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Fallout: Equestria is a crossover fanfiction between the cartoon series My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (MLP: FiM) and the role-playing video game series Fallout. The series has inspired numerous fanfiction alternate universes from the original and has also inspired fan-made animations, video games, and other works related to the story.
The original text of Fallout: Equestria was written by MLP fanfiction author Kkat, who uploaded the prologue and introduction to the MLP:FiM fan site Equestria Daily in April 2011, followed by sporadic updates throughout the year and its completion on Christmas. The completed work consists of 620,295 words that span over 45 chapters with an introduction, prologue, epilogue and afterword.
The story is narrated in the first-person perspective of the protagonist Littlepip (shown below), a unicorn mare born in an underground bunker who sets out to wander the post-apocalyptic ruins of the MLP: FiM realm Equestria. In exploring the surface world, she discovers several threats to those living in the ruins of Equestria and uncovers the sequence of events that ultimately led to a cataclysmic war two hundred years prior.
On July 15th, 2011, a Facebook page titled “Fallout Equestria (FanFic)” was launched. On August 12th, a wiki site was created for the fanfiction, which accumulated upwards of 1,100 entries in the following three years. On September 18th, the website Fallout-Equestria Resource was launched, which features fan art, web forums and a chat room for discussions related to the fanfiction. On January 9th, 2012, the /r/falloutequestria subreddit was created for discussions related to the crossover story. On July 22nd, 2013, the original story was submitted to the MLP: FiM fanfiction site Fimfiction.
As of April 2014, there are over 10,700 Fallout: Equestria fan art submissions on the art-sharing website DeviantArt.
In late 2011, a Facebook group project was launched to publish hardback copies of the crossover fanfiction. A small group of people converted the story into five volumes with a total of around 2,050 pages. The first printing was completed in July 2012 and orders were completed in August of the same year. That month, a blog was created for news related to additional printings of the book.
On May 20th, 2013, YouTuber snake046 uploaded a video announcing a Fallout: Equestria role-playing game (RPG) project (shown below). As of April 2014, Overmare Studios is developing a Fallout: Equestria stand-alone game in the style of Fallout 3 using the Unity3d game engine.
On October 4th, 2013, a promo for an animated version of the fanfiction was uploaded by Stable-Tec Studios, which requested help from fans to complete the film project (shown below, left). On October 18th, Stable-Tec Studios uploaded an intro sequence for the upcoming series (shown below, right).
On December 26th, a short film titled “Nuclear Winter Wonderland” was released by Stable-Tec Studios (shown below, left). On April 1st, 2014, Stable-Tec Studios uploaded an April Fool’s Day video featuring a parody sneak peek for the animated series (shown below, right).
The story inspired many spin-offs, side stories, and alternate universes; some of which have gathered significant fanbases of their own. Generally, only two works are regarded as canon to the universe: the original, and a sexually explicit clopfiction (written by author Pacce) which serves as a ‘deleted scene’ for Chapter 20. One of the more notable spin-offs is Project Horizons, which greatly expands on the backstory of the original and as of April 2014 consists of over 1.3 million words. On April 6th, 2014, news site Equestria Daily posted that between the dates of February 17th and April 5th a total of 116 stories (38 of which were new) and 294 new chapters had been added to the Fallout Equestria universe or updated.