Hi~ my name is o_8.
Some friends ( including some SRK members- Zinac is our main programmer :9 ) and I are putting together our own 2-D fighting game called "Skullgirls." There was actually a thread about it on here about a million years ago. We've made a lot more progress since then, rebuilding the engine into something that represents what we wanted more. We felt like now would be a good time to mention the game again, since we'll be having a work-in-progress demo available at the upcoming Anime Expo convention in LA, as well as future conventions, such as SDCC.
You can check out more info about the game at the website: http://www.skullgirls.com
Part of why we are showing the demo at conventions is to get people motivated about the project, as well as to show that we are making progress on it. We will also be looking for help in various parts of the project, including sprite art, animation, effects, and sound.
Here is an example of what the sprites look like so far:
This is one of the characters, Filia- she has a living hair monster attatched to her head named "Samson."
and here is an example of artwork of Filia
More info to come, eventually :0/ We hope to make a lot of progress on this project during this summer. Its a very exciting and motivational time for 2-D fighting games in general lately.