Explosive Kittens, a Kickstarter campaign for a card game gained a record 219,382 backers and generating more than $8 million from users. The earlier record was held by Burton’s Reading-Rainbow project with 105,857 last summer.
By raising $8,782,571, the game developed by Elan Lee, Shane Small and The Oatmeal Matthew Inman has become the most funded game-based project. The project also stands third in Kickstarter’s history after Pebble smartwatch and Coolest Cooler. Exploding Kittens had generated $3 million in the first 3 days and reached the record in 30 days.
“Players take turns drawing cards until someone draws an exploding kitten and loses the game,” read the blurb on the Kickstarter page.
The comedy card game allows players to prevent exploding by looking up cards and the opponent in turn will need to shuffle the deck and draw multiple cards. The card also provides powers for defusing explosion, feeding the feline and laser pointer for creating confusion. The game is like a strategic version of the Russian Roulette and can be played by two to four people.
The game will come in kid-friendly or standard version priced at $20 and the NFSW version priced at $30 that is aimed at adults. The higher-priced pack will include more horrible things happening to felines. The creators sent out a message to the supporters thanking them for support. They added that there was nothing too great, nothing too hard, nothing too outrageous that the incredible group of people can’t accomplish as a community.
The card game has possibly gained the record from feline lovers apart from the regular users who were interested in the concept of the game. While a section of users is opting to buy consoles like PS4 and Xbox One, the old-timed card game with a modern twist definitely has its own following.[ Source ]