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Kickstarter stats go official – 33% of game projects succeed

Friday, 22nd June 2012 00:55 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Bowing to the inevitable, Kickstarter has launched a statistics page, ending the need for laborious data scraping in order to find out how the funding platform performs. It is now perfectly apparent to everyone that the majority of gaming projects fail, with just 695 successes to tot up against 1,364 failures for a 33% win rate. That said, games are ranked fourth in terms of overall money raised, despite being the eight most numerous category overall. Interesting stuff for those keen on small to mid-sized development and alternate funding.

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  1. schnide

    “It is now perfectly apparent to everyone that the majority of gaming projects fail, with just 695 successes to tot up against 1,364 failures for a 33% win rate.”

    You say that like that’s a negative. This kind of model would be unheard of five years ago, and as a result, a third of projects on the site have the potential at least to become reality when before they’d never have happened. Kickstarter is a success, I don’t see how it can be considered otherwise. If the funding success rate was reversed, something like 66%, then surely you’d have a lot more dross getting funded? Both projects I’ve put money into were funded – the best ones get the money and that’s the way it should be. Well done Kickstarter!

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