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Posted on February 25, 2013 by Oscar Gonzalez

Last year’s indie fighting game hit, Skullgirls, is looking to add a new character to its lineup. Problem is that the new character is going to cost $150k, and they need some help getting that money.

Developer Lab Zero created an Indiegogo campaign to raise the money for the new character, Squigly, that is about a third complete. You can learn more about the project and the character in the pitch video for the campaign.

In the video, there’s an interesting graphic showing the why they need such a large amount of money for one character. The breakdown goes:

  • Staff salaries - $48,000
  • Animation contracting - $30,000
  • Backer rewards - $20,500
  • QA Testing - $20,000
  • Fees - $10,000
  • 1st party certification - $10,000
  • Audio - $5,000
  • Voices - $4,000
  • Hitboxes - $2,000

That seems like a lot, but the biggest chunk of the costs, the teams’ salaries, is actually a cut in their normal pay. Once funded, the team projects two and half months for the character to be completed. Once funded, Squigly will be available for free for a limited time.

As of the writing of this article, the campaign has already raised $87,332 all within several hours of the campaign starting with 30 days to go.

Source:  Indiegogo

Oscar Gonzalez - Editor-in-Chief og (@) original-gamer.com | all author's articles

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