‘Exploding Kittens’ campaign breaks Kickstarter record

And takes over a fun, single-serving URL the crowdfunding giant set up in 2013.

(Image courtesy of Kickstarter)

The card game made in part by The Oatmeal creator Matthew Inman, Exploding Kittens, completed its Kickstarter campaign last night, more than doubling the previous record for most backers, which was previously held by Reading Rainbow, according to a company blog post.
The team behind the game is so excited by the success that they’ll be sending a special gift to every single backer. Backers will be the only people who ever get it.
The Kickstarter post lists the five campaigns with the most backers ever:

1. Exploding Kittens — 219,382 backers
2. Bring Reading Rainbow Back for Every Child, Everywhere! — 105,857 backers
3. The Veronica Mars Movie Project — 91,585 backers
4. Double Fine Adventure — 87,142 backers
5. Torment: Tides of Numenera — 74,405 backers

During the Veronica Mars era, Kickstarter appears to have quietly set up a single-serving URL to make much of whatever campaign has gotten the most people behind it, judging by captures held in the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine.
This site — whatkickstarterprojecthasthemostbackers.com — is apparently just updated by hand, though, judging by its source code. We have not been able to find out if Kickstarter has other, similar URLs.

Exploding Kittens is also the most funded game on the site thus far. Though another game, Star Citizen, which secured its first couple million on Kickstarter, has gone on to raise another $70 million on its own homegrown crowdfunding platform.
If any Brooklynites that pre-ordered a copy of the Exploding Kittens game are looking for a player, this reporter is available. In fact, here’s a whole list of games we’d like to play.

Companies: Kickstarter
Series: Brooklyn

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