Kickstarter Deems 2012 “The Year of the Game”
Kickstarter blogged yesterday that the success of DoubleFine’s adventure game project has prompted a huge increase in game-related pledges since February.
Now that game developers have learned that players will fund games in order to see new, interesting things come out, they are seeking to take advantage of the opportunity to make games without interference from producers. For those of us who have lamented the fact that big-budget games, like big-budget movies, often re-use tried and true techniques and elements, these projects promise to mix things up. And clearly gamers are putting their money where their excitement is.
And video games projects aren’t the only ones that have seen large increases in activity. In fact, even though most of the money increase has occurred in the video games category, the board and card games category has seen an increased rate of successfully funded projects that outstrips the success rate of video games.
For more detail, I recommend you check out the original post on Kickstarter. It has more, higher quality graphs than the one above and a number of other interesting metrics.
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