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It has been an exciting few days for our campaign thanks to all of you! We've now been in the popular this week video games page for over 24 hours and have our eyes on the Kickstarter homepage. Additionally we've had Jane McGonigal back our project, are having educators from around the country start to message us about the value they see in our project and have had Alex Peake from Code Hero which just raised nearly $200k here on Kickstarter offer his support and back the project!
Some of the exciting moments were:
1) Meghan Ventura from our gaming community here in DC with the best tweet for our campaign to date:
2) Alex Peake pow wowing with us for 30 minutes from San Francisco to give us some great campaign tips.
3) Several educational professionals who we don't know reaching out to us and saying: "How can I help beyond just pledging financially! I see major alignment to the Common Core, 21st Century Skills and other educational reform efforts." - our game is part of even bigger movements than we thought!
4) Our first media hit. InTheCapital got the scoop: http://j.mp/GAFlLE - Help us get more of this!
All of this is to say that the momentum is building. We've grown from 24% of our goal to 37% in two days! People are starting to see how important and hard team building can be and how powerful games can be in this regard. Our support is starting to look like the infamous internet hockey stick graph. Let's make the uptake of Twitter look like peanuts compared to ours. Help us continue to make it happen. We are now at your mercy.
[Let's make our graph look like this]
For the next 20 days, we'll be doing everything we can to continue to get the word out, so if any of you have ideas about ways that I should be doing that - places I should show up and present, blogs or lists I should appeal to, group I should speak to - please let me know. I'm taking your pledges to mean that you're excited to see this project happen, so as thankful as I am that you've pledged your support already (and did I mention thanks for that? Because, again, thanks!) I want to ask you to continue to be on the 4see activist army for the next month if you can, and be on the lookout for ways to spread the project link out to other people who may want to get on board.
With any ask, we've got new things to offer too. First, we're launching our +1 and +5 clubs. If you can get one additional backer to join our project we'll give you a +1 4see badge to show how awesome you are. If you can get 5 additional backers we'll give you a +5 4see badge and take you out for lunch if you're in DC. Just let us know which backers pledged because of your outreach and we'll add you to our clubs.
Finally we're also eating our own medicine, in game form. Since we're building a team for an activist project (this campaign) we've decided to play our own game to make it happen. We've now started a Facebook group called the 4see activist army here - your first mission is to join this group. I'll be on chat there as much as possible over the next 20 days. We'll be play testing parts of our game on this group throughout the campaign to give you a flavor of what we'll be doing.
Thanks for everything. We're terribly excited to see where it goes.
-Nathan and Ala'