Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson contributed $8,000 to the Sportsfriends Kickstarter campaign. His original pledge was $5,000, but he said "the suspense was killing me," so he decided to increase his giving. The Sportsfriends Kickstarter campaign ends at 4 p.m. EDT today and only just reached its $150,000 target this morning.
Sportsfriends is a four-pack of local multiplayer games for PlayStation 3, PC, and Mac from four independent developers. The games included are Johann Sebastian Joust, BaraBariBall, Super Pole Riders, and Hokra.
Each game is currently playable in prototype form, but the funding will be used to complete and release them. "Publishers aren't interested in local multiplayer-only games, so that's where you come in," reads a line from the Sportsfriends Kickstarter.
At press time, the Sportsfriends Kickstarter fund had gathered $153,551 from 3,701 backers.