Project Request: Super Pony Kart
Base Game: Super Mario Kart (SNES)
A long time ago, back in 2012, an Indie Project was started by a person named Hoppip.
Its primary goal was the creation of a Go-Kart Racing Game that takes place in the My Little Pony Universe of the globally-acclaimed TV Show "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic."
The Project's name is "Pony Kart."
The effort that was put into this project by Hoppip's Team is nothing short of admirable as the whole game was created from scratch.
But great misfortune struck as a plethora of bugs surfaced during its creation and Hoppip's Team had to give up on the project as the serious responsibilities of real life, such as college and work, meant that they no longer had any free time to invest towards developing "Pony Kart".
Because of these unfortunate turn of events, the project was declared dead until a new team took up the task in November 2013.
They picked up where Hoppip's Team left off and made some considerable progress in improving and refining the Game into a playable Beta.
But sadly, this effort to breathe new life into "Pony Kart" appears to have been short lived as the new team went silent on August 2014.
Once again, real life had called to them with more important matters such as school and work.
And "Pony Kart" was effectively dead, or put on "Indefinite Hiatus", for a second time.
I looked at the troubled history behind this dream and I can't help but ask myself "Why did Pony Kart fail two times already?"
Why is it failing to get the Interest and Support it desperately needs to become reality?
And I've come to my own conclusion that "Pony Kart is simply too Ambitious".
I honestly don't know how much work is required to make "Pony Kart" into a complete product but I can safely say that the workload is simply too much for anyone to handle without all of the help they can get from anybody that is willing to take part in the project.
And knowing this makes you realize that developing a game from scratch really is a very difficult task for those that have some knowledge in writing C++ Code.
But even though "Pony Kart" has failed two times already, it is not a dream that is doomed to never see the light of day.
I still believe in the possibility of being able to play a Go-Kart Racing Game with MLP Characters.
And I believe that the easiest solution is to create a Graphics Hack for Super Mario Kart that replaces all of the Mario-verse Characters with MLP-verse Characters.
And with the recent (and coincidental!) showing of the Season 6 Episode "The Cart before the Ponies", there is certain to be a spark of renewed interest for this idea.
So with all of that said, I humbly ask you this:
"Is this still a dream worth working for?"
"Is this still a dream worth realizing?"
"Even after four years of poor luck?"