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!

Dec 032015
 

Good afternoon everyone!

First and foremost, I wanted to let you know that Discord* stole Corvus’s audiobook files and he only just got them back, so it looks like we won’t be releasing the final version today. Hopefully next week, though I haven’t confirmed that yet.

The other thing I wanted to talk to you about was that we’re looking for some new folks to join the team! Here are our currently open positions:

  • PR Director
    • Must have experience as a mod, a blogger or another form of social media. You’ll be voice of the Manehattan Project throughout all the known universe!**
  • Level Designers
    • Must have experience with either the GECK for Fallout 3 or Fallout: New Vegas or the TES Creation Kit for Oblivion or Skyrim. At this point, we’re working on finishing up internal decor and NavMeshes.
  • Artists
    • We have multiple options for artists. Sometimes we need a recolor of an existing in-game asset, sometimes we need a “ponified” version of a poster or something similar. Sometimes it’s something totally new! All material will also come over into GoE 2 for Fallout 4
  • Modelers
    • At this juncture, we’re specifically looking for folks experienced in detailed armor and weapons design. All material will also come over into GoE 2 for Fallout 4.

Now, we are looking for serious inquiries. While this is a volunteer project, it’s one we approach with an professional attitude.

That being said, this is a great way to add something huge to your portfolio or resume if you’re looking to get into game design or a similar field. We actually have some experienced folks on staff who have done video game work in the past, so this project is also great for networking connections.

If you’re interested in any of the positions above, please put in an application at our recruitment page. We’ll get back to you within the week!

In addition, if this month is just too busy for you but want to join up in January, that’s perfectly fine. Drop us a line now so we can get everything set up with you!

That’s all for this week folks!

Have fun and stay safe out there!

-Novel

 

*When all else fails, blame Discord.

**Universe size/definition may vary according to your mental landscape. See your local psychologist for details.