[UPDATE] Skullgirls Indiegogo Campaign Surpasses $750,000, Robo-Fortune Joins the Playable Cast

By on March 27, 2013 at 4:50 pm
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UPDATE 5 – The success of Lab Zero Games’ Skullgirls fundraiser is beyond explanation at this point. The latest goal of $750,000 was just met, which means Mane6 will be granted free use of the Skullgirls engine and Robo-Fortune will be joining the playable cast with her very own stage and story mode. This brings total donations to just over three-quarters of a million dollars at this point in time, and there’s still seven hours left in the campaign.

Remember, in order to vote on the third DLC character, you must donate at least $1.

  • $175,000: Squigly Stage and Story Mode
  • $375,000: Big Band
  • $400,000: Big Band Stage and Story Mode
  • $600,000: Mysterious Character By Fan Vote
  • $625,000: Mysterious Character Stage and Story Mode
  • $725,000: Free License Granted to Mane6, Robo-Fortune Playable
  • $750,000: Robo-Fortune Stage and Story Mode

UPDATE 4 – And now, the third character will be joined by their very own stage and story mode. Congratulations to the Skullgirls team and major shout outs to everyone who contributed. Mane6 will be given use of the Skullgirls engine for free should this fundraiser reach $725,000, but Lab Zero also announced that if they reach that lofty stretch goal Robo-Fortune will be added to the roster as a playable character. That means four additional cast members, so keep on donating!

UPDATE 3 – Thanks to a consistent flow of donations, the Skullgirls fundraiser has officially reached the second to last stretch goal, meaning one of the mysterious DLC characters featured below will be joining the indie fighter’s roster with Squigly and Big Band. If you would like to participate in the third character poll, be sure to donate at least $1 to the Indiegogo campaign.

As always, we’ve included images of the characters that have been revealed since our last update as well as a look at the Glass Canopy stage, so be sure to check them out and let us know what you think. Make sure to visit the Lab Zero Games website for a ton of information regarding the history and possible playstyle for each character, which is sure to help you make your decisions. They’ve also provided a rundown of how the voting will work.

Anyone who contributes at least $1 will be eligible to vote for the 3rd DLC character, so be sure to tell your friends to contribute before the campaign ends on March 27th!

Voting will go as follows:

  • Four rounds of voting
  • 1st round: All characters, 3 votes
  • 2nd round: Top 16 from 1st round, 3 votes
  • 3rd round: Top 8 from 2nd round, 3 votes
  • 4th round: Top 3 from 3rd round, 1 vote

Polls will be e-mailed directly to all contributors.

We’ll be keeping an eye out for suspicious votes. Any votes deemed suspicious will be thrown out, and will not count toward the results of the poll.

One more goal to go!

UPDATE 2 – And just like that, Big Band’s story mode and stage have been funded! We would like to congratulate the folks over at Lab Zero Games for the continued success of their fundraising campaign and give a big shout out to all those who have contributed. Now it’s only a matter of raising $200,000 more for the third DLC character with just twelve days left!

Feel free to visit the official Indiegogo page to see how you can continue to help the Skullgirls team. The single mystery character revealed between the last update and now has been added below.

UPDATE – The donations have continued to pour in for the Skullgirls team, and the very first stretch goal for Big Band was just recently met. This means that in addition to Squigly, the indie fighter will also see its very first male fighter join the roster. They’ve released a bit of information regarding how Big Band will play over the past few weeks, so be sure to follow the links below to read all about his background and check out how he will sound.

If the next stretch goal of $400,000 is met, he will be accompanied by a full-fledged story mode and stage, so keep on donating!

They have also continued to update the fundraiser page with images of characters who will be included in the voting for the third DLC fighter should they reach the higher stretch goals. The first few were posted in the original article further down the page, and we’ve included those that followed, along with rough images of the River King Casino stage, right here:

In an amazing show of support for the continued development of Lab Zero Games’ indie fighter, the fighting game community and fans abroad have donated $176,992 to the Skullgirls fundraiser at the time of writing, passing the original $150,000 goal and the first stretch goal by a nice margin. This sets the project well on its way towards further milestones after being open for only a single day.

At this point in time, Squigly is guaranteed to make an appearance in the title after development is completed, along with her story mode and stage. While the next stretch goal to develop the roster’s first male character, Big Band, is still $100,000 from becoming a reality, it’s certainly in reach thanks to the fundraiser’s ridiculously successful opening day. Make sure to visit the official Indiegogo page for a current tally of donations and more information on how you can help the development team make their goals a reality.

We would like to congratulate Lab Zero Games on this momentous occasion and give shout-outs to the 2,823 backers who have provided their support. This article will keep track of stretch goal completions and character art revelations as they develop, so keep checking back for more news!

Source: Indiegogo, tip via Nick D.

  • James Reilly
  • James Reilly

    Skullgirls making serious money and only 29 days left

    • WeirdingWay

      Well keep in mind day one rush is the bulk

      • TheAverageGuyTAG

        Well, it’s still rising at a fairly consistent pace, so I’d say we’ll probably progress pretty far.

  • sludgepuppy

    Lab Zero had the money the whole time, they just put it in through GoGo to make it look like Skullgirls isn’t dead Kappa #RIP

    • Alexis A. Rivera-Montalvo

      And all they had to do was get 2500 credit cards and Paypal accounts!

      I’m sure that between 8 people, each person could apply to 312-313 credit cards, all with different names and some even overseas.

      And I’m definitely sure that they could also make those 2500 indiegogo accounts and make donations from each one of them at a rate of 13-14 donations per hour.  And that’s not counting the thousands of extra credit cards they’ll have to apply to, and the continuous work in donating only once from each card.

      That, OR maybe it’s actual people not affiliated with Lab Zero making the donations.  But God forbid that.

      • TheAverageGuyTAG

        Pretty sure he’s joking. >.>

        • Alexis A. Rivera-Montalvo

          With all the extreme ignorance flying around, you can never be too careful.

          • TheAverageGuyTAG

            …no, I’m pretty sure he’s joking.

          • sb

            Unless your the same person and thats a troll account no your not sure he is joking

          • TheAverageGuyTAG

            @yahoo-TIC7WNRSMFBSCLF6OR6JQJAAZA:disqus 
            No, I’m not the same person.  Yes, I am sure.  It’s not very hard to tell.  >.>

          • grap3

            Someone must have bestowed unto you the magical and elusive gift of “reading comprehension.”

          • Ndebe

             Herp derp I’m so much smarter than everyone else so that means I get to be an asshole.

            He was joking, and he noted so with the inclusion of kappa. No you are not smarter than everyone else, so stop acting like it.

          • Wtf are you talking about. He never claimed to be smarter than everyone else. You’re the one being a condescending douche with the “herp derp” crap.

          • Alexis A. Rivera-Montalvo

            GEEZ.  I have zero idea what triggered that.

      • Austin Davoren

        Look under me,
        You see what you started?

      • sludgepuppy

        Haha, that post was so stupid I didn’t think it was possible for anybody to take it seriously. Sorry man, I didn’t think everybody was still on edge!
        Oh man, this is getting hilarious.

        • I_Got_The_Moves_Like_Jaguar

           Accidental troll? I love it.

      • AmbushKilla

        Yeah, somebody here got troll baited

  • Pandamanana

    Donated $5. Also Stanley is dope.

    • Snow Loss

      Shame that if we make it to the $600,000 mark Annie or Umbrella are guaranteed to win.

      • Stanley is actually very popular. I’m planning on voting him or Panzerfaust

        • Super steak fries

          All hail de Panzerfaust

          • heatEXTEND

             PANZERFAUST PLX

        • Rizhall

          PANZERFAUST >8U

        • Jet_Set_Dizzy

          SHARK WEEK

      • Hays Kronke

        Personally I want Brain Drain, but i really think Stanley would win a character poll.

        • Snow Loss

          If you guys are right that would be hype as hell. I have no idea how he would play like, but I’m pretty sure he would end up as a super technical character since he doesn’t look like much of a brawler… unless he Hulks out or something.

          If they make it that far, it’s going to be tough to decide who to vote for (at least for me. Far too many interesting possibilities).

          • Super steak fries

            His silouet reminds me of magneto from mvc but I think he could have move that could mess with the characters controls kinda like how MODOK does with one of his moves.

      • TheAverageGuyTAG

        Highly doubt that.  If anything, I’d wager it’d be a face-off between Panzerfaust and Stanley. I could be wrong, though.

        • Joseph King

          Either of those get my vote.

        • Flip

          I want Annie personally, jaded magical girl with an evil bunny parasite? that’s too good to pass up, though science shark is close

          • I_Got_The_Moves_Like_Jaguar

            Yeah, that’s fucking retarded. I really hope that’s not what her story is, because I imagined something much better when I looked at her name and design. Obviously “Annie” comes from “Orphan Annie,” so I assumed she’s an orphan set out for revenge ala Kill Bill, since she’s obviously inspired by Japanese action cinema, manga, and avant-garde action movies like Matilda from “The Professional.” If it’s some ghey, retarded anime-shit idea like that, then fuck her.

