The Success Rate of Most Game-Related Kickstarters

This is one of those stories that will make people wonder whether the glass is half-empty or half-full when it comes to the statistics of success and failure related to games and Kickstarter. According to data gathered by Appsblogger and put into a handy-dandy infographic, almost half of the game projects looking for funding on Kickstarter managed to get funded, while more than half do not. Of the 1,729 game projects – which included card and board games too – around 43 percent were successfully funded.

The data gathered by Appsblogger also shows that successful projects have shorter durations – on average 38 days – while failed projects are up for an average of 43 days. Finally the most interesting data is that only 8.5 percent of fully-funded campaigns have received more than double their target. In other words, it's pretty damned rare.

You can check out the infographic here.

Source: Gamasutra, Image via Apssblogger.

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    HarmlessBunny says:

    Which is an absolute shame. Psychonauts is a complete joy and I still laugh at the oddball humour in there. Brutal Legend, while flawed, was a decent game. Not the greatest game, but still played it through to the end.

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    DorthLous says:

    They failed to get funding, important distinction. And there's actually a lot of data there, albeit what is correlation and what is causation, it's your pick…

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    MaskedPixelante says:

    There is no way a company like Double Fine is going to get a publisher for ANY project after Psychonauts killed a publisher and Brutal Legend was a waste of EA's money.

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    MechaTama31 says:

    Could these people just walk into any old game publisher and have a 50/50 shot of getting their game funded?  I'm gonna have to call this half full.

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