While many in the community are celebrating the fact that Johann Sebastian's Sportsfriends managed to hit its Kickstarter funding goal in the eleventh hour, many might not know that one person was instrumental in that happening: Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson. Notch had originally pledged $5,000 to the project but later decided to increase the amount he was giving by $3,000 to a total of $8,000.
Notch said on Twitter that the reason he tossed a few more thousand dollars at the Kickstarter was because "the suspense was killing me."
Sportsfriends, created with the input of the same developer that created the popular Move game Joust, is described as a four-pack of local multiplayer games for PlayStation 3, PC, and Mac from four indie developers. The games included are Johann Sebastian Joust, BaraBariBall, Super Pole Riders, and Hokra.
"Publishers aren't interested in local multiplayer-only games, so that's where you come in," according to the Sportsfriends Kickstarter page.
At the time of this writing Sportsfriends has raked in $153,551 from 3,701 backers.