Maximum Games Acquires Them’s Fightin’ Herds ® Developer Mane6, Teases Upcoming Additions to the Game
Walnut Creek, Calif. (January 20, 2022) – Video games publisher Maximum Games today announced the acquisition of Mane6, the development studio behind Them’s Fightin’ Herds®, a 2D fighting game featuring a cast of adorable animals designed by acclaimed cartoon producer Lauren Faust. Maximum Games was recently acquired by Swedish gaming group Zordix AB (publ) (“Zordix”) in November 2021, and controls development team Modus Studios. With today’s acquisition, Mane6 will join Modus Studios, and will continue to work on further improvements to the game.
Them’s Fightin’ Herds, currently available on Steam, is a four-button, 2D fighting game set in an original universe created by Lauren Faust (producer and developer for “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic”; creator, director, and developer for “Super Best Friends Forever”). The game, which has become a favorite at fighting game tournaments such as EVO and Combo Breaker, also features a single-player story mode that allows players to explore and battle across the mysterious lands of Fœnum alongside a heroic cast of all-female, hooved animals that have become threatened by the return of carnivorous beasts known as The Predators.
“Today we are celebrating our new partnership with Modus Games and look forward to continue our work on Them’s Fightin’ Herds. It’s been a true labor of love and we’ve now found a home with the talented team at Modus and Modus Studios,” said Aaron Stavely, president of Mane6.
Added Christina Seelye, CEO of Maximum Games and Modus Games, “Our entire team is incredibly excited to welcome Mane6 to the family and we can’t wait to show fans more of what we’ve been working on in the coming months.”
Them’s Fightin’ Herds® will continue to receive new updates, features, and enhancements and more news will be shared later this year.
For additional details on Them’s Fightin’ Herds®, check out the game on Steam. For more information on Modus Games and to stay up to date with their news, visit the official site or follow the team on Twitter (@Modus_Games).
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About Maximum Games
Maximum Games is an award-winning video game publisher partnering with best-in-class game creators and franchises around the world (Kena: Bridge of Spirits, Among Us, Five Nights at Freddy’s™). With over 300 titles in its catalogue, Maximum Games has grown to a top 20 global games company since it was founded by Christina Seelye in 2009. The company operates publishing label Modus Games as well as Modus Studios, and as of 2021 is part of the Zordix Games group. For more information, visit www.maximumgames.com.
About Modus Games
Modus Games is one of the fastest-growing video game publishers in the world. The label prides itself on providing AAA publishing services to talented developers across the globe. Modus Studios is a full-service development studio supporting creators of inspired interactive entertainment. For more information, visit www.modusgames.com.
Mane6 was founded by a group of friends with big ambitions and has maintained excellence in the indie fighting game space for over 10 years. With a relentless dedication to quality and uncompromised love of animation, this group of seasoned developers are bringing their talents to the cutting edge of what’s possible in the genre. Learn more at www.mane6.com.