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New Double Fine backers have pledged $875K to 1,200 projects, says Kickstarter

Saturday, 31st March 2012 18:16 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Kickstarter has stated
in a blog post
that 61,692 first time backers were brought to the service thanks to Double Fine Adventure, leading many to help out with other projects in need of funding.

Of the 61,692 new backers, which make up 71% off all backers, 13,715 (22%) of those have donated $875,000 to 1200 projects with $250,000 given out to projects outside the realm of games.

Before the Doubele Fine pledge, the service saw approximately 629 pledges a week climb to 9,755 a week since Schafer announced his firm’s pledge drive.

In the two years since the service was started, $1,776,372 had been pledged to game projected, and within six weeks of the Double Fine Adventure announcement, $2,890,704 had been pledged outside Schafer’s project.

Other interesting figures of note: Before Double Fine, one game project had exceeded $100,000 – now nine have; and inXile’s Wasteland 2 project has received nearly $400,000 in pledges from Double Fine’s first-time backers.

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4 Comments

  1. HauntaVirus

    Awesome! I’m really liking kickstarter, brilliant idea.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. c.huge

    @#1 Yeah, until the bottom falls out. I think it’s blown up way too fast. The first time people Kickstart a game and it turns out to be a total dud, things could get really ugly.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. darksied

    @2 Maybe, but I think the fact that there’s a lot of different projects you can put a smaller amount into kind of alleviates that. If you donated $1000 because you thought something would be the best project ever, and then it sucked, then yeah, that’s not good. But if you put $15 into a lot of different projects, then if one of them sucked but the others were OK, then that’s still fine. It can beat putting $60 into a brand new retail game and finding out it’s terrible.

    I don’t think anything’s really going to change with regular retail games, but I can see how dipping your toe in with a few different cool looking Kickstarter projects could be kinda awesome.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. HauntaVirus

    @2&3
    Good point, It’s smart to be selective on which projects to back. Even if they don’t turn out as planned, they were able to give a shot at something they were passionate about.

    #4 2 years ago

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