            And fuck Stanley.

          • TheAverageGuyTAG

            “As popular figures in nationwide folktales, a children’s television
            adaptation of Annie and Sagan’s adventures was inevitable. The show’s
            success lies in its pair of live action hosts, who are as convincing as
            their cartoon counterparts. Though what the public learns about the real
            Annie might surprise them.

            Playstyle Speculation

            Fiercer than she looks, braver than anyone, it’s ANNIE OF THE STARS! Now where’s my paycheck?

            Annie is a seasoned fighter who has been around for a long time,
            acquiring many skills and powers along the way. Her sword is forged from
            a meteorite and can channel the power of the stars in its sweeping
            cleaves. Her right eye bonds her to her Remote Parasite and partner,
            Sagan, who grants her powers of a galactic motif. While some of her
            abilities carry more of a sparkly magical girl motif, Annie tries to
            execute them with the same sternness.”

            Here’s what it says for Annie.

    • Ryan Marsh Thunder Fairweather

      Stanley IS dope. I hope he shows up. And Black Dahlia. Fingers crossed. 

      • I_Got_The_Moves_Like_Jaguar

        I’m sure money will be wasted on that stupid fucking character eventually, but I really hope it isn’t, because there’s much better characters for the game than a god damn anthropomorphic shark who’s only a very minor character in the background, and I’d hate to see them blow all that money they’re ripping off of their fans on him when they could have a great character like Black Dahlia and Eliza in it.

        • Flutterderp

          Yeah. I get angry when people like things that I don’t like too.

        • LordTerminal

          Well aren’t we a blatant fan-tard. What gives you the right to say who should be in or not? Did Alex Ahad assign you the magic role of deciding who should get in based on story or gameplay or some bullshit reason like that? No? Then go fuck yourself you controlling bastard or burn in hell.

    • Trey Roach

      ok everyone on srk needs to play the megamillions at the same time that way somebody can win n we can donate enough money to get all of these characters in at once!

  • Quintin Branecki

    Really Glad, i may not have alot of money but i supported for a game that a love. I just find this funny as people are saying that 150k is alot for one character.

    • KubikiriTurkojin

      yeah, its only too much.

  • YourAshyAss_Elbows

    Mike should reveal a teaser or two of the silhouettes. That probably might boost some more funds. Most of those character designs surpass what was revealed already and what is in-game right now. I like the colossal silhouette designs at the bottom

    • sb

      At this rate i dont think thats gonna be a problem they will all be revealed in no time

  • chrismoke

    so im curious with the lawsuit do the developers even still get a portion of the sales that skullgirls must currently still be making, or is all that money held up until the def jam thing gets settled with the publisher? I was gonna say, i hope everyone has been getting their friends to purchase the game, but if you guys aren’t getting any of the proceeds, is that a good thing right now or not?

    • Alexis A. Rivera-Montalvo

      Nothing will go to Lab Zero until Autumn Games resolves its unrelated lawsuit, because all of Autumn’s funds are going toward their legal battle at the moment.

      After the fact?  Likely.

      • chrismoke

        just assuming that with all this press around the game they must be selling more copies pretty briskly..you’d hope.. hope this doesn’t turn into a crazy protracted legal battle just to get what they are owed from autumn.

  • Give me someone with unfly/fly combos(insane)

    • Nap1400

      Painwheel?

    • Why don’t you go fly/unfly your ass out of this article?

    • Angry Joshua

      You looking for Painwheel buddy

  • Tyler Smart

    Stanley the science shark!?

    THIS NEEDS TO HAPPEN EVERYONE!

    • Ben Brocka

      Screw big band, I want Stanley. He is a scientist and also a shark. Best anything ever.

      • Super steak fries

        What about panzerfist or D. Violet?

        • D. Violet? Keep that abomination out of this game.

          • I_Got_The_Moves_Like_Jaguar

            ……………… wut? Are you fucking kidding me? “Keep that abomination out of this game?” Keep one of the only few good designs for SkullGIRLS out of the game, and replace her with a FUCKING ANTHROPOMORPHIC SHARK? Are you stupid children for real?

          • D. Violet looks gross as hell imo. She looks so damned wrong. That thing going on with her crotch is neither sexy nor attractive. Her feet look weird. Those horns on her head are also damned stupid.
            She doesn’t look like she belongs in this game. It looks like she belongs in a household electrical socket.

          • I_Got_The_Moves_Like_Jaguar

            Oh my fucking god I just facepalmed for your heterosexuality. You’d better be a chick, but you might as well be one already.

            THAT IS SO FUCKING STUPID CONSIDERING HOW PERVERSE THIS GAME IS ALREADY. DO YOU HAVE ANY FUCKING IDEA? HOW MANY SICK SEXUAL FETISHES UNDERCURRENT THIS GAME? GOD DAMMIT, YOU PEOPLE ARE STUPID!

            What are you, some kind of Cuntservative twat?! You love to keep your sexual deviancy behind closed doors, and are afraid of admitting it in the open?! This game is about sexy cartoon chicks! That’s the gimmick! In case maybe you couldn’t tell that by looking at…. say…. A SCREENSHOT OF THE GAME!

            D. Violet DEFINITELY makes the grade, as she’s one of the sexiest characters I’ve seen. She doesn’t look damned wrong unless your aesthetic sensibilities are WEAK AS FUCK. And that thing on her crotch is one of the sexiest things about her costume – FUCKING YES – the outfit goes with the character, as I imagine she’s like a dominatrix, or something. She has horns because she’s a devil (you’re retarded, can I say again?) Her feet look weird?? HER FEET LOOK WEIRD???? DO I TAKE THAT COMPLAINT SERIOUSLY? SHE DOESN’T LOOK LIKE SHE BELONGS IN THE GAME? SHE LOOKS EXACTLY LIKE SHE BELONGS IN THE GAME!! SHE’S ONE OF THE FEW CHARACTERS THAT DO!! Sexy catgirl; sexy nurse; sexy schoolgirl – all the stupid cliches – AND A SEXY DEVIL GIRL … YES! SHE BELONGS IN THE GAME!!

            There’s sadism, pedophilia, necrophilia, guro, and other Japanese-like, and more bizarre and subtle undercurrents in the game, and OMIGOSH A SCANTILY CLAD WOMAN! OMIGOD! IN SKULLGIRLS??! IN FUCKING SKULLGIRLS?! ARE YOU KIDDING!? GET THE FUCK OUT HERE!!!

            BTw, I’m drunk.

          • I hope you live in confinement. You seem neither sane nor safe.

          • LordTerminal

            There are plenty of characters that fit the motif of Skullgirls w/o being dominatrix themed and are more interesting than your precious D. Violet. Don’t call everyone else a pervert when you want the dominatrix devil.

            In fact your fetish for her pretty much tells me a lot about you as a person. Namely how much of a weak parasite of a man in real life.

            Seriously, if anything, I’m even less interested D. Violet now because of your ignorant fanboyism and self-righteous, controlling attitude. Burn in hell you bastard.

    • Snow Loss

      How do his glasses work?
      SCIENCE!
      Also fuck you he’s a godamn shark!

      • chrismoke

        he needs an SPD….meta maaaan

        • Riot

           Shark Pile Driver, or Science Pile Driver?

          • Snow Loss

            … yes.

          • mutantmagnet

             Quantum Mass Driver.

          • Jet_Set_Dizzy

            Science Pile Shark Driver

        • WeirdingWay

          Genesic Emerald Stanley Buster

    • Did already happen. Check out the game Tentacles (by Microsoft, no worries) on iOS.

    • shion16

      Its like jumping the shark except that HE IS THE SHARK

  • Courtney Houston

    Big Band is actually approximately $200,000 dollars from being funded.  That should be corrected in the article.

  • AlterKot

    $200k, not $100k till Big Band 😉

  • Exy

    You’re welcome.

  • Chooch

    Reiterating that we need Stanley Whitefin. Science shark is too godlike.

    • Snow Loss

      He would agree if he weren’t too busy doing science. Shark science. (it’s science for sharks)

  • tanjil

    We all know that Stanly has to be fans pick, but if he weren’t there I guess I’d go with D.Violet or Black Dahlia

  • TheAverageGuyTAG

    Screw all you Stanley supporters!  PANZERFAUST 4 LIIIIIIIIFE (though I’d be totally chill with Stanley being the third character; hell, just having a third character at all would be fantastic)

    • Snow Loss

      There are FAR too many characters I want in this game and the idea of a Large McHueg heavy hitter like him (most likely complete with firing off the wrist tank to Falcon Punch+) had me giddy… but then again there are a TON of characters to pick from if we make it that far…

    • Антон Пятаков

      It’s totally symmetric, man =]
      I’m all for Stanley but Panzer is mighty cool and with voice of  Mike Z I’d take him any time =]

  • Gailim

    I am happy for the success, I even threw in $30 myself. But I won’t get my hopes up for big band. I think many SG supporters are tapped out. and we are a LONG way from $375k

    • TheAverageGuyTAG

      Consider that we are almost halfway to reaching 375k (and close to 1/3 of the way to 600k), and we raised the vast majority of this money in under 24 hours.  We’ve got another 29 days to go.  I think it’s safe to say that we’re probably getting Big Band.  The real question is whether or not we’ll reach that third character.

