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:

We are also trying to spread the word far and wide, so tell your friends!

(Ponychan Thread)

MLP Japan Fundraiser Faust Sketch Auction Update

As said, I’ll keep everyone in the loop with the sketch auctions.  So here we go…

$2, 051 @ 70 Bids & 5 Days left.

$1,725 @ 36 Bids & 6 Days left.

$325.00 @ 8 Bids & 7 Days Left

Happy 420

And yes, before I forget.  Happy 420 everypony, if you’re down with that.  I’m retired 1 year today for employment reasons (damn the man).

Polish Pony Subtitles, MLPMMO Update, EqD hits 3 Million, Derpy Forums

[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 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.

Thank you!



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.

MLPMMO Update: The 2d MMO has updated and even released a sprite test where you can fly around Fluttershy’s house. As always I’ll be sending you over to EquestriaGaming for the full writeup by StrawberrySpice.

EquestriaDaily Hits 3 Million Pageviews: A big congratz to Seth and EqD as they just rolled over 3 million pageviews, this celebration’s theme is Equestria Luna, because all good ponies deserve friends. And as it was talked about in the comment section, this fandom has grown by leaps and bounds, seems March was a banner month for everyone. Even here I see our pageviews flipping over faster and faster.

Derpy Forums: This really isn’t news but I decided to put the Derpy Forums back online, just because its sitting around and there has been a few people using it in private. I don’t expect too much activity, even when it first hit the interwebs it was very unused, but of course there are plenty of other great forums out there like like the MLP Forums, Ponygoons, Equestria Forums and even EquestriaGaming’s forums. The Forum is found at and does include the old posts, most dated December (and it went down first week of March, just to point how slow it was).

Also a side note, you’ll see there’s now a “Contest Board” on the right hand side, figured it helps keep the contests in exposure when we got a few, which we do right now.
You’ll also notice there’s an RSS feed for the blog, now linked on the left side with the twitter button. We also have twitter if you haven’t noticed, if you’re one with twitter and come here for the episode postings on Friday, I would definitely follow that feed, as I’ll be posting updates.
That’s all for now folks, enjoy.