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People ask how they can support Penny Arcade in a way that doesn't involve shirts or looking at ads, and we think we've found a way.
People ask how they can support Penny Arcade in a way that doesn't involve shirts or looking at ads, and we think we've found a way.
9,069 backers pledged $528,144 to help bring this project to life.

Thanks and next steps!

Thank you to everyone that helped make the homepage ad-free! The campaign was a really crazy experience. We learned so much, so our thanks to all those that contributed and commented throughout the month. As a bonus, Mike posted on Penny Arcade that we got so close to the Lookouts stretchgoal that we're going to do it anyway, so look for that, the Automata comic, the Strip Search show, and Jerry dressed as a giant juicer in 2013!

We're already planning the fulfillment of our rewards and the keeping of our promises, so expect a few surveys from the campaign once PAX Prime is done. (We want to give those with payment issues two weeks to resolve them)

Thanks again!


    1. Creator Mathias Uslar on December 13, 2012

      Guys, I like your comics, but honestly, this stuff here is pretty much nonsense and really a mess I was really looking forward to the comic and got a bit upset when I saw this being first on humble bundle - but hey, I bought it because I also wanted SMBC and XKCD - I understand you have no such heavy load servers to sent out all the digital comics at once, but you stated December - I would only be respectful to all backers at least to provide an update on your planned timetable for the small rewards (x<= 25 Dollars)

    2. Creator Penny Arcade on November 9, 2012

      Andy - no worries, you haven't been forgotten about. We're still on track to deliver the rewards per the schedule on the pledges on the righthand side, and for the larger donors such as yourself we'll be reaching out individually as opposed to via surveys. Thanks!

    3. Creator Andy Janata on November 9, 2012

      Hey, I pledged $2150 and sent an email about multiple rewards (PAX and t-shirt/everything else) as specified in Update #3, but I haven't gotten any email about anything but PAX. Did I slip through the cracks somewhere?

    4. Creator Penny Arcade on October 26, 2012

      Hey, Charles - all of the surveys for the "large volume" rewards have been sent out, and we'll be reaching out individually to those reward winners that are smaller volume. As far as fulfillment, we are still pretty much on track for the estimated delivery dates for each of the rewards. Thanks!

    5. Creator Charles R Overbeck on October 25, 2012

      Any update you can give us on the surveys and reward fulfillment?

    6. Creator martin on September 29, 2012

      When you install adblock.

    7. Creator George Charles on September 28, 2012

      When do the ads evaporate?

    8. Creator Penny Arcade on September 17, 2012

      Andreas - should be in the next few weeks. we are just coordinating all of our rewards to make sure everyone gets taken care of. Thanks for the patience!

    9. Creator Andreas Bragd on September 17, 2012

      Any word on when the surveys or whatever you guys use to get in contact with us are due?

    10. Creator Marykate Clark on August 30, 2012

      Just don't harm/traumatize the duck, please.
      Tycho should name the duck, too. The duck is playing a key support role, after all.
      Maybe just name it after the people Gabe has to think about... it will be a long name, but an honorable one.

    11. Creator David on August 27, 2012


      - 8452 names for Gabe to shout while chasing a duck.
      Common names like "Steve" "Bob" should make it shorter, unless they have to shout full names.
      - 5911 backers for Gabe to think about during sex.
      He can just think about us as a collective whole, "all those people that donated over $15 dollars"
      - 4763 pets for Tycho to name.
      He just gives them all the same name, or uses a random pet name generator, problem solved.

    12. Creator Mark S. C. Smith on August 17, 2012

      <3 PA. I wish I had enough money to fund the whole reward tree myself. Someday, guys. Someday.

    13. Creator CaptainKeytar on August 17, 2012

      8452 names for Gabe to shout while chasing a duck.
      5911 backers for Gabe to think about during sex.
      4763 pets for Tycho to name.

      Are you sure you guys have time for Automata after all of that?

    14. Creator Erin on August 17, 2012

      Will the duck shouting be livestreamed?

    15. Creator Maxx Mittelstadt on August 17, 2012

      I'm looking forwards to the Automata comic I was hoping for more ever since. I even bought the Automata t-shirt when it was first released.

    16. Creator Wind Lane on August 17, 2012

      Look Outs was the main goal I was hoping would be reached - though second was the full million for all ads gone.

      So happy to hear we're getting it even though we fell a bit short. Really looking forward to what this kind of thing will open up for PA in the future!

    17. Creator Kyle Hagan on August 17, 2012

      But when does the duck-shouting start?

    18. Creator Michael on August 17, 2012

      Y'all are so cool for doing the Lookouts anyway! Thank you!

    19. Creator Lord Fuckaduck (deleted) on August 17, 2012

      I was exactly the same as Toby ^^ (up there)

      10 years of entertainment definitely worth the paltry amount I could give.

      Oh and I get to chose a username that will get gabe arrested :)

    20. Creator David Sánchez on August 17, 2012

      As Toby, this has been my very first support on Kickstarter, had to do it for Penny Arcade (even if it was with a little cash :) ).

      Way to go!

    21. Creator Wayne Sung on August 17, 2012

      Very cool, was hoping for more Lookouts! Thanks, Mike!
      And Jerry, looking forward to your juicy debut. ;p

    22. Creator toby jecks-wright on August 17, 2012

      It's been an honor to help those you've been with me for years. This is the only time I've ever supported penny-arcade with a purchase but after following you for over 10 yrs i felt it was time to return the favor. I love you Penny-arcade you sweet sons of bitches.