So instead of working on PonyQuest these past few days, I’ve been playing way too many video games and working. When I’m wasn’t doing either of those things, I was hanging out in #rmlp, the unofficial /r/mylittlepony IRC channel. We’ve been making bots, because what else do you do in IRC these days, and this is what I came up with.
If you’re bored, why not come on over and hang out?
So I’m kind of hitting up against programmer’s block with PonyQuest again. I’m gonna take a break for like a week (or until someone sends me some art assets [!], whichever comes first).
In the meantime, I’ve been working on a layout/design for a pony news site that would be like Equestria Daily, but without all the things I don’t like about it and with a more visually-appealing design. I’m calling it “Pony News Network,” because a.) it acronyms nicely into PNN, and b.) ponynews.net was available.
You can check it out at http://ponynews.net, but it’s little more than me just experimenting with layout and color stuff at the moment. It’s entirely nonfunctional for now; that all comes later, if at all.
If I get a positive enough response, I’ll work more on it!
oh yeah! I totally made a subreddit for pony fangames
I should’ve mentioned it earlier, but yeah, yesterday I made /r/ponygames, a subreddit for makers and players of pony fangames. I’m hoping it’ll pick up traction (20 subs already!) and eventually become a good go-to place for pony fangame creators and enthusiasts alike, since there seem to be a growing number of the former!
(And also I want a convenient place for the latest news in pony fangames to magically appear.)
So today instead of working on PonyQuest, I dealt with my Xbox Live account getting hacked and having me be charged $125 without me knowing. While on the phone with Xbox support, I discovered Pony Wings, and got really good at it.
These guys are making their own pony point-and-click adventure game, and it looks amazing! Super awesome to see that I’m not the only one who sees the potential in combining ponies and point-and-clicks.
Also, note to self: add player character switching to PonyQuest, so people can make stories that let you switch between the player character at will, like this game and Day of the Tentacle.