- Who are you guys?
We are The Overmare Studios (or TOmS for short), we're making a stand-alone game based on the fanfiction, Fallout: Equestria written by Kkat.
- What is Fallout: Equestria?
Fallout: Equestria is a fanfiction written by Kkat that combines the dark elements of the post-apocalyptic Fallout © Bethesda LLC with the universe of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic © Hasbro, Inc.
- What is Ashes of Equestria?
Ashes of Equestria (or AoE) is a loose adaptation of the opening chapters of Fallout Equestria, the game inspired also by Fallout 3, 4 & New Vegas. You will play as Littlepip as you explore the small quant town of Ponyville as you learn what has happened to a world after a destructive war.
- What engine are you using?
Ashes is being developed under the Unity engine, version 2019.4.
- How much will the game cost?
Nothing. It will be free to download upon completion. You can also play our wave demo's available on our download page.
- Will I be able to choose the race of my character?
No. Due to issues with balancing, gameplay, story elements, and map design, the team has decided it would be best to keep the scope of this project to playing as a unicorn.
- Can I choose my own cutie mark?
No. You are playing as Littlepip. However, how you play as Littlepip is entirely up to you.
- Can I choose the appearance of my character?
Yes. Gender as well. You can change various colour tones on your character as well as manes and tails.
- How will the story play out?
The story will be roughly the same as the original, but will allow the player to make their own choices throughout. Given the scope of our project our story will be limited to Ponyville and its surrounding regions. In addition, we will be introducing new original stories to explore what has happened to the town since the balefire bombs.
- Will the story have a fixed ending?
There will be multiple outcomes depending on your choices throughout the wasteland.
- Will the game include other Fallout: Equestria side stories, such as Project Horizons or Pink Eyes?
No. Project Horizons and Pink Eyes, though accepted as worthy successors are still different visions building on the already established world of Kkat's Fallout: Equestria. Due to the stark difference in narrative, combining them would make for uneven story-telling. In addition, the scope of the project means adapting the original story in its entirety would already be a massive undertaking, let alone touching on these other popular stories.
- Will you include canon from Season 3 and onwards?
We are going on a case by case basis. Kkat ended the fic in the middle of season 2, and we are respecting a canon freeze, with an option for a canon thaw if it makes an exceptional quest.
- Will the gameplay be different from Fallout 3/New Vegas/4?
Yes and no. The game will be primarily first-person RPG which will take heavy inspiration from both of these games. However, we are developing the mechanics from the ground up.
- Will I be able to have companions?
No companions are planned at this time.
- Will there be multiplayer/co-op?
No, this will be primarily a solo experience
- When will the game be released?
When it's done.
- Will the game be released for other platforms, such as consoles or mobile devices?
No. Our target platforms will be limited to Windows, Mac, and Linux.
- Can I join your team?
If you believe you can contribute to the project, please feel free to send in an application, we are always looking for suitable candidates! Click here to get started. Our team leaders will review it as soon as possible to see if you're a good fit for the team.