What can only be described as a Millennial menagerie between Big Potato Games and the media production company Turbo Punch resulting in the launch of the new party game, Muffin Time, stormed its way to success on Kickstarter this week, hitting its crowdfunding goal of £10k in just 53 minutes.
Less than 24 hours later, the Kickstarter has reached over £140,000 (a 1400 per cent increase from their original target) and is still climbing.
Muffin Time is the latest creation from Turbo Punch, the masterminds behind the popular asdfmovie series. Thomas Ridgewell, also known as ‘TomSka’, cut the virtual ribbon by releasing a video across all his social platforms, resulting in a stampede of backers.
The Kickstarter campaign features four tiered rewards, each one better than the last. The base Muffin Time game can be backed for £15, whilst the top-tier £30 package will reward the backer with the full game, both expansion packs and a collection of Kickstarter-exclusive goodies.
Backers can expect to receive their games by March 2020 at the latest.
The asdfmovie series is a collection of short animated videos starring anything from skateboarding cows to cute-but-suicidal muffins, and has been viewed over 500 million times. The muffin itself went viral after the Muffin Song was released in 2018, and now it’s making a dramatic return in the game.
Big Potato’s Nat Aves was in charge of managing the Kickstarter
“I was so excited to be involved in the process and the launch was amazing,” said Aves. “We all stood around a tiny laptop screen in the Big Potato office and were cheering as we watched the numbers creep up. It’s definitely been worth it – even if I’ve had the Muffin Song in my head for over a year.”
Thomas ‘TomSka’ Ridgewell, added: “We played a lot of Big Potato games and had a lot of fun doing it, so we knew they’d be a cool publisher to work with. It’s amazing to hold something in our hands that only existed in our heads a year ago.”
To see what all the fuss is about, or to learn how to play Muffin Time, you can check out the Kickstarter campaign here.