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Presenting a new flash project by Mittsies & atryl: Ponyvania – A series of Castlevania-themed pony animations. The first scene is available right now, with others on the way! Click here to check it out.
5 more scenes are planned, each themed by a Castlevania sub-weapon. If you like the concept of this project, you can support the idea by purchasing a voucher which will increase the stretch-goal amount and enter you in raffles to potentially win a custom animation! As stretch-goals are met, we will add additional content to the game. We will also routinely hold surveys to ensure the community gets a hand in the creation process.
Short on funds? Don’t worry, this project will be completely free to play and every update will be released publicly so you’re not missing out. We want to let enthusiastic fans have the opportunity to support ideas they like, not lock away content to paying users only. Donations are totally optional.
Click here to support the project with a donation of any amount.
Mittsies Ponyvania FAQ:
Q: What does a voucher do and how do I buy one?
A: Buy the voucher here. A normal donation will increase the stretch-goal amount and invoke our dearest thanks, but a Premium Voucher will also enter you into all of the raffles for your chance to win a custom animation by atryl and myself!
Q: Why did you choose a Castlevania theme?
A: I’ve wanted to make this project ever since I saw the Castle Mane-ia and Bats! Episodes from Season 4. The NES and SNES Castlevania games were a huge part of my younger years and after seeing those episodes I was hugely inspired. I was gonna do it last year but I just didn’t have the courage to go into a project like this by myself, and everyone I usually collab with is too busy. Now that I’m working with atryl, I finally feel this project is possible. I know a lot of people love the Castlevania series, so I just figured this would be a fun project for all.
Q: Are you still working on other projects?
A: Absolutely. This is just a side-project, I’m still working on other stuff such as Cloptopia and other collabs/commissions. It’s important for me to have many projects going at once because it’s so easy to get burnt out and lose inspiration if I only work on 1 thing at a time. I would have released an Alpha of Cloptopia already but I’d rather it have a lot more content before releasing it.
Q: Why ejunkie vouchers instead of Patreon?
A: There’s a few reasons, actually. Firstly, atryl & I have seperate Patreons, and atryl’s is more geared towards SFW artwork. Secondly, there’d be no way to prevent people from just unsubscribing from Patreon once the project was over – making it a very unreliable source of income. The whole point of Patreon is to support a content creator and everything he or she does, not an individual project (i.e. Kickstarter).
Q: Will Patreon subscribers get anything?
A: Yep! There will be an extra animation raffle just for Patreon-subscribers (for Mittsies and atryl). I don’t want any of our loyal contributors to feel left out.
Q: Will other animators such as Tiarawhy help out?
A: Tiarawhy has expressed interest, but she is also very busy so no promises.
-atryl & Mittsies