Cave Story is a legendary indie Metroid-style action platformer exploration game released in 2004 by Studio Pixel. It's an amazing game, and possibly the greatest game featuring happy demonic toasters ever to be released. What it did not have is ponies.
Thanks to Dirkos, that problem has been fixed. A few months back, he released Cave Derpy, a respriting of the game to feature the lovable mailmare instead of a certain soldier from the surface, creating new flavors for both Lyra and Berry Punch shortly thereafter. These works have sat in obscurity... until today.
The story and game play very much remain Cave Story, but with sprite and text modifications in place to make the game feel like it centers around your pony of choice. It's quality work, and as you can clearly see above you little pixelated Lyra is adorable as all get out. If you've never played Cave Story, this is an excellent opportunity to try it out! If you already know how wonderful Cave Story is, then why not fall in love all over again with a little puff of fresh, ponified air? I think you'll be delighted poking around and seeing all the little differences. To play it yourself, check out any of these fine links, but be sure to uncheck the custom downloader box before downloading the game!
You saw the animation earlier today, and now you get a chance to play it for yourself! Iron Pony Table Tennis is a simple arrow and timing based game, complete with intense table tennis action. Head on over here to check it out!
"How could you forget that?"
"I fixed it!"
EQD Music has been successfully launched thanks to you guys populating it with music. We hope to improve on its functionality in the coming months, and we're already implementing fixes for common issues. For now, we have a comic from our friend Acesential to celebrate the occasion, and a word from the man who coded the site to begin with, Hypermark:
Hi! I'm hoping everyone is enjoying the site, regardless of the bugs (I point you to the big “open beta” words), and I'm hoping that it will serve the fans well. I’m working frantically to get all the bugs fixed and kinks worked out. I would like to give a quick thank you to Seth and Cereal for the opportunity and the musicians and pre-readers who helped test this early on. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at email@example.com.
Have a twitter question.
Tip: I don't think Luna counts as a background pony
Everfree Northwest is really ramping up as they have nabbed yet another guest of honor for their ever growing list. Tonight they are announcing the appearance of everyone's favorite pony of few words Peter New, the voice of Big Mac! The event is really shaping up to be a good one and I can actually attend this year! Can't wait to see you all this summer.
Check on after the break for their official press release!
Jetpack has released images of their micro-series covers for both Rarity and Rainbow Dash. Looks like we get a few more of those Disney references this time around. Gilda as Tinkerbelle though? That's just madness!
Head on over here if you want them.
And thanks to 621Chopsuey for the heads up!
Way back in October of last year, we started up a Music of the Day series to help out the swarms of musicians who weren't being posted here on Equestria Daily. The goal was to give them at least a small bit of traffic, and hopefully help motivate them to keep on improving over time. It has largely been successful in it's goals, and we saw a large amount of new music entries because of it.
But instead of that, we thought of a neat idea in August about a site that lets you, the community, decide on what music is awesome via an alternative to Music of the Day, with the secondary goal of displaying all the new pony music as it came in. After a call over to our coder buddy Hypermark who wanted a new project to bash his head against, EQD Music was born!
Head on down below the break for a full FAQ, or just go experiment with it yourself!
Note for those that don't read the FAQ: We are expecting a bit of a flood at the start in music submissions, expect stabilization either tomorrow or later this week! :p
Update: Until we are done being flooded, Music of the Day will remain, expect it for about another few days to a week!
Animation time! We start this one off with a bit of table tennis between Applejack and Rainbow Dash, followed by a short one with Vinyl Scratch doing that DJ thing. Check them both out below the break!
Yet another Saturday has come upon us and you know what that means! It's time to hang with our pony artist buddies as they practice their craft for all to see. We've got quite a few new faces today so why not pop in and give them some encouragement!
As always with this event, if you want to partake in the madness make sure to send an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, the type of art you'll be doing, a gallery link (optional) a link to your livestream and a banner (also optional). Make sure that your stream follows our content guidelines as laid out under our submit tab and also make sure to that you can be ready to stream at our standard time of 4pm EST / 1pm PST on Saturday.
Now, on to the streams! (Sorry for the lateness, haven't been well today.)
The pony domination continues, with season three invading Netflix. The synopsis and episodes popped up quite a while ago on Xbox, but they weren't viewable until now, and they only just today appeared on the PC and other versions.
Anyway, go watch some pony on Netflix!
A pony themed Easter basket has popped up at a random bargain store in L.A. Whether this is a trend that we will see more of as the holiday nears remains to be seen. I do remember seeing a limited edition Easter Fluttershy a few years ago though.
So you want a collection of those exclusive covers but don't feel like wandering the internet/Ebay to pick them up? It looks like Midtowncomics has a listing for a giant compilation of all 48 originals from the first four comics in the series available for advance order right now. Head on over here to check it out. The release date looks to be 6/12/2013.
Comics! We have flying lessons, wildfire, Twilight being helgaey, and a bit of Scootaloo. Click for full!
I promised a cute Applejack picture and I am here to deliver as promised. Hope you guys had a great Friday evening! I spent mine doing my taxes and playing Starcraft so it was fairly productive I suppose.
Check the news after the break!