Fillies and Gentleponies,
The development team of MLP:FiM The Flash Game is holding a story contest for their game. The main goal is for some pony to create an interesting storyline that will fuel the actual game, it needs to be detailed and long enough so the game can be built upon it.
[ The Game ]
MLP:FiM The Flash Game is a platformer style game. It will have large multiple levels with mini bosses and of course at the end, the final boss. Think Megaman or Sonic the Hedgehog style games. The game will feature unlockable characters which will be used to access areas in levels that you could not access before to advance in levels. Each character will be unlocked after defeating one of the mini bosses. So its a cross between adventure and puzzle solving.
[ Rules ]
1. No Grimdark.
2. No Shipping.
3. Primary gameplay must focus around the main ponies, not including Trixie, BonBon, Lyra, Spike, etc.
4. It must remain completely in line with what you could imagine actually happening in the show.
5. Stories are not to be posted anywhere.
The reason we do not want the stories to be posted anywhere is so the mystery of the game is kept a secret to the general public. Otherwise if you know the story beforehand, its not as fun. Stories will be judged by the development team and the author will be kept unknown to them until a winner is elected.
All Submissions are due May 15st, @ 11:59pm EST.
E-Mail your story to [email protected]
Subject: MLPFiM Flash Game Story Contest
Development Site: http://www.derpyhooves.com/mlpflash/
We are also trying to spread the word far and wide, so tell your friends!
[Edit]: I’ve ran into plenty of people who have assumed Derpy Hooves News started on 4/20/11, due to the fact that in our archives this is our first news post. This note is to say that this is not true, as Derpy Hooves News (originally just www.DerpyHooves.com) was started on December 17th, 2010. When the page first started it was nothing more than just regular HTML, including our news feed which we manually updated. We still have the files to the old news feed and at some point we will link them here on this article. On 4/20/11 we changed the site and replaced our manual html news feed with a Google Blogger account. We operated like that until 1/1/12 when we converted the entire site over to WordPress.
Slow news day is slow, but that’s how the muffin crumbles, generally I find it good as it allows the stuff from the previous day to linger around and be read. So here is today’s news in one post.
Polish Subtitle Ponies: If you happen to be polish and sick of listening to your ponies speaking in crazy english, well there’s a group over on YouTube slowly subtitling the episodes.
Check out ObsessionOctopus‘s channel on YouTube, currently they have the first five episodes complete. Specifically hit up the playlist, as ObessionOctopus does have other videos floating around.