Development Update - September 3, 2019


He Who Manages
Mane6 Developer
May 30, 2017
Rockville, MD - USA
Greetings all! We've got an update on the current status of Salt Mines 2.0 and how the release will be handled, as well as a look at our upcoming stream schedule.

I mentioned during our last Manecast stream that the release of Salt Mines 2.0 was estimated for sometime in August. You might have noticed that it is no longer August...

Though we've found ourselves in need of more time to finish things up, development has in fact entered alpha phase and is currently in the hands of our inner circle of community testers. We are very, very close. Everything's playable. All we have left to do is balance tuning and bug squashing. It will soon be yours.

Our intended goal is to release to the public by the end of this week. When Salt Mines 2.0 and the surrounding patch is ready for release, we're considering the mines to be in open beta for a total of one week. Treat it like a normal patch. Everyone will get to play and you don't have to do anything special. We just want to acknowledge that we'll probably need to push updates rapidly during the beta period to respond to feebdack and catch the more elusive bugs.

This is probably the biggest update we've ever shipped. There will be a truly massive amount of goodies for the pixel lobby and impactful gameplay changes to the combat side of things. We're very excited for you to play it.

Now, let's talk about streams. Here’s what we’ve got lined up:

All streams take place at 3pm PT on

This Friday (9/6) - Lindsay's Casual Work Stream #5​
Lindsay works on the art for one of the six custom fightstick rewards promised to top-tier donors of our past crowdfund campaign.​

This Sunday (9/8) - Sunday Stompin' #3​
First to ten featuring Hamit (Pom) vs ItsAk9! (Velvet) with commentary from the dev team.​

This Monday (9/9) - Salt Mines 2.0 Post-Patch Stream​
Oreo of our QA team overviews and expands upon the new features of the latest patch.​

Next Friday (9/13) - Manecast #3​
The dev team meets with members of the community to discuss what's next for Them's Fightin' Herds.​

That's all for now. Thanks so much for your patience. The update is on the horizon.


Production Manager, Mane6


HOLAS: (tm)
Backers' Beta Tester
Feb 3, 2016
Ship02: Ur
I'm kinda curious as to what the "fighting game"/"whatever genre pixel lobby is" ratio will be after this update. I always assumed it'd be more like a 65/35 split and that's accounting all the story mode stuff that would happen in pixel world.

Not saying that's a negative tho. Just a question as to how you see the game before and after what's to come.