Within 24 hours of launching, Lab Zero’s Skullgirls fundraiser has pulled in an incredible $225,000 in donations. This is $75,000 more than the fundraiser’s initial goal, which was $150,000. This staggering support from the community has made Skullgirls‘ first DLC character Squigly a reality. She will be available for download (complete with a story mode and her own stage, thanks to the excess of donations) for absolutely free for all versions of the game. She is expected to be released within two and half months after the fundraiser closes.
The fundraiser will wrap on March 28th, so there’s still time to help reach some of the team’s long term goals. The next addition to the game will be another new character – a male fighter named Big Band – and his development will begin once the fundraiser reaches $375,000 in donations. That seems like quite a lot of money, but considering what this game’s fan base has accomplished in less than 24 hours, I’d say it seems like a very feasible goal.
To learn more about Squigly and Big Band or make donation, head over to the fundraiser’s Indieagogo page.