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!

Ponyage Chronicles, Open Weekend

Ponyage Chronicles, also known as PonyRoom as previously shown here, is holding an open weekend. It is gonna be held from now until around the 29th February.
It is a neat 2d MMO like you would imagine a proper action-oriented MMO would be, quests, skills, grinding, the whole lot. It is still in an early alpha stage, actively getting updated and fleshed out. However this weekend we all have a chance to hop in and give this different interpretation of a Pony MMO, so if you are tired of the usual social-focused pony MMOs and MMO-styled games, like Legends of Equestria and Pony Town, come give this a go.
You can either download client below:

Friday Game Night, January 20th - Left 4 Dead 2

Looks like it's Friday night once again, and you know what that means, right? Weekly game stream ahoy!
On tap at CinemaQuestria this week for Friday Game Night is the always popular Left 4 Dead 2, which at this point I don't think really needs any introduction, haha! That said, why not wind down from the week by hanging out with your fellow pony fans as the folks at CQ fight through hordes of infected for your entertainment? I mean, that certainly sounds like a fun time to me! As usual, check below for the details!

Day Dreaming Derpy - Demo Released

Normally I'd lament the fact that we've been beaten to the punch on something like this, but I'm honestly fairly happy to be able to talk about this one at all. Spoiler alert: I'm a little overly excited about this one!

Day Dreaming Derpy, as presented here in early demo-form, is an absolutely wonderful little colorful horse-themed JRPG featuring Derpy Hooves (naturally) having adventures in both the real and dream worlds with plenty of collusion between the two. Costumes, abilities and equippable items earned during the day become usable in the dream world, becoming key in helping Derpy with fighting the nightmares within the ponies' dreams she explores.

Without going into too much detail and spoiling what should really be experienced just on its own merits, we've got a wonderful little demo here filled with plenty of fan-favorite characters, an interesting story, a delightfully quirky sense of humor and some seriously nifty pixel art that all comes together to make for a super comfy and fun colorful horse gaming experience. Really, even if JPRGs aren't your cup of tea, I believe there's still something to be appreciated about a fangame that's this well put-together, especially at such an early stage. Seriously, the only knocks I can really give it are one or two overworld clipping/collision issues and some basic writing quirks; other than that, it's pretty much smooth sailing!

Check out the game's page above for your fill of detailed information, screenshots and dev logs, or you can skip that and jump straight to the download page if you'd prefer. Remember to also pick up and install the RPGMaker VX ACE run time package here to be able to play the game.

NOTE: The original Equestria Daily post reports that you may need to disable your antivirus to make sure things unpack correctly. I did not personally experience this issue, but your mileage may vary.

Fall of Anterfold - Third Beta Released

Man, these folks certainly work fairly quickly, don't they? Fall of Anterfold, in case you missed the last update post, is a very recent colorful horse co-op survival horror game which has just released its third beta hot off the heels of the previous one. Accordingly, it appears there's quite a few changes in place, with a little of everything from item textures to game mechanics and balance being tweaked this go-around.
Check out the developer's website linked above for the changelog and general information on the game, or maybe even give it a go for yourself!

Friday Game Night, January 6th - Warframe

Well hey, look at that, it's Friday night! Wanna know what the cool horse nerds are gonna be up to tonight?
Our always lovely friends at CinemaQuestria are hosting yet another Friday Game Night, kicking off the first one of the new year with Warframe. I've admittedly never heard of this one, but according to Wikipedia we've got a "third-person cooperative shooter" thing going on here and it's apparently full of dope junk like ancient space warriors and lasers and robots and I totally didn't skim the Wikipedia article why would you even ask, gosh. Anyway, yeah, c'mon down and chill with your fellow colorful horse fanatics with ~video games~! Check the details below!

Battle Gem Ponies Now Available on Steam Greenlight!

Well, it looks like we're kicking off 2017 with a bang, eh? Luckily, y'all won't have to wade through lines upon lines of me rambling about horsegames this time, as the developer's written his own press release for this, haha!
Battle Gem Ponies is making some noise over on Steam Greenlight! The newest update is here with some highly requested features like pony-surfing, capture mechanics, and a few new customizable moves. The next few days are going to prove if pixelated pony RPGs can stand alongside NIA: Path of Light and Ambient:White in the Steam catalog.
If you want to check out the newest build for yourself, just click the link below. If you'd like to see this game on Steam someday, be sure to give a thumbs up on the Greenlight page!
Battle Gem Ponies on Steam Greenlight
Also, an additional aside from the developer:
This is a project still in the early stages of development and currently functions more like a tech demo than a carefully crafted adventure. Each and every bit of feedback is going to help shape the game's design, how characters look, and how the story develops as new updates are released month-by-month to showcase the game's progress.
So yeah, you heard the guy! Download, play, enjoy and remember to give some feedback and give a thumbs up on the Greenlight page! Let's make some magic happen!