Yesterday just after 5pm we hit our funding goal - Hooray!
But a few hours later our two $10,000 backers cancelled their pledges - dropping us back below our funding threshold. These were the two "Kaidra fan" pledges - which inspired & energized all of us so much last week. The idea that so many friends would get together and selflessly help a friend make a dream come true was amazing.
And also, apparently, not true.
When promoting Kickstarter, we often have to deal with people who worry that Kaiju Combat is a hoax - or that Kickstarter is some sort of scam. Well this is a reminder that deception can travel in both ways. Two of our backers have perpetrated a scam on the community - and it stings.
However - this is far from a lethal blow! We still have more than 5 days left in the campaign, and the pledges have continued to pour in. Successful Kickstarter campaigns generally see their pledges increase over the last week - that has certainly been our experience thus far! We remain very confident about our ability to get Kaiju Combat funded.
So let's not gnash our teeth and complain about this minor setback - let's keep our eyes focused on the prize!