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Survival Mode Intro by KhaoMortadios Survival Mode Intro :iconkhaomortadios:KhaoMortadios 16 3 Pause menu update, and a few problems. by KhaoMortadios Pause menu update, and a few problems. :iconkhaomortadios:KhaoMortadios 14 9 Bonus by KhaoMortadios Bonus :iconkhaomortadios:KhaoMortadios 20 8 Costumes! by KhaoMortadios Costumes! :iconkhaomortadios:KhaoMortadios 20 20 New Mode? by KhaoMortadios New Mode? :iconkhaomortadios:KhaoMortadios 18 23 Ludwig Van by KhaoMortadios Ludwig Van :iconkhaomortadios:KhaoMortadios 14 2 Koopalings by KhaoMortadios Koopalings :iconkhaomortadios:KhaoMortadios 19 1 MM7-style mane six by KhaoMortadios MM7-style mane six :iconkhaomortadios:KhaoMortadios 28 5 Senor Omega by KhaoMortadios Senor Omega :iconkhaomortadios:KhaoMortadios 4 0 Huh. by KhaoMortadios Huh. :iconkhaomortadios:KhaoMortadios 16 19 AJ by KhaoMortadios AJ :iconkhaomortadios:KhaoMortadios 8 3 Mega Pony: Canterlot background by KhaoMortadios Mega Pony: Canterlot background :iconkhaomortadios:KhaoMortadios 18 21 Solaire of Astora by KhaoMortadios Solaire of Astora :iconkhaomortadios:KhaoMortadios 6 1 Idiot by KhaoMortadios Idiot :iconkhaomortadios:KhaoMortadios 2 1 What if Mega Pony 7 was a thing? by KhaoMortadios What if Mega Pony 7 was a thing? :iconkhaomortadios:KhaoMortadios 44 12 Mega Pony - Chrysalis Intro by KhaoMortadios Mega Pony - Chrysalis Intro :iconkhaomortadios:KhaoMortadios 106 35



Hey everyone! I made a Mega Pony Discord Server!

This might feel a little bit like it's coming out of nowhere, but I'm honestly kinda sick of using DeviantArt and sometimes Youtube to share new updates, or even sometimes just responding to some comments, so this might just be a great change of pace. Also, this is a great freaking time to upload a new build of the game for some much needed playtesting!

Yup, that's right! I posted a link to a brand new build of Mega Pony inside the Discord server! So if you want to test the new Survival mode before it's 100% finished, all you have to do is join the server. A lot of minor changes to the game were also made and included with this latest build, not to mention that the game is now running on a completely different version of Game Maker, which means some technical stuff may work a bit differently. So if you decide to check it out, be sure to leave some feedback, especially if you find bugs and the like, and even if you find something to criticize. After all, this update is technically still a work in progress. I'm also totally open to questions or suggestions or whatever.

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaand that's it! I'll be seeing you on Discord! Assuming you decide to join that is, haha.
Pause menu update, and a few problems.
Been getting a few questions, so here's a quick update on how things have been going on.

That thing up there is the current version of the pause screen of the new mode (which I'm internally calling "Survival" by the way, though that might change). There's a few extra things I wanted to show on the screen, which is why I needed to reduce the amount of space each character portrait+healthbar took on the screen, and this was the best solution I managed to have. The extra spaces are to show Mega Pony's extra abilities (which are granted to you when you lose enough ponies and you have recovered certain Elements of Harmony), and which elements you have collected. On top of being a decent way of tracking progress, the amount of Elements of Harmony you have remaining can affect which ending you can get. And yes, that means you can actually lose elements of harmony along the way.

Speaking of the ending, that brings me to... problems. Survival Mode is technically done. Absolutely everything works already. I have kept modifying and adjusting a few things, but it's been actually finished for a while. The only thing holding me back from releasing the damn thing is the ending. I had an ambitious plan. Not only did it prove to be TOO ambitious, but it wasn't even working as well as I hoped. Been trying a few different things. I'm STILL trying a few different things, and I'm still not completely sure what the best decision is, but that's basically why this is taking so long and considering I've been completely silent for months, I think you guys deserve to know.

I'm not making any promises when it comes do dates or anything, but once I finally figure out what exactly to do with the ending, I'll be able to release this brand-new version of the game immediately. Hopefully, it won't take much longer!


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Oscar Gacitúa Goles
Artist | Hobbyist | Other
I may draw ocasionally for fun, but I actually work as a game developer at an indie company called In Vitro Games, where we're currently working on Defenders of Ekron; a classic shoot'em up game with a topdown adventure-like twist.

I don't actually work there as an artist though, but as a programmer, and as a game/level designer.


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Ryangodzillasonicfan Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2019  Student Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!
Spydol Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday. :)
VanillaCreamKilly Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2019
Happy Birthday!! 
Mega-PoNEO Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2018
tarkan809 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2018  Student Artist
hopefully you're gonna like this: Mega Pony - Spike the dragon Extended Spritesheet by tarkan809  
True-Water-Gaurdian Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2018
Happy Birthday Khao! Hope you enjoy it!

Final episode of the evaluation:…

His verdict: Most of the early stages are great with only a few gripes in terms of difficulty spikes and poor placement of enemies, the controls work well except for minor lag when turning and going on and off ladders, the bosses are some of the best he's seen out of mega man fangames, the Discord stages seem to lack a coherent theme. Etc.
KhaoMortadios Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you!

I watched already. I somehow figured he wouldn't be very much into the Discord stages, but I'm glad he enjoyed the bosses so much anyway. Looking back, I think the biggest reason the Discord stages failed so much (at least under his standards) was because I decided that I wouldn't introduce many (if any) new elements through the final stages, but to instead test players on all the concepts learned through the main stages and mix them together. There may just not have been enough unique concepts and enemies in the main stages to pull that idea off effectively, and that led to each stage feeling themeless more than anything else. Plus, the fact that I fully expected the player to use weapons and how he doesn't like that. I don't necesarily agree with the idea that they should at no point be mandatory considering it's impossible for you to be missing one, especially since it actually plays along with the fact that in Mega Pony, weapons regenerate after each stage.

Either way, for someone that has some pretty negative opinion on even some of the major numbered Mega Man games, I'm surprised (and a bit proud) he found that much enjoyment out of Mega Pony. I'll definitely have his critique in mind once I finally start properly designing Canterlot.
True-Water-Gaurdian Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018
Not a problem. As a dedicated fan, I felt it most necessary to keep you in the loop when it comes to how people felt about your game.
NADMH Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2018  Hobbyist
Happy birthday. Can't wait for playing the next megapony update^^
KhaoMortadios Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you! I'm making progress at a slow pace, but I'm getting really close to completing everything I want for the next release!
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