      • Gailim

         I know, But I think that most of the SG fans who were going to contribute already have.

        I would love to be wrong though. I just don’t know if there is another $200,000 in the SG community

        • TheAverageGuyTAG

          “But I think that most of the SG fans who were going to contribute already have.”

          Well, considering that we managed to surpass the amount of money SG (and Melee, for that matter) donated to charity for EVO in a single day, I’d wager we’ve got a few more munitions going.  Again, we’ve got 29 more days for this, and the current amount is showing no signs of slowing down yet.  I’m feeling fairly confident.

          • sb

            yea im planing on donating at least once a week and it was 30 days to raise 150K which has been passed so things are ahead of schedule

          • Preston Valhovd

            Also remember that many people (in America) are getting their tax returns this month.

  • maybe someone is going to take notice, and give lab zero the money they need to get all the skull girls characters in the universe made ands in this fighting game engine, imagine this game with even 12 characters, building a game with community support is amazing.

    • Snow Loss

      Well if we hit $600,000 it’ll be a game with 11 and remember the page says that a lot of those characters where designed and destined for a sequel which is looking very possible now.

  • Keon Misterr

    That Black Dahlia chick looks pretty badass, she’s got my vote if it get’s to that point.

    • WeirdingWay

      I’m sure the scene/emo fighter fans will donate.

      • Wow, it’s like every single skullgirls article posted, the haters reach new levels of stupidity.

        • I_Got_The_Moves_Like_Jaguar

          Lol.

  • Joseph King

    If I add more money can I upgrade my reward?

    • Makr0ss

      If it is at your name, contact Ravidrath so he can sum up your donations

  • Beb0p

    It would be seriously funny if Stanley was picked for the mystery character.

    • Snow Loss

      From the love he’s getting at SRK (and even the un(skullgirls)educated masses at EH) he seems pretty popular.

  • hentailogic

    what will another DLC character change? nothing.

    get real people. Even if they included those extra characters at launch people would still have dropped the game after 2 weeks.

    people will donate as much as they can then drop the game after 2 weeks it happened when skullgirls came out, it happened at winter brawl and it will happen again 

    shoutouts to skullgirls and their 4 man bracket at winter brawl. would have been 5 if CHRIS G played the game but nope.

    funny how CHRIS G plays almost every game except skullgirls. in fact, chris has been VERY critical of Skullgirls.

     

    • CptPokerface

      Chris G this, Chris G that. It’s already been established that you are another troll but you’re riding Chris G really hard and it’s..weird.

    •  i don’t think it would be dead if it had a lot of characters, that was the big problem most people had with it. Ive never seen chris g talk bad about skullgirls. He likes the game a lot. The only bad thing he said was about the donation drive.

    • Snow Loss

      All the cares
      And who really gives a fuck about Chris G anyway? I mean really.

    • Whats a CHRIS G? Do you eat it with that winter brawl you talk about?

    • windsagio

      in fairness, a game being loved by its players and a game being a successful/appropriate tournament game are entirely different.

      All poor tournament turnout means is that tournament turnout is poor.

    • TheAverageGuyTAG

      1/10

      Provoked a response out of me, but only enough for me to grade you.

  • Chris G? Who cares? I like what I like. I like this game and i’ll continue to support it. It’s amazing what real life friends and local matches can do as far extending the enjoyment of a game (Aquapazza =p) 

    Also, did i read this wrong or will there be 53 new free color palettes since 53 people donated over $400+ dollars? Or will they just have a say in the new color palette for each of the 9 characters?

    • Snow Loss

      Chris G saying something stupid? There’s a shocker.

      • hentailogic

        they don’t call him chris genius for nothing.

        chris g is a VERY open-minded person that plays a lot of games. but somehow he plays a lot of other games BUT NOT skullgirls.

        chris genius knows what is he talking about and he has been very critical of skullgirls.

        • Raidanzoup

           What are you smoking, Chris G placed fourth in the tournament.

        • That’s all well and good, but why should we care or let it influence our opinion of the game? hmmm ponder ponder….

        • What the fuck are you talking about? He’s one of the most consistent players on Skullgirls to date.

          Go kill yourself.

        •  this guy is really obviously trolling why not ban him?

  • Austin Davoren

    Please support Feng.
    She is lesbians for Cerebella, which means she is the closest chance to see two girls kissing in Skullgirls.

    You all know you want to see that.

    • I’d rather see Stanley. It’s Shark Week sucka o___o

      • SpongeJordan123

        “It’s Shark Week sucka” the shit you see on SRK front page comments, so fucking good.

      • I_Got_The_Moves_Like_Jaguar

        I’m sure you would, because you a little boy, and girls are icky.

    • costoms

      Must . . .Resist. .  .Urge. . . And. .  .Vote. . . Characters. . .I . . .Actually. . . Like.
      Then. . .Again . . .I . . .Might. . .Like. . .Feng.
      UGH!!!

    • TheAverageGuyTAG

      I’d rather see Panzerfaust or Stanley.

    • John Taylor

      You need a real woman in your life.

      • Austin Davoren

        Don’t know if trolling, good shit.

      • I_Got_The_Moves_Like_Jaguar

        Every one of these manchildren do.

  • Snow Loss

    With all these people funding at the mark were they get inserted into a stage, you’d think they would just compile them all into a single stage like a concert hall as the audience or something.

  • Art Salmons

    Here’s your choices: loli, loli, loli, adult, shark

    • fiks

       Violet, Dahlia, and Victoria are lolis?!

      • Alexis A. Rivera-Montalvo

        That would be… adults…

  • WeirdingWay

    Only 25k to get both a stage and story mode, yet $150k for a character. God damn either VAs are overpaid or writers and artists aren’t paid enough.

    • Alexis A. Rivera-Montalvo

      Well, with the 25k they can pay the lead artist, the artist contractors, the cleanup artists and the UI guy foooooooooooooooor like a week or two? lol

      Just enough to have story mode faces, a stage, Michiru Yamane music and translate everything to liek 5 languages.

      • Stages and storymodes dont have to be balanced and tested for glitches and infinites. Also the number of drawing frames per character is some ridiculously large number, especially to make the animations look as smooth as they do in skullgirls.

    • Cellsai

      A single character has over a thousand frames of animation. This character also has to actually have all its attacks programmed and set up within the game. It also needs sound effects, voice acting an extensive testing.

      The average Skullgirls story mode has about 25 images with text overlaid.
      I don’t know how many layers of psuedo 3D assets are made for the backgrounds, but even with the limited animation backgrounds have storymodes and backgrounds are *far* easier and cheaper to implement than a new character.

    • Daniel Song

       lolwut? Did you even look at the cost breakdowns?

  • J-Boogie

      Hey, Urine, you keep talking about Winter Brawl like you know what you were talking about.

    There were 11 people in the bracket and that was mainly because it was done up late.

    So update your spiel, dude. You’re looking like a fool if you can’t even insult a game with the right facts. :V

    • windsagio

      11 people!  You totally showed him!

      (sometimes its a gimme :p)

      • J-Boogie

         Yeah, 11 people is still totally a low number. But the real point here is that assuming shit to make yourself look like a big man is fucking stupid.

        • windsagio

          I’m told that they only showed 4 people on stream, that’s probably where he got the number from.

  • tgm_Zeej

    Boss. My plan to completely phase out the lazily-developed, over-hyped turds that get top billing at every tournament has begun.

    Your move, Capcom.

    • Art Salmons

      All 3 people who were in the last Skullgirls tournament are with you.

      • sb

        Plus the HUNDREDS of other people in the other Skullgirls tournaments

      • Le epic burn FTW xD

  • BeholdMyPower

    Black Dahlia and the Shark look awesome, do want.

  • shotofighter4

    Stanley’s sweet looking, but the game is called SkullGIRLS so I gotta go with Annie and that badass homicidal stuffed rabbit.

    • Snow Loss

      If there is one trope I simply can’t stand is the “little girl is a supermegahardcorebadass” one.

      Also as many other people have been stating, Skullgirls was never supposed to be a fighting game with an all female roster.

      • Razzorn

        We have plenty of games with all male casts. Why is an all female cast such an issue with people?

      • Guest

        Many people like you are dumb faggots, though.

  • Slightly off-topic, but anyone think the game could use some more aesthetic polish too?
    Not redo everything, heavens no. It is just that something with the individual shading for some NPCs and aspects of the backgrounds that just put me off.

