Turns out not everybody is Tim Schafer. Though the creator of Grim Fandango set Kickstarter records earlier this year, raising over $US3 million for his point-and-click adventure game, most crowdfunded gaming projects aren’t nearly as successful.
In fact, according to a Kickstarter representative who spoke to Kotaku yesterday, only about 25 per cent of video game projects reach their funding goals. In contrast, about 45 per cent of all projects reach their funding goals, the representative said. So gaming Kickstarters aren’t doing very well at all. Established games like Wasteland and Leisure Suit Larry may have reached their goals, but they’re more exception than rule.
In other words, Kickstarter ain’t a revolution in the gaming industry just yet.