Video video games initiatives raised $23 million on Kickstarter in 2020, the very best whole since 2015 and a 35% improve year-on-year.
Curiously, the variety of crowdfunding campaigns for video video games revealed on the platform was decrease than in 2019 although, with a complete of 1,331 in comparison with 1,403 the yr earlier than, in accordance with the 2020 retrospective put collectively by Ico Companions.
Out of these 1331 initiatives, 408 met their targets and had been funded, the very best quantity since 2014. Nearly all of the initiatives had a funding goal of beneath $50,000 (see graph beneath), and solely six raised over $500,000.
Amongst these had been Kindred Fates, Sea of Stars, and My Time at Sandrock. Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes raised over $3 million, making it the most successful video games campaign of the yr, adopted by The Wonderful 101: Remastered and Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous, which each raised over $2 million.
Trying exterior of video video games, tabletop gaming had a improbable 2020 on Kickstarter, with a complete of $237 million raised, representing a 3rd of all the cash raised on the platform final yr. A report variety of 3,163 tabletop video games initiatives had been funded, whereas 1,319 didn’t attain their aim.
Kickstarter as a complete had a report yr, with $730 million raised in 2020 in comparison with $615 million the yr earlier than. Curiously, that report was set throughout fewer initiatives than in 2019, with 37,581 campaigns hosted in 2020 in comparison with 41,789 the earlier yr.
Out of that whole, 18,642 initiatives had been efficiently funded, with video games (each video and tabletop gaming), design, and expertise being probably the most profitable classes.