Recruiting: Audio Engineer

Hello hello!

For personal reasons, our current audio engineer has unfortunately had to step down from his position in the team, so we’re presently in need to fill that position. If you’d like to be in charge of ensuring that all of the voices in the game sound just right, and that all of the dialog lines are properly punctuated with sound effects to give the second case that classic punch from start to finish, we’d like to hear from you! Don’t be shy. 🙂

Head on over here to learn how to apply. Please send all applications to recruitment@equestriandreamers.com, as well as any queries or questions about applying.

Thanks so much!

-Gabu

Welcome our new team members!

Hey all!

Sorry for this post being as late as it was – we got a lot of great vector artist applications – thanks to each and every one of you for applying – but we didn’t get any animator applications, so we had to look for other means of recruiting an animator. Fortunately, we have one now, so it’s my pleasure to introduce

Arken and Yanoda

as our newest vector artists, and

Erick Osborne (Mr. Phoenix)

as our newest animator. We’re looking forward to working with them to bring you the best second case we can!

Now that we’ve wrapped up recruitment, we’ll be getting back to our “Meet the Characters” series in the future. Watch this space!

We’re recruiting artists!

Hello, everypony!

As the title suggests, we’re looking to bring a couple new artists on board! We’ve got a lot to get done for case 2, and as a result, we’ve been feeling like it’d be best to recruit another vector artist and an animator in order to lighten the load on our current artists. To that end, we’re opening recruitment for those positions, starting from now until the end of Sunday, September 13 (27 for animators). You can visit this page for all the details, including how to apply and where to apply. I encourage anyone interested to apply, even if you’re not sure – you never know!

We look forward to your applications!

New team members + MLI turns 3!

Hello, everyone! It’s been a while! I’m happy to report that we’re finally done processing all of the applications we’ve received for case 2 recruitment. We’ve made final decisions, meaning that if an applicant hasn’t heard from us yet on a position that they applied for, then unfortunately, that means that they did not get that position. Sorry! We had a ton of very talented applicants, and we wish them all the very best, even if we weren’t able to give them a position on our team.

Before we get to that, though, we have a second announcement, as well: as of July 16, My Little Investigations is now three years old! July 16, 2011 marks the day on which I initially created the project file that ultimately ended up starting this whole project, though at the time I had thought that it was just going to be a week-long side project just for my amusement. Amazing how things sometimes just happen like that in life – the initial example post got put on Equestria Daily, I kept working on it, then ZeusAssassin contacted me in August, dawnmew contacted me in November, and we had our first recruitment in December. None of that was planned, but I sure as heck am happy that it all happened as it did. I wouldn’t have traded those three years for anything. To commemorate that anniversary, we’d like to give you just a little sneak peek at some of the stuff we’re working on for case 2, which will be at the bottom of this post.

Before that, however, I’d like to present the full roster of new team members. Please join me in giving them a very warm welcome!

Visual Artists

Vector Artist – Pirill
Animator – Megamanhxh
Cutscene Artist – Poppun

Music & Sound Design

Audio Engineer – ShadTK

Voice Actors

Applejack – Heather Feathersong
Sapphire Shores – Heather Feathersong
Trixie – Heather Feathersong
Lyrica Lilac – Cerridwen
Royal Ribbon – GloryOfTheRainWings

Fluttershy – Carmen
Princess Celestia – AnnaChloeM
Aunt Orange – Icyfire888
Masquerade – Carmen
Jenny Juniper – PrincessRil

Spike – GloryOfTheRainWings

Philo Reed – ThatCanadianDude

Uncle Orange – Mickwhitefire28
Gustave le Grand – DaWillstanator
Caesar – DaWillstanator
Dim Delite – TheHeroOfMobius

And to give you a treat for having read this far, here’s a very early glimpse at some of the stuff we’re working on already for case 2. 🙂

Character art!

Animation!

Backgrounds!

Music!

That’s all we got for you so far. We look forward to working together with all of these awesome new team members, and we’re looking forward to bringing you an awesome second case!

Voice actor auditions are now closed!

As of this moment, we’re no longer accepting new voice actor auditions. Thanks to everyone who tried out! We’ve had a tremendous turnout, and will take a little while going through all of them. Please be patient as we do so. We’ll keep you posted with updates here.

Applications for visual artists and audio engineers will still be accepted until May 23.

Case 2 recruitment is now open!

Hello, everyone!

I have exciting news to relay to you all: as of this moment, recruitment for positions for case 2 is officially open! I know that quite a few people have been antsy to join our team and lend their talents to making MLI as good as it can be, so here’s your chance! We have a number of positions open, so I hope that everyone can find something that they can do. 🙂

Here’s what we have open – information about the positions and instructions on how to apply can be found on each page (click the headers to go to the page):

Visual artists

Vector artist
Animator
Cutscene artist

Music & sound design

Audio engineer

Voice actors

(Explanation of each role can be found by clicking the link above.)

Female roles

Larger roles

Applejack
Trixie
Sapphire Shores
Lyrica Lilac
Royal Ribbon

Smaller roles

Fluttershy
Princess Celestia
Aunt Orange
Masquerade
Jenny Juniper (OC)

Male or female roles

Smaller roles

Spike

Male roles

Larger roles

Philo Reed (OC)

Smaller roles

Uncle Orange
Gustave le Grand
Caesar
Dim Delite (OC)

As stated in the recruitment pages, we’re accepting applications until May 23 (May 16 for voice actor roles). Best of luck to you all!

Equestrian Dreamers: The Classified Files Part 1

Hello dearest fans, both recent and old, of My Little Investigations. As the first case edges closer to completion each and every day, we have decided to share something new and unique. Starting today, various members of Equestrian Dreamers shall be releasing a multi-part series on our individual experiences throughout the development of the game. Brace yourselves for an inside, personal look at our roles in the project, the challenges we have overcome along the way, and our feelings about our time so far with the team!

Continue reading

We have an audio engineer!

Applications for the position of audio engineer are now closed.

And in tandem with this announcement, I’d also like to announce that we now have our audio engineer, as well. I’d like everyone to give a big, warm welcome to X-Trav. We look forward to working with him in order to bring you all the best audio experience you can get.

Thanks to all of our wonderful applicants! You all are great, whether or not you made it.

Recruiting: Audio Engineer!

EDIT: Applications are now closed! Thanks to everyone who applied.

Hi all,

Just dropping you a line to say that, in light of feedback from the case 1 demo, we’ve decided to start recruiting for an audio engineer. The audio engineer will be responsible for a number of audio matters, such as normalization and equalization of dialog, the creation of sound effects, and more. Have a looksee through the recruitment page if it sounds like something that you can and would like to do.

Thanks, all!