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Double Fine Adventure The Largest Project In Kickstarter History

by Jim Reilly on Mar 31, 2012 at 10:00 AM

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:

  • $1,776,372 was pledged to the Video Games category in Kickstarter's first two years. In the six weeks after Double Fine, $2,890,704 was pledged ($6,227,075 counting Double Fine).
  • Before Double Fine, one video game project had exceeded $100,000. Now, nine have. 
  • Wasteland 2, a million-dollar game project that launched after Double Fine, has received nearly $400,000 in pledges from Double Fine's first-time backers.

[Source: Kickstarter]