Jul 162015
 

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—From the Terminal of Novel Idea—

Hello everypony!

Novel here again with a short update on some cool stuff happening here at the Manehattan Project. Due to the generosity of a friend of mine (and the approval of Stable-Tec’s PR Department), next week we will be launching a new and completely revised website!

Here are just some of the features you can look forward to on GoE.com Version 2.0:

  • A completely redesigned interface with easy access to our blog, new announcements, music and samples of the upcoming Gardens of Equestria: This Coming Storm!
  • A redesigned application system with dedicated forms for folks looking to do Voice Acting or join us on the Development Team!
  • A brand new music page, dedicated to the amazing compositions of our musical director, Corvus!
  • Updated preview of all the various Gardens of Equestria: This Coming Storm levels and areas!
  • An easy-to-find FAQ of all things GoE!
  • A brand new staff page, highlighting the amazing talent we have working for The Manehattan Project!

But most importantly…

  • FORUMS!

That’s right folks, we’re now going to be having a full series of forums here at GoE.com! We’ll have areas to make suggestions on potential new features, places to ask the devs direct questions, bug reports, general feedback and more information about what roles we’re still looking to fill. Plus much more. We’ve been working on this part of the project for months and we’re thrilled to finally unveil it next week.

Next, we’re pleased to announce that we’ve redone our Fallout: Equestria (The Manehattan Edition) Audiobook page. You’ll have direct links to download the latest version with fixed cover art and author name. We have two different ways to download now: either grab the entire 3GB audiobook file through Mediafire, or snag it in four parts, each running roughly 500MB each. We’re still working on the MP3 version as well for those asking and we’re looking into a torrent version as well.

We also have some more information about folks using systems other than iTunes or iOS.

Lastly, I want to take a moment to point out some open positions here at the team.

  • CRITICAL: Public Relations Director – We’re looking for someone able to write advertisements and blogposts and interact with fans and supporters in a professional manner. Your sample can be anything from a blog post to something that you’ve just cooked up here on the spot. Your primary responsibilities will be doing our Thursday Blog posts and getting them out to the various MLP/FO:E sites across the internet, along with handling the comments on the NexusMods site for Smuggler’s Run & the upcoming “This Coming Storm.”
  • Texture Artists – We have some amazing talent already working with us, but the more help we get, the more we can do! If you’re interested in transforming New Vegas into New Pegasus, let us know! Make sure to include some samples with your application.
  • Modders with GECK/Creation Kit Experience – We’re ramping up production, so if you have skills in the creation of mods, be it weapons expansions, houses, questlines, scripts or anything else, we want your talent! If you know Skyrim, Oblivion, Fallout 3 or Fallout: New Vegas, you are what we’re looking for. Make sure to include some samples with your application.
  • Female Voice Actresses – We still have roles to fill, both big and small for almost any voice type. Contact us with a few samples (Feel free to just read some lines from Fallout: Equestria for us and put them up on YouTube or in a WAV/MP3) and our Vocal Director will be in touch with you.

If you’re interested in any of these roles or think you have something to offer the Manehattan Project for either Gardens of Equestria: This Coming Storm for Fallout: New Pegasus or Gardens of Equestria: Racing Apotheosis for Fallout 4, head on over to our recruitment center and let us know.

Until next week, stay safe out there!

-Novel Idea

Jul 022015
 

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–From the Terminal of Novel Idea–

Fillies and colts, I am utterly delighted to announce that the completely remastered edition of Fallout: Equestria (The Manehattan Edition) is in the final phases of completion! In fact, we plan to make it fully available to everyone next Thursday! Not only is this professionally remastered by our very own Corvus, a stallion of many talents, but it also has a special surprise at the very end. A surprise we’re going to be releasing concurrently with the new version.

Thank you all for your patience as we have worked tirelessly getting you the best possible version of The Book of Littlepip for your auditory enjoyment, in conjunction with our ongoing creation efforts for “This Coming Storm” and dealing with the wonderful aftermath of Gardens of Equestria: Smuggler’s Run, now available on Nexus Mods!

In fact, I’d like to sit down and talk to you about that for a bit.

Let’s first talk stats. I like these numbers. Because they blow my mind away!

We have, as of this writing, 90 endorsements, 1,948 unique downloads, 2,227 total downloads and 26,193 total page views! In three weeks! THREE WEEKS! We’ve actually gotten so much attention that we are currently listed as one of the Nexus Mod’s “Hot Files!”

GoE Smugglers Run Hot Files

Now, here’s the honest truth: we announced Smuggler’s Run in a few places: the MLP Reddit, the FO:E Reddit, Equestria Daily, FiMFiction.com, my personal deviantArt Account, YouTube and Twitter. Every single one of those are fan communities. And you are the ones who drove our numbers into the stratosphere! While it seems like we were all over the internet, we really weren’t. Only those who were already watching us or were in those communities knew about it…and told their friends!

I know no one expected for us to launch a preview experience just a month and a half after the reveal of Gardens of Equestria, but golly did you folks enjoy it!

Not only that, but we’ve had many new applicants in the last few days! And what does that mean for you?

More fun stuff, of course! We’re totally thrilled to have folks experienced in the Gardens of Equestria Creation Kit and the creation of models and new textures. All this means is you get a better result in the end. More epic weapons. More unique armor. And something that could very well blow your mind…which we’re keeping entirely under our hats. ^^

That being said, we’re still looking for a PR person and potentially more experienced scripters, along with a few female voice actresses. The sooner we get a PR person, the more we can focus on making “This Coming Storm” an experience unlike any other. If you might be up for the challenge, just send in an application! 

Finally, with us now on the front page of the Nexus, it has gathered some attention from the less savory elements of the internet. We’ve already posted our response to all of those folks. Attacks, threats and other sort of derogatory comments will be dealt with. We’ll report those who need reporting and delete those who are just shy of that line. So please don’t bother responding, because your reply will be deleted as well (it’s just how the system works, not that we’re intentionally deleting your words).

We do appreciate those who have stood up for us though. Last weekend was rough…and to get that level of support was a wonderful antidote to the vitriol that was being poured atop us.

We’ll be showcasing some of our new talent in the coming weeks, after the new Audiobook comes out. I’ve also heard rumors that DJ-PON3 will be doing some interviews soon!

Until then, have a wonderful day and stay safe out there!

-Novel Idea