[UPDATE 02/12/2013 3:30 p.m. PT] Freddie Wong, Brandon Laatsch and Matt Arnold have raised a record breaking amount of crowd-sourced funding for season two of “Video Game High School” finishing off their Kickstarter campaign with a grand total of $808,341. With the campaign ending at 11:59 PT on Monday, February 11, the team behind “VGHS: Season Two” has almost tripled the amount of money raised during the Kickstarter for season one of “VGHS,” which raised close to $275,000.
[UPDATE 02/08/2013 3:o0 p.m. PT] With three days left in its campaign, “Video Game High School: Season Two’s” Kickstarter campaign has surpassed its $636,010 goal to become the most-funded Kickstarter campaign in the “Film & Video” category.
When it comes to crowd-sourced funding, Freddie Wong and the team behind season two of “Video Game High School” are swinging for the fences. The “VGHS: Season Two” Kickstarter campaign, if successful, will be the most funded project ever in Kickstarter’s “Film & Video” category.
Currently, the crew behind “VGHS” are seeking $636,010 to produce the second season of the critically acclaimed web series. After a successful round of fundraising for season one, “VGHS” debuted on Rocketjump.com as well Freddie Wong’s YouTube channel FreddieW.
Since its premiere, “VGHS” has been viewed over 40 millions times and can now be viewed at ITunes and streaming site Netflix. The second season of “VGHS” will ramp up the action with six TV-length episodes.
If $636,010 worth of fundraising seems strangely specific, it’s because that is the exact amount it took to make season one of the series. Late last year, Wong broke down the costs of season one in an infographic published at Rocketjump.com detailing everything from food costs to stunts.
So far, “VGHS: Season Two’s” Kickstarter campaign has doubled the amount made from the initial round of fundraising for season one. With $549,892 in the bag, the campaign is short over $86 thousand with a week left before it expires.
The second most funded video on Kickstarter belongs to Blur Studio for their animated movie based on the Eric Powell comic “The Goon,” which raised $441,900.
You can check out Freddie Wong’s campaign introduction video below.