Day 1 report: $1,926 - AMAZING
Hi guys --
Less than 24 hours in, we already have $1,926 of pledges from 33 backers!!
Perhaps even more incredible, we have 4 city sponsorships, for Austin, Detroit, New Orleans, and Seattle! As a Seattle native, that one is dear to me, but I'm particularly excited to see New Orleans, a place that I had secretly hoped I would be able to do. I'm also really looking forward to how Detroit turns out. Jerry Paffendorf sponsored the city and has threatened to integrate it into his prolific Loveland series of micro-real-estate projects. Putting these two projects together seems like a no-brainer.
We also got some awesome press, which led to a little "8-bit downtime" while I frantically re-configured things to deal with the traffic. Mentions in:
Kotaku, Gizmodo (actually, Gizmodo accidentally posted about the project twice today! thanks!), NY Times Bits Blog, Laughing Squid (one of the first sites to use the embedding feature!), Waxy (Kickstarter's own Andy Baio), Kottke, Mike Migurski of Stamen Design, Gothamist, CNET ...and many others.
Thanks to anyone who wrote about the project or passed it along to a friend. Please don't stop! :)
And THANK YOU for backing the project.