Hello everyone --
Another huge day -- WE MADE THE GOAL ON DAY 2 OUT OF 30. Thank you!!!
We're already at $3400. But that's no reason to stop after only 2 days! Let's really fill these maps out with backer icons -- surely each of you knows 5-10 people who would like to see their house / favorite spot / whatever on these maps. Not to mention the sure-to-be-awesome posters. Seriously people, the posters.
Incredibly, we now have 9 backers at the $200 sponsor level. We're going international: today's batch adds Nijmegen in the Netherlands, and Akihabara (a fittingly geeky destination) to the city list. And I'm excited to hear from the other backers in this group about which cities they want to see.
Finally, we got more great press today:
TechCrunch, NY Times City Room Blog (second Times mention in 2 days!), Paste Magazine "Awesome of the Day", and something called Internet Watch in Japan that didn't show up until the end of the day but still managed to be the #1 source of traffic.
Oh, and I'm pretty excited we're already over goal because I had to quadruple the servers yesterday to handle the load.
Keep spreading the word! Remember: Michael Arrington likes 8-Bit NYC, so why wouldn't your friends?
pledged of $3,000 goal
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Mar 8, 2010 - Apr 7, 2010
Pledge $10 or more
POSTCARD: A postcard from the lovely land of 8-bit New York.
Pledge $30 or more
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.)
Pledge $60 or more
20 backers Limited (80 of 100 left)
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.
Pledge $200 or more
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.