List of video game crowdfunding projects

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The following is a list of notable video game projects (in hardware, software, and related media) that have embarked upon crowdfunding campaigns. Only when the amount raised is highlighted in green did the project receive those funds.

Project Creator Platform Campaign
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Phoenix Point Snapshot Games Fig Jun 8, 2017 $500,000 $765,948 Equity crowdfunding campaign. Turn-based tactics video game similar to the X-COM series. Second crowdfunding campaign from Julian Gollop's Snapshot Games after Chaos Reborn. Unreleased [1]
Banner Saga 3 Stoic Kickstarter Mar 8, 2017 $200,000 $416,986 Tactical role-playing game set in the Viking Age. Sequel to the previously crowdfunded The Banner Saga. Unreleased [2][3][4]
Sunless Skies Failbetter Games Kickstarter Mar 3, 2017 $122,970!£100,000 $464,768!£377,952 2D top-down survival and space exploration game set in the Fallen London fictional universe. Sequel to the previously crowdfunded Sunless Sea. Unreleased [5]
Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Obsidian Entertainment Fig Feb 25, 2017 $1,100,000 $4,705,524 Equity crowdfunding campaign. Role-playing video game. Sequel to the previously crowdfunded Pillars of Eternity. Unreleased [6]
Apocalypse Now Erebus Kickstarter Feb 15, 2017 $900,000 $172,503 Survival horror role-playing video game. Officially licensed adaptation of the film. The campaign was cancelled before its scheduled February 24 end date. Crowdfunding to continue independently. Unreleased [7][8]
Wasteland 3 inXile entertainment Fig Nov 4, 2016 $2,750,000 $3,121,716 Equity crowdfunding campaign. Role-playing video game. Sequel to the previously crowdfunded Wasteland 2. Unreleased [9]
Prey for the Gods No Matter Studios Kickstarter Aug 6, 2016 $300,000 $501,252 Action-adventure survival game in a winter landscape. Inspired by Shadow of the Colossus. Unreleased [10]
System Shock Night Dive Studios Kickstarter Jul 28, 2016 $900,000 $1,350,700 First-person shooter action role-playing game. Remake of 1994's System Shock. Unreleased [11]
Fable Fortune Flaming Fowl Studios Kickstarter Jun 21, 2016 $366,625!£250,000 $86,306!£58,852 Fantasy digital collectible card game set in the Fable series by former Lionhead Studios staff. The campaign was cancelled before its scheduled June 28 end date. Unreleased [12][13]
Copper Dreams Whalenought Studios Kickstarter Jun 11, 2016 $40,000 $43,038 Cyberpunk computer RPG from the developers of Serpent in the Staglands. Unreleased [14][15]
Boss Fight Books: Season 3 Gabe Durham Kickstarter May 25, 2016 $5,000 $36,070 Book project, the third series of books on video games in the style of 33⅓. The third season of books are, Super Mario Bros. 3 by Alyse Knorr, Mega Man 3 by Salvatore Pane, Soft & Cuddly by Jarett Kobek, Kingdom Hearts II by Alexa Ray Corriea and Katamari Damacy by L.E. Hall. Jul 16, 2016 (first book) [16]
Dark Souls – The Board Game Steamforged Games Kickstarter May 16, 2016 $72,215!£50,000 $5,447,140!£3,771,474 Board game based on the Souls series. Highest funded Kickstarter board game until Kingdom Death: Monster in January 2017. Apr 21, 2017 [17][18]
Blackroom Night Work Games Kickstarter Apr 29, 2016 $700,000 $131,052 First-person shooter by Doom developers John Romero and Adrian Carmack. Campaign cancelled before its scheduled May 28 end date to focus on development of a demo. Unreleased [19]
Rock Band 4 for PC Harmonix Fig Apr 5, 2016 $1,500,000 $792,817 Equity crowdfunding campaign. PC port of music video game, Rock Band 4, including Steam Workshop integration to support user-made songs. Unreleased [20][21][22]
Jay and Silent Bob: Chronic Blunt Punch Interabang Entertainment Fig Apr 1, 2016 $400,000 $445,467 Equity crowdfunding campaign. 2D beat 'em up based on the title characters from Kevin Smith Unreleased [23][24]
Pinstripe Thomas Brush Kickstarter Mar 17, 2016 $28,000 $106,729 2D platform game set in hell. Apr 25, 2017 [25]
Knights and Bikes Foam Swoard Kickstarter Mar 3, 2016 $139,000!£100,000 $179,201!£126,447 Action-adventure game set in Cornwall by former Media Molecule staff. Unreleased [26][27][28][29][30]
