project in January of this year, getting a HUGE response, over 100 people joined our discord (discord.gg/KFZRgew) and we can finally announce that we have a team and can start working on the game! We're officially back in business! The team is quite small however, and we would REALLY like more members so that it won't take years to complete the game. Are you interested? Would you like to help us? Here's some details on what we are looking for:
Writers : We need writers able to write in proper English, with good grammar, little to no misused words, missing, incorrect or overused punctuation, able to follow a format, that has some skill in dialogue, and that would like to work on the genre of the game, slice of life, romance, and probably comedy. Someone who can come up with storylines and convincing social and romantic situations involving the Main characters in the show. We don't need dark and gritty writers, or people who write huge adventures and such, 'cause it's out of the scope of the game.
Sketchers : Skilled most importantly in expressions and a bit in poses, as several times they'll need to do floating heads, just showing a different expression. Doesn't matter what you do the sketches on, and they don't need impressive detail, but also can't be stick figures. While they don't need to be carbon copies of the show style, they still need to be mostly show-like to facilitate work to vector artists.
Vector Artists : They need to be able to make their vectors look as show-accurate as possible, and when translating the sketch, they don't have to follow the sketch to a T, but make it as truthful to the show as possible, fixing any errors, detail or style related issues in the sketch. There'll be certain guidelines to follow with all the artists to have a more consistent style and make it as less distinguishable as possible between the different artists in play, and all vectors must be presented in SVG files.
Background Artists : Again, we need vector artists that can be show-accurate, but in this case, most backgrounds will be the same as the show, and will most likely not need to use sketches and instead, have references and bases from show screenshots and such to draw. Most likely will have to do some of the Mane 6's houses inside and outside, as well as some key-points of Ponyville and not much else.
Coders : We could optionally use an assistant coder/script translator, preferably familiar with Ren'Py (or competent enough to get the gist fast), to help with various tasks. Proofreaders and Spellcheckers: We might also have use of people good at spotting aforementioned errors that can happen in writing, to help ease the burden and not require multiple checks by every writer. We would much prefer competent writers, but if you just want to help a little bit this could be an option.
Proofreaders and Spellcheckers : We might also have use of people good at spotting aforementioned errors that can happen in writing, to help ease the burden and not require multiple checks by every writer. We would much prefer competent writers, but if you just want to help a little bit this could be an option.
We could also fill in other roles such as sound or PR... just drop by our discord and say hello, we can figure out what you can help us with! If you want more information on the game, you can check out our webpage at: http://gentlecolts.org/ or our Discord chat here: https://discord.gg/KFZRgew and download our old demo at: http://gentlecolts.org/downloads/

[Unofficial] Two Best Sisters Play - Skyrim

If you've gotten a tiny bit impatient while waiting for the next entry in 2snacks' popular Two Best Sisters Play videos, it looks like there's at least a little something to tide you over until the next one drops! Russian animation team NDAnimations brings us a fan episode of a fan series (neat!) ponifying the Two Best Friends misadventures in the world of Skyrim; check out the video embedded above!

Friday Game Night, April 28th - Left 4 Dead 2

(FRIDAY) NIGHT TIME IS GAME TIME BOYS
Or to put things a little more eloquently, it looks like it's Friday night once again, folks! Which just so happens to mean that it's also time for one of CinemaQuestria's weekly Friday Game Nights. Left 4 Dead 2 is the flavor of the week this go-round; check out the usual information below the break, and as usual, enjoy your weekend!

Re-introducing Lyra's List!

A long time ago, on an iteration of this website now long gone, there used to be a recurring post every month under the name of Lyra's List with a simple mission: compile Game Design Documents and list available talent for My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic fan games. Whether you had an amazing idea for the fandom's Next Big (Playable) Thing but had none of the skill to bring it to life, did have the skill but simply couldn't go it alone, or even having the skill, whether as a programmer, musician, artist or writer, but didn't have a project to call your own, you turned to Lyra's List.
Now that we've really got the ball rolling again here at Equestria Gaming, we think the time is more than right to bring Lyra's List back. If any of the above describes you, check the details below the break for more information.

