Freddie Wong not only met his goal for bankrolling season three of his “Video Game High School,” he shattered the all-time record for crowd-funding of a web series.
The Indiegogo campaign came to a close Saturday night with a remarkable $900,907 in contributions, beating the goal of $750,00 and topping the previous web series crowd-funding mark set by “Bee & Puppy Cat” at $872,133 on Kickstarter.
“Video Game High School” claims more than 65 million views on websites alone and has grown from an Internet-based show to one with distribution via Blu-Ray, DVD, iTunes, Netflix, Microsoft Xbox LIVE and Sony PlayStation 3.
“Indiegogo is excited to have been part of this record-breaking event and applauds Freddie and the entire Rocket Jump team for their amazingly well-run campaign,” said Marc Hofstatter, director of film for Indiegogo. “We can’t wait to see the new season and what this team of highly talented individuals has up their sleeve for their next project.”
Accessing the platform’s global reach, one-third of Wong’s funders came from international contributions from more than 40 countries.
“We wanted to make the final season of ‘VGHS’ our biggest season yet, and wanted to have flexibility and reach in terms of potential backers” said Wong when the campaign launched in January. “Indiegogo’s integration with PayPal as well as the ability to run the campaign off our own site made them an obvious choice for the optimal crowd funding platform of this project.”