Tell me that doesn’t look awesome? Pebble looks like it will be the most successful smart watch ever produced. By focusing on iOS and Android, the watch’s developer has really struck a chord with fans of smartphones. Having already passed the $4 million mark, Pebble has become the most successful Kickstarter funded project ever. With over 30 days left for funding, I wouldn’t be surprised to see this Kickstarter reach $5 million and beyond.
So what does this have to do with gaming? Nothing, except that Kickstarter is proving to be a real viable option for anyone looking to release a game to the masses that publishers have decreed as “not worth the investment.” Double Fine raised over $3 million for their new adventure game, inXile just passed the $3 million mark for Wasteland 2, and other, much smaller games are also doing incredible. The Banner Saga and Shadowrun Returns are both already funded as well. Lena plans to do an article on Kickstarter in the near future so I won’t go on, but this whole fan-funded initiative is proving to be extremely successful, and exciting.
Now excuse me as I go pre-order myself a Pebble.