Friday Game Night, April 21st - Overwatch

It's once again that time of the week, folks! For tonight's Friday Game Night, the folks at CinemaQuestria are playing Overwatch!
Yeah, okay, so this particular entry is admittedly pretty lackluster, but Overwatch is one of those newfangled modern games, and I'm really not hip with what the kids are playing these days.
Lamentations on inevitable march of time aside, check out the list below for the usual details, and have a lovely weekend, y'all!

Everfree Games - A Public MLP Gamedev Discord Server

We've made some new friends today! Everfree Games is, as the title and the newly added button on the left suggests hint hint, click it!, is a public Discord server focused primarily around pony game development, but which also caters to horse artists, writers and musicians; y'know, your pastel horse-themed creative and productive types!
In terms of a general "mission statement" for the server, to quote the creator:
With Cloudsdale having been shut down, and MyLittleGameDev/MyLittleGameChat being rather quiet and lacking in activity, I felt there needed to be an easier and more streamlined place for people to share their works, so I set up the Everfree Games server. I figured a public Discord server would work best since lots of people have Discord already, with anyone being able to join in without even installing the app.
So yeah, if you just so happen to be a horse game developer, or even a writer, artist or musician, or perhaps even aspire to be one, why not pop in and chat with some like-minded folk? It's a creative bonanza just waiting to happen!

Friday Game Night, April 14th - Team Fortress 2

Looks like it's that time of the week again! On the docket for this week's game night, the folks at CinemaQuestria are playing Valve and the internet's favorite hat simulator (I don't know if that's a tired joke yet but I'm making it anyway okay jeez), Team Fortress 2! Check out the finer details below, and enjoy your weekend, folks!

Playing Simulator #4: Sunset Shimmer

Man, I don't know about the rest of you folks, but I'm definitely always excited when a new one of these simulators drops! Heartwarmer-MLP's back at it again, following up the previous Derpy Hooves simulator (yes, this one is 4 and the last one was 6, the numbering scheme here is weird) with everyone's favorite magical, multidimensional horse/human hybrid, Sunset Shimmer! As far as things to do go, there are a handful of new things: the ability to brush Sunset's mane, and the ability to either dye or Rainbowfy™ it.
Aside from that, this is pretty much everything you've come to expect from one of these simulators at this point! Check it out at the link above, and as always, happy magical horse booping! Within reason, of course! Please Boop Responsibly.

Friday Game Night, April 7th - Tabletop Simulator

Are you ready to wrap up your week (or maybe get it going, if you're like me!) with some more game-based shenanigans? I know I certainly am! For this week's Friday Game Night, our lovely friends at CinemaQuestria are keeping things traditional-yet-modern in Tabletop Simulator. You know the routine by now; check out the details below, and happy...uh, tabletopping, I think? If it wasn't a word before, it is now!

Equestria Gaming's Sixth Anniversary!

Well, would you look at that. Looks like it's a certain colorful horse gaming website's anniversary today! It's kinda hard to believe this place has been around for six years, isn't it? That's cumulatively speaking, anyway; the actual "active time" count being a little wonky what with all the inactivity and outright death and junk. Still though, given all the stops and starts over the years, the fact that the site's still around and kicking (not to mention something I've happily become a part of!) even through all of that is simply amazing to me!
Y'know, I've got to admit that it's quite a bit harder to write up something with more substance than just "hey the site aged how about that" than I thought it was going to be. Our version of Equestria Gaming is rather different than the site in years past, seeing as this is a very independent reboot-slash-continuation of the original , meaning that we just don't have around on-staff capable of waxing nostalgic in a way you'd expect for a later anniversary.
Of course, that doesn't mean we can't have anything like that! We might not have been around here for a super long time, but we were (er, mostly) readers once and have at least some memories all the same! Which brings me to my point; the same goes for all of you out there reading this post! We've got a comment section, you have the memories or at least something to say; wax nostalgic about Equestria Gaming, colorful horse gaming, or even just colorful horses in general below!
To those of you that have stuck around the past six years, thank you! Onward towards the future!

