Kickstarter just let the world know that it has pulled in more than $US1 billion dollars for thousands of crowdfunding projects since the company launched. And the category that raked in the most cash? Games, once again, to the tune of $US215.75 million.
Double Fine’s adventure game Kickstarter was one of 2012’s great success stories, bringing in over $US3 million in community funding. A year later, though, it turns out that wasn’t enough money to get the game finished.
People giving money to Kickstarter projects love games. How much do they love them? According to Kickstarter’s number crunchers, over $US50 million dollars over the last eight months have gone to games campaigns. That’s more money than has gone to film, tech or music projects.