I admit, I'm a sucker for tactics RPG's. Everything from Disgaea to Heroes of Might and Magic III can have me sitting at a computer/TV For hours. It looks like an interesting looking pony one is soon to join them!
Pony Tactics is in the Pre-alpha development phase, so it looks like engine is working, but it still has a load of things to do before it's ready to play, It's still neat to see their progress so far though!
Head on down past the break to check it out, as well as information and a website.
Official Website: http://www.ponytactics.com/
Wiki Page: http://mlpfanart.wikia.com/
Pony Tactics: Salvation is a tactics style fan-made My Little Pony RPG game inspired by Final Fantasy Tactics, Disgaea, and Ogre Tactics. The game is being made in Unity and will be open source and free on release.
Taking place just after Discord comes to rule Equestria, Salvation has players leading a team of fleeing townsponies to safety. Players battle many different types of enemies in many different environments. Along the way, party members come and go, forcing players to keep their strategy fresh.
Unlike most tactics style games, Salvation does not have a classic job system. Instead, every unit falls uniquely into a role, with skills and abilities maintained by the story instead of jobs/levels. Smart use of a team's abilities and items is rewarded, as health/mana is not fully replenished after every battle.
After defeating Nightmare Moon, Twilight Sparkle discovers that the stained glass windows in the Castle of the Royal Pony Sisters tell of a history she had never heard of. When questioned, Princess Celestia begins retelling the dark tale of Discord's reign over Equestria, the finding of the Elements of Harmony, and how she and Princess Luna came to power.