Hello, We are Mane6!
Mane6 is the development team behind Them’s Fightin’ Herds, a 2D fighting game featuring a cast of adorable animals designed by acclaimed cartoon producer Lauren Faust.
Our previous project was Fighting Is Magic, an unofficial fan game starring characters from the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic TV series (created by Lauren). After receiving a cease and desist from Hasbro weeks before FiM’s public release, Lauren joined the development team to create a new cast and setting that would become Them’s Fightin’ Herds, an original work.
Them’s Fightin’ Herds is built in Z-Engine, a proprietary fighting game engine made by Mike Zaimont (Lab Zero) for the development of Skullgirls. In March 2014, Lab Zero completed a successful Indiegogo campaign for their Skullgirls 2nd Encore DLC, during which they attained a stretch goal for $725,000 USD that stated they’d license the Z-Engine to Mane6 free of charge.
Mane6 launched their own Indiegogo campaign for Them’s Fightin’ Herds in September 2015. The project was successfully funded with a total of $586,346 USD. Stretch goals attained included ports to macOS and Linux, a seventh playable character (a goat), as well as a stage and Story Mode chapter based on that character.