Since the website’s inception in 2008, Kickstarter projects have raised $202 million in pledges to create video games, eclipsing the nearest competitor –– Film and Video –– by more than $10 million.
Gaming project, however, had a success rate of just more than 35 percent. Only Technology (34.82 percent), Publishing (32.45 percent), and Fashion (29.58 percent) had lower success rates.
In mid-December Examiner reported that 21.79 percent of the company’s $920 million in pledges to date went to video games.
Last year alone 7,922 video game projects launched on Kickstarter.