The game originally started out as a My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic fangame called Fighting is Magic. Development had to be stopped after Hasbro, the owners of the My Little Pony IP, found out about the game's existence in 2013 and subsequently sent a cease and desist letter to Mane6.

Thus the team decided to create an original game that uses the same mechanics. Additionally My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic creator Lauren Faust offered to help with designing the new characters for the game.
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