We are still alive!

Believe it or not. We’ve pretty much finished up all loose ends and questions. Writers are writing. They have been for a while and they will be for a while.

This game is going to be three different acts. The first act is the summer sun celebration, the first day of the first act is what’s in the demo. There will be seven more days after that in the first act.

We don’t know if we will release an updated demo with a little more content or if we’ll wait until act one is done and just release it all at the same time. But it will take time. A lot of time. Because we decided to make a really big game. The writers and everyone else have a life outside of this hobby project but we are passionate about it even if we can’t dedicate super much time to it.

In short everything is going fine and according to plan and this will be a many years long journey. Maybe we will see the first act in 2020 though?

We’re starting to do real work!

After many months of assembling a team and many more of having very many meetings, we’ve basically laid out a plan for the whole, huge game, spanning three large arcs. Remember our demo? Arc 1 will be ten times as big. And there will be two more Arcs after that.

So now when we’ve set everything in stone we’re gonna start grinding away, writing those literally hundreds of scripts, coding all the code and I can’t even imagine how many pieces of art we’re gonna need… we might need help with that part actually, so hit us up if you’re an artist and want to join the project! We could really use more people who know how to vectorize sketches (or create show-accurate vectors from scratch if you’re really cool).

Regardless of who you are, if you want to help or just say hi, come join our active discord server with hundreds of members! http://discord.gg/K6apKWt

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We’re up and running!

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A lot have happened in the last few months! We have got a lot of new recruits, we’ve had two big writer meetings and an artist meeting, and… well, we’re very much on our way to start making some real stuff, start making progress on the game! I don’t know if we’ll make a new remade demo or if we’ll just release a finished Act 1 in a year or so but, hey, we’re doing stuff now, for reals! So spread the word and stuff I guess so people don’t have to be so worried (I’m too lazy to post this anywhere else).

Hit us up on Discord if you want to check how we’re doing, have a chat, have any questions, or if you want to help us in any way: http://discord.gg/K6apKWt

We have a small team – but we need more!

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Yay, we’re alive! We have a small team now actually, but we’re not going to get very far very fast with two artists and two writers. We ARE still going to make the game but, it’s not gonna be fun, and it’s not gonna be out before 2020, unless we get new recruits. So please, consider some of the positions below, tell your friends, or just come and chat with us at our discord (discord.gg/KFZRgew), even if you don’t know exactly how you could help we would love to talk to you!

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!
Our Discord chat: https://discord.gg/KFZRgew
Download our old demo at: http://gentlecolts.org/downloads/

Gentlecolts 2017 Revival – Discord Chat

Invite Link: https://discord.gg/upsGeMg

Once again, I’m sorry. This is the last time I’m going to attempt this, which is why I’m going to do it differently. Instead of doing it all by myself, contacting people by mail, trying to get a full group but failing because we couldn’t get enough artists or whatever and then giving up on it and going silent for a few months… fuck it. I’m not gonna do that. I know you all probably don’t have much of a reason to believe in us any more, but… please, just one last chance, okay?

Please, if you have ANY interest whatsoever in this project, whether or not you think you can contribute or plan on joining the team etc, please come hang out in our brand new discord channel! I’d love to be able to talk to you all in real time, maybe we can get a ball rolling, if you can’t help directly maybe you can spread the word and ask friends etc.

Here’s the link again, feel free to share it: https://discord.gg/upsGeMg

What’s going on?

Are we dead? Why are there no updates? Will the game ever be done? When will we run out of money to pay the server bill?

Well, who knows? This project is currently kind of on ice or on hold, nothing has happened in a year. We lost almost the whole artist team and couldn’t find replacements, that’s where everything came to a stop. I fully intend to finish this game, some time in the future. Maybe with a whole new team. I know I got Mr Programmer with me at least, we have access to all files and documents so we should be good to go… when we decide to try and revive this again…

Twilight Art

So far things are going well. We’ve decided to show you guys a new Twilight Sparkle emotion and one of our old ones from the demo that has been redone. Have a look and enjoy.

Remember, if you want to apply for an art position, please see our open positions section.
















Site Back Up

We apologize for the inconvenience over the past few days. We forgot to pay our yearly bill to keep the site going and we only just managed to clear it up. The game is still being made, but progress is slow due to a lack of artists in our art department. We’re still accepting applications for artists and we encourage anybody who is an artist or knows an artist with time on their hands to help us out via applying.

Once again, we apologize for having our site offline for the past few days. We’re not quitting and we’re gonna do our best to see this game to the end.

Update Fom Us

Hello everyone,

I know you’ve been eager to hear some news from us, so here it is. We’re sorry to say that real life has been hindering us, but we’re doing our best to keep pushing forward. We’re committed to the task, and we’re starting to show some progress, albeit slowly. Hopefully, we’ll be able to show the fruits of our labor in time.

Once our real life gets less hectic, and we get a few more people on the team, we’re sure to get the ball rolling. In the meantime, please continue to talk on our forums, and apply for jobs to join us.

Thank you,

-Admin, Gentlecolts Leader