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More than 20 percent of Kickstarter projects in 2013 went toward funding games

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According to a report today from VG 24/7, more than one-fifth of Kickstarter projects launched in 2013 focused on video game development.

More than $200 million was pledged to gaming projects, according to statistics posted by Kickstarter, equaling 21.79 percent of the $920 million in total pledges on the crowd sourcing website.

The gaming category alone saw 7,922 projects launched in 2013 at an overall success rate of 35 percent.

Comparatively, the success of games on Kickstarter sits low compared to other categories, including dance, theater and music –– all of which had a more than 50 percent success rate.

However, games raised more total dollars ($200.50 million) and successful dollars ($178.33 million).

Of the 2,668 successfully funded game campaigns, 29 Kickstarter projects that raised more than $1 million.

On the opposite end, however, nearly 5,000 video game Kickstarter campaigns fell short of their funding goals.


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