    Like the city road just has those three friend OCs in talking distance doing nothing but a small bounce, while Ryu and Bonus-Kun are pretty much a painting on the wall from the perspective .

  • Richard Johnson

    I WANT TO PLAY AS STANLY NOW

  • Dion Johnson

    Dr. Shark FUCK YEAH

  • Beb0p

    Send this project to China and they’ll make all the characters for 1/5 the cost of just one.

    • and it’ll look like shit.

      They could probably send it to Korean animators for tweening, but that’ll also be subpar. Their stuff only ends up looking good after they’ve been working with the material for years. 

    • Troy Dalton

       If they really just wanted to continue the game for free, their art team would work at a much lower wage, to boot. Claiming they’re taking a pay cut only means that they paid themselves way too much in the first place.

  • John Taylor

    One thing that has me confused is, so many people donated money for the breast cancer thing and for this..but where are all these fans online? I can hardly find anyone to play this game with online, all the tournaments I’ve seen have really low numbers of participants..so where are all these fans that are donating? Are they all on xbox or something?

    • windsagio

      way harsh dude.  Be kind to the poor xbox guys, they’ve suffered enough!

      • John Taylor

         That wasn’t a slight to xbox owners. I’m seriously wondering where all these fans are online? Seems like they’re donating but not actually playing the game.

        • Eric Nguyen

          I’m an Xbox guy waiting for the PC version.

        • Snow Loss

          I’ve been waiting to pick up the game when the patch finally hit the XBox… been waiting a long while as I didn’t want to pick it up and then have to relearn everything due to the massive overhaul. Looks like I could have picked it up long ago at this point.

          Also you’ve got to remember than some of these people might just be artists of fans of the IP and not avid fighting game fans. I myself am kind of a casual fighting gamer.

          Just because people aren’t online or at tournaments doesn’t mean we’re not out there. We’re at home, having a beer and a laugh as we drop combos with friends on the couch.

        • windsagio

          well I was joking.

          XBOX players aren’t playing as a general rule because they still haven’t been patched.

          • Petran79

            Skullgirls is available in US only, regarding the PS3 version?
            Isnt there a European version available? Couldnt locate one in the European PS Store on my friends PS3.

          • Alexis A. Rivera-Montalvo

            It’s not found using the search in Europe. You’ll have to find it manually. Sony has been notified of this, but… oh wells.

  • Snow Loss

    Some info on Big Band’s backstory and move ideas have been added.
    Not wild on the concepts for a few of his attacks, but the prospect of each of his hits generating a musical note to make combos sound like “Improvised Jazz” has me grinning ear to ear.

  • We need 6666 to put in 60 bucks I think we will make it but to be sure plz tell 6 of your friends to put in 10 bucks each if they are fans of skullgirls lets get a skullgirls 2
     

  • James Brown

    First time poster, I figured here is as good a place as any: 

    Thank you SRK community!!! 

    Your support for this title has been awesome.  Funded in 24 hrs and rising to new heights, I’d love to see what percentage of backers came from here. I’m recently unemployed and not in a position to give much, so I’m stoked to see you guys picking up my slack. So Thanks for this and for everything else you push for in fighters.

    Cheers,
    James Brown

    +1 for Brain Drain done in the spirit of GG’s Faust 

  • Austin Riddle

    Wow, just add replace any of the 3 current characters in the roster with Stanley, Black Dahlia, and Big Band.  Their design and aesthetics are so much ahead of everyone else on the roster that I’d pick up this game in an instant.

  • Expiriment_Kow

    Too many gdlk characters to vote for if we get to the third, though I’ll probably have to vouch for my girl Minette. Panzerfaust and Stanley are also to fucking good man

  • Expiriment_Kow

     There’s this thing called a casual fanbase. A lot of them were/are donating as well. Just check out the Skullgirls tag on tumblr. A good 98% of the people posting in that tag have no interest in competitive play/tournaments, and hell, some of them don’t even have interest in the game itself but love the world and characters.

  • Even though I don’t play Skullgirls anymore, I donated $30 just so I can see Big Band in the game.
    E-Sports!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • tinyjimmy “‏”

      You’re a good man.

      • KubikiriTurkojin

        i agree, going to africa and saving those poor ungry kids your the best man i know.

        • I_Got_The_Moves_Like_Jaguar

          HAHA. Where’s the 50+ upvotes for this comment? Oh they’re aren’t any because everyone’s a retard here.

          • KubikiriTurkojin

            vote for what? you really care about your votes that much? i dont know about everyone, but ill agree youre a fucking retard.

  • Troy Dalton

    “Skullgirls Fundraiser proves fighter fans gullible in less than 24 hours!”

    Even if the rumor that XBLA patches have a processing fee of 40k is true, $150k for a single character is OBSCENE. Gratz to the peeps who made it happen, but one more character won’t save the game. If they were really serious about things, it woulda been raise $150k for skullgirls Turbo DX or what have you, with [every] one of those characters.

    I know people who work in spriting and coding, and with the core game done the coding is easy peasy. Stage and endings coding fit templates as well, and could be done for near nothing.

    TL;DR you guys are getting rooked. I know you want the game to succeed and all, but… c’mon.

    • Austin Davoren

      Gonna say this is a troll.
      Because by this point, NO ONE THAT POSTS ANYWHERE ON THIS SITE COULD STILL BE THIS UNIFORMED.
      Like, a whole week of multiple sites explaining this shit and there is still someone who posts on SRK who doesn’t get it?
      Nope, you almost had me man, good shit,
      Almost mistook you for an asinine armchair tool. 

      EDIT:Okay, I read some of your other comments on this website.
      No, you really are that fucking stupid, you uninformed, unintelligent waste of space I know when you die no one will miss you because you will have or already have driven away all your loved ones with that staggering amount of haughty stupidity.

      Not knowing and asking is ignorance, and that’s fine.
      Not knowing and acting like you know is hubris, and I hope you die like all the Greek and Byronic heroes who owed their downfall to the same level of “goddamn, this nigga just didn’t bother to read before he spoke”.

      Either that, or a REALLY GOOD troll.

      • Skullduggery (4785-5048-2856)

        Fuckin hell son, pulling out the byron? Get an upvote just for that. 

      • I_Got_The_Moves_Like_Jaguar

        I see one independent-minded person, and one shit-eating retard who will believe any bullshit a website shills to him, and gets hot and botherd, and posts a militant defense of true ignorance. The man makes a point, and another site has already pointed out he’s right…
        http://www.theverge.com/2013/3/2/4057066/skullgirls-crowdfunding-outcry

        So shut the fuck up, and kill YOURSELF, or get a fucking life. Feed starving children in Africa you retarded waste of space, if you want to do something good with your money, you fucking piece of shit.

        • I wasn’t gonna reply to anything you said, I really wasn’t…but damn. Seriously? The article you linked to actually says that the cost breakdowns were LEGIT, not the other way around…I can’t even…Did you just not read? Are you mentally ill? or were you just trolling? If so, you should know that feigning retardation is actually WORSE than being legitemately stupid.

          Please never post another comment on this page again. It’s not funny if nobody’s laughing.

        • Austin Davoren

          Once again don’t know if trolling.

          So, okay, protip: Just because I WAS using an aggressive tone AND I was right means shit.

          There is no correlation between how correct you are and how aggressive you type.

          You are the case in point: See, that article links to the Giant Bomb article, which says I, and everyone else with a brain and at least has a ex girlfriend’s best friend’s brother’s cousin in game development know that those costs are correct, and even a little too cheap on some accounts. (seriously, Mike Z and their crew are getting paid next to nothing for the amount of schooling, experience, and just general salary game development is.) You should have either read that article properly or found a better way to troll, Marcus is right, it’s not funny when no one is laughing.

          P.S: And I do charity every Thursday, my job kind of sets out the framework and we can go in before work and go out to soup kitchens/elementary schools/churches and volunteer our time.

          Saturday, If I’m not playing Rugby, I’ll do some charity.

          Not that I’m throwing this part in your face, throwing charity in someone’s face is disgusting.

        • d3v

          The only thing the article on the Verge points out is how people aren’t aware of the actual costs of making video games. Heck, the article even links to the GiantBomb article where that quotes a couple of industry guys saying that the amount Lab Zero is asking for is cheap.

          Better yet, go read the NeoGAF thread where multiple people who work in the industry have come out to support the figures that Lab Zero has quoted.

          http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=516730

  • I_Got_The_Moves_Like_Jaguar

    Black Dahlia is the only character I’m interested in seeing made into the game. When I seen her in Peacock’s ending, I thought she was a really great design, and hoped that she was a possible future DLC, or even better, a hidden character! 😮 (as if fighting games these days are still awesome like that). She seriously needs to be a playable character, as she is one of the most interesting designs I’ve seen yet. All I want is Black Dahlia. Fuck everyone else.

    Squigly is fine, but fuck Umbrella, and ESPECIALLY FUCK this male character that has no business being in the game. I DO NOT want the final boss character, Marie, to be made playable. FUCKING NO to that. We do not need Miss Victoria as a playable character either.

