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Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by Curly | Thursday, November 24, 2022 (5 Comments)

Turkey

A herd of wild Turkeys has been spotted close to town! They have caused quite the ruckus and are spooking away all the wild horses! Curly took it upon herself to yeet a few of those pesky gobblers to all players who have been active since November 1st. The herd is much more reasonable now and wild horses are once again roaming around. Looks like some of the remaining Turkeys are also willing to come close to humans...

Will has also decided to capitalize on such an abundance of Turkey and has enough in stock to sell in the General Store until November 30th. 

 

We hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Cheers,

Bedouin & Curly

Happy Birthday Horse Fable!

Posted by Curly | Sunday, November 6, 2022 (17 Comments)

πŸ₯³πŸŽ‚βœ¨ Happy Birthday Horse Fable! βœ¨πŸŽ‚πŸ₯³

One year ago Horse Fable opened the lands to everyone! Bedouin and I would like to say a huge and very heartfelt thank you to everyone who has spent time with us over the last year. Our players are our greatest asset and have helped HoFa grow from a small game with big hopes for the future to now allowing us to make those hopes a reality and grow into an even larger community! 

 

Thanks to our players and through building HoFa, both Bedouin and I have been learning how to perfect our game dev skills, but also how best to interact with our community, create a game players want, and also produce a horse sim we are extremely proud of. We both work our full-time jobs during the day and have had some bumps in the road the past year which has slowed down our expected progress. We are grateful to our community for allowing us the grace to stumble every now and then, but also to take the time we need to produce updates and changes. Reflecting on the last year we are proud of how far we have managed to come together. A few highlights of our first year are:

  • 4 new breeds and updated art for 2 breeds.
  • Added over 1,000 new items in-game.
  • Produced over 8,300+ horse image layers and 26,000+ tack image layers.
  • Participated in our first in-person event, BreyerFest!
  • Had tons of fun in our Breeding Bonanza, March Madness, German Fables, and Halloween events.
  • Released version 1 of exploring for you to find items while moving around the site.
  • Squashed a lot (a lot) of bugs.

 

Now on to the even more fun stuff!

 

πŸ₯³ Let’s Party!

This year we are celebrating with one of our favorite birthday themes, Under the Sea!

 

Deck your horses out in a variety of themed items such as the Under the Sea Arch, Sea Glitter, Under the Sea Hat, and Enchanted Lake tack. Now until Sunday, November 13th, these items will be available for purchase at the General Store to celebrate Hofa turning 1.

🦟 Bug Fixes

Clubs & Campaigns

  • Not all clubs showing up in the “My Clubs” page.
  • Horses not showing up in generations due to retired grandparents.
  • Generation 3 horse list showing empty rows in crossbreed campaigns.
  • Club transferring now correctly works.
  • Strange behavior with accepting/rejecting members/horses in clubs should no longer be an issue.
  • Sorting club horses is now possible.

 

Trades

    • Auctions & marketplace being too slow to load.
    • Auction timers being wonky between the list and page.
    • Sales being too slow to load.
    • Items going missing from trades once accepted.
  • ADDED: Cancel bid option for horse auctions.

 

Other Fixes

  • Pedigrees with retired crosses showing all poors.
  • All W1 has been eradicated from in-game Arabians. While the genes are now correct, the image and color was not fixed for these horses.
  • Retired horses now no longer hoard their tack.
  • Fixed assorted image issues from old to new art.
  • Typos on new items.
  • Missing layers for foal halters now display.



Have a wonderful day everyone!

Cheers,

Bedouin & Curly

Packages & General Store Items

Posted by Curly | Tuesday, November 1, 2022 (2 Comments)

Last night some ghouls and goblins decided to have some fun and run off with all of the Halloween items and packages. We successfully captured them all and now have Halloween items and packages for sale again until midnight tonight.

Edit: Turns out they took the cauldron too, we just got that back and set it back up!

 

Those of you playing our forum games have until midnight tonight to submit entries! Be sure to help those in The Boo-gler game count. It'd be a shame if no one managed to get the big prize!

 

A Halloween treat is coming to everyone active yesterday. :)

Cheers,

Curly

Happy Halloween!

Posted by Curly | Monday, October 31, 2022 (6 Comments)

πŸ‘»πŸŽƒπŸ’€ Happy Halloween! πŸ’€πŸŽƒπŸ‘»

Trick or treat 

Smell my feet 

Go find lots of goodies and sweets!

 

Special thanks to the Halloween magic, items are occurring at an even higher frequency. As a treat to all, the Halloween event has been extended to November 1st at midnight so be sure to hunt around for even more items, purchase from the General Store or join in on a forum game!

 

✨Witch’s Cauldron

New potions have been discovered in the cauldron with even more rumored to pop up throughout the day. Be sure to get all your mixes complete before midnight November 1st.

Throughout today it is expected the cauldron may toss some items to those who are online and maybe even give a few goodies to everyone.

 

πŸŽƒ Flash Sale & Bundles

As another treat to you, some Halloween items have been added as bundles in the Ingot Store and ingots are on sale for up to 35% off!

Bundles include:

- Equinox dyes

- Witch hats & belts

- Unicorn horns (OOOOH)

- Skeleton Paint

Per request, magic and spectral tokens have been added to the general store until midnight on November 1st

 

We hope everyone has a fantastic Halloween and enjoys the rest of the day!

 

Happy haunting,

Bedouin & Curly

The Witch's Cauldron

Posted by Curly | Saturday, October 29, 2022 (5 Comments)

Things went bump in the night as one local discovered something strange while making a nice white bean chili. It turned into a shiny new Spectral Token! After experimenting more and pulling all sorts of items out of her cooking pot, it has been determined that you can cook up all sorts of things! Turns out that by mixing together random items in the Craft Room Witch's Cauldron you can get a wide variety of rarer or even un-released items! Now until October 31st at midnight, it is believed even more items will randomly start turning up as potions. Be sure to check back frequently to see what's changed!

 

The library of local fables was searched for why such an occurrence may happen. It is said that as Halloween approaches the magic in the air causes all sorts of changes to crafting and cooking. Over the years this has not occurred but some believe this years Halloween magic is strong enough to make potions never before discovered.

Will you be the first to find the hidden items?

 

Happy haunting,

Bedouin & Curly

Developer Log

Bug Fix Retired Horses Hoarding Tack marked as Fixed.

Bug Fix Horse Retired with Tack Equipped marked as Fixed.

Bug Fix Ingots Bug marked as Fixed.

Bug Fix Club Horse List Doesn't Sort marked as Fixed.

Bug Fix Accept Not Working for Clubs marked as Fixed.

Bug Fix My clubs page doesnt show all clubs signed up for. marked as Fixed.

Bug Fix Cannot Transfer a Club marked as Fixed.

Bug Fix Horse Not Showing in Registry marked as Fixed.

Bug Fix Gen 3 Campaign horses saying "not qualified" when they are. marked as Fixed.

Bug Fix Bloodline Sheet Broken marked as Fixed.

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