Most everyone who cares knows, but I thought I should recognise it formally here: Cultist Simulator was funded in a smidge over twelve hours. This is a lot better than I expected. Almost 40% of the pledges so far have come from a mailshot to my old Failbetter fanbase, and I want to publicly thank Paul (my co-founder, now bossman) and Haley (marketing regent) for letting me get in touch with those folks.
It’s, er, it hasn’t really sunk in. I was reasonably confident I’d get funded, people have been positive, but it’s been a year since I started tinkering with the project, I’ve just been quietly here alone in my studio doing my thing, and suddenly it’s all been VALIDATED by a load of delightful strangers waving tenners in the air and shrilling songs of dark exultation. It’ll be a big relief when I actually manage to believe it.
Here’s me trying to stream my reaction, with a mask and gin. I’ll do a micro-retrospective on the last 24 hours, because I think other creators will find the data interesting, but I’m going to take the rest of my Saturday off and play War of the Chosen.