Gaming has been big business for Kickstarter for some time now, but this week the crowdfunding platform revealed some rather impressive figures.
As a collective sector, gaming has now brought in over $1billion in donation to creators since 2009, with pledges made by some 3.2 million people who have backed almost 17,000 game-related projects on the site.
Of this figure, Kickstarter has revealed that tabletop gaming has made up around 69 per cent, earning around $686 million compared to $236 million from video games. The platform has given rise to some of the sector’s breakout and subsequently best-selling games such as Exploding Kittens ($8.8 million), Kingdom Death: Monster 1.5 ($12.4 million), and Dark Souls – The Board Game ($4.9 million).
With a five per cent cut from every successfully funded project, Kickstarter has secured around $34.3 million since 2009 from the tabletop gaming market alone.
Venture Beat has reported a breakdown of funded projects in the gaming sector. According to its report, tabletop games secured $686,696,897, video games have taken $236,598,100, playing cards have secured $25,376,895, mobile games have taken $21,368,200 and puzzles $1,868,466.