Not one, but two, projects posted on the crowd-sourced funding website broke the $1 million barrier on Thursday, kicking the previous record of $942,579 to the curb.
And even crazier? One of those projects—a new game by game designer Tim Schafer and Double Fine Productions—earned $1 million in less than 24 hours.
A minute-by-minute post on the Kickstarter blog describing Kickstarter’s big day in giddy detail shows the whole Kickstarter staff staring at a large screen hovering above their office, thumbs placed on Champagne corks to pop the bubbly the second the million dollar pledge for Double Fine’s game came in, which it did at 6:41 p.m. EST.
In the words of the Kickstarter blogger, “YES!!!”
The first project to cross the million-dollar barrier was the Elevation Dock for the iPhone, which was posted on the site in December by Elevation Lab of Portland.