*sigh* Well this is just depressing. Just today, the Mane6 dev team received a Cease and Desist letter from Hasbro.
We have what for most will be bad news, for us are terrible news, and for a selected few might actually be good news.
We have received a C&D letter from Hasbro's Legal
representatives, asking us 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
Options have been considered, lawyers have been contacted, and resources have been (mostly) exhausted.
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. As such, we're complying with the contents of the
C&D letter until we receive answer from their PR and/or Legal
We also want to inform the general public of the final and
irrevocable resignation of James Workman (Elosande) from the Mane6
DevTeam, effective February 6, 2013, as well as reminding of the final
and irrevocable resignation of Prominence, effective January 30, 2012.
The Mane6 DevTeam no longer represents their interest, nor do they
We'll keep everyone posted as the situation evolves, but be aware we
might not be able to respond to comments and questions due to the
delicate nature of the situation.
Thanks for following our project so far.