Kickstarted game projects cross $20m mark

Crowd-funding site Kickstarter has been used to fund over $20 million worth of videogame-related projects, a new NYT report has it (via). That’s the figure for the past three year’s then, the site’s entire lifespan.

Double Fine’s Double Fine Adventure, which started a new wave of game projects to be submitted after it pulled in its $3.3 million, is said to be the second most funded project on the site, ever, only eclipsed by the 7 million dollar baby that is the Pebble E-Paper watch.

The average for game projects stands at $12,759, a figure that includes both successful and unsuccessful fundings. Games are passed by the design ($29,409) and tech ($27,677) categories only.

It was recently said that videogame projects pulled in $1,776,372 in Kickstarter’s first two years, a number that’s increased dramatically in 2012, following the likes of Double Fine Adventure, Wasteland 2, Shadowrun Returns, and most recently Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards.

About the author: Rain Anderson


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