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Kickstarter games are getting more funding than ever

Kickstarter games are getting more funding than ever
December 14, 2012 | By Frank Cifaldi

December 14, 2012 | By Frank Cifaldi
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The crowdfunding phenomenon in game development this year has not hit a plateau just yet. In fact, looking at the numbers, it's maturing rapidly.

According to new research from Ico Partners, both the median and average price of successfully-funded Kickstarter games went up in the last three months.

If you were to line up every successfully-funded video game project on Kickstarter through the beginning of December in order of cheapest to most expensive, the project in the middle, or the median, (we were curious so we looked: it's either Lilly Looking Through or Malevolence) was funded for approximately $33,500.

This is up from $28.7K when Ico last did a study at the beginning of September.

Note that median is not average, but it is a more meaningful number given that high profile projects tend to skew the average. However, the average is on the rise as well: from $153K to $196k.

"Overall, it feels like the platform is on the path to maturity (for video games) and is getting there quite fast," said Ico analyst Thomas Bidaux.


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