Funding platform Kickstarter has hit back against critics that claim crowdfunded video games are on the decline.
The firm announced on January 6th that $89.1m was pledged towards successful ‘games’ projects, a drop of 15 per cent year-on-year.
In fact, this number also includes board games and other such products – MCV can reveal that just $29m was pledged towards video game-related projects in 2014. This is half of the $58m total pledged in 2013.
Kickstarter played down the decline in an exclusive interview with MCV.
While the amount pledged to video game projects was down last year, there were actually more successful projects in 2014 than in any other year – 465 versus 438 in 2013,” said Kickstarter community manager Luke Crane. There were fewer blockbusters, but a healthy mix of really diverse smaller projects.”