Aug 032017
 

Alright everyone, there’s some great news for anyone that’s going to be going to BronyCon 2017!

The Manehattan Project will be hosting a panel at BronyCon 2017! The convention itself is on the weekend of August 11th – 13th in Baltimore, MD.  Our panel is scheduled to start at 5:00 PM on Friday, August 11th and will last for an hour! Continue reading »

Feb 162017
 

Novel Idea here with a very special announcement.

This is it.

The moment you’ve been waiting for.

Over a year and a half in the making.

Get hype.

GARDENS OF EQUESTRIA: THIS COMING STORM GOES LIVE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17 AT NOON PACIFIC!

It’s finally here. You finally get to experience the prologue of an epic adventure that will span space and time, introduce new factions, new companions, new allies and new enemies. You’ll journey into a hole in reality itself as you uncover the greatest secret hidden in the depths of the Mojave.

The fate of two worlds hangs in the balance. Are you ready? Because you’d better get ready.

Smuggler’s Run was just the beginning. It was the commercial for the brand-new TV series. Well, now you get to experience the pre-credits segment of the series!

The changes have already swept through New Pegasus. Billboards now show ads for the Ministry of Peace, the Ministry of Morale and the Ministry of Arcane Sciences. Every road sign within fifty miles has mysteriously changed to New Pegasus. From stimpaks to the actual New Pegasus sign, the world will never be the same.

But that’s not all of it. A brand-new 32-song radio station is now available, featuring some of the greatest hits in all of the MLP:FiM fandom, including Aviators, MandoPony and so much more.

Our Prologue, “The Watcher,” will introduce you to the story of Gardens of Equestria: This Coming Storm. A strange message sends the Courier to Goodsprings to meet with a girl who claims a mysterious cave has appeared overnight in the cliffs above town. This seemingly innocent event reveals a secret that shakes the very foundations of reality itself.

You’ve watched the trailers. You’ve read the blogs. You’ve seen the screenshots.

Now, experience it for yourself.

Noon Pacific. February 17th.

Get Hype.

(Required High Noon Meme Joke)

 

May 192016
 

Good afternoon folks!

Novel Idea here with your regular Thursday update. Because it’s awesome. And you know you love it.

Now technically, I have some new art I could show you. But instead, I want to keep that under our hats a bit longer. Don’t worry, there’s a very good reason for it. And I promise you’ll like it. A lot.

But now, we’ve got a member who just joined this morning. Actually, he accepted the position while I was writing this post! Serendipity, anyone? I’m happy to introduce Ebon Quill, who will be joining The Manehattan Project as a Worldbuilding Writer!

Worldbuilding Writers are a critical part of our storytelling team. While I may have written all the story script and dialogue, I simply can’t write everything. These brave souls fill that enormous gap. They will be writing the terminal entries, notes and scraps that breathe life into the backstory and world of Gardens of Equestria.

Ebon Quill: A humble luminist who has stumbled into working on a project that blends two of his favorite things. He is working on terminal entries, and will provide nothing less than his best. He has been writing non-professionally for years, and has been involved in all manner of geekdom forever. He’s always available to talk, so drop him a line!

I realized it’s been a while since we’ve done a recruitment post! While we have an utterly amazing team of artists, modelers, writers and scripters, we’re always on the lookout for more talent. So I want to highlight a few of the positions where we could use some help!

  • Artists: We’re always looking for more artists. It’s my hope to create posters for every single poster or image that Kkat described in Fallout: Equestria and a whole lot more, not only for GoE 1 for Fallout: New Vegas, but for GoE 2 for Fallout 4 as well! Art is the one thing where we simply can’t have enough!
  • Scripters: Scripts are the lifeblood of any game and GoE is no different. Every quest, every encounter and even every conversation is controlled by scripts. We’ve got some amazing talent in the scripting department, but we could always use some more help here. If you have any programming experience and have some familiarity with the GECK, we’d love to have you.
  • PR Director: Yeah, I know. I’ve been asking for this for about a year or so. I know it’s a pipe dream, but if you want some experience doing public relations (such as this post!) for Manehattan, please let us know!
  • New Position – Web Director: We’ve got some concepts for a major overhaul for the GoE site, but I simply don’t have the time to do it on my own. If you have experience with CSS, HTML and other elements of website design, please contact us for further details.

