Well, that was certainly fast. Only one day after Lab Zero Games launched its Squigly Skullgirls crowd-funding project, it’s funded. The $150,000 goal has been met in just about 24 hours, which is pretty impressive. I guess people really wanted to have this kung-fu-ish, opera singer with a dragon parasite named Leviathan going through her head in their game. Not that I blame them, she’s adorable.
The Skullgirls Squigly Indiegogo project has been quite successful. It’s not often you see a crowd-funding project with the top five most expensive reward tiers sold out, but there you go. That means there are still seven reward tiers, which aren’t limited available in case people still want to donate.
Odds are, you’ll want to keep contributing if you love Skullgirls. This campaign wasn’t just about getting Squigly into the game, though that was the primary goal. There are other bonuses that can be achieved if people keep donating. Squigly’s story mode and special stage will be added at $175,000, which seems very realistic at the moment. The first male fighter, Big Band, will be added at $375,000 and given his own story and stage at $400,000. The $600,000 and $625,000 stretch goal would also add one more character, that fans would get to choose, and a story line for him or her. The available characters to vote for at the moment include Annie, B.Dahlia, D.Violet, Marie, Mrs. Victoria, Stanley and Umbrella.
Seeing as how the Skullgirls Indiegogo effort lasts until March 27, 2013, I’d say we’ll be seeing Big Band too. There’s still a whole month left and people love this game. More importantly, while Squigly is pretty awesome, I really think people want pitch in and get one male character in Skullgirls. Get excited, because all the DLC characters that stem from this crowd-funding effort will be free for the first three months after they’re released.