Kickstarter games had over $83 million pledged to them throughout 2012
As Kickstarter reveal the figures on a lucrative year for gaming, we take a look back at some of the biggest crowdfunding successes of 2012…
Not only was 2012 a fantastic year for gaming all-around, it also proved to be the breakout year for Kickstarter. In it’s end-of-year round-up, the crowddfunding service revealed backers pledged $83,133,565 towards game related projects.
That’s no small figure, and according to the website pledges were made by 561,574 backers to over 2,796 potential projects. Gaming became the second most lucrative category, it fell short of Art – which racked up an impressive 647, 361 over the year.
The crowdfunding website highlighted the success of Double Fine Adventure, which helped surge interest in game-based Kickstarter projects following its incredibly impressive campaign, which finished on $3,335,371 after asking for just $400,000 to reach its goal in March 2012.
Other notable highlights include Obsidian’s Project Eternity, which closed at $3,986,929 after asking for the lofty sum of $1,100,000 from fans of the classic RPG.
Hardware also saw great success on the service over the year. Ouya proved to be the most lucrative, with the Android console’s campaign ending on the crazy sum $8,596,474. That’s a 904% increase on the original goal of $950,00. Virtual Reality headset Oculus Rift also did incredibly well, with the interesting new technology soaring past its $250,000 goal, finishing on $2,437,429.