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Crowdfunding platform Kickstarter has seen 10,000 games recieve full funding

$613 million raised in the last 8 years

Crowdfunding platform Kickstarter has seen 10,000 games recieve full funding

Crowdfunding platform Kickstarter has now helped 10,000 games acquired funding since it first launched in 2009.

The platform states that $613 million has been raised across the projects by 2.46 million different people. Of those people, 1.45 million had backed more than one project.

The very first games project funded on Kickstarter was a series of nine interconnected crossword puzzles pitched by Eric Berlin. He sought $1,500 for his project and raised $2,265 from 163 backers.

Big money

Mobile games do not typically see the same levels of funding as other platforms. The most-funded title to find its way onto mobile in Kickstarter's history is Double Fine's Broken Age, which raised $3.3 million.

Back in 2012 the unconsole Ouya became the fastest Kickstarter project to raise $1 million at the time. It eventually closed its Kickstarter on $8.6 million.

However, just because a project is funded doesn't mean it will definitely see the light of day. In 2014 it was estimated that only 1 in 3 game projects that received full funding actually saw a full launch.


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