Kickstarter game funding surpasses $200m

Kickstarter game projects currently make up $200.4m of the $919m total raised since the crowdfunding site launched in 2009.

The figure is split among 7,922 successfully funded game projects, along with the 4,933 projects that failed to meet their goals – with the majority of the latter group unable to raise beyond the 20 per cent funded milestone. Games Industry reports that successful game projects alone total $178.15m lifetime.

29 game projects have raised in excess of $1m, out of 54 total projects. While, on the more realistic side of things, there have been just over 1,000 game projects to successfully raise between $1,000 and $9,999.

The overall success rate for games stands at 35.08 per cent – significantly lower than Kickstarter’s music category, which currently boasts more successes than failures at 55.24 per cent of the 26,462 projects submitted.

The games portion of the site has shown significant growth as well for the year. Coming in at around $112m raised, versus $83m in 2012, with still a couple weeks left.

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