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This Week in Kickstarter

We hacked Kickstarter. Yep, we hacked our own site, but with good intentions! Yesterday was our semi-annual Hack Day, where everyone in the office stops what they are doing and devotes 24 hours to a cool, perhaps useless, project. While some created songs containing lyrics from famous project videos, others built new tools for finding cool projects, and one of our esteemed engineers (Tieg!) even built a blinking Kickstarter lamp out of LED lights and an Arduino controller that blinks for every color in the category wheel on the profile page. 

If that doesn't make any sense to you, you probably haven't seen the new Profile Page, which we shipped this week. Complete all the pies and you win a big pat on the back. 

In other news, PAX is currently raging in Seattle and to celebrate all the awesome Kickstarter games that are participating in the event, we crafted a little video containing bits and pieces of some of our favorite game projects. If Tim Schafer gets you excited, you need to hit play asap. 

On a more serious note, this week marked the start of Convention season, with the Republican National Convention kicking off on Monday in Tampa. Artists Nora Ligorano and Marshall Reese's Morning in America project, an ice sculpture which spells out "Middle Class," was on temporarily on display in Tampa, where it melted in front of civilians near the convention center.  The ice sculpture will be recreated and displayed at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC next week, where it will once again melt in front of convention goers. 

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      Creator Rhenda Fearrington on August 31, 2012

      My, you guys are really snappy! I love everything about Kick starter even though I must spend my hard-earned money with my company's competitor- grrrr! No stock options, there. But I must because I love my friends in the Philadelphia Jazz Community!! And I have many, many amazingly talented friends in the Arts who worked hard and deserve the support that your Kick starter provides.

      Thank you for being ALL THAT, a bag o' chips and some salsa on the siiiiide!
      Sista In The Front

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      Creator Ben Edwards on August 31, 2012

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      Creator Jesse Lyons on August 31, 2012

      In the kickstarter hearts games video what is the game shown at the 1:08 mark?

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      Creator Lee Dempsey on August 31, 2012

      For the love of deities, fix the profile page so it once again shows the project status and funding. It might useful for strangers to get a quick overview of what you've backed, but as a portal for your own reference it's completely useless. A prime example of aesthetics over function.

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      Creator Catlike Games on August 31, 2012

      No mention of Reaper Bones recently successful Kickstarter that recently ended as the 3rd largest Kickstarter of all time? Odd, especially since "Kickstarter loves games"

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      Creator TF&IT on September 1, 2012

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      Creator GBJR Toys on September 4, 2012

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      Creator Tomasz Werner on September 4, 2012

      @Jesse
      The sword-swinging action is Forge Quest http://kck.st/sE0mUI
      The venue footage directly after is Babycastles & Showpaper http://kck.st/8YUwvq

      @Elyiot
      Reaper Bones will definitely be featured next we update our games video!

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      Creator Priyanka Agarwal on October 7, 2013

      Interesting!