>Video games took in $46,177,705 on Kickstarter in 2015, according to new stats released today by the crowdfunding company. That’s significantly more than 2014 but not quite as much as Kickstarter made from games in 2013.
>Close to 25% of that money came solely from Shenmue III and the Castlevania spiritual successor Bloodstained, which raised $6.3 million and $5.5 million, respectively. Kickstarter says there were 421 successful video game projects this year—here’s hoping they’ll all actually deliver.
>Kickstarter creators also raised a ton of money last year on tabletop games, garnering $88,916,039.
Have you ever supported a Kickstarter? These figures are just for Kickstarter and excludes other services and early access, but it sure seems like people still love chasing dreams over eating the shit major devs decide to toss out.
Proud to say I've never helped kickstart anything.
It just feels like it'd be like throwing your money into a black hole.
I can't even think of something good that has come out of it. Shovel knight maybe?
I backed one.
I'll be happy just to get the art book really, the game is a bonus.
>"EA, Ubisoft, and activision are EVIL"
>"DOWN WITH PUBLISHERS"
>98% of indie games are complete trash, most people can only name 4 indie games a year that are even worth a fuck, even then they don't have wide spread appeal
>Kikestarter money is always mismanaged, very few actually pull through with even 10 times the funding
>People STILL BELIEVE video game companies shouldn't be business minded and should give shit out for free/ should give sequels to games that sell badly.
It really is a lose/lose for us all. The tiny amount of successful kickstarters prove it can be done right, but its more than obvious that the large majority of indie kids just have no clue what to be doing with their money or their time.
In this case publishers are the lesser evil 100% of the time.
At least they don't expect me to fund the development of a game they're only 10% sure they can get done.
Pre ordering AAA's isn't a gamble in the fact that I know there's a game there, it may or may not be good, but at least it's fucking made.
why is it a lose/lose?
are you backing every project?
I've only ever picked up kickstarter games that looked good, after release, and I've not been wronged yet.
I can't see a downside
>niche shit gets funded
>I get cheap good games I like
>idiots get fucked over and I get to watch and laugh at the anal devastation
>good devs get funded and established, old devs get second chances, bad devs consistently fuck over rabid fans for max entertainment
>I've only ever picked up kickstarter games that looked good, after release
Can't really argue with that at this point.
Thing is, if everyone did that,t hey wouldn't ever exist in the first place. You and I can cheat the system, but SOMEONE has to fund that up front or there's no release at all. I've only funded about 3 at this point, and I've been burned every time - either getting something that fell way short of its goals before release, or something that's barely a tech demo. Its become less of a few bad apples spoiling the bunch than it is a barrel full of bad apples with one or two buried inside. There's basically no way to know who the good devs are.
>There's basically no way to know who the good devs are.
What ever do you mean anon?
Are you going to listen to big evil publishers like activision and Bobby Kotick?
the only reason this has got so much money is because some artist that make INCREDIBLY HILARIOUS comic like this one is working on it
i have no fucking idea how it could happen other than thinking everyone in america is a retard who has really poor economic skills
Sure, if everyone did the same thing the world would be a worse place and things wouldn't work.
But we're all different, people are lining up around the block to fund these games, and you can tell which games are good by pirating them on release or playing the demo.
I'd probably bite the bullet if will wright or chris sawyer made one
Try children who think being 18 means they can do as they please while still living under someone else's roof and not paying any rent.
That's where this disposable income comes from.
Kickstarter was a plague developed by 7th gen. Yet another sin.
Yes goy, pay complete strangers or companies pulling on your nostalgia strings MILLIONS of dollars
That has NEVER failed, has it?
There hasn't been a single good Kickstarter game (original at least, but sequels aren't safe either).
Even Shovel Knight was just a well done Mega Man rom hack
The biggest problem with publisher model is that eventually it turns into AAA spiral if given an opportunity. Which means that many people who like something more niche can starve for loooong years.
You can normally pay $1, or like $20/30 if you want the product on release
or just buy the game on release for $30
You haven't been giving millions to these projects have you anon?
>Pick the most high profile kickstarters
>Raised the most money out of all the others
>"HURR BURRR ISN'T IT A BIT BIASED TO BASED DA WHOLE SYSTEM OFF OF THE ONES AT THE TOP?!!|!!|?!|"
Kickstarter is a scam and anyone who pays into it is an idiot. Buy games when they are finished, not when they are just dreams and sketches.
Post yfw starcitizen has raised more than twice that money.
You should read up on the development of Shovel Knight post-kickstarter. It turned out even all the excess money they raised wasn't enough to pay all the staff and they essentially lived on ramen for the last couple of months developing the game. Even the musician had to do a lot of the tracks pro bono.
>421 successful video game projects
That's 421 more videogames JUST from kickstarter. There are too many videogames every year. I was going to finish my game, but with those numbers I don't think I stand a chance.
i wanted to make a list of kickstarter failure and other assorted dumbfuckery (with the one on top being the one that failed the most) so... yeah?
beside the good kickstarted list game is always the same
A BUNCH OF RETRO WANNABE WRPG LIKE WASTELAND 2 AND PILLARS OF ETERNITY!
wizard of the coast did sue the shit out of them but the game was released and it's been without the feature they promised for 2 (3?) years, as i said the last update (released less than a week ago) is teasing these MMO feature implying they might finaly be getting around it in 2-3 month
>A pseudo-NES game where with the same level of budget, amount of expertise, even less timing, and only two more members made FUCKING METAL SLUG.
Same with Skullgirls making zero dollars for Mike and Alex while French Bread got Under Night.
>child dies horribly from cancer.
>make a kickstarter game about it.
>people funded it.
I played this game before with a friend without knowing about the kicsrarter beforehand. The game itself is actually okay, but the illustrations were obnoxious "lolsorandumXD" shit. I cringed internally everytime I drew a card.
There is a pretty clear difference in between successful business ventures and behaving like Satan/Activision/Ubisoft/EA. I'm sorry that you are too dumb to see the difference.
>Wanting to make money is jewish
>Wanting to not spend it however isn't
>Gibsmedat! You are rich so it's not fair for you to want money!
>Feel the Bern!
donating to video game kickstarters is shit,most of the games that actually come out are mediocore at best
Donate to tabletop games instead you fags
No don't worry I understand, it's evil to want money, especially when you're selling something that takes more and more money to make.
I mean, they're putting a gun to everyone's head and forcing them to buy it so they must be the same as committing sexual assault!
>Reading about that kickstarter project that stopped because the Sun told the creator to stop making the game