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Sometimes it takes a friend to show you the way.


(Click a bubble to start the game)

Here are some tips / instructions:


  • Derpy will follow the bubbles that you control, but only if they are in her direct line of sight (Derpy will literally brighten up when she sees them).

  • You can make Derpy run by pressing and holding the left mouse button to increases the bubble's power, but do it for too long and the main bubble will pop. It recharges after a while, but in the meantime it casts no light so Derpy won't see it.

  • Amount of smaller bubbles = amount of lives.

  • Derpy will get bored if you stay in one place for too long; same if she doesn't see the bubbles.

  • Derpy will not walk into any harm on her own.

WARNING! The game requires powerful CPU so if you can't play it, here is a complete walkthrough: [link]
UPDATE 22.09.2012: The site-lock has been removed so the game can be played offline now. If SWF file won't work alternatively an EXE file is available here: [link]

People that made this game at least 20% cooler:


  • Forest Rain :iconlamoni: by composing awesome music and SFX for cutscenes.

  • Decibelle :iconprettykitty: by lending her wonderful voice to Derpy

  • Resonant Waves [link] by allowing me to use the lovely "Luna's Palace" and "The Temple of Rain" tracks.

  • PonyVisation [link] by allowing me to use the great "Everfree Shadows" track.

  • And of course, special thanks to RizCifra :iconrizcifra: for creating the inspiring "We Are Pilots".
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shadowfan216 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016
Awwwww so CUTE X3
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NuvaPrime Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Student General Artist
I believe this game serves as the perfect metaphor for Derpy; Patience is a key element in playing the game as you have to be patient learning the controls and mechanics but also with Derpy as she doesn't follow the exact speed of your cursor; likewise one must also be patient with Derpy [or a like character] in real life, and as you mentioned 'Derpy will not walk into any harm on her own' meaning that she is not entirely to blame if she walks into harm's way; if we hurt her through our impatience, we also hurt ourselves the same way, just like how  a bubble pops each time she gets hurt or scared. 

Then there are the Bubbles; Derpy is alone in a dense forest at night, the bubbles her only light in the darkness and guide to safety. They are the most pleasant and and innocent thing she sees the entire game. But the Bubbles are also the cursor, meaning WE in turn are her light in the darkness and guide to safety. Again this applies in real life scenarios as many in Derpy's own condition and to an extent even those outside it;

To those who are lost in a deep metaphorical forest, there are those to them who are their lights in the darkness and guides to safety, those who are seen as the only pleasant and innocent things in the metaphorical forest of darkness. And if we fail, if we lose our patience, become careless, fail those who trust us deeply... then they have nothing, they run away, and we pop, just like the last bubble. 
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4as Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes! That is exactly it!
Derpy's Story is built to test your patience in a specific way. Your companion in this journey has a mind of her own, and you can either take time to understand how she behaves and work together toward your common goal, or rush in with your assumptions trying to complete your own objectives - only one of these guaranties a happy end. Friendship is never about only you or me, but us, together.

Also, I want to clarify: "Derpy will never get hurt on her own" means exactly what it says. Derpy might decide on trying to find the path on her own, when she doesn't see the bubbles or when they don't move for too long, and when she does, she will never walk into harms way on her own.

Thank you for your comment, I would never expect something like this on DA.
No doubt a breath of fresh air after all those emoticons spams I usually get in comments :D
 
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CoolRainbow20 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I found your game on this site: www.pony-games.net/play/173/po…

Is it allowed to be there?

