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Games still have their enthusiasts

Originally posted on VentureBeat:

Skullgirls Squigly

Fighting-game fans are out of their minds — but kind of in a good way. They proved that today by throwing more than $150,000 at developer Lab Zero Games in less than 24 hours so that the studio can fund downloadable content for its brawler Skullgirls.

Yesterday, Lab Zero started a funding campaign on crowdfunding site Indiegogo and asked for $150,000 to pay for the development of a new downloadable fighter, Squigly. Its fans have smashed that first goal. The project has 30 days left to continue taking pledges from contributors.

The developer plans to release the DLC for each version of the game, which includes releases on Steam, Xbox Live Arcade, and PlayStation Network.

Skullgirls designer Peter Bartholow posted the following update on the campaign page:

Wow.

When we set out to do this, we had no idea if this would work. People told us that $150,000 in 30…

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