    What we DO need, however, is to boost the roster significantly. So if that means allowing uninspired rip-off characters like Umbrella in, then so be it. If you pedophile degenerate scum want a loli in the game, then take that little girl who looks like she’s inspired by Japanese movies and manga; I’ve never seen her before, and she looks cool. Umbrella’s design makes me think of Madeline, and how cool it would be to have a character in the game based on Madeline. Actually, she should have been made to look more like her. Also, B.B. Hood is a really great design, so they should rip her off just to piss off Capcom, and just because a Little Red Riding Hood character like B.B. Hood would fit into this game like – fuck, why not make her a guest-star? If only Capcom were that cool. I really like that devil girl, they should throw her in. Never seen or heard of her before either. I’d personally love to see a Cleopatra-lookin’ bitch in the game, just to suit my fetish for ancient Egypt. Maybe I should design that character, and then donate to get her in. Hehe yeah, instead of buying a car, I should make a stupid cartoon character, and then pay someone 1,000 to put her in the game. [slaps self]

    But of course, the developer isn’t going to put their fans’ money to good creative use, and will instead probably continue to waste it like they seem to already be doing.

    Are they still going to honor their promise of including donors into the credits, because I seriously don’t have time to sit and watch 10,000 people’s names scroll by.

    • Alexis A. Rivera-Montalvo

      God forbid the game have a MAN in there.

      I mean seriously, you play Skullgirls it seems. So you KNOW the reason it’s called Skullgirls has nothing to do with the roster being female I hope. Would a leader in Lab 8 not have anything to do with the story? Because that’s what Big Band is.

      He plays random Jazz as he attacks. That already is more awesome than half the current cast’s design. I don’t care if he has a penis.

      About the credits, they said they would add the name to the “Contributor’s Credits” so I’m assuming it’s a separate set of credits.

  • Austin Davoren

    Come on now, guys.
    I respect a good, deep troll, but these are just lazy.

  • labzero should go ahead and start working on Big Band we’ve only got around 30k left to go and 19 days of spare time

    • Jason Slade

       Spare time?

      They’re busy working on Squigly!

      • Milton O’Bannon

         this

  • d3v

    Sax-Q funded! Now to see how if Mike gives him a parry.

  • Kitsuziza

    lets hope they make it to the third character

    • GO4PRO

       That’s so far away and the donations are moving considerably slower. I think the community’s satisfied with Big Band, maybe next year or something

      • Nyoka2

        No reason why we can’t shoot for the stars

      • Flip

        Payday is today and yesterday, I expect a ramp up in donations as the drive get’s closer to close

  • Stanley should take more damage on his head than the rest of his body, since the nose of sharks are their weak point.

  • Mike Jones
  • Juan Francisco Martinez Plasce

    Where do i donate ! I want that game complete!

  • Daniel Song

    Dat Eliza

  • $16713556

    Feng IS MY NEW FAVORITE!

  • $16713556

    MY god, after hearing about Feng and Issac’s playstyles, they’ve become my favorite designs for characters, Venus sounds cool too

  • Mr. X

    Mane6 accepts Lab Zero’s offer to use the Skullgirls Engine free if the crowdfunding reaches $725K http://www.mane6.com/2013/03/skullgirls-engine-and-games-future.html

  • Joseph King

    Lets go Panzerfaust wooooooooo!

  • Donald Koser

    I’m either for Panzerfaust or the silhouette of the guy with a chair for a weapon, second guy after Yu-Wan.

  • Snow Loss

    If we hit the third charater vote, Eliza and Isaac are the big two in my opinion as Mike and Alex have some really unique and innovative gameplay concepts planned for them. Shame most of the voting public will probably just for for “safe” things like characters whos playstyles can be summarized by saying they play like another pre-existing character.

    • Mash Harder

      I am voting Minette when the time comes.
      I hope you are with me brother.

  • Taliesin has a vote from me because I always like fighting game characters with a musical angle; but Stanley, Panzerfaust, Black Dahlia, Leduc, and Mrs. Victoria are all ones I would be happy with.

  • dub

    Toss up between Stanley and Black Dahlia for me.

  • Ian Moran

    I personally really like black dhalia

  • Beb0p

    So… whatever happened to making a game then selling it?

    • KubikiriTurkojin

      lol, i know right. overpriced bs arguments to collect money and then sell the game and collect more money. its like paying for a car to have it built then paying again to buy it after its been built. so fucking stupid.

      • dlc characters are free for 3 months even for the people that don’t donate.

      • Joseph King

        The DLC characters will be free for everyone (even people who didn’t pitch in any money) so quit whining bitch.

    • datagram

      Kickstarters happened. Now instead of developers having to find a publisher to finance the game, then players paying the publisher for the game, we’re just cutting out the middleman.

  • Satsui

    I don’t even play SG, but I’m gonna donate a few dollars, the FGC needs Stanley!

  • So they definitely got the idea of Annie from League right?

  • I_Got_The_Moves_Like_Jaguar

    @_@ holy shit Eliza……

    Did I not just say a couple weeks ago on an article that I’d like to see a “Cleopatra-lookin’ bitch” in the game ‘to satisfy my fetish for all things Egyptian?’ and lo and behold ………..THIS SHIT? O_O Fucking uncanny. It’s almost like someone heard me, and then went and drew that character. o_O

    ELIZA ~MUST~ BE IN THE GAME @_@

    Also, another character I feel REALLY needs to be in the game is Black Dahlia. I thought her design was just one of the best I’d seen when I saw her in Peacock’s ending, and I got stoked thinking she was an unlockable character (as if fighting games were still cool like that <_<), or a possible future DLC character. She's classy as fuck, and awesome.

    Also, I'm really pulling in strong for D. Violet and Annie. They look like really good designs that fit well into the series. I'm really digging where the obvious inspirations in her character design came from – she looks like a really solid character. Other than them, I'd be up for Umbrella, Regina, and Taliesin. I guess if we're gonna have male characters like sharkman, and Big Band (who have no right being in the game), then Hubrecht would be the best one.

    But I HAVE to have Black Dahlia and Eliza, and if it takes donating, then I'm gonna do it.

    • LordTerminal

      Big Band has no right being in the game? Excuse me? Under what pretenses you pretentious shit? Again, last I checked Alex Ahad and Mike Z didn’t give you the right to decide who or what fits in the game so shut the hell up.

      Besides, Big Band fits the game. He’s a jazz-themed detective. That goes w/ the 30’s art deco motif the game is going for as evidenced by the fact that the soundtrack is mostly jazz.

      Someone should have the right mind to find where you live and pop a cap in your balls so you don’t procreate. We don’t need more ignorant people like you in the world.

  • I_Got_The_Moves_Like_Jaguar

    HEY ERRYBODY!

    FUCK. STANLEY. You heard me.

    An anthropomorphic shark who appears in the background of one of the stages? Fuck no. At best he should be a side-character in someone’s storyline, appearing in the game as the NPC character he’s supposed to be. There shouldn’t even be male characters in the game, let alone anthropomorphic fucking sharks.

    Seriously, the whole gimmick about the game is an all-female cast of sexy and quirky cartoon characters – I thought just maybe that would have been apparent to you all from the title, and just a single image of the game. Have any of you even played SkullGIRLS? We don’t need precious money wasted on shit like Big Band, or Dr. Sharkey McSharkShark (and belee me, your money’s being wasted already, folks) when we have great character designs like Black Dahlia, D. Violet, Annie, and Eliza. Why not just take 150 G and burn it? There’s starving, poor people out there. I’m sure we can give it to them if we want to just line someone’s pockets with thousands more than they need to make all the characters we see here, plus some, rather than create a fleeting diversion for basement-dwelling pedophiles.

    This is what happens when we put great decisions in the hands of the unwashed masses – Obama, and sharkmen. If all you idiot children want to support this fucktardation, you need to get the fuck out of this game, and go play some silly kiddie game, because this ain’t for you.

    If you all don’t vote for Eliza, I’m coming to each and every one of ya’all’s homes, and beating the hell out of you.

    • mutantmagnet

      This is a masterpiece in derpiness. I can’t wait to see you in full campaign mode now that all the characters have been revealed.

    • datagram

      The game’s title doesn’t refer to the gender of its playable characters. Marie is the only character on that list who is actually a Skullgirl.

    • LordTerminal

      Go ahead and try it cunt licker. I’ve got my shotgun right here ready to painfully castrate you.

      I paid money to see this project go further so I’ll vote for whoever I damn fucking please. And it aint Eliza.

  • I_Got_The_Moves_Like_Jaguar

    HEY ERRYBODY!

    FUCK. STANLEY. You heard me.

    An anthropomorphic shark who appears in the background of one of the stages? Fuck no. At best he should be a side-character in someone’s storyline, appearing in the game as the NPC character he’s supposed to be. There shouldn’t even be male characters in the game, let alone anthropomorphic fucking sharks.

