Kickstarter Gaming Projects Garnered $83 Million in 2012

Gaming projects garner more funding than films, technology and art.

Posted By | On 09th, Jan. 2013 Under News

It doesn’t take a genius to realize that Kickstarter both had an amazing year in 2012, and also played arguably the most important role in funding for the gaming industry since…ever.

The site recently released stats for the year the Mayans forgot. And it seems that of the gaming projects backed – which number about 2796 (at least of those included in that category) – $83,144,565 was pledged by 561,574 backers.

Let it never be argued then that gamers are simply content to sit around and complain and do nothing to change things.

If Kicktstarter proved anything else, it’s that games have more or less superseded film, technology and art in terms of funding. The gaming projects garnered more pledges than all three of those categories combined.

Overall 2,241,475 backers pledged about $319,786,629 and helped successfully fund 18,109 projects, of which 17 went on to gross more than $1 million.

Many of the gaming projects we know that crossed that benchmark include Double Fine’s adventure game, Obsidian’s Project Eternity, the Ouya Android console, Wasteland 2, Chris Roberts’ Star Citizen, Shadowrun Returns and many more.

Source: GIBiz

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