If you’re interested in any of these roles or think you might be able to contribute in another way, please head over to our newly-revamped Development Team Recruitment Center!

That’s all for this week folks. Have fun and stay safe out there!

-Novel Idea

May 052016
 

Good day fillies and gentlecolts!

Well, it’s here. It’s actually here. The one year anniversary of Gardens of Equestria. Now, I know there’s a lot we’re putting out today, so I won’t wax nostalgic or anything here.

No, this post is about something very special. It’s something I mentioned back at the end of last year as a random Crazy Idea (™) that popped into my head. There was some mixed reviews on the idea. Some thought it was brilliant. Some thought it was unnecessary. In the end, only time will tell.

So I’m happy to announce the launch of The Manehattan Network, Phase 1.

First and foremost, let me start by saying that this is an experiment. It might work out, it might not. It might change dramatically from this very basic beginning. It might stay the same. I’m not entirely sure.

But what I am sure about is that those who work in modding for MLP need a home base. We need a spot where we can talk about our various MLP mods, collaborate and just relax. We also need a database to know where these all are! While the Nexus now has the ability to sort by MLP-related mods (a much welcomed feature!), there’s still not a dedicated home for us modders.

In addition, please note that these are not only for Fallout: Equestria-themed modsThis is for any pony-related mod of any kind!

So at present, I’m opening up a new subforum here at the Gardens of Equestria Forums dedicated to the Manehattan Network. (http://gardensofequestria.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?fid=21)

Let me outline the objectives and expectations:

  1. Mod Authors are responsible for their own mod listings.
  2. Mod Authors only need to provide the game (when applicable), a short synopsis of the mod and a link to where the mod is hosted.
  3. Each Mod gets their own thread.

In other words, all you need to do is register for an account here at the GoE forums, head over to either one of the dedicated Game Subforums (Currently Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, Skyrim & Fallout 4, plus an assorted section) and post your mod!

I’ve already posted Smuggler’s Run on the FO:NV Thread.

Now, there is going to be one rule here. No adult-themed mods of any kind. If you want to do that, go over to Lover’s Lab.

This may seem fairly simple, but like I said, this is just Phase 1. I want to see how many people are interested in a thing like this before we devote any serious time to this project.

If you’re interested, head on over to our brand-new subforum for the Manehattan Network and get posting! Or maybe you’re just looking for some new mods to try out!

Aug 162015
 

As some of you may know, we are in the midst of developing a story-driven mod experience for Fallout: New Vegas called “Gardens of Equestria: This Coming Storm,” a mod featuring dozens of levels, an entirely new worldspace, custom music, fully-voiced NPCs, hostiles, and companions, and new weapons, armor, and enemies. It is the first chapter in an ongoing story that will continue in Fallout 4.

However, our team has run into an unexpected hurdle. One of our scripters recently had to leave the project due to an excess of real-life demands on her time. In the wake of this development, we are looking for an experienced scripter willing to step into this role to keep us on target for our current estimated release date.

You do not need to be a fan of MLP or Fallout: Equestria for this position. You simply need to have an understanding of scripting and some experience with working on quests, dialog or companions in the GECK for Fallout: New Vegas (or similar; e.g., Fallout 3, Oblivion, or Skyrim) and an interest in being part of the exciting accomplishment this opportunity offers, particularly for those interested in bulking up their portfolios for entry into the game industry proper. We’re looking for a serious candidate who’s willing and able to buckle down and work flat-out for the next two months, with the possibility of staying on for the continuation of our work in Fallout 4.

If you’re interested, please contact us! You can either do so through by applying at http://gardensofequestria.com/index.php/staff-credits/project-staff/the-team/ or contacting the project lead directly at mlp.novelidea@gmail.com. With your inquiry or application, please include a sample of modding work you’ve done in the past as well as an explanation of your experience with scripting generally if you haven’t worked extensively in the GECK.

Thank you for your time.

-The Manehattan Project Team