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Kickstarter Reports Over $1M In Pledges Towards Games

Kickstarter Reports Over $1M In Pledges Towards Games

April 29, 2011 | By Mike Rose

April 29, 2011 | By Mike Rose
More: Indie, Business/Marketing

Project funding site Kickstarter has revealed, exactly two years after first launching, that over $1million has been pledged towards game projects on the site.

Posting on the Kickstarter blog, co-founder Yancey Strickler noted that games have collectively received funding of exactly $1,052,557. More money has been contributed to games than dance, fashion and comics projects.

However, this number was slight in comparison to film and music projects, which have seen donations of $19.7 million and $13.1 million respectively. It should also be noted that the Games category includes all types of games, and not just video game projects.

Strickler also revealed other interesting figures and statistics. Kickstarter has seen 591,773 backers in total, with 79,658 'repeat backers' -- i.e. users who have backed more than one project. Over $53.1 million has been pledged in total.

He said that approximately 43 percent of projects on Kickstarter are successfully funded, and that projects which reach 30 percent of their funding goals go on to be fully funded 90 percent of the time.

Gamasutra looked at the crowdfunding revolution in a recent feature, and spoke to developers who had been both successful and non-successful with a Kickstarter project.

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