Last year on Kickstarter, over $83 million were pledged to videogame projects.
Last year saw some Kickstarter videogame campaigns make headlines, like Double Fine’s Adventure game that might have started it all, and Project Eternity $4 million campaign. Kickstarter has now put up a “best of 2012″ wrap-up that shows some impressive overall data for videogames on the crowd funding site.
Videogames had the highest total amount pledged out of all other categories: 561,574 backers made 1.3 pledges totaling $83 million. Out of 2,796 video game projects launched, 911 were funded. If that’s too many numbers to take in, here it is in words: Games got almost double the amount of pledges than Film, the second most successful category. They make up nearly a quarter of Kickstarter’s total backers and total money pledged. That’s a whole lot.
The “best of” also highlights some memorable moments from last year’s Kickstarter, like the Double Fine Adventure campaign, and the cutest geeky marriage proposal ever.