    Seriously, the whole gimmick about the game is an all-female cast of sexy and quirky cartoon characters – I thought just maybe that would have been apparent to you all from the title, and just a single image of the game. Have any of you even played SkullGIRLS? We don’t need precious money wasted on shit like Big Band, or Dr. Sharkey McSharkShark (and belee me, your money’s being wasted already, folks) when we have great character designs like Black Dahlia, D. Violet, Annie, and Eliza. Why not just take 150 G and burn it? There’s starving, poor people out there. I’m sure we can give it to them if we want to just line someone’s pockets with thousands more than they need to make all the characters we see here, plus some, rather than create a fleeting diversion for basement-dwelling pedophiles.

    This is what happens when we put great decisions in the hands of the unwashed masses – Obama, and sharkmen. If all you idiot children want to support this fucktardation, you need to get the fuck out of this game, and go play some silly kiddie game, because this ain’t for you.

    If you all don’t vote for Eliza, I’m coming to each and every one of ya’all’s homes, and beating the hell out of you.

  • DisposableWarPig

    Yu-Wan can be a very interesting character in the Skullgirls roster and story. A sushi chef using his chef skills with his own martial arts. I can just see him water teleporting, ricocheting, launching into the air with splashes, tidal waving, and just him having a macho attitude with a heart of valor and giving wisdom. He can have a story of his tradition and culture that is being corrupted by violence, mafias, legends, industries, and the supernaturals of the Skullgirls world. A person just born in the wrong era.

    I have the same amazement in the idea of how Stanley is characterized and played. A Scientific, intellectual, and ferocious shark that has psychotic but well understood morals. The ideas of him and his gameplay can be expanded in all ways. He can be just an anthropomorphic shark with the mind of a genius using squid hookshots, piranha guns, inducing himself with increased stats, and just plain badass biological weapons. Or… He can be a characterized and based on Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. A psychotic genius that transforms into a monstrous beserking shark fighting like a battletoad with oldschool overexaggerated attacks, bashing characters, using grapples, and other charging attacks. He can be the best inspiration to the Street Sharks with street knowledge.

  • Flutterderp

    I dunno, bro. You sound pretty angry.

    Play some Marvel. Take a walk. Maybe have mommy bring you some of that juice you like. Everything’s gonna be okay, I promise.

    • Is it wise to tell him to play Marvel if he’s angry?

      • Davey jones

        lol tell me thats not the funniest thing you heard all day

    • Guest

      I’ll pass on the juice and opt for the milk you still suck from your mother as you cling to her tit when you’re not playing video games, beating off to the 50 GB of child porn you have squirreled away on your computer, or going out with girls your own age. Bring me a glass of your mommy’s home-made milk right now, you little pissant subhuman. OK BRO?

      Does anger make you uncomfortable being a nerd chump bitch eunuch? Lol you’re not better than me in any conceivable way.

      • I_Got_The_Moves_Like_Jaguar

        I made this :3

        Yeah, my point is that what you mistake for anger is actually my violent and deep-seated contempt for shitstains like you; but… oh yeah! ur winning 4totes!! Tell that to yourself tonight after your mommy comes down to your basement to tuck you into bed.

  • Austin Davoren

    Dear god, man. Gonna say this is a troll, if not, woo boy.

    I don’t think it’s your place to decide what charity is “real” or not, I’m pretty sure the kids I help and the elderly I wipe clean are appreciative of my efforts, it warms my heart and they at least act like it makes them happy, so I’m good on that front.

    I don’t think Giant Bomb or any other media site has a real stake in it if Skullgirls gets this money or not, so I am inclined to believe them along with my two of my friends who are in animation and game development respectively and tell me these costs are legit, I don’t know about the VA costs because I don’t have a VA friend, but I’ve had the pleasure of meeting some of the va at a con and they seem like stand up people, and I’d rather believe the source than the internet with no proof.

    Your reading skills must be extremely poor, while reading your “you’re actually wishing death upon someone” line I thought to myself, “did I really do that?”.

    So, I go back and read my last post, I didn’t say that, at all.

    I said:

    “Okay, I read some of your other comments on this website.

    No, you really are that fucking stupid, you uninformed, unintelligent waste of space I know when you die no one will miss you because you will have or already have driven away all your loved ones with that staggering amount of haughty stupidity.”

    See, “I know when you die” and “I wish you would die” are two completely different things.

    Also, “daring to question” and saying that Mike Z and the rest are scamming people out of their hard earned money are once again, two different things.

    Getting some information and skyping an interview with someone in the industry is “daring to question”.

    Going on the forums of an article that is telling you the costs are legit while being on a site that has more links to more sites telling you the costs are legit and saying “Even if the rumor that XBLA patches have a processing fee of 40k is true, $150k for a single character is OBSCENE.” and “I know people who work in spriting and coding, and with the core game done the coding is easy peasy. Stage and endings coding fit templates as well, and could be done for near nothing.” is just stupid, not questioning, stupid, stupid stupid stupid.

    As for “they’re taking money from their fans to stay in business” line, yeah, that’s all companies do, maybe not upfront, but yeah, that’s how transactions work. If I created a product and no one bought it I would go out of business, just like if I kickstarted a product and no one donated I wouldn’t be able to make the product in the first place.

    Alot of the incentives on the list are a deal, like a 10 dollar pre order of the game.

    What else do I have to address before I finish this post, oh yeah the “world is going to shit” comment.

    Dude, I’m just a guy going to college with a decent job trying to live his life, at this point in time I really don’t give two shits about the world at large, I am in no position to help it, maybe after a few more years of schooling sure, but right now, nah.

    Good on you for caring, though.

  • Milton O’Bannon

    VOTE FOR ANNIE IF YOU’VE DONATED!!!

  • Gailim

    AMAZING JOB EVERYONE!!!

    600K, now ON TO $625K!

    • Eric Nguyen

      Done and done

  • James Reilly

    Daaaaaaaaam 600k raised with over 2 days to spare. The money is coming in fast again. Also vote Isaac as one of your choices for time traveling paradox inducing black archaeologist with dat fro

  • GHNeko

    It’s time to vote for a black character who isnt a stereotype. And mother fucking has the best mechanic ever!

    VOTE ISAAC 2013!

    • Gailim

      you could also vote for Roxie, who also isn’t a stereotype and actually IS a mechanic

      • GHNeko

        Yeah I saw, she still cant be TIME TRAVEL.

      • eyekantspele

        What about Eliza? Shes a PRINCESS

    • DisposableWarPig

      So what we are looking for is a Samuel L. Jackson mechanic that can go-go-gadget and scream “Go the fuck to sleep?” I’m in.

  • pandemlc

    Panzerfaust looks fucking badass.

  • Joseph King

    Well in my opinion you are an idiot and I think all the stuff that you like is pure garbage you cum guzzling butt burglar.

    • I_Got_The_Moves_Like_Jaguar

      THAT’S how ya do it, son!

  • Exy

    Why even bother voting anymore? With the team nudging the community so hard in favor of like 5 or so of them, most of them don’t even have a chance.

    • TheAverageGuyTAG

      People are allowed to be influenced, you know. They’re showing off who they believe to be the most interesting characters. It’s still all in the hands of voters.

      • Exy

        If anyone is going to be doing any influencing, it should be the people.

        • Mash Harder

          No matter who actually gets voted in, LabZero would be foolish to waste an opportunity to make that character as interesting as they can.

          • Exy

            I have no doubt that all of them are interesting in their own way and can be made more so, but the biases on the part of the developers are obvious.

          • TheAverageGuyTAG

            Developers aren’t robots. They are human beings.

          • Exy

            You can be impartial to a decent extent and not be robotic at the same time.

          • Mr. X

            They are allowed to have opinions.

            They all have different ones too. Mike likes Isaac, Alex likes Eliza, Personasama likes Annie, Kinuko likes Venus, etc.

          • Exy

            And I’m allowed to be suspect of the preferences of those with all the power to actually create them.

          • Michael Zaimont

            This, I encourage! But when you ask us about biases and we answer you that the voting process is transparent and we aren’t voting or messing with the results, continuing to be suspect is, itself, suspect. (^.^)

          • TheAverageGuyTAG

            When you’re showing off and explaining your creations to other people, you’re allowed to say which one is your favorite and why.

          • Exy

            When you do it under the pretense that the observers only get to have one, they shouldn’t be led on by the person behind the curtain.

          • TheAverageGuyTAG

            Except they’re not. They are able to read upon every single eligible character, their playstyle, and the inspirations for their playstyle. So they have all the info they need to make their choice.

          • Exy

            And that’s all that should have been published. But when I hear reports about the developer’s own excitement for single characters alongside it, I just can’t help but fear that partisan interests have compromised the election. They may not have intended it or even realized it, but it’s hard for me to think otherwise when I see a video dedicated to a character that doesn’t even exist yet.

            I know you want to say something about how this could have been avoided by just introducing everyone at the same time, but that’s just splitting hairs.

