In case you missed it, Kickstarter history was made yesterday with the launch of Exploding Kittens, the brain child of Matthew Inman, Elan Lee, and Shane Small. Within eight minutes, the game had reached its funding goal of $10,000. “That’s great,” you say. “Lots of games meet their funding quickly,” you add. Okay, how does 1000% funded in less than one hour sound? That’s $100,000 in ONE hour. Still not impressed? First, let’s be friends. I’ll let you buy me dinner. Second, how about $1 MILLION raised in under seven hours. Again, that is $1,000,000 in less than the average work day. If you’re not impressed now, then I’m not sure what will get you. Did you know we landed on the moon? Yes? Okay, well, I tried. So about this history making…
Twenty-four hours later, funding is at $1,985,242 and still going up. That makes Exploding Kittens’ first day the highest funded game in Kickstarter history. So was it the game that did it? It looks okay. A fun party game the likes of Cards Against Humanity (who happen to be helping behind the scenes). The reason this game broke such huge ground is all thanks to Matthew Inman. He’s the guy behind The Oatmeal, the hilarious web comic that has over 3 million likes on Facebook. So even just a small percentage of that would have gotten them their funding. But a large percentage of it leads us to where we are today. Truly impressive.
I’m looking forward to seeing what the final amount is for Exploding Kittens. As of right now, it seems the sky is the limit with Kicktraq projections putting this game as the highest funded tabletop game so far. Did you back it? Let us know in the comments.
Update: Corrected initial funding goal to $10,000. – JM