The lights are on
A group calling themselves Mane6 has been working on an unlicensed fighting game based on the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic TV show for the last two years. Unfortunately, Hasbro has shut the project down.
According to the group's official blog, Hasbro sent them a cease and desist letter asking them, "to cease game development, remove any materials that might contain My Little Pony characters, names, locations or related elements from the sites we control (Our site, our youtube, our twitch), and 'cease any further use of [their] MY LITTLE PONY property'."
Mane6 has complied with Hasbro's request, removing all content from their site.
Mane 6 has responded to Hasbro's letter saying, "We have attempted negotiating with Hasbro for the continued use of the property in our non-profit, voluntary project, but so far we haven't received an answer."
There is one Hasbro approved My Little Pony game that you can play for
iOS. We spoke to producer Barnabé Anglade about it, and you can read the
[via Joystiq and Kotaku]
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Sucks for the people making their game.
I heard about this last night. Its a shame, these people put a lot of work into this. And actually, it looked really fun and had an AWESOME soundtrack.(from what is up on youtube)
Should have been expected. It would suck to work hard for 2 years just to have it taken down like that...