Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
March 30, 2017
arrowPress Releases






If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:


$25,188: The median for crowdfunded games in the last six months
$25,188: The median for crowdfunded games in the last six months
December 11, 2013 | By Christian Nutt




Joystiq today published the latest in its Crowdfund Bookie reports, sharing that $23 million has been raised by successfully funded video game projects on Kickstarter and IndieGoGo in the last six months, with the median amount raised by these projects hovering at $25,188.

The average raised on these crowdfunding sites for video game projects, conversely, was $128,573 -- skewed upward by a handful of very successful games.

While there were significant successes -- such as Keiji Inafune's Mighty No. 9, which pulled in close to $4 million on Kickstarter -- most games don't get remotely close to that number.

Joystiq's report breaks down the projects by genre, noting that strategy was the most-funded, earning close to $7 million, with action coming in second; action games, however, accounted for more projects.

Of course, these two platforms aren't the only potential sources of crowdfunding. Chris Roberts' Star Citizen has pulled in over $24 million in the last six months; Mighty No. 9 actually raised over $4 million when you add in pledges that came outside of its Kickstarter campaign.

For further elaboration on these stats and more, check out the full report.


Related Jobs

Force Field
Force Field — Amsterdam, Netherlands
[03.30.17]

Lead Game Programmer
Ubisoft Shanghai Studio
Ubisoft Shanghai Studio — Shanghai, China
[03.30.17]

Senior Gameplay/AI Programmer(Console Game)
Visual Concepts
Visual Concepts — Novato, California, United States
[03.29.17]

SENIOR ENVIRONMENT ARTIST
WRKSHP
WRKSHP — San Francisco, California, United States
[03.29.17]

UI/UX Designer









Loading Comments

loader image