Video games have a bad year on Kickstarter
Polygon has an interesting piece up this week covering trends in crowdfunding projects… and the news isn’t that great for video games.
According to the article, the total income from Kickstarter projects declined 5.8% in 2016 from the year previous, while funds raised by successful video game Kickstarters were down a whopping 60% compared to 2015. The data they pulled showed that successful video game projects pulled in a collective $41.5M in 2015 — but only $17.6M in 2016.
Part of the reason behind this is the competition with other crowdfunding sites, such as Fig and IndieGoGo, which has pulled some of the attention and projects away from Kickstarter. The article also speculates that gamers might are becoming fatigued with such campaigns and disillusioned with the end results.