Exploding Kittens Sets Kickstarter Gaming Record

February 22nd, 2015 | by

Exploding Kittens, a card game created by the online entertainment site The Oatmeal, set a record for the highest-grossing gaming-related project in Kickstarter history. The game raised $8,782,571, a total that is about $185,000 more than what the game Ouya raised. Nearly 220,000 people contributed to the campaign. This is also the third-highest-grossing overall project in Kickstarter history.

Exploding Kittens is a card game that entails players using strategy and individual cards to go through a playing deck. Whoever draws a card that features an exploding kitten will lose unless the player holds the right cards. Individual cards can also be used to do things like force players into picking extra cards or to “defuse” exploding kitten cards among other things.

The game will be delivered in July.