We’re recruiting!

Hey, everyone!

Work’s still progressing on the second case, but after some internal conversations, we’ve reached the conclusion that it would be awesome if we could find another animator and vector artist to take some of the load off of our current visual artists. If you’re interested in being a part of the second case of My Little Investigations, we’d highly encourage you to apply here:

http://www.equestriandreamers.com/recruitment/visual-artists/

Don’t be shy about applying even if you aren’t sure if you’ll make the cut – you might be surprised! 🙂

We’re not going to impose a hard deadline for applications this time, since last time applications were fairly slow (so please do apply!), but we’ll let everyone know here once we’ve found our new team members.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

-Gabu

Recruitment deadline extended for animators

Hey everypony,

We’ve gotten a number of great applicants for the position of vector artist, but due to a dearth of applicants for the role of animator, we’re extending the deadline for animator applications until September 27 to give people some more time. If you were considering applying but didn’t think you’d make the bar, I’d highly recommend you get your application in! We’d love to hear from you, and we don’t bite!

Thanks!

Applications are now closed!

Sorry for the slightly late post here. Applications for case 2 are now officially closed – thanks to everyone who sent in an application! We’re still processing things, but we’ll let you know as soon as final decisions have been reached. We received a huge number of them, so it’ll still be a little while as we go through them all. Please be patient. 🙂

Thanks!

A few words

Hi, all!

Now that the dust has settled a little bit following the release of case 1, we’ll be opening up recruitment for case 2 very soon – so be on the lookout for that! However, before that goes live, I wanted to just say a few things in reflection before we move forward.

As of this writing, the first case of MLI has been downloaded over 14,000 times. The soundtrack has been downloaded over 2,000 times, and a number of contributions from multiple people have been made in our GitHub source repository to date. It’s been reviewed well by both Equestria Daily and Equestria Gaming, and have received countless amounts of feedback from fans, the vast majority of it overwhelmingly positive. It’s safe to say that people are really enjoying MLI, and that’s really been awesome to see.

Being able to work on MLI has been a dream come true for me. That’s not something I say lightly; being able to work on a video game has been a dream of mine since I was basically six years old. So, I’d really like to thank several people for this wonderful opportunity before we carry on.

First, I’d like to thank ZeusAssassin, who’s been my wingman on this project for years now. It’s safe to say that this project wouldn’t exist today if it weren’t for everything he’s done for it. He’s always an awesome sounding board with whom I can always reliably bounce ideas off of; he keeps the team running smoothly like a well-oiled machine; and he’s always a great motivating factor no matter what.

Second, I’d like to thank Equestria Daily, who’ve supported this project since day 1. It’s safe to say that this project also wouldn’t exist today if it weren’t for that support, either – without the exposure that they’ve graciously provided to MLI, it almost certainly would’ve just faded away, as I never expected it to grow to the scale that it is today when I initially started work on it.

Third, I’d like to thank dawnmew, who was a huge technical help early on in the project. She made it pretty clear that I didn’t really have much of an idea what I was doing, and was instrumental in helping getting both the coding framework and the case storage to a sane state of affairs. MLI might’ve existed without her, but it certainly would’ve been way worse.

Fourth, I’d like to thank the team of incredibly talented individuals who helped turn this project from just an idea written down in text into what it is today. From the visual side, that’s WarpOut, HallowGazer, TehJadeh, Abion47, Pony Tim, PonyArtist, and Rautakoura; from the audio side, that’s Trot Pilgrim and X-Trav; and from the voice acting side, that’s PrincessRil, LoveKiku, BreeFaith, DivinexRose, Flootershai, ThatCanadianDude, and HoodedYellowPony. Every one of you should be so proud of what you’ve done for this project.

And fifth, I’d like to thank you – you, reading this post. Without an audience to play this game and enjoy it, it’d be really hard to keep going. Seeing people enjoying this game so much makes it really easy to know 100% that all the effort put into it was completely and totally worthwhile.

Thank you, all of you. You’re all amazing, and I love you all. 🙂

OK, that’s it for my spiel. Thanks for reading. See you all when we kick off our case 2 recruitment!

Welcome our two new team members!!!

Hello everypony! Apologies for not having posted things about MLI in a while, but we would like to formally introduce two new members of the team.

The first new member is Pony Tim. He is our new Field Character Artist/Animator and is currently WarpOut’s apprentice. Our second new member is Abion47. He is our new Dialogue Character Artist and will focus on helping the vectoring process along with TehJadeh.

We are super excited to have more power on the artistic front. This will greatly aid in speeding up development time for this case and beyond, as well as keep stress levels to a minimum. So, please join me in giving them a warm welcome to Equestrian Dreamers!

We look forward to releasing more info pertaining to MLI soon. So, please continue to be patient!

Field Character Artist Recruitment Reopens!

GIF Created by: WarpOut

Hey everypony, Equestrian Dreamers needs your assistance once again! That is why we have decided to recruit for another field character artist for the team to help WarpOut. So, check out all of the details you need to apply on the recruitment page at this link.

http://www.equestriandreamers.com/recruitment/visual-artists/

Recruitment will close on September 23rd at 12 AM PST! Please feel free to ask any questions as necessary. We will be happy to answer them as soon as we can. Good luck everypony and we look forward to your submissions!

My Little Investigations OC Contest Begins!

All Credit for Nyx Goes to: Pen Stroke

Hey everypony! So, are you feeling that Town Square still is empty? Want to get involved in the project? Well, now is your chance! Today, we will give you the chance to have one of your OC’s (Original Character) be put into My Little Investigations! So, before I get this ball rolling, let’s lay down some ground rules for this contest.

1. Each entry must have a name, picture, and brief background description of the original character. By brief, I mean keep it under a couple of paragraphs. No novels please. The character must be a pony from either the earth, pegasi, or unicorn race. No alicorns or non-ponies allowed here since we want to keep the game as show accurate as possible.

1a. You may submit as many OC’s to us as you want. You may put multiple OC’s in your entry instead of making one for each one. However, rest assured that there will only be ONE winning OC per winner. And remember, quality will always beat out quantity. We want to see your best!

2. You will have one month to submit your entries from today. All entries will be accepted up till September 19th, 12 AM PST. We will select the best three entries from the list.

3. Absolutely NO grim-dark, rule 34, inappropriate/controversial (for example, using a religious symbol for a cutie mark) OC ponies will be considered.

4. You are certainly allowed to ponify any member of the team if you so wish. However, doing so will not gain you extra consideration. We will consider every entry equally.

5. If you are one of the three winners, you will be allowed to write a short joke (That WILL be voiced by our voice actors) involving the OC pony and Twilight. However, Equestrian Dreamers has the right to modify or write another joke if we find it necessary.

6. Post your entries to either the official topic on the forums at this link http://www.equestriandreamers.com/forum/index.php?topic=1111.0 or at this email contact@equestriandreamers.com.

Also, on another note, our panel from Everfree NW has been posted on YouTube. Click the link below and check it out!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3iKFovD7Zk&feature=player_embedded

And that’s pretty much it! We look forward to seeing your entries very soon! Have fun and even if your OC character doesn’t make it in this time… it is likely we will continue doing these contests for future cases. Good luck everypony!

Livestream results!

Our Livestream happened as planned earlier today – we had a pretty good turnout, getting (I believe) around 40-50 viewers at peak viewing time. In case you missed it and would like to check it out, here’s a recorded version of our antics:

Thanks to everyone who came out; it was a great time, and we’re happy that it looks to have been a success.