TRENDING NEWS:  Wednesday, Jan 28th, 2015

Exploding Kittens becomes the most backed Kickstarter project of all time

And it still has 22 days to go...

[The Verge]

Exploding Kittens, a card game illustrated by famed web cartoonist Matthew Inman aka The Oatmeal, has become the most backed Kickstarter project of all time. The game — billed as "a highly strategic kitty-powered version of Russian Roulette" — has overtaken Tim Schafer's Double Fine Adventure game, the movie reboot of Veronica Mars, and the return of the Reading Rainbow to claim the top spot, attracting just under 107,000 backers at the time of writing. "You wonderful people have come together to form the largest community in Kickstarter history, and the numbers keep rising," wrote the Exploding Kittens team in a blog post. "Thank you backers, you are the mostestest."

The aim of the game is to avoid being blown up by a curious kitten and its explosive material of choice. Users draw cards in turns, with some able to distract the pyrotechnic felines while others allow players to pass the exploding buck. Inman provided the illustrations and the star power, while the game itself was designed primarily by Elan Lee and Shane Small, both of whom have experience in the industry from working on the Xbox team.

Headlines: Wednesday, Jan 28 2015