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Kickstarter Raises A Lot Of Money For Games

by Joe Juba on Mar 07, 2012 at 12:25 PM

While Double Fine's old-school adventure game is the highest profile gaming project to gather support on Kickstarter, the service has been raising plenty of money for other game-related endeavors.

At GDC, Kickstarter's Cindy Au spoke about how the service has been helping developers finance their indie projects. The Gaming category on Kickstarter – which also includes board games and card games – has attracted over $8 million in pledges. The numbers have grown significantly in the three years Kickstarter has been around, though numbers for 2012 are going to be slightly skewed given the overwhelming support that Tim Schafer (who was also the mind behind Full Throttle, pictured above) received for the Double Fine adventure project.

The benefits of Kickstarter are currently only available to proposals based in the US, but Au revealed that the company is also hoping to go international.

[Source: PC Gamer]