This really is a pretty sweet deal – you work on an unauthorized game based on a big licensed property, get shut down…and then the creator of the original property offers to design an entirely new rip-offcreative IP, so instead of cute cartoon ponies, you have cute cartoon cows, deer, llamas and unicorns. Unicorns? Yes – with clearly defined split hooves instead of the blobby appendages My Little Ponies have, so IT’S TOTALLY DIFFERENT SHUT UP.
Basically, Lauren Faust has the same fantasies you do about her cute animal characters getting trapped in semen jars beating the crap out of each other. If this does well and she decides to do an Equestria Girls ripoff, I presume there will be Fatality moves. (Look, they refer to the game’s credits as The Book of Eldritch Lore. Really. They obviously know fanfic.) Among the reward tiers, you can get a plush version of one of the characters for $2500. They do not suggest what you can and cannot do with it.
Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.)
Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist