Only halfway to its $7,500 goal with one day left in funding, supporters rallied to make the Gridiron Heroes dream a reality, surpassing the project's goal by a mere $113.
"We did it!" wrote project leader Dave Murray and his partners at Pixel Rampage on the project's Updates page. "Thanks so much to everyone. This has been a glorious race tot he finish and we are SUPER excited to push this through to the next level!"
Fans of the game were just as excited.
"This is such a unique experience and I feel a strong kinship with the other 96 [backers] even though I've yet to meet/speak to/play any of you," added Lucas Friedenreich. 'I've never felt so good to spend such a chunk of money. wooohooo!"
Gridiron Heroes, which will first be available as a Facebook application, will begin development next week, with a presumed beta date set for April 18. Murray said that the group was forced to use fake players and teams to avoid any legal issues. Hopefully, he remembered to build a player like Tecmo Bowl's Bo Jackson.