Kickstarter facilitates $50M in indie game funding

September 6, 2012

(This article was first published on Revolutions, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

The social crowdfunding site Kickstarter announced today that it has enabled, via community contributions, $50M in funding in 2012 for new indie games. The second largest category of funding was for independent films. The blog post announcing the news includes analysis (using R, natch) of the breakdown in categories and funding sources. 

Dollars pledged to games

On a personal note, two Kickstarter projects I've contributed to recently are for video games: one to bring the Star Trek: The Next Generation pinball table to the iPad, and another to bring an entirely new pinball table from legendary designer Pat Lawlor to the digital realm. (Regarding the latter project, I had a small hand in the design of the Pro Pinball tables back in the '90's, so I'm psyched that they're getting remastered.) If you're a pinball fanatic like me, or just love great video games, you might want to check 'em out.

Kickstarter blog: Year of the Game

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