Muffin Time, the latest party game title from the quick-fire game experts, Big Potato – developed in collaboration with Turbo Punch – joined an elite club last week when it secured more than £1,000,000 on the crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter.
Still climbing by the time the campaign closed, the project hit the magical £1m mark at 10.30am on September 13th, marking 10,000 per cent of its original Kickstarter goal.
The card game was invented by YouTube all-stars Turbo Punch, who took their own popular asdfmovie series and transformed it into a game where absolutely anything can happen. The creation was officially released for the public to back 30 days ago, reaching its goal of £10,000 within the hour.
Since then, it’s been backed by over 24,000 gamers around the world.
Thomas ‘TomSka’ Ridgewell, one of the founding members of Turbo Punch, said: “When I was eight years old, my teacher said I’d never work on a card game that’d raise over a million pounds on Kickstarter. Never give up on your dreams.”
From skateboarding cows to exploding turtles, Muffin Time is packed with 200 completely unique cards, along with all sorts of exciting stretch goals that’ve been unlocked throughout the campaign.
New cards have been added, the box has been made holographic, and a cuddly muffin plushie has been included with each copy of the game.
On top of that, hitting the £1 million mark has also unlocked the final stretch goal – a super-shiny Muffin pin badge.
All of the stretch goals were carefully curated by Nat Aves, who managed the campaign on behalf of Big Potato, who added: “Managing this Kickstarter has been like looking after a T-Rex on wheels. It’s been
unpredictable, it’s been nerve-wracking, and I’ve watched it smash through every target in its path.
“Ultimately though, it’s been an incredible experience and easily one of the best projects I’ve worked on at Big Potato – I just can’t believe it’s nearly over.”
Although the campaign might be ending its run on Kickstarter, there’s still plenty of time for latecomers to grab a copy of the game, as Muffin Time will be hitting shelves across the UK from April 2020.
Anyone who’s interested in stocking the card game should get in touch with Emily Polglase, Big Potato’s Head of Sales, at firstname.lastname@example.org.