It feels as if Kickstarter hasn't been around that long, though it's been more than a few years at this point. In many ways, crowdfunding is still this new, exciting and, at times, scary thing. To date, more than $100 million has been pledged to game projects on the site. There's likely plenty more where that came from.
Looking back at the pledge numbers is staggering: 2011 ($3,855,692), 2012 ($83,144,565), and 2013 ($22,423,264). It's gotten to the point where veteran game designers are able to quickly pull in millions of dollars and, better yet, lesser-known teams can put out great games that you may have played without realizing they were even Kickstarted in the first place. Kentucky Route Zero? I had no idea. Never could I have predicted how influential gaming would become on the site.
Acid Wizard Studio's top-down survival horror game Darkwood caught my eye recently with some early gameplay footage. The developers were up front about the possibility of a crowdfunding campaign, and that time has come. It's...more
The crowdfunding campaign for Shadow of Eternals, the long-awaited spiritual sequel to Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem, has begun. The title is being developed by Precursor Games, a new studio formed last year from the as...more
Here is your reminder that Ghost of a Tale may very well be the most darkly adorable game in creation -- if it ever bloody gets the funding! In case you've forgotten, it's a game by a former Pixar animator, and it stars a mo...more