          • Courtney Houston

            Wow, you’re still crying about this? You’re LITERALLY the ONLY PERSON bitching about this on different websites. Life is not fair. DEAL WITH IT!!!

          • Exy

            I still believe in democracy. WE THE PEOPLE.

          • TheAverageGuyTAG

            Seriously, dude? You’re looking way too hard into this. The only reason they put up the video was to show people who were like “how does this work? I don’t understand” how the character works. It’s not like Isaac is guaranteed to win now just because Mike Z likes him. There is no compromising of the election. Stop it.

          • Mash Harder

            Dude, I’m voting for Minette.
            They didn’t influence me for shit.

        • TheAverageGuyTAG

          Okay. And the people will influence however they can. The developers will also influence as well, because they are allowed to have a say in this as well.

          • Exy

            If the developers have a say, why are they leaving it up to vote? Their word has far more weight than anyone else’s and they know it. How could I vote with confidence when the developer’s interests clearly lie in other choices?

          • Michael Zaimont

            Because we don’t “have a say” – we’re not voting.
            We do have characters we like, but we don’t get to step in and alter the vote result or anything…

          • Exy

            If you and the people in your position have characters you prefer, I would think you would do well to keep it to yourself and give every single character equal coverage. When I see news stories that say someone on the team is particularly excited for one character, the results have already been compromised.

          • TheAverageGuyTAG

            Because the developers have flat-out said that whoever the people vote for as the third choice will be given the same care and treatment as all the other characters. Their word has the same amount of weight as everyone else: one vote per developer. Them having favorites doesn’t mean that they’re not going to give a shit about anyone else. Case in point – Mike said that he hated Leduc and that he was his least desired choice. However, after designing his moveset style, Mike now says that Leduc is one of his favorites.

          • Exy

            I had no doubt about any of that. The issue is that it’s happening before voting even starts.

          • TheAverageGuyTAG

            So? Most people have probably already made up their minds by this point. I haven’t changed my decision since before they even decided to crowd-fund the characters.

        • Um, yeah. And that’ll happen via voting. Are you confused or something?

  • Mr. X

    Don’t give that blog attention people. It’s clearly bait.

    • TheAverageGuyTAG

      Doesn’t matter; we got da money we needed. That blog can be as mad as it wants. 😉

  • Mash Harder

    My AVG said there was a virus.

  • Hato

    Man, i really like beowulf 🙁

    • Courtney Houston

      So donate and vote for him.

      • Hato

        im pretty sure, even if i vote, charas like panzer, stan, marie or isaac :'(

  • SvelteGodzilla

    That’s Eliza, the one who currently makes no appearance in the game, right?

    • I_Got_The_Moves_Like_Jaguar

      and one who undoubtedly deserves to.

  • Yamazaky Geese

    I dont get it
    so you will vote based on how the characters look?!

  • $19298411

    I want to thank every moron that actually donated to this, because of you I get some free characters despite this game being as dead as BlazBlue

    • Eric Nguyen

      You’re welcome.

      • $19298411

        Double Thank You 🙂

    • you’re such an asshole…a poor asshole none the less.

      • $19298411

        Thank you 🙂

  • Andre Felix

    all this great artwork Kreygasm

    • KubikiriTurkojin

      i know its an opinion, but this looks like shit. not hating on skullgirls, but it looks worse than a nickelodeon cartoon. even avatar looks better than this, and avatar looks simple as fuck. what do you call artwork thats really great? like the sf3 artist, the ss64 artist etc. people that actually draw fucking good and make some of the great fucking designs.

      skullgirls is ugly, if were talking bout artstyle. people that can draw only average draw better than this. this shit is below average.

  • Art Salmons

    Genderswapped Cody with a horn – we’re talking brilliant innovative creations here!

    • mutantmagnet

      And yet you failed to notice she’s a kick boxing grappler that can throw around incapacitated bodies full screen. Lack of innovation indeed…

      • Art Salmons

        Maybe she’s also an undercover ninja accountant supermodel necromancer astronaut! Oh man this game keeps getting better!!

  • Raymond

    Beowolf scares me…..because he reminds me of kanji from persona 4 arena….and i HATE playing against him…XD

    • Funny you say that: I main Kanji >:) and one of Beowulf’s influences is specifically “not Kanji.” 😉

    • mutantmagnet

      Well Mike hates Kanji too. Just to reiterate what Carlos said, Mike specifically put down in Beowolf’s influence “Not Kanji” :p

  • James Alderson

    4 characters for less than a million dollars? SOLD! Take my money PLEASE!

  • Guest

    I want them all in 🙁

  • I want them all 🙁

    • Know_the_ledge

      gotta catch em all

  • spades111

    Sorta wish I big name publisher would team up with these guys. Would be awesome to get a disc release with all the characters, making a grand total of 42?

    • Snow Loss

      They did. And we all saw what happened with that.

  • Dcm le Fro

    Holy crap! Samson is his own character?! TAKE MY MONEY!!! HELL YEAH!!!

  • Cris Oro

    Why the hell does everyone want Stanley? He’s just a shark in a labcoat. This is Skullgirls, I want more bewbs!!!!

    • Snow Loss

      Stanley can MAKE boobs.
      Also read his profile information. He sounds like a pretty fun mid-range character.

  • I want either Feng or Eliza but mostly Feng if possible. I don’t know what’s the whole hub-bub is about Stanley though. Oh well….

  • Richard Johnson

    Stanley and Samson Needs to be playable characters

  • Tuen

    I wonder if Robo-Fortune will be an entirely different character or a sort of re-skin of Ms. Fortune. Herm.

    • Gynoid

      “If we raise $725,000, we’ll upgrade Robo-Fortune from a mere voice pack into a full-blown, playable character with new moves and a unique play-style” Taken from their FB page.

      • Tuen

        Radical. And the goal is broken, so I guess that’s a thing now! Woo~

  • Eliza or Isaac!!

  • archalien

    Anyone explain what a “Contributor Credit” is? Are they scrolling contributors names in in-game credits, is it just an indegogo thing????

  • Milton O’Bannon

    VOTE ANNIE OF THE STARS. SHES WAS INSPIRED BY GUTS FROM BERSERK. THATS FUCKING BADASS.

    • mutantmagnet

      How is that possible? Her sword is no where near big enough!

  • danzo uchia

    Too bad, all this won’t happen, til after i’m dead 8…(

  • Asaid AieezyOle Falah

    3 Things
    1. Hope Panzerfaust gets in
    2.Wish every single char could get in
    3. I find the amount of internet gangsters on this thread laughable. You guys wouldnt be any where near this disrespectful to the ppl in real life who dont agree with your opinion (mainly ppl who strongly want Stanley to be in the game) so dont do it over the safety of the internet.

  • It honestly sucks that a vote for Juju is a wasted vote. It isn’t every day you see a sniper come into a fist fight. I would even go as far as to make quick jokes at shooters like Halo, Gears, and CoD. I could mostly see inspiration of her moveset coming from Chung Seiker from the game Elsword. I honestly think it is fitting for her.

    • Guest

      There’s still hope for her. They’re trying to get the legal crap done with her creator at the moment so that she can become an official character.

      • Gynoid

        Someone care to explain me or provide a link about Juju’s legal issue?

        • Guest

          Ignore this comment, refer to Shmuel’s below for the truth.

          • Gynoid

            Thank you so much for taking the time to explain me this issue.

          • windsagio

            that’s some serious deviantart logic right there.

          • Shmuel North

            *Ahem*, the actual story is… a bit different than that. Once upon a time, a Skullgirls fan posted an absolutely hilariously bad character design on their Facebook page. It was, almost literally, just “A short Chinese girl with a talking sniper rifle”. Anyway, in one of Reverge’s Whiteboard Wednesdays, Persona (I think) drew a mock character based off of her as a joke. The team thought this was funny, and added the “Take the shot, Juju!” line to the game as an in-joke.

            Anyway, at this point, Alex got her concept floating around in his head a bit. He took the time to actually design her, give her some personality, flesh out the idea on her talking gun and so on. Then she made his list of 32 possible DLC characters. The only reason L0 is even bothering to confer with her original creator is because they don’t want to have to hire a lawyer on the off chance he sues them, even though they would 100% win.

            By the way, I really want to put emphasis on the fact that the fan’s character design was literally only one or two sentences and nothing else.

          • Guest

            Thanks for clearing things up. I’ll edit mine to reflect yours.

      • Oh I’m aware, I saw the livestream where they explained that. Although she has a chance, it has to be before Monday or she is a lost cause. I mean honestly I won’t even bother donating if I can’t vote for the character I want. Ya know?

  • Herbert Jones Rovbinson

    Please cease your existence.

    • I_Got_The_Moves_Like_Jaguar

      After you.