The Difference Between Us - An Adorable Fluttershy x Pinkie Pie Visual Novel

Now there's something we just don't see very often around these parts! As the title implies (er, well, completely states), The Difference Between Us is a wonderful little Ren'Py-based visual novel from developer Robin Daydream covering the wonders and woes of Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy's first date. While the concept is pretty simple, the developer's description promises and the game seems to deliver on (I only say seems as I've only had time to play through the game once thus far) there being plenty of variation; between the three possible routes through the date and three endings per possible route, there should be more than enough to keep you invested for at least a little while!
Admittedly, at least for me, jumping into a game that's all about shipping our favorite tiny, colorful horses can be just a tad bit uncomfortable on the surface, but once you're actually into the story (and experienced adorable overload!) it's definitely worth playing!

Friday Game Night, March 24th - Cards Against Humanity

After just a tiny bit of a break, the fine folks at CinemaQuestria are ready to get back on track with their regular Friday Game Nights! Kicking things back off, we're wrapping up the week this time with the legendary Cards Against Humanity.
...Which reminds me that I need to perhaps play this game for myself at some point, it certainly looks like an experience!
Anyway, check out the list below for the usual details, and have fun!

Day Dreaming Derpy Sweetie Belle Update - Demo v0.2

An update had recently been released for the charming JRPG affair, Day Dreaming Derpy.
This gorgious game received it's big 'Sweetie Belle update' just a few days ago, introducing a new dream area, a new awake area, new dreams, new uniforms, new followers, one of which you can probably guess from the title of the update, and a whole array of fixes.
What can I say without reiterating points in our previous post on the game?
This really is one of the biggest surprises we've had here for a while, A short sweet demo of a JRPG featuring everypony's favourite muffin enthusiast, exploring the dreams of her fellow ponies. Absolutely beautiful artwork, with only insignificant clashing styles. You wouldn't guess that it is a mere RPG Maker game just from looking at it, really breaking the cookie cutter style you usually see in those easy-to-use engines. Very approachable and simple combat and gameplay, unlike what you would expect when someone brings up JRPG's. Feels very stripped down, in comparison to your Final Fantasies, but never really lacking, unless you're going in expecting another overly complex grand RPG experience.
It is small, it is cute, it feels familiar and emotional and I wholeheartedly recommend anyone to give it a go. It puts a smile on your face, nothing less.
Check out the links below for a trip to the game's official page and our download mirror, authorized with permission of the developer.

Limey Lassen - Starlight Glimmer Doesn't Forgive You

Looks like we've just missed the boat (well, that's certainly a new one) on having something relevant to post on Starlight Glimmer Day, but such is life. We've come across a pretty interesting little track from the artist Limey Lassen, a remix of Starlight's in-show BGM evidently inspired by the wonderful Starlight Glimmer Simulator! Check it out above, and be sure to give the artist some love!

Overmare Studios' "Fallout Equestria" now "Ashes of Equestria" + Wave 5 Demo Released

It's been a little slow these past two weeks, but hey, here's a post, so no worries! Once again a little bit late on the uptake, we've got a fairly (probably a bit of an understatement, haha) important update from the now-formerly-named Fallout Equestria team, The Overmare Studios. Provided below the break is the statement from their website regarding the name change, including the always-lovely legalese behind their decision to do so, and above is the link to the latest demo released concurrently with the change.

As an aside, I'd like to take the opportunity to post a little reminder that the Submit button up there exists! Please send us news and other horse game junk when you notice it; even if you think we already know about it, we'd still appreciate the heads-up! We're just a few people here behind the curtain, so we can't (and don't) always catch everything immediately!


Derpy's Gr8 Avdenture - Trilogy

 Derpy's Gr8 game trilogy
Happy Derpy day everyone! Due to this glorious occasion, I thought it would be the perfect time to present a trilogy of games that I'd been working on for the majority of last year.

This is a series of 3d platformer collect-a-ton games designed to be as unpredictable and silly as possible, much like the character herself. While the first game is quite simple, since it was made in three days, the other two games are much more complete, imaginative and most importantly, stable! If you're in the mood for goofy satires of platforming games, these are the perfect masterpieces for you!

