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Elecbyte is the team behind the creation of the M.U.G.E.N engine, Kung Fu ManTraining Room and Mountainside Temple. They also created the concept for Suave Dude and Kung Fu Man's Girlfriend, though neither have been seen outside of Kung Fu Man's Arcade story (though Elecbyte does have a Suave Dude page on their website featuring the history of the blonde, suit-wearing villain).


Elecbyte has been known to disappear from the scene abruptly for long periods of time, mainly releasing a new version of M.U.G.E.N when they return. In their initial absence after releasing M.U.G.E.N for Linux-based systems, the Windows version was leaked and dubbed "WinMUGEN". Hacks were made to the engine to support a wider array of content, while occasionally removing compatibility with other content. For example, the Hi-res WinMUGEN hack allowed usage of hi-res characters and stages, at the cost of being unable to run low-res characters. The most common version of WinMUGEN is the WinMUGEN Plus hack that allowed support for both low- and hi-res content.

After a long absence, Elecbyte returned with an updated website and a new version of the M.U.G.E.N engine known as "M.U.G.E.N 1.0", though many doubted that these people were the real Elecbyte as their absence had been for many years. Over time, Elecbyte continued to release updates to the (still) incomplete M.U.G.E.N 1.0, though on 18th January 2011, they released the finalised version of 1.0. Shortly after, they announced M.U.G.E.N 1.1 and began requesting alpha testers.

Once again, Elecbyte vanished, leaving 1.1 alpha 4 in the hands of the alpha testers. Due to lack of a public release, 1.1 alpha 4 was leaked on 3rd May 2013. The Elecbyte blog was updated a small time after, announcing the official release of 1.1 beta; whether this was because of the leak is unknown, but on 7th August 2013, 1.1 beta was released to the public, though Elecbyte seemingly vanished once again soon after.