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In 2019, video game projects on Kickstarter held steady

first_imgIn 2019, video game projects on Kickstarter held steadyIco Partners: Though tabletop drove segment’s rise, video games saw only minute growth in funded projects, money raised Rebekah ValentineSenior Staff WriterWednesday 15th January 2020Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleICO PartnersThe “games” category on Kickstarter once again saw significant year-over-year growth in 2019, but it wasn’t thanks to video games.Rather, it’s tabletop that’s continued to lead the games category charge according to Ico Partners analyst Thomas Bidaux in his annual blog post on gaming on Kickstarter. Per his analysis, across the games category, the number of funded projects continued to grow in 2019 faster than the number of submitted projects. That means the percentage of projects that got funded last year went up once again.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games But in video games specifically, only 28 more projects were funded in 2019 compared to 2018, and only $425,000 more was raised year over year. In fact, 2019 resembled 2018 in just about every way.In total, 2019 saw 1,428 submitted projects, and 380 projects funded. Six of those funded projects (one more than in 2018) brought in over $500,000. These were Subverse, Monster Prom 2: Holiday Season, R-Type Final 2, Day of Dragons, and Everspace 2.182 funded projects in 2019 brought in less than $10,000.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Publishing & Retail newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesRatio of successful Kickstarter projects at highest since Double Fine AdventureICO Partners breaks down ongoing maturation of crowdfunding projects with H1 2019 updateBy James Batchelor A year agoIco Partners: Video games see fewer crowdfunded projects, steady amount funded in 2018Trends indicates Kickstarter is stabilizing, with a higher percentage of quality projects as platform maturesBy Rebekah Valentine 2 years agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more