With some half-an-hour on the clock, and having raised over $30,000 in its last day, the PS Vita's first crowd-funded game hit its $150,000 funding mark, meaning that in around a year, we should have an awesome looking space shooter game to play.
Congratulations to the Escape Hatch team and thanks to everyone who contributed (and followers who put up with my incessant posting - I hope I helped in some small way.)
This just in from the team:
Down to the wire, down to the last 26 minutes or so, it had to be like this - it couldn't be easy, because creation never is easy. It is always borne of sweat, determination, sacrifice and raw will. And you all demonstrated those qualities a hundred fold, backing this campaign and sticking with it as we learned our hard lessons about how to run a Kickstarter campaign properly.
It is so awesome to know that we have so many backers excited about what we're going to create together over the next year, and to know that you'll all have input into the process will make the development a joy. We may not always please everyone, but we certainly will do our best to make a great space game.
And we had to hit some records today - I've heard (unconfirmed) that we were the 11th highest funded Kickstarter in the history of the site, and that's without even being a staff pick for one day!