Fighting is Magic creator Mane6 to crowdfund new game in 2014

Mane6, the group behind a My Little Pony-based fighting game titled MLP: Fighting is Magic, is back on their feet (hooves?) and will soon begin work on their totally-legal, not-going-to-get-shut-down-by-Hasbro-this-time project. A recent post on the group's blog revealed that the team plans to launch a Kickstarter or Indiegogo campaign at some point in early 2014, after which, "game development will explode."

The new game will use the Z-Engine, which was first used for indie fighter Skullgirls, along with some proprietary editors for hitboxes and scripting. While the characters may not end up being ponies, the cast for the game will be designed by Lauren Faust, creator of the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic television show that Fighting is Magic was based on. You can see a tease of one of the game's ungulate fighters above.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.