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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Full Tracklist Reveal!

All of the songs are now confirmed for the game! We are in the final stages of development, and we hope to release this game soon! Check out the first post for the full list.

One final song, just to make it 50 songs without the 2 alternates for Cloudsdale EVOLVED, Smile Like You Mean It, has been added. Release is imminent!

...and 5 bonus songs have been added. Check the tracklist for them!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Song Reveal #2: xRGTMx, The Living Tombstone, JackleApp

Here you guys go with another update from Trotmania!

Cloudsdale EVOLVED / xRGTMx Underground
 Here's the first (and for now only) original song written for the game. Ryan Gudonis, who goes under the aliases xRGTMx, AlphaOmega, and Rygon, has created 6 albums' worth of original techno and hardcore tunes for the DDR fan community. He's allowed usage of his songs for fan simfiles, so I stepped his remix of Sandstorm by Darude and his song Groovy Disco, which I made the boss song of DDR Quasar. (Warning: Crud steps alert! I was still beginning when I made those.) Anyway, I approached him to see if he could help make a song for this game, and this is what we came up with.

For those of you not in the know, there is a tradition that every Wii DDR has a boss song with a city name EVOLVED done by an Underground alias of an artist. We got Tokyo EVOLVED by Naoki Underground in Hottest Party, osaka EVOLVED by Naoki Underground in HP2, roppongi EVOLVED by Tag Underground in HP3, New York EVOLVED by NC Underground in DDR 2010, and London EVOLVED by Tag Underground in DDR II. These all originally come out with 3 versions, and are always in the final boss slot.

Back to the song, it's a happy hardcore track that also has a Drum 'n Bass influence. Each version has a different middle section and slightly different ending. Version A is the standard version which sticks with the same feel; Version B has a breakdown in a dubstep-ish style, and Version C has a slowdown harmonious section, which is reminiscent of YELLOW CANDY from DDR X2. All the versions are tough to play in their own way, and I believe they are a fun workout!

Instead of a gameplay preview, have an audio preview since this is a new song! Here's A, B, and C.

Dubstep Dishwasher / The Living Tombstone
This was an early song added to the game by our founder Lirodon. Technically, he started the theme and songpack project, but slowly faded to obscurity over a few months. In the summer, I started work on a few MLP simfiles and decided to restart the project as a combination of the two. Anyway, this song is repetitive in style, but has nice subtle undertones and some tough steps.

This song was actually released at the same time it was added to our project, so try it now! Just be aware that this is not the final version that will be in the game.

I Love Everything / JackleApp
This was actually a recent addition to the game, as in less than a week ago. Started by Dreamland200, this is a trance reinterpretation of So Many Wonders, and it's one of the slowest songs in the game. However, it's not completely a pushover, and it makes for a fun cooldown.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Song Reveals #1: foozogz, Derpy Hooves, and Swagberg

Here's the first reveal of songs for the game not found in the demo.

Pony Swag (Scootaloo-Safe Radio Edit) / Swagberg feat. Maros
First up is an odd genre for the game. Currently, it's the only pure rap song in the game, though we do have one song with a rap half (Personally, I think the combo of rap, melody, and chorus is picture perfect. *wink*). This track was initially developed by team member Dreamland200, and the main difficulties are stepped by him. However, I stepped the Challenge, which definitely milks the rapping syllables for all they're worth. As such, it qualifies as a pre-boss, representing Scootaloo.

Now, I can't take footage, but I can take screenshots, so here's one for the info and one showing a snippet of gameplay:

Scoot's Race (Scootaloo's Theme) / Derpy Hooves
Also started by Dreamland200, this techno beat track is pretty but has calm steps to ease you. However, the challenge is one of two shock arrow charts currently in the game. Happy electrocutions!

Applejack Bucks 400 Apple Trees / foozogz
Here's a good old hyper techno track, which, according to foozogz, is actually a homage to classic DDR tracks like B4U. Once again, the simfile was started by Dreamland and he did the Beginner through Expert, but I made the new Challenge that qualifies it for Boss status for Applejack.

Stay tuned for more announcements!


