February 27, 2013 3:05 PM | Danny Cowan
Less than 24 hours after launching an Indiegogo campaign to fund the creation of a new character for its acclaimed 2D fighter Skullgirls, Lab Zero has successfully met its initial funding goal of $150,000, and is well on its way toward meeting its stretch goals.
Money raised from the campaign will fund Squigly, a unique ranged stance character that will be added to the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade versions of Skullgirls as free downloadable content. Three months after Squigly's launch, the DLC will rise in price to $5, though Lab Zero assures that "if you get it while it's free, it'll stay free forever."
Now that the project has reached its first stretch goal of $175,000, Squigly will also get her own stage, story mode, and theme created by Castlevania series composer Michiru Yamane. The next stretch goal of $375,000 will fund the creation of Big Band, the first male member of Skullgirls' playable cast.
Backers who pledge $30 or more will receive a Steam code for the upcoming PC version of Skullgirls, along with PC beta access and an exclusive Team Fortress 2 hat. Higher pledges are eligible for awards such as t-shirts, soundtracks, and Steam codes for Marvelous AQL's time attack RPG Half Minute Hero.