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Kickstarter Celebrates A Successful 2012

by Matt Miller on Jan 08, 2013 at 09:32 AM

Last year was huge for the crowd-funding website. Explore some of the numbers and success stories the website had last year.

Kickstarter has emerged as something of a cultural phenomenon, offering a new way for creative voices to bring their projects into being, without the need for traditional investors, publishers, or backers. Kickstarter sent along this link to some remarkable feats the website achieved in 2012. 

Among the facts provided, we learned that 2,241,475 people pledged $319,786,629, resulting in the funding of 18,109 separate projects. The pledgers came from 177 different countries, which is 90% of the nations in the world. Of course, those numbers include projects in all sorts of mediums, from books and movies to video games. Games (presumably including both video and tabletop) were the category that saw the most money pledged, amounting to over $83 million. 

What do you think of the Kickstarter system? Have you helped to fund any projects?