Webcomic pioneers Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik can officially call their Kickstarter fund for an advertising-free Penny Arcade a (partial) success, as their $250K goal was passed this weekend. Currently, there’s still plenty of time left for funding, so Krahulik has opened up about the kind of projects Penny Arcade Inc. can do with more investment from backers.
So far, only the first stretch goal for “Penny Arcade Sells Out“—the deletion of the site’s leaderboard ad—will be happening, but future rewards are immediately more tangible. Here’s what the current roadmap looks like for future funding goals:
- $325,000 — Original 6 Page Automata Strip
- $375,000 — “Jerry has agreed to Cosplay as the character of the community’s choice (by vote) for one day at both PAX East 2013 and PAX Prime 2013.”
- $450,000 — “Strip Search” Internet show, which is basically a Penny-Arcade version of Survivor or The Tester, where 10 webcomic artists compete to join Penny Arcade for a year.
Given the rate of funding, the most attractive offers don’t look like they’ll be reachable, most of which includes a free Penny Arcade mobile reader ($750K) and the revival of the Downloadable Content podcast ($825K). However, Penny Arcade will continue to run Kickstarter fundraisers in future, so perhaps certain stretch goals will roll over.
Or maybe I’m wrong. Do you guys think Penny Arcade can triple their Kickstarter money any time soon?
Source: Penny Arcade