I saw this announcement on Kickstarter this afternoon – $1 Billion (and Counting) Pledged to Games: https://www.kickstarter.com/blog/1-billion-and-counting-pledged-to-games.
If you are not familiar with Kickstarter or similar crowdfunding sources (Indiegogo, GoFundMe, etc.), here’s an easy definition.
Crowdfunding definition: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet.
Additional posts I made about Crowdfunding: The 40+ Best Crowdfunding Websites: Fundly Blog in addition to Top 10 – Top 10 Crowdfunding Platforms of 2018 According to Inc.com and Top 20 – The Rest of the Top 20 Crowdfunding Sites crowdfunding websites.
Kickstarter announcement (from the first link at the top of this post):
It’s a great time to love games. We are stoked-and-a-half to report that backers have now pledged more than $1 BILLION to Games projects on Kickstarter. And we’re just getting started!
Since launching in 2009, the Games category has grown steadily, helping titles like The Banner Saga, Exploding Kittens, Darkest Dungeon, Kingdom Death, Shovel Knight, and many more get the funding they needed.
Backers like you have funded nearly 17,000 Games projects, bringing to life the beautiful, bold, and unexpected visions of creators from across the globe. We’ve seen projects that made us laugh, cry, shoot lasers at bad guys, and think about games in totally new ways.
And as we’ve grown, we’ve continued to look for ways to support our creator community and get our backers the latest info. Whether it’s through our weekly emails, Projects We Love, or our creator-focused podcast, we want to give our more than 3.2 million Games backers the latest from the bleeding edge of independent games projects.
With $1 billion in pledges under our belt, we can’t wait to continue to grow Kickstarter Games and bring you more of the irresistible projects you never knew you needed.
Speaking of the future, here are a few of our favorite campaigns that are live right now. Their fate is in your hands…
A PC and VR adventure from the folks who brought you Myst. Strap on your goggles and your little robot buddy and solve puzzles in an intricate steampunk world.
Run a cozy cat cafe in this magical-girl-themed community sim. We need you to also know that there are giant cats you can ride like a pony.
Every creature in the land of Arzium sleepwalks endlessly through ancient ruins and unexplained wonders. Wake them and recruit them to help you find the cute.
Tell the tale of millions of years of marine evolution in this vibrant board game that is as educational as it is fun to play.
You can’t be eliminated in this new social deduction game, but you may be taken to beyond the grave.