Apocalypse in Peril
Hello, fellow hors d'oeuvres,
The day of reckoning is nearly at hand, and it doesn't look too hot for the old squids and robots. Here's where we're at, in a nutshell (via Kickspy):
The good news is that we brought in more yesterday than the day before, and that's a reversal to be proud of. That's partly because of the new Harbinger offering, and it may also be linked to our appearance on the front page of Imgur. You guys really did a great job getting the word out.
And now the bad news. To fulfill the $50k one-day goal, we need to bring in nearly twice as much tomorrow as we brought in yesterday. But as daunting as that goal is, it masks an even darker reality, which is that to get to full funding, we would need to average a daily tally of nearly $70k. That's a whole lotta dough, every day for the rest of the campaign.
Goonies never say die, but at this point we can probably only be saved by a Goonies-style haul of pirate gems. So, I dunno. Everybody search your attics for old maps with doubloons hidden in them.
I just wanted to say how moved we've been by the effort that our backers and well-wishers have made on our behalf. We've read the tweets and blog posts, we've upvoted your Reddit links, we've liked your Facebook posts. In all my years in this industry, I have never seen such passionate supporters. It means a lot to us that you guys like this idea as much as we do. It means everything, actually.
And since we're gushing, we found lots to like in your tier reward suggestions. Personally, I absolutely love the idea of letting backers send in recordings of themselves screaming, and adding those screams at random to the general human crowd noise. I also like the signed poster idea. And an honorable mention goes to the guy who suggested we add weapons that fire human kidneys.
Anyway, we will be meeting with the directors at 2 PM tomorrow to decide whether to pull the plug on the campaign. We'll let you know the result of that meeting soon afterwards. If Human Resources survives that meeting, we'll assess our reward options and see what we can do to jazz things up for our backers.
It's been a wonderful ride, you guys. No matter what happens, there will always be a little place in our hearts for everyone who shared the dream of skyscraper-wielding tentacle monsters.
Your brother in slime,
Art Director, Human Resources