Over half a million raised on Kickstarter!!
Grats, Aaron! I think it's clear there's a need for your work, given all the support you received.
Got to be honest. I backed this because I felt like *somebody* should support the author of the Inform 7 book I deeply admire and learned so much from. Never suspected this ending, but couldn't be happier that it turned out like this for you!
(P.S. — It would be great if you found it in your heart to re-release a new edition of Creating Interactive Fiction updated for the new open source edition now that that's out. Especially since the original seems to be pretty much unobtanium except as a Nook ebook, judging by my hasty web search. I promise I'll back that Kickstarter also. :-)
So awesome, Aaron!