Kickstarter's Most-Backed Project: Exploding Kittens

Internet's new darling has more than 107K backers with days to go
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 28, 2015 12:17 PM CST
Screenshot of Exploding Kittens' Kickstarter page   (Kickstarter)

(Newser) – When last seen, Exploding Kittens had reached its $10,000 Kickstarter goal in eight minutes and zoomed right on by, racking up a hefty $1.8 million as of last Wednesday. But the Internet, apparently a big fan of "kittens and explosions and laser beams and sometimes goats," did not stop there: The Russian Roulette-inspired brainchild of The Oatmeal creator Matthew Inman is as of yesterday Kickstarter's most-backed project ever, though Mashable notes that other projects have pulled in more money. The current eye-popping stats: Upward of 109,000 backers to the tune of more than $4.3 million. Twenty-two days remain in the campaign. (Read more Kickstarter stories.)

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