Yeah I'm not dead; just been busy with work blah blah blah. In all seriousness, I have an interesting idea but though I'd run it through to see if you guys like it. Now I've been a fan of the crazy cartoony racing games like Crash Team Racing and Mario Kart all my life. Now I came up with a brilliant idea of "What if there was an MLP racing game like that?" Now there are a couple games like that being made in the community like PonyKart but I thought of my own little ideas and have recently been making track layouts in Paint.NET. Here is the list of tracks I've come up with so far; each with a little description.
Celestia Grand Prix
Ponyville Circuit: Citizens of Ponyville, watch in awe as contestants race through the dirt roads.
Sweet Apple Acres: Barrel your way through Ponyville's Sweet Apple Acres. Buckle up cuz it's gonna be a bumpy ride!
Fluttershy Fields: Take a peaceful stroll through a small circuit where Fluttershy lets her animals run around for exercise.
Everfree Forest: Venture deep into the mysterious Everfree Forest. Watch out for the muddy roads!
Rarity Circuit: Race through Rarity's extremely fashionable home track in Canterlot.
Pinkie Park: Percariously pace yourself through Pinkie Pie's Pretty Pony Play Park.
Friendship Expressway: Dash your way through this course; located in the area around the Canterlot train station.
Canterlot Castle: Princess Celestia corjurely invites you to race in her illustrious castle.
Wonderbolt Circuit: Carefully race across this gauntlet of obstacles at the Wonderbolts training center.
Cliffside Slide: Watch out at you ride along a dangerous cliffside of a giant mountain.
Weather Factory: Cloudsdale has transformed their famous Weather Factory into a one of a kind race circuit!
Rainbow Dash Stadium: Dash throughout a stadium full of thousands of screaming Pegasi; you'll be 20% cooler on this track!
Whitetail Woods: Navigate the Whitetail Woods during the traditional Running of the Leaves.
Frozen Nurth: Slide your way across this froze circuit
Crystal Empire: Speed your way through the beautfil Crystal Empire
Rainbow Road: Cruise down this road made of rainbows
Now so far I've only done track layouts for the Ponyville Cup but will get around to the others as I go on. Now normally the Mario Kart games also have the Retro Grand Prix which brings old tracks back. Now instead of the Retro GP, I decided to make darker versions of the tracks (similar to the Light/Dark World levels in Supper Meat Boy) I haven't come up with descriptions for these tracks yet but here are the tracks I plan on having for the Luna GP
Luna Grand Prix
Zap Apple Acres
Let me know what you think of these ideas.