News: Kickstarter have revealed that following Double Fine’s massively successful Adventure project, pledges to videogame projects has climbed across the board.
The fact Tim Schafer and Double Fine raised $3.3 million for their adventure game through Kickstarter is an amazing achievement. However, there were complaints that by doing this, Double Fine were taking the spotlight away from smaller projects that were less likely to get funding from other sources. Kickstarter says No!
According to stats released by the crowd funding site, Double Fine have actually brought more money to the site then ever before. The graph above shows the amount of pledges received by video game projects, the dotted line is when Double Fine started theirs. Now the important bit, the pledges to Double Fine aren’t included in that graph. That’s quite a jump.
Before Schafer only one videogame project had gone over $100,000; now nine have. $1,776,372 was pledged to the Video Games category in Kickstarter’s first two years. In the six weeks after Double Fine, $2,890,704 was pledged ($6,227,075 counting Double Fine).
Videogames aren’t the only section to see improvement due to that one projects success. 61,692 new backers appeared on the site for Double Fine, 22 percent of them have gone on to pledge to another project.
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