Day 1 report: $1,926 - AMAZING
Hi guys --
Less than 24 hours in, we already have $1,926 of pledges from 33 backers!!
Perhaps even more incredible, we have 4 city sponsorships, for Austin, Detroit, New Orleans, and Seattle! As a Seattle native, that one is dear to me, but I'm particularly excited to see New Orleans, a place that I had secretly hoped I would be able to do. I'm also really looking forward to how Detroit turns out. Jerry Paffendorf sponsored the city and has threatened to integrate it into his prolific Loveland series of micro-real-estate projects. Putting these two projects together seems like a no-brainer.
We also got some awesome press, which led to a little "8-bit downtime" while I frantically re-configured things to deal with the traffic. Mentions in:
Kotaku, Gizmodo (actually, Gizmodo accidentally posted about the project twice today! thanks!), NY Times Bits Blog, Laughing Squid (one of the first sites to use the embedding feature!), Waxy (Kickstarter's own Andy Baio), Kottke, Mike Migurski of Stamen Design, Gothamist, CNET ...and many others.
Thanks to anyone who wrote about the project or passed it along to a friend. Please don't stop! :)
And THANK YOU for backing the project.
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POSTCARD: A postcard from the lovely land of 8-bit New York.
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Postcard + PUT YOURSELF ON THE MAP: Add a marker to the map in any of the cities that we expand to (or on the current NYC map). You tell me the street address where the marker should go, along with a few words to appear next to it. A special icon design will be used to make backer-submitted markers stand out from others on the map. Add your house, your company, or maybe just your favorite spot in the city. (Note: you cannot replace major landmarks, anywhere else is fair game.)
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20 backers Limited (80 left of 100)
Postcard + Put Yourself On the Map + LIMITED EDITION POSTER: A limited edition of 100 posters of the 8-bit New York City map, printed on high quality matte paper. Each poster will be hand numbered.
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Postcard + Put Yourself On the Map + Limited Edition Poster + BUY A CITY: Voting is nice, but sometimes you need to grease the wheels a little. If you have a city that you're just dying to see in 8-bit, reserve it here. You'll be crowned as the Mayor in the credits for that city. (Or if you just want to be the mayor / patron saint of one of the 8 cities I've already reserved, you can do that too.) Note: this is in addition to the 15 cities already planned, so the top 7 voted cities will still be created.
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