People Donated $10,000,000 To Gaming Projects On Kickstarter In March
In the days since Tim Schafer and Doublefine first listed their next title on Kickstarter and started raising ungodly amounts of money, the crowdsourcing financial website has turned the world of video game money on its head. Indie games had already acquired the artistic clout in the videogame world to get the kind of press usually reserved for AAA titles, but now it appears that they’re developing a way to finance themselves as well.
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In a feature at Rock, Paper, Shotgun, John Walker tallies up the donations made to all gaming projects in the month of March, and comes up with the staggering figure that gamers all over the world donated $10 million dollars to their favorite games in the month of March alone.
The real number is actually even higher than that, he says:
This number is a wild under-estimation for how much will have been given in the two months since the 1st March, with dozens of projects already having thousands pledged their way, and very many already deeply into the tens of thousands. Clearly some of these will fail to reach their target, but many will keep adding to this total.
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