Welcome to Equestria, Angband style!

Angband is a "roguelike" RPG, which has somehow stayed strong and enjoyable for 20 years despite its utter lack of ponies.
I fixed that.

Enter Anquestria, a My Little Pony variant on Angband.
I've already made enough changes to make the game feel like My Little Pony, but a great deal of work remains to make this a fully fledged My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic RPG.

Anypony in the brony community is welcome to contribute. Contact me at anquestria@gmail.com and watch for updates here to know how you can contribute.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Project Retired

First, I must apologize to anyone who has had any interest in Anquestria. I've abandoned the project, and didn't communicate that at all.

Several things contributed to me abandoning the game:
  • My roommate who was working on it with me moved out, and without that excitement feedback-loop, my interest waned.
  • I got a new job with a longer commute and hours, so I have less available time.
  • I've slowly lost interest in Angband and other roguelikes. They've still got a hook in me at some level, so I may return, but most likely as a passive consumer rather than a project leader.
  • My design-fever is better satisfied by projects I can complete by myself (rather than relying so heavily on others to do what I can't), such as my Adventure Time TCG (AdventureTCG.blogspot.com).
 Don't worry though, the source code and playable game is still available at https://github.com/natron77/Anquestria for anyone that wants it.

Also, I am still a huge fan of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and I'll try to use my passion for creating games to entertain the MLP community in some way again soon.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Tons of new team members, lots of progress, new download!

Despite the lack of updates on the blog here, we've been getting a lot done on the Anquestria Development Team.

We've got awesome designs coming together thanks to our designers, and some code changes are now live in Anquestria 0.12. We've got some great changes in the pipeline too (like a random pony name generator. The best I've seen, if I may be so bold).

Download the newest version of Anquestria in the sidebar to the right. There's a nice streamlined version of the game with only what you need, or you can grab the entire source code.

But what changes were made?
Ranged attacks were changed to be more logical (they benefit from gear +damage) and be more balanced.
Griffons are a new player race, complete with unique benefits and backstory.
Alicorns are no longer selectable. They will be re-added as an unlockable race later :)
Many minor changes.

If you already have Anquestria and want to update to the new version, just do one of these:
Paste the new Anquestria folder over your old one, and let it overwrite. Your save files should be safe and sound.
Or, copy your Anquestria/lib/save and /lib/user folders, and your anquestria.ini, over to the new folder.


As always, come over to our forums to follow development progress and participate!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Anquestria forums are active, team development begins now!

The Anquestria forums are now active and ready for discussion. If you have any interest in Anquestria, as a developer or player, please check them out and participate.

We'll be using these forums to take feedback from players/testers, coordinate development, track all non-code development, such as text changes and design (code changes will be handled through Github).

Bring any feedback or questions about the forums to me at anquestria@gmail.com

If want to help Anquestria in the easiest way ever, just spread the word. More bronies need to know about the awesomeness that is Angband+Ponies.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Anquestria is available again for download. Source code is too!

Anquestria is once again available for download in the Links section (or here:  https://github.com/downloads/natron77/Anquestria/Anquestria_0.11.zip).

  • If you want to just play the game, or if you want to test, get the game zip above. 
  • If you want to be a tester, just play the game and give feedback :) I'll post all new changes here on the blog, and we can coordinate to make sure they all get at least some testing.
  • If you want to help retheme text (change the Tolkien themed item names, unique enemies, etc), download the game, and browse and learn the files in lib/edit. Edit those files with wordpad, etc.
  • If you want to contribute new gameplay designs, play the game, and write out concepts for features to implement.
 I'm working on getting a simple repository for non-code changes like the text files and designs. Once that's up, we can all post and discuss our changes.
The source code is available at https://github.com/natron77/Anquestria
The current plan is to use Github for our source control and changelist tracking.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Anquestria is playable and downloadable!

Anquestria is now available for download. Give it a try!
EDIT: Because of the GPL license on Angband, I had take down the download until I post the source code. I promise I'll get that up tonight, and the compiled executable will be back up too!

Note that normal Angband characters and settings files are not likely to work for Anquestria, and they most certainly won't after some more planned changes are made. But that doesn't matter because you came here to play as a pony, right?

I'll be posting the source code tomorrow so contributors can help out, and for people that just want to compile it themselves.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Welcome to Equestria, Angband style!

Angband is a "roguelike" RPG, which has somehow stayed strong and enjoyable for 20 years despite its utter lack of ponies.
I fixed that.

Enter Anquestria, a My Little Pony variant on Angband.
I've already made enough changes to make the game feel like My Little Pony, but a great deal of work remains to make this a fully fledged My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic RPG.

Anyone in the brony community is welcome to contribute. Contact me at anquestria@gmail.com and watch for updates here to know how you can contribute.