Kickstarter’s Year of the Game
Yesterday, Kickstarter released figures detailing how video game projects broke through this year, raising over $50 million in funding, and going from the eighth-most-funded category in the site’s history to second-most, while 2012 saw more funding for games than any other category.
The site says that “23 % of all dollars pledged have been to games. Last year, just 3.6# were. Of the 36 projects that have raised more than $500,000 this year, 20 have been games.”
Double Fine’s huge success on the crowd-funding site is pegged as the breakthrough for the category, as it “signaled to game developers that they could use Kickstarter to do something that previously seemed impossible: make the game they wanted without outside interference.”
That’s pretty cool, no? If nothing else, it’s yet another example to the world that gamers are a force to be reckoned with. You can have all your films and Robocop statues—gamers are funding awesome new games.