Kickstarter: 2012’s true game of the year

Kickstarter Bear SuitKickstarter has become one of the main hubs on the internet for crowdfunding, raising almost US$320 million last year from over 2.2 million people around the world. The United States-based website recently published figures showing that 18,109 projects have been successfully funded, with supporters giving US$606.76 per minute last year or just over US$10 a second.

Even more impressive was the extent of people’s goodwill, with over 50,000 people supporting 10 or more projects and 457 people donating to a staggering 100 or more projects.

While music projects proved to be the most successful, the gaming industry raised the most money with $83 million pledged in the last year alone.


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