Has the OOTS/Double Fine effect worn off? I ask not only because of the number of projects that have lost momentum, but there really aren’t any notable new projects this week – can I really get excited about The Classic Crime or Shell Game raising 5o grand in a week? There is the weird case of the ZBoard, which raised over $100,000 in the past week, yet seems to have already slowed down considerably by now.
Double Fine is getting a late push in its last 24 hours and could end up doubling the second-place Elevation Dock. That’s a record that could stand for a long, long time. More projects have lost momentum: the LowLine made about $12,000 in the past week, while FTL made less than $10,000 and Atomic Robo: Last Stop made a little more. A Show with Ze Frank finished at $146,752, just short of tripling its goal, so it lost a lot of momentum (about $20,000 in the last week), but still finishes at #8 in the Film and Video category until FrackNation finishes. However, The HuMn Wallet doesn’t seem to be losing any momentum, raising $30,000 in the past week. And the David Lynch Documentary raised another $40,000, suggesting $200k is in reach. Meanwhile, Second Class Citizens Documentary finishes in fifth place in the Film and Video category, but is likely to be passed by FrackNation at least.
The success of Erfworld Year of the Dwagon is becoming astonishing. It enters its final three days at over $66,000, raising just over $10,000 in the past week. It probably can’t catch #2 in the Comics category, but until pretty recently a Comics project raising over $60,000 might have seemed unthinkable. Yet Diesel Sweeties got enough of a late push that it wound up passing Benign Kingdom, and the $60,000 mark, for what’ll eventually be fourth in the category as well.
Finally, back in OOTS-land, based on previous updates, about 16.9% of all the pledge rewards should be in the mail by now.