Artist Phil Summers launched his Kickstarter for the hand drawn Metroid guide at 12 p.m. EDT on August 6. Within less than an hour, the campaign surpassed its $20,000 goal and as of the time of publishing, the project raised over $100,000.
It's not just about the Metroid guide, though.
Summers started the campaign to help fund continuous production of his previous guides too, including the Hand Drawn Zelda Guide and the Hand Drawn Contra and Ninja Gaiden guides.
"Demand was overwhelming and each printing sold out immediately," Summers said of the Zelda guide on Kickstarter. "I tried my hardest to keep up but, soon enough, that time had come to move on to the next title in the Hand Drawn Game Guides series."
Hand Drawn Metroid Guide Kickstarter Smashes Goals in Opening Hours
The campaign lets you choose a $25 backer tier for any of the three guides or pledge higher amounts for a bundle and additional sketches.
More goals may follow, but the campaign's immediate success surprised Summers. In fact, he actually went on vacation with his family the day the campaign began because he didn't expect such a result.