"Exploding Kittens" Creator Getting Ulcers

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"Exploding Kittens" is now the most-backed kickstarter campaign in the history of Kickstarter.

The card game, which revolves around, well, exploding kittens, and its creator were seeking only $10,000 to make the game.

"Exploding Kittens" has now officially raised over $4 million in funds for the project.

That is over 48,000% funded!

The creator of "Exploding Kittens" must be beside himself with joy, right?

Well, beside himself, yes. With joy? A little.

Matthew Inman, who co-created the "Exploding Kittens" with Élan Lee and Shane Small, says that making the card game will be easier than making a tech game.

However, the pressure is on to make it worthy of the interest and funding. In fact, Matthew says he has been running a lot lately “to fight off ulcers that may have been doubling in size this past week."

“It’s exhilarating to think that people responded around something that you created,” Matthew Inman said of "Exploding Kittens".

He added, “There’s no adjective to describe it.”

But, now he feels he must really make "Exploding Kittens" into “something wonderful.”

So, just what are Inman and his cohorts going to do with all of that lovely Kickstarter money?

“The short answer is: We don’t know yet,” he says.

Not that they haven't been given some great ideas about "Exploding Kittens" promotion.

“We have people saying that with all the extra backers, we should upgrade the decks and add shirts and posters,” the cartoonist said. “But we wouldn’t want that to get in the way of delivering [the product] — where you pay for it and then wait two years for it.”

The only thing he knows right now is that people truly, and desperately, want both sets of "Exploding Kittens" cards, one of which is NSFW.

The problem with creating "Exploding Kittens", in a nutshell, is this:

“Creatively, how do we give back to the community that’s given us so much?” Matt said.

What do you think of "Exploding Kittens"? Would you buy it?

Lacy Langley
Lacy is a writer from Texas. She likes spending time in the home office, homeschooling her kids, playing the didgeridoo, caring for her chickens (Thelma and Louise), Rolos, Christmas, and Labyrinth.