Skullgirls and all involved with Skullgirls have seen a rough year, with its the entire team being laid off shortly after the release of the game in June. However, the Skullgirls team decided to pull together and create their own studio in response to the mass layoffs: Lab Zero Games. After releasing a long-awaited patch in late November, the team announced that it had formed its own production studio with the blessings from the original publishers and owners of the Skullgirls Property, Autumn Games, and will be continuing to work on Merchandise and, some are speculating, additional DLC.
After turning around a nightmare situation for any creative, Lab Zero Games’ efforts were rewarded yesterday with a nomination from the Annies for “Best Animated Video Game”. For those unaware, the Annies are the highest honor one can receive in the world of Animation, and Skullgirls is up against Borderlands 2, Family Guy, and Journey for the title. While the competition is tough, I’m sure the entire team is thrilled, and voice actresses Cristina Vee, Erin Fitzgerald, Danielle McRae, and others are making no secret of their elation on Twitter.
The winners of the Annies will be announced February 2nd, during their ceremony that will be held at UCLA’s Royce Hall. On behalf of GamerFront, I extend my sincerest congratulations to Lab Zero Games and the ladies who lent their voices to the cast, and extend my best wishes for a win!