Kickstarter a ground-breaking and innovative website that allows and encourages people to create projects in all categories. Gives people the opportunity to present their ideas and creations to the world. It is a way of gaining funding for those projects and provides them with the resources to make their dreams come true.
In this particular instance the gaming community has greatly received a lot of support from Kickstarter. A company by the name of OUYA came in at #1 grossing a whopping $8,596,474 with the support of 63,416 backers. OUYA is a new kind of gaming console powered by Android that brings gaming back to the television. This console gives developers the ability to implement their own games into the OUYA system, with its wide range of access. This is surely a little box that packs a major punch. Check out more of OUYA at the link down below.
Another great title that received a high volume of 74,405 backers was Torment: Tides of Numenera. A story-driven CPRG set in the world of Monte Cook’s Numenera. The developers of Torment, inXile Entertainment grossed a stunning $4,188,927. This is a great RPG and rightful so was sponsored by Feargus Urquhart, CEO of Obsidian Entertainment; formerly president of Black Isle Studios. Chris Avellone, Creative Director of Obsidian Entertainment and lead designer of Planescape: Torment and Markus “Notch” Persson, creator of Minecraft and owner of Mojang. With the type of exposure Kickstarter gives towards future projects it’s easy to see why Kickstarter reached 1 Billion. Provided down below is some game play of Torment: Tides of Numenera.
Some more great titles that surpassed their pledged goals were Project Eternity by Obsidian Entertainment, Mighty No. 9 by Comcept USA, Dark Heaven Bones by Reaper Miniatures, and Double Fine Adventure by Double Fine and 2 Player. Each of these games were able to catch the eyes of those in the gaming community and they were able to bring their creations to life. Some of them are currently in the process of making their game.
Kickstarter is a place where many of creations can come true and example of this can be seen with games that took the more humorous route like No Time To Explain indie game by tinyBuild and Unforgotten Quest by Robert Moran. No Time To Explain is a platformer game about Time Travel, Big Jetpacks, Guns, Giant Enemy Crabs and Ribs in People’s Eyes. You are taken on a wild adventure of time paradoxes, things that make no sense and more things that make less sense, but eventually it will make a little sense at the end. While Unforgotten Quest is a 1 to 4 player Co-op RPG. They take everything that you love about big role-playing games and turned it into an amazing experience for you and your friends to play in. Not only is Unforgotten Quest humorous as you play along, but their also trying to refine the way RPGs are being played today. More can be found about these games at the links provided below.
On the not so successful side we have a few games that did not quite get enough backers to launch their creation. The Game by ZelonInc and Dawnforge by Ryanbelt Systems. The Game was not able to reach their pledged goal of $40,000, only receiving a mere $377 and Dawnforge was only able to gain the support of 3 backers and earned only $3.00, missing their pledged goal of $13,870. The Game is a multiplayer fighting simulator set in 2020 with televised game show elements, featuring real time spectator interaction with fighters. While Dawnforge was not able to give a decent description of their idea and direction with their Kickstarter project. Both games had a lack of success mainly from their lack of involvement in social media, especially in a world of today where gaming heavily relies on the media to give game titles and systems a boost in sales. Unfortunately for ZelonInc and Ryanbelt Systems will not funded by Kickstarter at this time.
However, Kickstarter has given thousands of games the opportunity to showcase their ideas and creations, giving them the infinite ability to create a presentation and presenting their games to the public for financial support. Kickstarter connects them so well with the gaming world that many receive more than enough support to fund their games. It’s no surprise to see Kickstarter reaching 1 Billion. Check out Kickstarter. Your dreams could come true.