oops I forgot to update this
Ponykart died about a year ago due to a number of reasons.
Firstly, I think people were getting burnt out on making a huge track such as whitetail woods, especially the track modeller. So many things depended on the track that I think he felt overpressured, and then other things kinda fell apart from there.
Secondly, and I think this was the biggest reason, was that some of us started university or got jobs and no longer had the time to work on ponykart. I myself got a job doing tools programming for a game company so the last thing I wanted to do when I got home was do more programming. Hell, the original reason why I started ponykart was to make something good to put on my CV, and ponykart ended up helping me get that job, so it was successful in that regard. I know many other team members are putting the work they did on portfolios or applications to places they want to get in too.
Thirdly, some of us just got tired of ponies. I know some of you will yell “blasphemy!!!” but I know I did and a few others did too.
Ponykart was and still is open source. If you want to try picking up the reins, our source code can be found here, as it always has been: http://sourceforge.net/projects/ponykart/
If you want to share around a built game then go ahead.
And a big thank you to everyone for your support while we were working on it!
P.S. to turn off the “development build, do not redistribute” text in the game, go to “%appdata%/Ponykart/options.ini” and add “MiyagiFontConfig=ConfirmedForBrawl” to the bottom of the file.