OMG! Is that guy from that videogame museum STILL updating us Kickstarter donors 2.5 years after the fundraising ended, and all goals were met!? Geez, can't he just leave us alone and not tell us about all the cool things our donations enabled?
Nope! Sorry to clog your inboxes yet again with another fabulous update about the Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment: you know, that videogame museum you helped to get off the ground back in April of 2011?
Well, the MADE continues on course to become the world's premier dedicated videogame museum, and despite having long ago met every goal we posted on our Kickstarter, we can't help but come running to you, our loyal donors, every time we make a big step forward. After all, you made this all possible.
Said big step is the addition of over 600 Sq ft of new space across the hall from our existing space! This new space will be a dedicated classroom and social space for meetups and co-working. Our new classroom will support 14 students initially, and we're hoping to fit 18 to 20 when we're all built out.
This new classroom, named the 1up Classroom, was funded by generous donations by the Will and Anya Wright Foundation, David Scott, and Dolby Labs. Google is also pitching in to donate computers for the facility.
But none of it could have happened without your initial support. Your donations have brought us to a point where the museum can now expand on its own, while its educational projects take on their own life in their own space across the hall.
That means the main space of our museum is going to be re-laid out and turned into a more dedicated exhibit space, with more room for playable exhibits, and more wall-space for artwork. We're also looking into new presentation styles for showing off all those posters, documents, and manuals you've donated to us over the years.
Again, thank you for your donation to the MADE. We're opening the classroom on September 1, with a formal party to celebrate our 2 year anniversary on September 21. You're all invited!