Battalion 1944 Bulkhead Interactive Kickstarter Mar 3, 2016 $139,000!£100,000 $449,651!£317,281 First-person shooter multiplayer video game set in World War II Unreleased [31]
Fabulous Beasts Sensible Object Kickstarter Feb 25, 2016 $209,460!£150,000 $235,098!£168,360 Toys-to-life video game. Players must stack animal shaped toys to build a tower. Renamed to Beasts of Balance following a trademark dispute. Nov 22, 2016 [32]
Psychonauts 2 Double Fine Productions Fig Jan 12, 2016 $3,300,000 $3,829,024 Equity crowdfunding campaign. 3D platform game. Sequel to Psychonauts Unreleased [33]
Indivisible Lab Zero Games Indiegogo Dec 4, 2015 $1,500,000 $1,889,599 Action role-playing game with Metroidvania-style exploration and combat mechanics inspired by Valkyrie Profile. Soundtrack by Hiroki Kikuta. The campaign was extended past its original November 16 end date. Unreleased [34]
Anchors in the Drift 5th Cell Fig Nov 20, 2015 $500,000 $107,223 Equity crowdfunding campaign. Free-to-play action role-playing game using collectable card mechanics to customize attacks and skills Unreleased [35][36]
Friday the 13th: The Game Gun Media Kickstarter Nov 14, 2015 $700,000 $823,704 First-person asymmetric multiplayer horror video game. One player controls Jason Voorhees and must kill the other players. Not to be confused with Last Year. May 26, 2017 [37][38][39]
BattleTech Harebrained Schemes Kickstarter Nov 3, 2015 $250,000 $2,785,537 Turn-based strategy game with RPG elements based on the Battletech franchise. Unreleased [40]
Them's Fightin' Herds Mane6 Indiegogo Oct 22, 2015 $436,000 $587,026 2D fighting game, formerly based on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Unreleased [41]
Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan Kiro'o Games Kickstarter Oct 20, 2015 $45,408!€40,000 $56,503!€49,774 Action RPG in an African fantasy setting, by Cameroonian developers. Apr 14, 2016 [42][43][44][45]
Allison Road Lilith Kickstarter Oct 12, 2015 $383,400!£250,000 $223,842!£145,959 First-person horror video game inspired by P.T.. Campaign cancelled before its scheduled October 21 end date after securing publisher funding. Game cancelled in June 2016. Cancelled [46]
Battle Chasers: Nightwar Airship Syndicate Kickstarter Oct 10, 2015 $500,000 $856,354 RPG with procedurally generated content. Set in Joe Madureira's Battle Chasers universe by former Vigil Games staff. Unreleased [47][48][49]
Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs – The Game Team Saber Rider Kickstarter Oct 5, 2015 $75,000 $96,592 2D shoot 'em up based on Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs. Unreleased [50]
Divinity: Original Sin 2 Larian Studios Kickstarter Sep 30, 2015 $500,000 $2,032,434 Role-playing video game. Sequel to Larian's previous Kickstarter project, Divinity: Original Sin Unreleased [51]
Outer Wilds Mobius Digital Fig Sep 17, 2015 $125,000 $126,480 Equity crowdfunding campaign. Open world exploration video game. Unreleased [52]
Poi PolyKid Kickstarter Sep 3, 2015 $80,000 $27,236 3D platform game inspired by Nintendo 64 and Nintendo GameCube-era platformers. Feb 1, 2017 [53][54]
Insert Coin Joshua Tsui Kickstarter Aug 17, 2015 $75,000 $92,181 Documentary film project chronicling the history of video game studio Midway Games. Unreleased [55][56]
Devastated Dreams Matt Gilgenbach Kickstarter Aug 16, 2015 $115,896 $32,253 Psychological horror video game about the fears of pregnancy. Matt Gilgenbach's second Kickstarter project after Neverending Nightmares. Not funded [57][58]
Red Ash: The Indelible Legend Comcept Kickstarter Aug 3, 2015 $800,000 $519,999 3D action-adventure video game and spiritual successor to the Mega Man Legends series, by Keiji Inafune, its original producer. Comcept's second Kickstarter project after Mighty No. 9. Secured publisher funding partway through the campaign. Unreleased [59]
Shenmue III Ys Net Kickstarter Jul 17, 2015 $2,000,000 $6,333,296 Action-adventure video game. Third game in the Shenmue series, by Yu Suzuki, its original director. Announced at Sony's E3 2015 presentation. Succeeded Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night as the highest funded Kickstarter video game. Unreleased [60]
