As we’ve reported earlier (although apparently I’m going to have to eat my words), there has been a fundraiser for Skullgirls, the goal of which was to get more characters in the game. It’s now over, but one of the stretch goals for the campaign at $725,000 was that Mane6, developers of the now non-pony Fighting is Magic would receive the Z Engine, used in Skullgirls, for free. They ended up blowing past that goal by more than $100K by the end of things, enough to fund five new characters, along with two more stages and themes, on top of the stage and story mode for each one. Hats off to Lab Zero for raising that much money, although I’m somewhat curious how much of that was contributed by the pony fandom expressly to get Mane6 the Skullgirls engine. It’s doubtful it was that much, though. Mane6 will evidently put out a statement regarding the matter in the near future.
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