If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Learn more.

IF Author Raises $10,000 In One Day

Next, another tale of glitz and glamour from the PC's drug-soaked, rock-n-roll interactive fiction community. And by "another" I mean "possibly the first, ever".

Highly respected IF author Andrew Plotkin (Spider and Web, Shade and much more) wants to make the switch to writing IF full-time. He created a Kickstarter page, saying that if he raised $8,000 in a month he'd proceed across the rocky tundra of self-employment and start making IF games for iOS devices (a pledge of $25 or more WILL get you a PC version on CD, though). What happened next? Well...

Plotkin proceeded to smash the $8,000 target in hours, break $10,000 in a day, and the total currently stands at $12,894 after some 36 hours. Madness.

EDIT: It's now $14,148, five hours after I published this post!

One curious thing I have just noticed is that the number of contributors is only 213. People pledged an extraordinary average of $60, making full use of the range of rewards available on the page. Anyway, here's Andrew's video:

Awesome. Thanks to RPS reader Andrew "War Bastard" Davis for tipping us off about this.

Join the Rock Paper Shotgun supporter program

Sign up today and get access to more articles like these, an ad-free reading experience, free gifts, and help us create more great writing about PC games.

See more information

Comments

We love having a friendly, positive and constructive community - you lot are great - and we want to keep it like that. Our main commenting rule is "be excellent to each other". Please see our code of conduct, where you can find out what "be excellent" means. TL;DR? Respect others, think before you post, and be prepared for puns.

More News

Latest Articles

We've been talking, and we think that you should wear clothes

Total coincidence, but we sell some clothes

Rock Paper Shotgun Merch