• Pony Dating Sim Gets an Infusion of Support, Looking for More People

    That old Gentlecolts Collaborations dating sim that died a while back got a huge amount of support via their Discord channel last-ditch attempt at revival earlier in the year. The project is back on track, but they are looking for writers, sketchers, background artists, and an assistant coder to really get the ball rolling faster than planned.

    Head on down below the break for information on it if you are interested!

    The Gentlecolts group is creating an MLP romance visual novel/dating
    simulator. We were dead for quite a while before reviving the project in
    January of this year, getting a HUGE response, over 100 people joined our
    discord (discord.gg/KFZRgew) and we can finally announce that we have a
    team and can start working on the game! We're officially back in business!
    The team is quite small however, and we would REALLY like more members so
    that it won't take years to complete the game. Are you interested? Would
    you like to help us? Here's some details on what we are looking for:

    Writers: We need writers able to write in proper English, with good
    grammar, little to no misused words, missing, incorrect or overused
    punctuation, able to follow a format, that has some skill in dialogue, and
    that would like to work on the genre of the game, slice of life, romance,
    and probably comedy. Someone who can come up with storylines and
    convincing social and romantic situations involving the Main characters in
    the show. We don't need dark and gritty writers, or people who write huge
    adventures and such, 'cause it's out of the scope of the game.
    Sketchers: Skilled most importantly in expressions and a bit in poses, as
    several times they'll need to do floating heads, just showing a different
    expression. Doesn't matter what you do the sketches on, and they don't
    need impressive detail, but also can't be stick figures. While they don't
    need to be carbon copies of the show style, they still need to be mostly
    show-like to facilitate work to vector artists.
    Vector Artists: They need to be able to make their vectors look as
    show-accurate as possible, and when translating the sketch, they don't
    have to follow the sketch to a T, but make it as truthful to the show as
    possible, fixing any errors, detail or style related issues in the sketch.
    There'll be certain guidelines to follow with all the artists to have a
    more consistent style and make it as less distinguishable as possible
    between the different artists in play, and all vectors must be presented
    in SVG files.
    Background Artists: Again, we need vector artists that can be
    show-accurate, but in this case, most backgrounds will be the same as the
    show, and will most likely not need to use sketches and instead, have
    references and bases from show screenshots and such to draw. Most likely
    will have to do some of the Mane 6's houses inside and outside, as well as
    some key-points of Ponyville and not much else.

    Coders: We could optionally use an assistant coder/script translator,
    preferably familiar with Ren'Py (or competent enough to get the gist
    fast), to help with various tasks.
    Proofreaders and Spellcheckers: We might also have use of people good at
    spotting aforementioned errors that can happen in writing, to help ease
    the burden and not require multiple checks by every writer. We would much
    prefer competent writers, but if you just want to help a little bit this
    could be an option.
    We could also fill in other roles such as sound or PR... just drop by our
    discord and say hello, we can figure out what you can help us with!
    If you want more information on the game, you can check out our webpage
    at: http://gentlecolts.org/
    or our Discord chat here: https://discord.gg/KFZRgew
    and download our old demo at: http://gentlecolts.org/downloads/