On Monday, Kickstarter saw the third project in its short history, a Web comic book, raise over $1 million.
Before that, the first two projects to cross the million dollar mark — a computer adventure game and a fetching American-made iPhone dock — did so just days prior, on February 10, and both within 24 hours of each other.
Kickstarter chronicled the amazing day on its blog.
The Million Dollar Projects
Order of the Stick – the web-comic author asked his fans to pre-order printed editions of back issues. Every pledge gets a copy of the book and higher pledges get extra goodies.
Currently raised – $1.25 million
Double Fine Adventure – game designers at Double Fine Productions asked fans to finance a new computer game and make a behind-the-scenes documentary about the process. The campaign started with a video (below) that is really, really entertaining. Each pledge receives a copy of the game, access to members-only forum, more fun videos, and higher pledges get even more exclusive content.
Currently raised – $2.09 million
Elevation Dock: the best dock for iPhone – Casey Hopkins wants to create a CNC machined (i.e. precision computer manufacturing) iPhone dock that is made-in-America, looks spectacular, and solves all the problems of docking. He presents a video to explain it all. The minimum pledge is $59 and gets you the dock (retail price will $99) and higher pledges receive extra goodies.
Currently raised – $1.46 million