The Bard's Tale IV inXile Entertainment Kickstarter Jul 10, 2015 $1,250,000 $1,519,680 First person fantasy dungeon crawling role-playing video game. Unreleased [61]
We Happy Few Compulsion Games Kickstarter Jul 4, 2015 $203,825!C$250,000 $265,125!C$334,754 First person open world survival video game set in a procedurally generated alternate history 1960's Britain. Unreleased [62]
Squad Offworld Industries Kickstarter Jun 27, 2015 $150,014!C$184,000 $352,192!C$434,805 Tactical first-person shooter. First commercial project from the Project Reality mod team. Unreleased [63]
Perception The Deep End Games Kickstarter Jun 25, 2015 $150,000 $168,041 First-person horror video game featuring a blind protagonist navigating the world through echolocation, by former Irrational Games staff. Not to be confused with Pulse. May 30, 2017 [64]
The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human YCJY Kickstarter Jun 18, 2015 $6,401!52,000 kr $7,605!61,777 kr Metroidvania set in a pixel art underwater world. Jan 19, 2016 [65]
Yooka-Laylee Playtonic Games Kickstarter Jun 17, 2015 $271,048!£175,000 $3,312,397!£2,090,104 3D platform game and spiritual successor to the Banjo-Kazooie series by members of the original team. Apr 11, 2017 [66]
Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption The Coles Kickstarter Jun 16, 2015 $100,000 $116,888 Fantasy turn-based RPG with adventure game elements by the designers of the Quest for Glory series. Second Kickstarter campaign for the game necessitated by an increased scope. Unreleased [67][68]
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Koji Igarashi Kickstarter Jun 12, 2015 $500,000 $5,545,991 Metroidvania video game, by former Castlevania producer Koji Igarashi. Succeeded Torment: Tides of Numenera as the highest funded Kickstarter video game, was succeeded by Shenmue III in July 2015. Unreleased [69]
Tokyo Dark Cherrymochi Game Studio Kickstarter Jun 10, 2015 C$40,000 C$225,386 2D point-and-click adventure game inspired by Heavy Rain and Higurashi When They Cry. Unreleased [70]
Starfighter Inc. Impeller Studios Kickstarter Jun 7, 2015 $250,000 $226,831 Space combat video game. Not funded [71][72][73][74][75][76]
Loud on Planet X Pop Sandbox Kickstarter Jun 5, 2015 $40,146!C$50,000 $42,596C$53,006 Rhythm and tower defense game with music and likenesses from Tegan and Sara, Purity Ring, METZ, Metric, Lights, July Talk, Fucked Up, Cadence Weapon, and Austra. Apr 19, 2016 [77][78][79]
Little Devil Inside Neostream Kickstarter May 25, 2015 $195,625!A$250,000 $239,847!A$306,515 3D survival action RPG. Unreleased [80][81]
Descent: Underground Descendent Studios Kickstarter Apr 11, 2015 $600,000 $601,773 First-person shooter with six degrees of freedom. Sequel to the Descent series. Unreleased [82][83][84]
Toejam and Earl: Back in the Groove Humanature Studios Kickstarter Mar 27, 2015 $400,000 $508,637 Roguelike action game. Sequel to ToeJam & Earl by Greg Johnson, its original designer. Unreleased [85][86][87][88][89]
Crowfall ArtCraft Entertainment, Inc. Kickstarter Mar 26, 2015 $800,000 $1,766,204 Fantasy MMORPG by J. Todd Coleman and Gordon Walton, Raph Koster serves as consultant. Unreleased [90][91][92][93]
Underworld Ascendant OtherSide Entertainment Kickstarter Mar 6, 2015 $600,000 $860,356 First person role-playing video game. Sequel to the Ultima Underworld series; by Paul Neurath and former Looking Glass staff. Unreleased [94]
This Is the Police Weappy Kickstarter Feb 26, 2015 $25,000 $35,508 Business simulation game featuring police corruption. Aug 2, 2016 [95]
Project Scissors: NightCry Playism Games Kickstarter Feb 23, 2015 $300,000 $314,771 Survival horror video game by Hifumi Kono, creator of the Clock Tower series and Takashi Shimizu, creator of the Ju-on and The Grudge series. Campaign to bring the mobile game onto PC platforms. Second campaign run by Playism Games after La-Mulana 2. Mar 29, 2016 [96][97][98]
Starr Mazer Imagos Softworks Kickstarter Feb 21, 2015 $160,000 $193,566 Point-and-click adventure game and 2D scrolling shoot 'em up in a science fiction setting. Unreleased [99][100][101]
