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>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.
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I never have and never will contribute to a kickstarter
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>>323912796
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?
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>>323912910
wow
you are so cool
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In a few year, the title will be "Only 10% of the kickstarter video games were delivered"
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I backed one.
I'll be happy just to get the art book really, the game is a bonus.
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>>323912796
Include entries in fig and it's at about 50,000,000, hot damn. Why aren't you promising people dream games for a living yet /v/?
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>>323913010

Divinity.
Arguably Pillars of Eternity
Shovel knight

The new Shantae game looks decent i'd say.
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>>323912796
>that's enough money to make half of an adam sandler movie

Well spent, I say.
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>>323912796
Now imagine if the entirety of star citizen was funded on kickstarter.

They'd be getting a 5% cut
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>>323913062
>implying it wont be "A whopping 10% of kick-starter games already delivered!"
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>>323912796
>"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.
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>>323913010
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>>323913180
I enjoyed Expeditions: Conquistador, that game was pretty good.
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>>323913320
So random and epic.
I hope it has waffles, bacon, and narwhals too.
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>>323913421
I only play mature games for mature gamers such as myself.
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>>323913278
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.
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how much was it in 2013
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>>323913320
The only wacky and tasteless cardgame you need is cards against humanity with custom cards
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>>323913550
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.
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>>323913550
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
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>>323913862
>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.
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>>323914395
>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?
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>>323913320

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
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>>323914395
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
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>>323914851
>everyone
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.
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>>323912910
Good on you anon. The creation and development of a product should be financed by those developing. Risk is eliminated if it's not the developer's money on the line.
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>>323912796
>46 mill
less than one big budget game
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>>323912796
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
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>>323913798
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.
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>>323915465
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?
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IS IT TIME AGAIN?
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>>323916264

>literally hundreds of games kickstarted each year
>a few fail

Wow, it's nothing
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>>323916264

fun fact

i just checked hex tcg again

their last update is "a sneak peek" at those promised MMO feature
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>>323916264
picking only the fails isnt it kind of biased?
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>>323912796
backed yooka and laylee.
huge fan of old Rare gems
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>>323916264
wasn't hex delayed because of magic didn't want competition?
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>>323916739
>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?!!|!!|?!|"
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>>323915465
Pillars of eternity was great faggot.
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>>323916838
>what is shovel knight
fuck off retard
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>>323912796
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.
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Post yfw starcitizen has raised more than twice that money.
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>>323917072
>One successful indie title that's in the mid 80's/100 at best.
>300 grand
>Thinks this is somehow comparable to 3.3 million or OUYA.
Delusional indie turd.
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>>323916876
>censored trash
try harder, tumblr
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>>323917072

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.
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>>323917228
STOP IT YOU'RE RUINING MY NARRATIVE
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>>323912796
I only supported the Wakfu kickstarter.

Needless to say they delivered in spades
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>>323913421
don't forget badgers and snakes
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>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.
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>>323916739

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

FTL!
SHOVEL KNIGHT!
A BUNCH OF RETRO WANNABE WRPG LIKE WASTELAND 2 AND PILLARS OF ETERNITY!
TUMBLRTALE!

>>323916770

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
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>>323917072
>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.
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>child dies horribly from cancer.
>make a kickstarter game about it.
>people funded it.
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>>323913320
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.
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>>323913278
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.

http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/starcraft-2/128252-a-short-history-of-activision-blizzard-or-how
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>>323917350
Since when are badgers meme animals?
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>>323917818
>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!
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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
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>>323917228
Sounds like poor management.
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>>323917921
Hey, you can justify someone jabbing their cock in your eye because it pleases them all you want, but they're not entitled to a squeaky clean rep.
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>>323917426
50% of these are walking simulators,around 25-30% are pixelshit "retro" platformers
If you are not one of the above you will stand out
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>>323918169
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!
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>Reading about that kickstarter project that stopped because the Sun told the creator to stop making the game
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>>323917880
I'm so sorry anon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIyixC9NsLI
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>>323918803

>not posting the better version

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCE4y9O7vTM
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>>323917818
>thrill kill
oh shit I had that game on PS1, that shit was weird as fuck, good quality fighter
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>>323918743
Kickstarter really is magical. Why wouldn't people want it to keep bringing joy and happiness to so many like that project did?
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