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.
Some additional highlights:
All you need is every person in the US to donate $1.00 and you have $300,000,000.00+
We can have confidence in comunist ways, at least in video games funding lol!
I'm not surprised, Double Fine is highly regarded, and people wanted to help them out. And there you have it. I myself just backed Wasteland 2, and I think that should be the 2nd highest video game earner.
Interesting very interesting. The two headed guy is very cute as their symbol. XD
Wow that's amazing.
Holy S**t!!! This is awesome news
I can't say I'm surprised, but seeing the numbers in full is staggering.