Horse Reality is 4 years old!

Monday, Oct 3 at 00:00

Dear Communeighty!

Time to put on your party hats! A week of celebration has begun, since the game's birthday is right around the corner: October 8th will mark 4 years since Horse Reality was officially released. Wow, time flies!

Our mascot for this year is the four-leaf clover, with each leaf representing 1 year that the game has been live. What's more, they are a symbol of good fortune, and we do consider ourselves lucky: We’re so thankful to have you playing our game! We've seen exponential growth and learned many lessons over these years. The road has been rocky at times and our journey is only beginning. We still have many things to develop and to improved upon. But we have amassed a large and passionate community, and this journey would be impossible without you! The massive support and feedback you provide as a community is invaluable, from letting us know when we made a mistake to congratulating us on a new feature.

From everyone at Deloryan B.V., we want to thank every single one of you for supporting our game and sticking with us through thick and thin!

Kind regards,
The Horse Reality Team πŸ€πŸŽ‚


To celebrate the occasion, we have prepared the following:


πŸŽ‚ Login Gifts πŸŽ‚

Every day you log in during our birthday week, from October 3rd through October 9th, you’ll receive a small gift as a thank you from us. Make sure to check back daily: These gifts are always only available on that day on HR, meaning between 00:00 - 23:59 HR time (CEST)!

Monday 3rd: 7 days of premium membership
Tuesday 4th: 15 FT and 15 WT
Wednesday 5th: 1x 1st Class Ticket
Thursday 6th: 5 orbs
Friday 7th: 500 DP
Saturday 8th: 1x university garden background
Sunday 9th: 5x 4th birthday background

Note: As of October 9th, there seems to be a glitch that caused the 4th birthday background to not get sent out as planned. The team will be looking into this as soon as possible!
Update - October 10th: A fix is being prepared for this glitch, and the background is planned to get sent out tomorrow. To make up for the bug and the resulting delay, everybody will receive this gift, not only the players who log in during that day. Thank you all for your patience!


πŸ† DP Sale & Chance to Pick our December Background! πŸ†

We want to celebrate with a little extra perk: If you purchase DP from our DP Store during our 4th Anniversary Sale between October 3rd and October 9th, 2022 23:59 HR time (CEST), you get a chance to choose the theme for this year's December background! If you win, our amazing artist Chutkat will design the background based on your preferences. All players will then be able to find it in our Delta Store in December!

To ensure you get a chance, please submit the correct information via this Google form. Add all required details, such as your contact information and reference images for what you’d like to see as our next wintery background in December. It doesn't matter how many times you buy DP or how much your purchase is worth. Your entry is eligible if you make any DP purchase during this week and fill in the form correctly. Best of luck!



πŸŽ‚ Cake Baking and Pasta Art Contests πŸŽ‚

A birthday feels incomplete without some tasty food, right? To further celebrate, we are hosting 2 contests for all our community members to participate in. You can submit 1 entry per contest, in the respective submission thread. Our team will be judging them based on multiple factors. So while you might not be able to create the Mona Lisa, if you're creative you may score better in other factors even if you don’t have the perfect finish. We welcome everyone of all abilities to participate!


Cake Baking Contest: Horsiest Cake

Start Date: 3rd of October
End Date: 9th of October, 23:59 HR time (CEST)
Submission Thread Link

Interpret this one as you want! Your creation just needs to be extremely horsey and edible. You can create any kind of cake, from a small cupcake or simple carrot cake all the way up to a triple tower cake!

🚨 Rules 🚨

🟑 Has to be the horsiest cake you can make
🟑 Has to be edible to humans and maybe horses if you are creative enough
🟑 Follow our general community and game guidelines – No toxic messages or graphic content
🟑 All submission photos must have a paper with your username and date of submission written on them

πŸ₯‡ First prize: 20,000 DP
πŸ₯ˆ Second prize: 12,500 DP
πŸ₯‰ Third prize: 6,250 DP


Pasta Art Contest: Horse Themed

Start Date: 3rd of October
End Date: 9th of October, 23:59 HR time (CEST)
Submission Thread Link

We did it in elementary school, and now you can do it again! Become the George Stubbs (according to Google, he drew many famous horse pictures) of horse pasta art. Assemble your noodles!

🚨 Rules 🚨

🟑 Must be horse related
🟑 3/4 of the artwork must contain pasta
🟑 Maximum of 4 types of pasta
🟑 Pasta can be broken apart into e.g. halves or quarters, but not crumbled or shattered
🟑 Must be held by glue
🟑 Pasta can be different colours but cannot be painted over
🟑 Follow our general community and game guidelines – No toxic messages or graphic content
🟑 All submission photos must have a paper with your username and date of submission written on them

πŸ₯‡ First prize: 20,000 DP
πŸ₯ˆ Second prize: 12,500 DP
πŸ₯‰ Third prize: 6,250 DP


Winners for both contests will be announced on October 19th.
All prize winners' submissions will be shared on our social media platforms.
Read more info on submissions and rules within their respective forum threads!



πŸŽ‰ Players’ 4th Anniversary πŸŽ‰

Since the game has been around for 4 years, some players will celebrate their own 4th anniversary on Horse Reality! The time requirement for this is counted from the date your HR account was registered. Those who have their anniversary will receive a milestone with a reward of 1,200 DP. Congratulations, everybody!


✨ New profile themes ✨

Say hello to 10 (!) new colourful profile themes for premium players! We hope these bring you additional joy and creative freedom while designing your player profile. To create them, we’ve taken inspiration from this idea forum thread. Got suggestions for more themes? Make sure to add them to that thread :)


πŸŽ‰ Arabian Horse Sneak Peek πŸŽ‰

Was that a gust of hot desert wind whirling up some scattered autumn leaves? Indeed. Get ready for an update of our Arabian Horses on Wednesday, October 19th! It is time for them to get their redesigned artwork, so keep your eyes peeled! Any information regarding updates to their coats will be available in the news post during their arrival.

Peeks be sneakin'...


Celebratory greetings! πŸ€πŸ€πŸ€

Next news post: October 19th

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