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Sportsfriends Kickstarter gets funded on final day

Samit Sarkar (he/him) is Polygon’s deputy managing editor. He has more than 15 years of experience covering video games, movies, television, and technology.

The Kickstarter for Sportsfriends, the compilation of local-multiplayer-focused indie games featuring Johann Sebastian Joust, reached its $150,000 funding goal this morning with little time to spare.

A major chunk of the project's funding came in over the weekend — as of last Friday, Dec. 7, the Kickstarter drive had not yet reached the $100,000 mark.

According to developer Die Gute Fabrik, "A proper response [is] coming later today," but for now, the company said, "We're totally floored. We did it! You did it! Thank you all so much!"

The Kickstarter drive will conclude at 4 p.m. ET today; its current total is just over $154,000.

Sportsfriends consists of Douglas Wilson's Johann Sebastian Joust, Noah Sasso's BaraBariBall, Bennett Foddy's Super Pole Riders and Ramiro Corbetta's Hokra. The package is currently set to be released on PlayStation 3 through PlayStation Network in October 2013, with versions for home computers (Windows, Mac and Linux) to follow a few months afterward.

Check out our feature on Johann Sebastian Joust for more on the "video game without video."