 Welcome to the official blog for Trotmania, where you can get the latest concrete info on the project.

What's this, you ask? It's a StepMania 5 game based on the MLP series with a sizable influence from both the brony and DDR community. Prepare for artists The Living Tombstone, Eurobeat Brony, Derpy Hooves, and way more! BEMANI fans aren't getting left out either, as tracks like the "Doctor Who" remix by JAKAZiD and "Sweet Rain" are also part of the game.

Here's the full tracklist:

Show Tunes
Art of the Dress
Becoming Popular (The Pony Everypony Should Know)
Find a Pet
Opportunity (The Flim Flam Brothers Song)
Smile Smile Smile
Winter Wrap Up

License Tunes (Well, not really, but this is in reference to real DDR)
Brain Stew / Green Day
Cowboy Casanova / Carrie Underwood
Doctor Who / JAKAZiD
Don't Stop Me Now / Queen
I'm Going Slightly Mad / Queen
Livin' la Vida Loca / Ricky Martin
Make a New Dance Up / Hey Ocean
Pain / 3 Days Grace
Smile Like You Mean It / The Killers
Starry Eyed (Jakwob Remix) / Ellie Goulding
Want It Need It (Hold Me) / Delta Heavy
Yellow / Coldplay

Brony Tunes
Art of the Dress (Always Stressed Mix) / PinkiePieSwear
Becoming Popular (The Pony Everypony Should Know) [8-bit]
Beyond Her Garden / Wooden Toaster
Big Macintosh (JackleApp Remix) / JackleApp
Dedede Invades Equestria / Interrobang Pie befriends Stormwolf
Discord (The Living Tombstone's Mix) / Eurobeat Brony
Dubstep Dishwasher / The Living Tombstone
Evil Enchantress (Euro-Spell Mix) / Eurobeat Brony
Flouride Soundscapes (Brushie Brushie Mix) / Derpy Hooves
Good Girl (Sub.Sound Remix) / Dasha + The Living Tombstone
I Am No Hero / Mandopony
I Love Everything / JackleApp
Love is in Bloom (Remix) / The Aviators
Luna (DREAM Mode) / Eurobeat Brony
Octavia's Overture / The Living Tombstone
Oh Sweetie Belle / dBPony
Party With Pinkie / Alex S.
Picture Perfect Pony (ft. EileMonty) / Mandopony
Pinkie's Homebrew / Interrobang Pie
Ponyville / Hirosashii
Scoot's Race (Scootaloo's Theme) / Derpy Hooves
Spin That Record Vinyl Scratch / KeepOnRockin'
Sweetheart / foozogz
The Land of Equestria / Hirosashii
Vinyl Takes Flight [Let's Get This Started] / Derpy Hooves

AFRONOVA PRIMEVAL (Equinova Edit) / 8 Bit
Dual Love / Gavin G & Dan Rolla J
KID R / Yu Tokiwa
Miracle Moon (L.E.D.LIGHT STYLE Mix) / Togo Project feat. Sana
Race Against Time / Jeff Steinman
The Big Angry White Horse / Morning Blue Dragon
Unicorn Tail / DJ YOSHITAKA
yellow head joe / S-C-U

Cutie Mark Crusaders Pre-Boss Songs
Babs Seed (The Living Tombstone's Mix) / Mandopony
Cupcakes (Sweetbeat Mix) / Eurobeat Brony
Pony Swag (Scootaloo-Safe Radio Edit) / Swagberg feat. Maros
Sweet Rain / Y&Co. feat. Karin

Mane 6 Boss Songs
Applejack Bucks 400 Apple Trees / foozogz
Crush. Kill. Destroy. Swag / General Mumble
Diamond Dogs (Euro-Dirt Mix) / Eurobeat Brony
LOVE ME! / DJ D-dog
Pinkie Pie's Theme / Whitetail

Event Encore Boss Songs
Cloudsdale EVOLVED / xRGTMx Underground
Discord (Euro-Chaos Mix) / Eurobeat Brony
Love Bloom / foozogz
My Little Pony Theme (Alex S. Glitch Remix) / Alex S.

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