This game is sooo awesome!!!
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Blitzwriter Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Everything I've been searching for, ever... 
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lyraheartstringfan Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
so cute makes me wanna cryyyTwilight Sparkle (happy cry) plz 
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Cookie-Pony3 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so awesome !!!!!!!!!!!!
:333
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XxMetroBoyPSxX Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015  Student General Artist
:iconmuffinzplz: :iconequalsplz: :iconhappyderpyplz: :icon1-upplz:
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LoveCatFluttersy Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015  Professional General Artist
The end SOO CUTE Clapping Pony Icon - Complete Mane Six Clap Clapping Pony Icon - Rainbow Blitz Clapping Pony Icon - Lyra Heartstrings Derpy Clapping Icon Derpy Clapping Pony Icon Clapping Pony Icon - Flutterbat Clapping Pony Icon - Complete Stallion Six Clap Clapping Pony Icon - Minuette Clapping Pony Icon - Season Four Twilight Clapping Pony Icon - Octavia Clapping Pony Icon - Sweetie Drops/BonBon Clapping Pony Icon - Maud Clapping Pony Icon - Applejewel Clapping Pony Icon - Lovestruck COM: Alicorn Pinkie Pie clapping icon Clapping Pony Icon - Button Mash Derpy Squishy Derpy Icon Derpy Hooves EqG (angry) plz Derpy Emote icon Chibi Derpy Icon Happy face Derpy Hooves F2U icon derpy breaks the fourth wall icon Muffin-La Derpy Hooves MLP Derpy Emoticon Gif Blushy Pony Derpy :D Derpy icon Ditzy Doo Claps Emotion 
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DaisyTheBrony123 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The music is just creepy!
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LightDragon1988 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015
This is a perfect game! Thank you Autor, very nice!
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catcuppy Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015
I played this for years and today I found the end of this!
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MoonlightHunter1012 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So adorable Clapping Pony Icon - Complete Mane Six Clap Derpy Clapping Pony Icon Squishy Derpy Icon 
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theredpikachu170 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Derpy Clapping Icon 
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Diksi13Kate Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015
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lunaeditionskawaii Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015
Princess Luna Like a boss Emoticon Slow Clap Freddy Fazbear MLP Applefreddy Fazjack 
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khushi1428 Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Me Too Waaaah! 
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Bonnie4704 Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Professional Artist
I'm Craying Of this End! ;")
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lilysong182 Featured By Owner May 17, 2015
i'm craying to
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epicgirlmaddie Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
so much craying
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lilysong182 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015
i know :(
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epicgirlmaddie Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015  Student Digital Artist
;;
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lilysong182 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015
Heart Of Love Mini 
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epicgirlmaddie Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015  Student Digital Artist
:love: 
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lilysong182 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015
I love deviantART! 
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DJ-Tundra Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
clicks download...nothing happens...
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Pinkybella88 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015
Its really hard...but its sooo much fun! :PinkyPiela: :PinkyPiela: :PinkyPiela: Derpy Emoticon Derpy Emoticon 
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TheImposterKiller Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015
It's fun but hard!
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Tesla51 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this was a nice game to play
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:iconjlewi123:
jlewi123 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Student Artist
o.o I had no idea level 4's muffin was a trap. Great game by the way. :P
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4as Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
it is a trap only if you don;t know how to get out of it ;p
And thanks!
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jlewi123 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Student Artist
Oh, okay. O: I didn't know. :XD: 

You're welcome. 
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TomBoy3601 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
What a cute game!
Although a bit hard to control at times-
Its cute! And its very honorable to the show!
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Lavender1furrytail1 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015
its hard
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SweetCake111 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Student Photographer
IKR!
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guzu Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Something about the story forced me to finish the game. Great work!
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ManaFox101 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Derpy does sometime hurt herslef, i don`t know if this is a bug, or if it just happens.
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rfm1123 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Student Digital Artist
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ManaFox101 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i love poni/.
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LikeBronys Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015
sad ;-; but cool!

derpy hooves icon : oh this is exaclty how I get my cutie mark! I approves it! Derpy Clapping Icon 
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shokora123 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Student Artist
That was beautiful Derpy Clapping Pony Icon 
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:icon4as:
4as Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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shokora123 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Student Artist
You're welcome :D (Big Grin) 
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PonyGameing Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so cute! and sad
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PonyBass Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The ending is so sweet... Pro job, really.
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