Tantalus Saddles up with Pony Friends

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(press release)

The new Nintendo DS title from Eidos Eidos interactive, one of the worlds leading publishers and developers of entertainment software, is pleased to announce PONY FRIENDS, a virtual pet game designed exclusively for the Nintendo DS and developed by Australian based Tantalus, will be available in the UK in 2007.

Fill your stables with a choice of 6 real life pony breeds or customise your own. Personalise your pony by choosing its favourite colour and food and then take part in events throughout the calendar year. Immerse yourself in caring and grooming your pony or undertake
surprise challenges from a cast of characters. Personalise your pony's mane, tail colours or accessories with a wide variety of saddles, shoes, blankets and bridles to choose from.

"PONY FRIENDS is a very exciting project for Eidos. We're fulfilling every child's dream by giving them their very own portable pony. Players will have so much to occupy their time with from caring for and grooming their ponies and snapping photos whilst riding picturesque country trails to teaching their pony new tricks and entering them into a variety of competitions." Said Helen Clark, Brand Manager Eidos. Use the DS stylus to perform a huge range of varied actions; including cleaning stones and shells out your pony's hooves, brushing its mane or designing a unique saddle blanket. Daily play will ensure that your pony is the prettiest, healthiest, fastest, most talented, and best pony, scooping you first prize in the prestigious 'perfect pony competition'.

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  • 1. Anonymous Coward - Sat, 4 Nov 2006 18:50:39Z
    >> PONY FRIENDS is a very exciting project

    I'm sure the developers said "You mean we can make a game with the prettiest, healthiest, fastest, most talented, and best pony, scooping you first prize in the prestigious 'perfect pony competition!!!!!' - sweet dude, we'll probably be playing this in our breaks it's so rad!

    "Your pony died because it wasn't pretty enough."

  • 2. Anonymous Coward - Sat, 4 Nov 2006 20:38:51Z
    a company i used to work for, used to work on horse games. They can be very boring to work on but are a bit of a gold mine, they still make money on a 6+ year old product.
  • 3. X - employee.. (by that I mean X-treme employee) - Mon, 6 Nov 2006 14:58:18Z
    Pony Friends is a great title. This game has been nailed in terms of story, structure and graphics. Can't wait to see the stats on this one.
  • 4. Chameleon - Mon, 6 Nov 2006 23:52:17Z
    On the back of the success of Nintendogs I reckon this could be a real winner for Tantalus. If I were an Australian developer i'd be jumping at this opportunity. Might not be the most desireable thing for employees to work on, but if it's a success it might provide funding for more exciting projects.
  • 5. Anonymous Coward - Tue, 7 Nov 2006 10:58:33Z
    Oh my!
  • 6. david giles' daugter - Thu, 5 Jul 2007 08:20:12 EST
    only because i'm probably closer 2 6 than u guys, i think the game is probably from 4 or 5+ but thats just my opinion
  • 7. david giles' daugter - Thu, 5 Jul 2007 08:21:48 EST
    y iz Chameleon's comment in green!!??!!??
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