Kickstarter and gaming fell in love during 2012

The phenomenon that is Kickstarter emerged as a crowdfunding source for prospective projects, and has now turned into a fully-fledged platform for launching everything from games, movies, and music projects to a banana piano and other crazy inventions.

To wrap up the events of 2012, Kickstarter put together a bunch of facts and stats regarding what happened on the dream-building website.

In terms of gaming, its been an incredibly successful year on Kickstarter. Video games had the most money pledged out of any category, ranking up US$83 million throughout the year.

The gaming category had 561,574 backers, who pledged towards 2,796 projects.

One of the stand-out Kickstarter performances was Tim Schafer’s Double Fine Adventure.

Shafer’s project aimed to score $400,000 in funding, and ended up with a little more – over $3.3 million.

Some other interesting numbers:

  • Over 2.2 million people pledged a total of $319,786,629 and funded 18,109 projects in 2012.
  • 90% of the countries of the world backed Kickstarter campaigns.
  • Music had the most funded projects with 5,067 successful campaigns.
  • 17 projects raised more than $1 million in 2012.
Source: Kickstarter 

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