Skullgirls Devs Will Give Engine To MLP: Fighting is Magic For Free
The makers of the indie fighting game Skullgirls have announced today that they will give their engine to the developers of My Little Pony: Fighting is Magic for free.
However, the promise comes at a cost: they will only do so if the Skullgirls IndieGoGo crowd-funding campaign reaches $725,000. As of right now, the campaign sits at $461,500 with nine days left on the clock. The drive is presumably targeted towards fans of My Little Pony intent on seeing the game made.
Fighting is Magic recently received the support of MLP series creator Lauren Faust and is currently in development at indie studio Mane6. Due to the lack of an official license, the studio is working with Faust to create new original characters and plotlines inspired by the animated series.
Here’s what the developers at Mane6 have to say about the offer:
Some of you guys have been mailing or tweeting us in relation to Mike Z and the Labzero team’s offer to let us use the Skullgirls engine. For those of you not yet in the know, Mike Z mentioned in a previous stream of theirs a few days ago that he’d let us use Labzero’s engine for our game if their indiegogo campaign reached a certain amount.
We’ve talked directly to them, and we can now confirm that yes, it is a serious offer, and one we in the devteam are excited about.
Putting things short, it goes like this.
If the Skullgirls indiegogo campaign reaches 725k USD, we (that’s our devteam) are given a license to use their engine in our game for free, and to distribute the end product (The game, made in the Skullgirls engine).
That is, needless to say, a very exciting option now open to us. You can donate at this link to increase our chances! Not to mention support Labzero who more than certainly deserve all the support they can get and more to make Skullgirls bigger, better and awesomer than the great amount it already is.
If they don’t reach the 725k USD, we wouldn’t be getting the license for free, but you would still be supporting them and their game. Which you should. They’re awesome.
So there you go!
As a small note: The Indiegogo campaign is made primarily to support the expansion of Skullgirls, and is entirely organized by the Labzero team. We don’t have a hand in the pot, nor are we receiving any money from it. Our only claim in this would be the aforementioned license if they reach 725k.