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Well, I find myself feeling a bit silly. As Toki Zensekai pointed out, I began updates about “Gardens of Equestria: This Coming Storm” here on FiG without actually explaining what the thing is! A rather large oversight, due primarily to the fact that we've been in production of this project for well over a year now. I sometimes forget that the internet is not always as connected as I think it is...and that PR is not my special talent. Heh. ^^;

 

So, I shall correct this error, right here and right now! Below you’ll find an updated (and corrected) FAQ about The Manehattan Project and Gardens of Equestria.

 

But first, check out this awesome Teaser Trailer!

 

 

Gardens of Equestria: This Coming Storm by the Manehattan Project

 

What is Gardens of Equestria?

  • “This Coming Storm” is a story-driven DLC featuring over 70 levels, a new worldspace, new fully voiced companions and NPCs, custom weapons and armor, unique artwork and models, new factions, two new player homes and more, GoE will bring the Mojave and Equestria closer than ever before. It's being designed for Fallout: New Vegas.

  • “Gardens of Equestria 2: Racing Apotheosis,” (Working Title) which will be a direct sequel to the events in “This Coming Storm,” will be released after the launch of "This Coming Storm" for Fallout 4

  • “Gardens of Equestria: Dances of Light and Shadow” is a novel by Novel Idea that will bridge the story between “This Coming Storm” and “Racing Apotheosis.” It will be released after the launch of “This Coming Storm.”

What’s the story behind Gardens of Equestria: This Coming Storm?

  • It tells a unique tale of the Mojave Wasteland partially merged with Equestrian as familiar heroes from Fallout: Equestria appear in another form in our world. Something has gone terribly wrong and it’s up to you as the Courier to figure out what happened and how to stop it.

Will I be playing as a human or a pony?

  • You’ll be playing as a human. While GoE will support the New Vegas Pony Anthro Mod (as do most other mods), we are not including it as part of the package. That being said, humans aren’t the only sentient race you will encounter in your adventures. And that’s all we’re saying about that. ^^

What do I need to play GoE?

  • GoE will require a current and legitimate copy of Fallout: New Vegas. It will also require the DLC “Old World Blues.” While we recommend having the full DLC package, only “Old World Blues” is essential due to its many unique assets.

What about Fallout 4?

  • When Fallout 4 was announced at E3 in 2015, we decided to make several large changes to GoE. The first and foremost being that we decided that GoE would have a completely separate experience for Fallout 4!

  • While originally going to be one mod for Fallout: New Vegas, we can’t tell the story we want to with the limited time. So we’ve decided to rebrand “Gardens of Equestria” for Fallout: New Vegas as “This Coming Storm” while the Fallout 4 experience is tentatively titled “Racing Apotheosis.”

  • While Fallout 4 is now available, we’ve invested a great deal of time and energy into the Fallout: New Vegas experience and intend to release that before coming to Fallout 4.

What about Fallout 3?

  • Fallout 3 was originally released in 2008. While still an awesome game (that we highly recommend playing), there are some substantial differences between New Vegas and Fallout 3. We may release our weapons and texture packs for Fallout 3 at a later date.

Isn’t Overmare Studios already doing this?

  • From my understanding, Overmare Studios started out originally as a Fallout mod project but then decided to move to the Unity3D engine as opposed to GECK/Gamebyro engine. This gives them a huge range of options and whole new possibilities. They’re dedicated to turning Littlepip’s adventures into a full-fledged game in the true Equestrian Wasteland. GoE is about the world of Equestria invading the human world and the repercussions and origins of that event. While there are similarities, they are two separate projects.

Can I play as Littlepip?

  • The core story of Gardens of Equestria revolves around the Courier, who for unique reasons, is one of the few humans that remained unaffected by the mysterious reality shift. You’ll be the one at the front of the team, Littlepip and her friends by your side.

Will I really be playing with five four* different companions throughout the game?

  • In Fallout: Equestria, Littlepip’s group grows over time as she discovers new allies. The same happens in Gardens of Equestria. In some missions, you will fight with one or two of your companions, while in others you’ll be fighting as a cohesive team. There will even be missions where you choose who joins you and who stays behind…and those decisions can have lasting repercussions for both you and your friends.

  • *Due to time constraints, we decided that Xenith will not be in “This Coming Storm,” however she will be an available companion and central character in GoE 2.

What about Blackjack, Morning Glory, P-21, Puppysmiles, Silver Storm/Hired Gun, etc? Are they going to be in Gardens of Equestria?

  • At present, we do not have plans to include anyone other than the original Fallout: Equestria characters in This Coming Storm.

  • That being said, I will find a way to get Puppysmiles into GoE 2 along with several other cameos from Pinkeyes. Paladin Sugar Bombs will also make an appearance in GoE 2 (Because they’re awesome).

When will Gardens of Equestria be released?

  • When it’s done. The entire Manehattan Project team has full-time jobs, families and many other commitments. Some of us can spend more time than others. But in the end, to quote a well-known gaming company, “players won’t remember if a game is late, only if it’s great.” (Well, except for Duke Nukem, but let’s not go there)

Is there any donation or financial support system in place for the project?

  • No and there never will be. GoE is a non-profit and entirely non-monetary project and will remain that way.

 

If you’re interested in more details about Gardens of Equestria: This Coming Storm or want to help in any way--be it in scripting, art, modeling, QA testing or some other fashion--please don't hesitate to head over to our main site for an exploration of the characters, environments, weapons and more!

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I know you just said this mod project is non-profit, but I still have to say this:

Given that I wanted to get back into New Vegas, given I never did complete it, this will be an awesome mod to try out along side that.

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4 minutes ago, Toki Zensekai said:

I know you just said this mod project is non-profit, but I still have to say this:

Given that I wanted to get back into New Vegas, given I never did complete it, this will be an awesome mod to try out along side that.

 

 

HA! Okay, that made my night. ^^

 

Well, we do  happen to have a preview mod we released around a year ago...let's see...where is that thing...oh yes! Right here!

Smuggler's Run: http://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/59317/?

 

(And that's okay, I never actually finished Skyrim and I'm totally dragging my feet on finishing Fallout 4, so you'll get no judgements from me. ;) )

 

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