You read that right. Them’s Fightin’ Herds is a fighting game being crowdfunded by My Little Pony and Super Best Friends Forever creator Lauren Faust, who’s asking for $436,000 on Indiegogo.
With a selling point of “a 2d fighting game with cute, adorable four-legged animals”, who can resist right?
The game is already up 22% of its target as of writing this, with a $15 pledge securing you a copy of the game. Some higher tiers are already sold out, so if that interests you then you better get donating quick!
The campaign’s popularity is clearly linked to the game being designed by Lauren Faust; it even claims to be a spiritual successor to ‘Fighting is Magic’, a game the developers were creating featuring My Little Pony characters before receiving a cease and desist letter from Hasbro.
Them’s Fightin’ Herds promises adorable and vibrant graphics, a solid and complex fighting system with many tweaks on the usual formula, a visual lobby that lets players hang out in the game’s virtual world between matches and a personalisation system that lets you customize your avatar through items you find in exploration and single/multiplayer gameplay.
The Indiegogo campaign has 30 days left, so there’s plenty of time to get your pledge in if you’re interested. Personally, I’m gonna sit back and see how this one plays out.