Derpy's Gr8 Avdenture
Derpy's Gr8 Avdenture 2
Derpy's Gr8 Spookie Avdenture 

Battle Gem Ponies - Steam Greenlight Update

February has certainly been news-filled, hasn't it? We've got a press release here from the creator of Battle Gem Ponies regarding the most recent update, and even includes some news about the legal side of things that isn't terrifically disappointing! How rare is that? Read on below!
This month's Battle Gem Ponies update is finally here! The notable changes here are character redesigns, a toggle-friendly virtual D-Pad, and bug fixes for the Steam Greenlight release in January. Feedback was taken into account and legal issues have been looked into. A Valve employee even reached out to discuss the issues with the last build and the legal steps necessary to continue.
The game is now sufficiently distinguishable from the things that inspired it. It feels like a mashup of MLP & Pokemon, but it has it's own chibi-pixel style now and none of the characters are confusingly similar to fanon or canon ones from either series. Now it's about as similar to its inspirations as Crash Team Racing is to Mario Kart and Oceanhorn is to Zelda.
Battle Gem Ponies is its own IP that won't be subject to a Cease & Desist order, and will continue to develop in a way that mitigates such worries. All feedback is reviewed and taken into consideration for each monthly update. We want this to be the best game it can be. To extend the pony aesthetic and themes of cute things doing cool things outside of the show that inspired so many to pursue creative careers.
Steam Greenlight is going away soon, so this is likely to be the last push to get the game on that platform if people want it there. So if you like the direction this game is taking, be sure to give it an upvote on Steam!
Oh, and here's two additional screenshots, by the way! I figured it looked slightly ~nicer~ to include 'em in link form rather than just dumping them here at the end, haha!

"Metal Gear Friendship" Animation

So, here's something a little bit different for a change! A wonderful, adorable Metal Gear inspired animated short from the rather talented animator BrutalWeather! Check out the short above, and maybe have a look through the remainder of their animations while you're at it if you have the time!

Friendship is Epic - 1 Hour Gameplay Video

Jyc Row, the composer and French translator for the stunning Japanese 2.5D beat-em-up Friendship is Epic, recently uploaded an hour-long video of a few members of their team playing an internal dev build of the game showing off some new character gameplay, poking around the game's skill tree, showing off the English and French translations of the game and generally putting the smackdown on more than a few changelings. This game's certainly looking like it's coming along pretty nicely, and I'll definitely be personally keeping an eye on this one!

Gardens of Equestria - This Coming Storm Prologue Chapter Released

Wow, it's been a hot minute since we've covered any mods on this site, hasn't it? This seems like a pretty good way to get back into the swing of those, though!
The first installment in a series of chapters, this one entitled "Prologue - The Watcher," of what seems to be a truly massive pony-themed Fallout: New Vegas modification called Gardens of Equestria went live very recently and is now available for download at NexusMods (NOTE: Requires Fallout: New Vegas and the Old World Blues DLC). Among the (naturally) new story, the mod's page promises new textures, fully voiced NPCs, a "fandom's greatest hits" radio station hosted by DJ-Pon3, an original opening cinematic, a custom soundtrack and new loading screens featuring future new locations.
Check out the download link above and the developer's website for more information on the mod if you're curious. Happy wandering!

Gem Hunting #2: Malicious Mansions, Silly Scribbles and Pursuing Pastries

I could've provided some context here, but that wouldn't be nearly as fun, would it?
While we're admittedly a bit light on the news front so far these past few days, I think another small, conveniently-timed batch of previously overlooked horsegames could make up for it a little bit, don't you? This time around, we're guiding our favorite technicolor horses through some assorted shenanigans including malicious mansions, silly scribbles and the endless pursuit of pastries! Check 'em out below the break!
okay yeah i did in fact work the subtitle into the intro paragraph to pad it out. fight me about it in real life why don't you okay gosh.

Playing Simulator #6: Derpy Hooves

For those of you who have been waiting patiently for another one of those neato pony simulators, it looks like your wait is over! From the creator of the Starlight Glimmer simulator Heartwarmer-MLP (formerly Lil-Lovey) now comes what is quite possibly the best one of these yet with the Derpy Hooves Simulator! Much like last time , there's a few new bells and whistles in this particular version (though the creator notes that this is likely the last update mechanic-wise), including a toggle to the simulator's Mood System and even a small minigame!
There's also the distinct possibility that the accessories just might make this the most adorable one yet on top of everything else. I mean, just look at that header image and tell me that it isn't the case. I dare you.
Anyway, I think that's about enough explaining for this one, so go on and boop the adorable mailmare why don't you?

