VGHS breaks crowdfunding record with $900K raised

Season three of RocketJump Studios' Video Game High School has received nearly a million dollars from over 10,000 fans who pledged the funds through the show's Indiegogo campaign.
February 24, 2014

Earlier this month, speaking to StreamDaily about his latest crowdfunding campaign for season three of Video Game High School (VGHS), filmmaker Freddie Wong said one of the reasons he switched from Kickstarter to Indiegogo is because the latter isn’t all or nothing – the funding doesn’t go away if the goal is not met.

Turns out he didn’t need to worry about not being able to reach his $750,000 goal.

On Saturday, the month-long fundraising campaign by Wong’s RocketJump Studios closed with $900,907 raised. The campaign even broke the record for the most money raised through crowdfunding for a web series, previously set by Cartoon Hangover’s Bee & Puppy Cat at $872,133 on Kickstarter.

A total of 10,932 people contributed to VGHS, which is represented by Collective Digital Studio. The donations ranged from $5 to $10,000 – the highest amount was claimed eight times in exchange for executive producer credits. To learn more about Wong and VGHS co-creator Matthew Arnold’s creative campaigning, check out this previous interview with Wong and StreamDaily.

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