Bears vs Babies, the latest game by Elan Lee and The Oatmeal's Matthew Inman, has taken Kickstarter by storm in another fanatic crowdfunding campaign. Set at a mere $10,000 goal, the campaign was instantly funded and shot up to $100,000 in the first 30 minutes of its launch. In the first 24 hours, it clocked in at almost $1 million. There are still 29 more days remaining.
Much like its predecessor Exploding Kittens, Bears vs Babies takes inherently innocent things and combines them with incredibly absurd situations to create hilarity. Babies, the most vulnerable thing on our planet, are instead extremely dangerous in this game. So dangerous, in fact, that the only way to combat them is through bear...chainsaw...monsters? The game will rely on outsmarting your friends while still building up your own defenses.
Exploding Kittens holds the record on Kickstarter, receiving a whopping $8.7 million with over 200,000 backers which made it the #1 most funded game and most number of backers in Kickstarter history. With its popularity, one would wonder why Bears vs Babies would even need a crowdfunding campaign. Clearly the demand is there, given Exploding Kittens' huge success.
However, crowdfunding also helps get the word out and works as a sort of pre-order for less traditional games. Let's see if Bears vs Babies will beat the record.
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