Video games and gadget developments are a symbol of the technological era that we are living in. There is nothing left in the field of entertainment that hasn’t got an electronic part, a interactive feature, something that does things for itself and for the well being of humans. Something to make even our fun times look easier. But in the midst of this theory, there is a very much loved game of cards that surpasses all arguments. Exploding Kittens is a card-game phenomenon that gathers crowds together. Even if it is just a card game, it has broken the record on Kickstarter for the most backers the site has known.
The description of the game is simple and not very detailed: “a card game for people who are into kittens and explosions and laser beams and sometimes goats”. But in fact, it is more like a “kitty-powered version” of a Russian Roulette. The Kickstarter talks about it on its page.
“Players take turns drawing cards until someone draws an exploding kitten and loses the game.The deck is made up of cards that let you avoid exploding by peeking at cards before you draw, forcing your opponent to draw multiple cards, or shuffling the deck.”
Taking into consideration all these data about the game, anyone could state that the numbers are huge: $4.671.002 from 118.559 backers only until Thursday. The funding campaign ends in the 19th of February, at 9 PM, after being started only in the 20th of January, with the purpose of raising only $10.000. Fewer expectations bring considerably better results. In less than 20 minutes, 100 percent of the money that has been scheduled to be raised from the game was back into the founders’ hands, and 1000 percent of them blossomed in less than an hour.
The designers of the game are Xbox veterans Elan Lee and Shane Small. Also, Matthew Inman took part of the program, a famous cartoonist known for “The Oatmeal” cartoons. He is the one that has illustrated the cards as they are today.
“ Exploding Kittens” can be shipped to backers if they fund $20 or more to the company. According to the Wall Street Journal, the creators didn’t expect to sell more than 1000 decks of Kitten cards and taking into account the fantastic results that they have, the purpose of the money hasn’t been found yet. We certainly feel indebted to the community.”
Mr. Elan Lee states that any follow-up products will include “community suggestions” without borrowing very many things from the original game.
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