The lights are on
Kickstarter, a crowd funding website, is seeing hugh growth due to Double Fine's recent adventure game project. A new blog post from the company outlines the effect Double Fine has had on its business.
Double Fine Adventure has now become the biggest project in Kickstarter's history:
Dollars Pledged: $3,336,371
Total Backers: 87,142
First-Time Backers: 61,692 (71%)
"Double Fine brought a lot of new people — more than 60,000 first-time backers — to the site," Kickstarter said. "Did that activity extend to other Video Games projects? To measure this, we calculated the average number of pledges per week to projects in the Video Games category before and after the launch of Double Fine. The dotted line marks Double Fine’s launch; pledges to Double Fine itself are excluded."
Kickstarter says the month before Double Fine, the Video Game category averaged 629 pledges per week. After Double Fine's launch, the category averaged 9,755 pledges per week, excluding pledges to Double Fine itself.
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