$300k unlocked! Holy smokes
On Friday we broke $275k, and Sunday afternoon we broke $300k. This is incredible, and you all are incredibly awesome. The $300k threshold was a mystery, and all we knew is it was something that would affect all versions of the book. Here's the reveal on what you've unlocked, told through the magic of KC Green's Ophelia-path illustration we've already seen:
To Be Or Not To Be will now be printed in FULL COLOUR.
This is a huge step, and while it more than doubles our expenses it also makes the book SCIENTIFICALLY at least five times as beautiful, as rad, AND as super chill. So awesome!
You guys, I'm humbled by the sort of magic Kickstarter (which is a fancy way to say "the sort of magic you and all your friends") are capable of. You've taken a black-and-white volume with 30 illustrations and turned it into the gorgeous full-colour, fully illustrated book you're seeing here. And it's all at the same price: the same $20 pledge we started with now gets you this super-enhanced book, not to mention all the extras we've unlocked! Hooray for economies of scale, hooray for you, and hooray for how amazing this whole thing has been! Please keep sharing hamletbook.com with your friends because that is how this magic happens.
Once again you've blown past every goal I could think of, which is insane. AS SUCH here are some more stretch goals for our last 10 days!
- $325,000 = ??
- $350,000 = ??!?!
- $375,000 = ????!!?
- $400,000 = ??!!??!?!?!
They are as mysterious as the ocean, and twice as deep.
Also, I got an email from the Canadian Cancer Society! I was planning to surprise them with the donation we're raising here, but they heard about the book, got very excited (exact quote!), and sent along this image for us to use:
...which is just awesome.
So! For our play-through, Hamlet was reading to us from his chooseable-path book that he himself had written, trying to get us to admit to murder. Our choices were OPTION RUDOLPH (admit it!) or OPTION FROSTY (continue to deny!). The winner (with several excellent rhyming couplets in both directions) was... FROSTY. So we will continue to deny this murder act!
Do not admit it
"No, I do not admit to any murder." you say. "I continue not to admit to any murders."
Hamlet furrows his brow and turns to a different page.
"Liar!!" he reads. "You totally killed your brother by poisoning him in the ear! We all know it. You should admit it right now." He looks up from the book. You sigh.
"Your choices are to admit it or not admit it," he explains. “Listen, I’m just throwing this out here but maybe you should admit it, okay? It would be super great if you did that.”
There are two exits here. To your left is "Admit it". To your right, "Do not admit it". Where will you go?
GO LEFT: Admit it
GO RIGHT: Do not admit it
Leave your vote in the comments!