Fighting is Magic MEGA Developer Receives Cease & Desist

Unfortunately, there's a very common truth in this fandom that not all news is good news, the case in point today being us seeing the announcement of the (what I believe to be, anyway) first major Cease & Desist order of 2017 landing squarely on the virtual doorstep of the lead developer of the popular Fighting is Magic fork MEGA, as this video from the variant's official YouTube channel explains.
For those unaware, from what I gather (having not been the hugest Fighting is Magic fan to begin with) this version was a relatively well known variant based on the old Tribute Edition popular for having been one of the more "complete" versions of the game in terms of the ever-so-slightly expanded character roster, updated graphics and general gameplay tweaks and fixes.
That's about all there is to say on this one, so check out the aforementioned announcement video above for more details if you're interested.

Fall of Anterfold - Version 3.5 Released

In the first of today's "why did so many things happen in the five minutes we were all collectively busy" news dump, we're kicking things off with the announcement that the developers of the co-op survival horror game Fall of Anterfold have recently released version 3.5 of the game, with things like an updated launcher, a new story chapter and some general gameplay fixes and tweaks taking center stage among others with this iteration.
As with last time, check out the developer's website linked above for the expanded changelog and some general information on the game if you're unfamiliar, or you couldjump straight into downloading the latest version of the game and experience it all for yourself!

Friday Game Night, February 3rd - Planetside 2 + Announcement

Tonight, on a slightly-more-special-than-usual episode of CinemaQuestria: Friday Game Night™...
On the docket this week, we have the always-interesting massively multiplayer online FPS Planetside 2! Unfortunately, this is going to be the only thing on the docket officially for quite a while, as they have asked us to announce that the Game Night and AnimeQuestria streams are going on hiatus until March 24th, as Everlasting_Joy wishes to focus on his studies for the time being. They also note that they will not being collecting votes for games until the streams officially resume on the 24th, though other staff members may host their own unofficial game nights during this time.
That about wraps things up for the moment, so please check out the details below as per usual and join in on the fun!

Horse Game Still Alive, Seeking Programmers

Looks like we're once again just the tiniest bit late on the uptake, here, but we've got some pretty neat news so hey!
Horse Game's developer Sprakle came out of hibernation just a few days ago to confirm that the game is still in development, capping off said short confirmation with the adorable jumping horse gif you see above. Additionally, he's on the hunt for volunteer programmers knowledgeable in Unity3D Multiplayer to help keep things going! If you just so happen to be one of those folks, fire off an email to ben@equidev.net and lend a hand if you're so inclined!

Gem Hunting: Bubbles, Road Trips and Aerial Stunts

While the site's been somewhat prone to...well, the odd total existence failure now and again, Equestria Gaming has nonetheless somehow managed to be around for quite a long time insofar as the fandom as a whole is concerned. Since it was founded in 2011, we've seen a lot of games and game makers come and go, some of which we've covered and some, sadly enough, we haven't. I personally believe it's more than high time that we rectify that! There's plenty of games, large and small, that we've skipped over the years that deserve a mention, and we're going to start rifling through them here and now !
Admittedly, I don't have any specific posting schedule in mind for these, but honestly, isn't that just part of the fun? Let's go!

Friday Game Night, January 27th - Mario Kart 8

Now it's time for this week's installment of Playing Games with Horse Nerds™. Usual details ahead!
Looks like there's something a tiny bit different in store this week over at CinemaQuestria! Instead of the usual PC game selection, we're headin' on down to console town (oh leave your groans at the door, I liked that) and wrapping this week up with a game of Mario Kart 8 for the Wii U! Man, I seriously wish I didn't work weekends so I could participate in this one. Oh well, I guess! Someone be super cool and win some races for me, mkay?
Just as a reminder before wrapping this up, you need a Wii U if you wanna play along, folks!