This evening, Kickstarter was down for about 55 minutes, from 11:35pm-12:30am EST. This was unplanned downtime, stemming from a hardware failure at our host. To compound the problem, their automatic failover, er, failed. We’re working with them to identify the root cause of the failure, and make sure it never happens again.
No data was lost, but we understand how frustrating downtime can be, especially for those projects that are close to their deadline, like Bots High, 1024 bits of you and me, and Gary King’s How Do You Write A Joe Schermann Song (91% funded with 20 hours left!).
Please accept my apology and feel free to contact me directly with questions at email@example.com.