Many of you may already be familiar with the drama surrounding My Little Pony: Fighting is Magic and its development team, Mane6. After the much awaited fan-project was stopped due to a cease and desist letter from Hasbro, the team received a break when former My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic showrunner Lauren Faust joined the team to work on new, original character designs. Well, it seems that the team may receive yet another break as Lab Zero Games recently mentioned on Twitter that they will give Mane6 a license to use the Skullgirls engine for free if their Indiegogo crowdfunder reaches $725,000.
While initially only a suggestion by player Guitalex during the Salty Cupcakes stream, it seems that this is now something that both teams are taking seriously. Mane6 themselves have responded on their official site, stating that they have talked to Lab Zero about this and are excited at the prospect of using Mike Z’s engine should the amount be reached.