Top 10 Kickstarter Projects By Total Funding
Kickstarter was launched on the 28th of April 2009, and developed by Perry Chen, Yancey Strickler, and Charles Adler. It was developed with the aim of generating funds for ideas through an ingenious crowdfunding system. It provides a platform where members can provide cash support for the development of an idea and get a rewards in return. Through this method, ideas will get the funding they need to convert them to finished products.
Kickstarter has recorded some measures of success. Here are some of the projects that has received funding from kickstarter so far.
1. Pebble: E-Paper Watch for iPhone and Android
It comes as no surprise that individuals are very much interest in gaming and technology, hence it is first on the list. It was launched on the 11th of April, 2012 under the Pebble Technology in the design category. The goal was to raise $100,000. It got a total backing of up to 68,929 supporters and the total pledged amount to $10,266,845. The project had been funded and it achieved its goal on the 18th of May 2012.
This product Pebble E-Watch is a fully customizable watch which can be customized with applications downloaded to your iPhones and Android devices. It was designed for the 21st century. This device records some vital data like the heart beat rate while you exercise and other interesting things that comes to mind. Pebble connects to your device through the Bluetooth and it alerts you of incoming messages, emails, and any other alerts.
2. Ouya: A New Kind of Video Game Console
This is a game console for television developed by Ouya under the video game category and launched on 10th of July 2012. Its goal was to raise $950,000 and was backed by 63,416 individuals with a total pledge amount of $8,569,474. By the 9th of August 2012, the project was successfully funded.
This console was powered by Android and inexpensive top of the range controller. The games on the console are free so users can have a feel for it. The game would have to be developed to be used in the living room to maximize all featured offered by television.
3. Project Eternity
This project was developed by Obsidian Entertainment under the video game category. It was launched on the 14th of September 2012 and the gale was to raise $1.1 million. This project was backed by almost 73,986 individuals with a total pledge amount of almost $4 million. The target goal was achieved on 16th October 2012. This is a video RGP project developed from a team of passion for playing RGP’s.
4. Reaper Miniatures Bones: An Evolution of Gaming Miniatures
This project was developed under Reaper Miniatures under the games category and launced on 23th July in 2012. The goal was to raise $30,000. The support of the project hit 17,744 pledges made for $3,426,235 with their target reached on August 25th, 2012.
The demand for the bones miniatures has increased since its launch in March. Fans loved this awesome product but they were really expensive to develop. The cost of the mold is so high. With the help of kickstarters this company was able to introduce new models in a relatively short time, instead of growing it over a period of years.
5. Double Fine Adventure
This was developed by an organization named Double Fine and 2 Player Productions. It was developed under the video games category and launched on the 8th of February 2012. The goal was to raise $400,000 and it was supported by 87,142 individuals, pledging $3,336,371. This is a point and click graphic adventure game for contemporary times. Development of games cost a lot of money upwards of over 3 million in some cases. To finance these projects, companies need to look elsewhere for funding.
6. Form 1: An Affordable Professional 3D Printer
This product was developed by formlabs under the category technology. It was launched on the 16th of September 2012 with a goal to raise $100,000. This project was backed by 2,068 individuals with a total pledge of $2,945,885. The funding goal was reached on the 26th October of 2012.
The project is for a high resoluation 3D printer for professional creators whose requirements are not achieved by low end 3D printers. It was designed to produce professional jobs at low prices and compete with a larger machine at a lower price.
7. Wasteland 2
This was developed by Inxile Entertainment under the video game category. It was launched on the 13th of March 2012 with a goal of $900 thousand. It was backed by 62,190 people and received a pledge of $3 million. This project was funded in total by April 17th, 2012.
Wasteland 2 is similar to its 1988 predecessor RPG Wasteland, the post apocalyptic and the fallout series. It was named as the top 25 PC games of all times by IGN. In 1988, it was named the top game of the world by Computer Gaming World and also short listed for Inclusion in Smithsonian Institutes Current Art of the Computer Game Exhibition.
8. Elite: Dangerous
This was developed by the Frontier Development under the video games category. It was launched on the 5th of November 2012. It had a target of raising 1,250,000 pounds and was backed by 25,681 supporters. The total pledge was 1,578,316 pounds.
The development of this game was triggered by the need for a break from the conventional games offering just three lives and an extra life every 10,000 points. It is the updated version of the epic space game, a true 3D game, establishing other landmarks.
9. Home Stuck Adventure Game
MS Paint adventure developed this game under the video game category. It was launched on the 4th of September in 2012. The goal was to raise $700,000. With 24,346 supporters backing this project, the total pledge was for $2 million and was successfully funded on October 4th, 2012.
The project is a semi automated and illustrated story on the internet. This was designed to be hosted on the internet with the aim of exploring the potential of its evolving through the participation of the reader.
10. Oculus Rift: Step into the Game
This is a technology based product developed by Palmer Luckey and was launched on the 1st of August 2012. The goal was to raise $250,000 for its development and it was supported by over 9,500 people totaling a $2 million dollar pledge. It was successfully funded by the 1st of September in 2012.
This product was developed as a step towards the virtual reality gaming system. Its environment is encompassing and provides more excitement.
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