Crowdfunded Games Surpass $100 Million on Kickstarter

Double Fine AdventureKickstarter has reported that over $100 Million has been crowdfunded for games on their platform to date.  The exact number, according to Kickstarter,  is $107.6 Million which has funded 1,476 projects financed by 633,242 backers.

The success of Double Fine Adventures seems to be a pivot point for their game crowdfunding growth.  Double fine completed their campaign almost a year ago where they raised over $3.3 Million on a goal of just $400,000.  Such successful crowdfunding initiatives has jolted the gaming industry and the rush to crowdfund future game iterations or entirely new projects.

Kingdom Death MiniaturesStarting in 2009, Kickstarter crowdfunded a total of $60,601 for all games.  In 2012 the cumulative number leapt to over $83 Million.  So far for 2013 over $22 Million has been directed towards game projects on the crowdfunding platform.

Adam Poots crowdfunded his first game in 2009 for only $1741.  In 2012, Poots crowdfunded his next iteration of Kingdom Death Miniatures where he raised over $2 Million from 5,410 backers – on a stated goal of $35,000.

The Game category is second only to Video and Film for overall dollars crowdfunded on Kickstarter.  Films have raised over $121 Million to date.

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