Kickstarter 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.
Starting 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.