  • Joseph King

    Damn Braindrain looks badass in that pic… reconsidering my vote…
    1. Panzerfaust
    2. Isaac
    3. Braindrain

  • Suspinded

    After digging through the characters :

    1) Aeon – Off of sheer obnoxiousness potental. Plus I want to see if they can pull it off.
    2) Samson – Because it’s fucking Samson
    3) Ottomo – Because he’s a robo-Michael Jackson/robo-Dudly hybrid.

  • Natasha Velez

    so are lobbies possible?

    • SlugNut

      The PC port is taking longer because they wanted to make it a quality port and they specified to add lobbies.

      • Snow Loss

        Also I think it will be launching with Minette. I’m sure we’ll get more details tonight in the stream and as the weeks go on.

    • GHNeko

      Lobbies will be made witih the PC version, which will then be ported to consoles.

  • SlugNut

    Aaaaaaand we hit $725,000. Mane 6 gets the engine and we get ROBO-FORTUNE. BEEP.BOOP.MEOW.

  • Austin Davoren

    HEEEEEEYY, 725K, BEEN TRYING TO MEET YA.
    HEY, MUST BE DEVILS BETWEEN US.

  • 10 hours, Let’s get to $825,000!

  • The Skullgirls team managed to raise over $720,000…wow, I’m shocked, and extremely happy for them. Bravo team. Good luck on the creation of the new characters!

  • Oh lawd, I never would’ve thought this shit would happen. Congrats to Mike and the team as well as all the donaters. See you on the PC version because lolconsoles.

  • spades111

    anyone else disappointed we’re getting robo-fortune? I would rather have had a 2nd mystery character

    • Milton O’Bannon

      Mystery character is at 825k. The only reason we are able to get robo fortune at a reduced price of 100k is because a lot of her assets are already there to be reused from the original ms fortune. Robo fortune has nothing to do with the 2nd mystery character. Don’t see how you’re disappointed by that.

      • Snow Loss

        Not to mention she’s supposed to have a completely new play style compared to her flesh and blood counterpart.

      • spades111

        basically because the price that did go into robo fortune could have gone toward a mystery character. and personally I don’t like clone type characters. not that I’m saying she is in gameplay, but in design.

        Also robo fortune did effect 2nd characters. lets say robo cost 100K, and 2nd cost 250k. Say by the time we got to 1st mystery character we were at 600K. Well to get 2nd mystery character we would need 850k vs 950k. Luckily people donated enough so we could get everything. I would have preferred if they decided on2nd mystery character 1st and then been like well we have an extra 100K so we’ll give you guys robo. But none of it matters as fans raised enough money for everything

        again not like a i’m crying over it disappointment. just a simple awwww that sucks,type disappointment

        Hell I don’t know if it’s just me, but I rather the money that went into stories for the new characters be used for more new characters. Just a personal opinion

    • Nyoka2

      NOW WE GET BOTH! WEEEEE!

    • Mash Harder

      There IS a second mystery character.
      Or are you being sarcastic?

  • Elloyd Bennett

    donated 36. Try to get itt up to 850 k

  • OmegaNITRO

    Fuck yeah! 5 new characters! We made it to 825k!

  • Milton O’Bannon

    5 new characters holy shit that donation drive was successful as fuck.

    • Cat Astrophy

      wish capcom did this so we could have had some wish characters (like mega man) in UMvC3

  • Little_Goten

    We did it guys. We won.

    May other fighting game communities gaze in our general direction, AND BE BLINDED, AS IF GAZING INTO THE SUN!!

    $829,829. Get. Hype.

  • Alexis A. Rivera-Montalvo

    This needs to be updated with more win.

    The campaign funded a SECOND mystery DLC character (bringing the total to 5 new characters, 2 fan-voted) with 1 minute remaining at $825,000.

    And the campaign ended with $829,829. Yes, you read that right.

  • also van

    Gonna vote for Panzerfaust, Isaak, Beowulf & molly or Stanley. Don’t want to give my vote to the characters that will be added anyway.

    • Snow Loss

      You are a man of refined taste.

  • Mike Jones

    DAT $829,829

  • Leandro Moreira Duarte

    If only the campaign ended with 895K…

  • Snow Loss

    $829,829 is the final number (and they’ve said via twitter that if you missed the campaign, you can still donate via paypal for a limited time and have the reward tiers honored)

    829 is now (in my head canon) a holy number in the skullgirls universe.
    Time to get voting (next week) for Venus, Beowulf, Adam, Stanley, and/or Molly. Maybe Isaac, but I wasn’t too impressed with the demo.

    the doners and the Skullgirls team are officially Trinity-tier.

  • Know_the_ledge

    Calling it now. Stanley and Isaac are gonna take this. Still voting for Dhalia, Panzerfaust or Annie though.

    • Snow Loss

      Japan disagrees.
      While US and Europe are torn into different factions; Japan, almost in full unison, want Marie and Minette.
      It’s going to be a struggle to actually get something fresh into Skullgirl or Fighters in general.

      • Know_the_ledge

        Really? Marie I can understand but Minette just seems so lackluster… Let the struggle commence.

        • Snow Loss

          I would agree with you. But she is cute and we all know Japan tends to love the “moe” these days.
          I don’t have anything against her lor Umbrella like I kind of do with Annie, but I do think that for gameplay there are far better options we have to pick from. Just my two cents.

      • Eric Nguyen

        Then there needs to be a trans-pacific money match on GGPO for ALL the marbles.

  • $19298411

    Now I wonder if they will get this much money again if they choose to go the crowd funding route once more (and I am fairly positive they will)

    • J-Boogie

      They’re not. They don’t feel it’s right to do a big campaign like this again as they don’t feel it’s a sustainable way of making money. They *will* let people donate afterwards if they choose to. In fact if you donate in the next two weeks you can still get reward tiers.

      https://twitter.com/Skullgirls/status/317184959733460992

      • Snow Loss

        Heck Indiegogo offered to extend the campaign for them at no charge so they could be their first $1,000,000 campaign and the team declined saying that “It would look dishonest and we would rather start working on fulfilling our promises rather than making new ones.” I can respect that.

        And in any case they’re still letting people donate for a little while if they really want to. That and we have at least a year until we get all of our goodies anyway.

  • Austin Davoren

    I’ve heard rumor of Skullgirls getting 40 more k
    Anyone can confirm that?

    • Gailim

      its true, it was confirmed on the SG twitter. so the second vote character will get a stage/story

      he couldn’t be specific but one of their costs “evaporated”. not sure what exactly that means. maybe indiegogo is giving them a break on the % cut they take given how the campaign earned. or maybe someone else just decided to work for less $$$

      either way it means more content for the game

      • Snow Loss

        We’re getting a post campaign carnage report sometime soon where I’m willing to bet they’ll address that.
        Hopefully nothing critical went missing seeing as how that’s quite a large sum of cash to just “find” once you cross a line item in your expense chart off.

        • TheAverageGuyTAG

          “Good news! We sold our game to Capcom for 40k! Now we have an extra 40k for our game that is now owned by Capcom!”

          “Wait.”

  • Omg I want scythana so bad

    • Snow Loss

      Only if we can snag Adam too.
      The synergy between those two and Valentine should be quite delightful.

  • shoryuken can you just please make a new article about this, it deserves to be

    • Snow Loss

      Agreed.

      Also Mike has been showcasing a few basic demos of the 3rd (and 4th) vote character mechanics on Salty Cupcakes. A few people have scrubbed the stream archives and have make youtube clips of these (Isaac’s showcase being one example). An “archive” of those would be amazing.

  • Gailim

    how skullgirls actually got funded

  • Mash Harder

    There should be a new post announcing the final result and funding for the 2nd mysterious character.

    A new post with fewer pictures.
    Like, one picture… maybe two.

  • Zidiane

    Why is there no update?

  • Snow Loss

    Here’s an FAQ so you can stop bothering Lab Zero with questions they’ve answered 1000 times:
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/120y4mkQuANiUZf8GjZaEN8XZ6WdKRdOUXY6VUEmkVFE/edit?pli=1

  • Beb0p

    So… what’s the chances of there being a sequel with all of these characters?

  • I_Got_The_Moves_Like_Jaguar

    I’d like to know where the Amelia Earhart character is.

  • I_Got_The_Moves_Like_Jaguar

    Yay! They’ve taken the sensational blessing of this record-setting donation sum, and pissed it all away on crapping up the game by filling it with worthless characters! Fuck yeah! Just like I knew they would!

    Too bad I missed my chance to donate for whatever it was worth. To slightly increase the chance for damage control (getting one other good characer in); or would it have been as useful as adding a drop of distilled water to an ocean of diarrhea? I’d be more willing to gamble that the fans will inevitably disappoint everyone as always.

    I’d still like to know where the Amelia Earhart character is.

    • TheAverageGuyTAG

      I have no idea what you’re talking about. Did the doctor accidentally let you out of the mental hospital or something?

  • also van

    Voted for Panzerfaust, Isaak, Beowulf and Molly.

  • Roxy

    Meh too bad there was no donation drive for voiced story mode