Strafe Pixel Titans Kickstarter Feb 19, 2015 $185,000 $207,847 First-person shooter video game inspired by first person shooters of the 1990s, featuring procedurally generated levels. May 9, 2017 [102]
Shadowrun: Hong Kong Harebrained Schemes Kickstarter Feb 17, 2015 $100,000 $1,204,726 Single-player tactical role-playing game in the Shadowrun universe. Aug 20, 2015 [103]
Drift Stage Super Systems Softworks Kickstarter Feb 8, 2015 $30,000 $57,720 Arcade racing video game with an 80s inspired visual style. Unreleased [104][105]
Into the Stars Fugitive Games Kickstarter Feb 4, 2015 $85,000 $111,274 Space flight simulator game by former DICE staff. Soundtrack by Jack Wall. Mar 4, 2016 [106]
Clannad Key Kickstarter Jan 9, 2015 $140,000 $541,161 Campaign to fund English localisations. Unreleased [107][108]
Aviary Attorney Sketchy Logic Kickstarter Jan 8, 2015 $10,612!£7,000 $28,678!£18,917 Adventure game in the style of the Ace Attorney series, featuring the public domain anthropomorphic artwork of J. J. Grandville. Dec 22, 2015 [109]
Blinking Light Win Arcade Works Kickstarter Jan 6, 2015 $15,000 $44,082 72-pin collector replacement for the Nintendo NES. Apr 2015 [110][111]
Last Year James Matthew Wearing Kickstarter Dec 19, 2014 $43,090!C$50,000 $98,858!C$114,711 First-person asymmetric multiplayer horror video game. One player controls a murderer and must kill the other players. Originally subject to a DMCA takedown notice from the owners of Friday the 13th, who are creating a rival video game. Unreleased [112][113]
Hollow Knight Team Cherry Kickstarter Dec 19, 2014 $28,501!A$35,000 $46,527!A$57,138 Metroidvania side-scrolling action adventure video game. Feb 24, 2017 [114]
Thimbleweed Park Ron Gilbert & Gary Winnick Kickstarter Dec 18, 2014 $375,000 $626,250 Point-and-click adventure game from the designers of Maniac Mansion. Mar 30, 2017 [115]
Theresa Duncan CD-ROMs Rhizome Kickstarter Dec 18, 2014 $20,000 $20,740 Archiving, emulating and hosting the video game works of Theresa Duncan, Chop Suey (1995), Smarty (1996) and Zero Zero (1997). Apr 17, 2015 [116][117][118][119]
That Dragon, Cancer Ryan Green & Josh Larson Kickstarter Dec 12, 2014 $85,000 $104,491 First person autobiographical video game by Ryan Green, showing through Ryan's eyes, his son's life with terminal cancer. Jan 12, 2016 [120]
Prismata Lunarch Studios Kickstarter Dec 4, 2014 $122,416!C$140,000 $122,416!C$140,000 Turn-based strategy card video game. Unreleased [121]
Video Games Live: Level 4 Tommy Tallarico Kickstarter Nov 29, 2014 $150,000 $187,646 Fourth album of video game music by Video Games Live. Feb 18, 2015 [122]
Convoy Convoy Games Kickstarter Nov 29, 2014 $12,450!€10,000 $27,898!€22,408 Roguelike video game inspired by Mad Max and FTL: Faster Than Light. Apr 21, 2015 [123]
Blood Sport Brand & Grotesque Kickstarter Nov 24, 2014 $222,094!C$250,000 $3,012!C$3,390 Blood donation machine triggered by video game force feedback. Designed to encourage blood donation at gaming events. The campaign was cancelled by Kickstarter before its scheduled January 3 end date. Not funded [124][125][126]
Her Majesty's Spiffing BillyGoat Entertainment Kickstarter Nov 21, 2014 $46,974!£30,000 $52,944!£33,813 Point-and-click adventure comedy video game. Dec 7, 2016 [127]
You Are Now Earthbound Fangamer Kickstarter Nov 19, 2014 $100,000 $306,127 Multimedia EarthBound fan project featuring a documentary, a hand book, a zine, and a music album. Stretch goals achieved include a fan convention. Unreleased [128][129]
Boss Fight Books: Season Two Gabe Durham Kickstarter Nov 19, 2014 $5,000 $53,186 Book project, the second series of books on video games in the style of 33⅓. The second season of books are, Metal Gear Solid by Anthony and Ashly Burch, Baldur's Gate II by Matt Bell, Bible Adventures by Gabe Durham, Spelunky by Derek Yu, and World of Warcraft by Daniel Lisi. Mar 30, 2015 (first book) [130]
The Black Glove Day For Night Games Kickstarter Nov 7, 2014 $550,000 $216,517 First-person interactive fiction set in a surreal 1920s theatre by former Irrational Games staff. Development frozen in May 2015. Not funded [131][132][133][134][135]
The Flame in the Flood The Molasses Flood Kickstarter Nov 7, 2014 $150,000 $251,647 Roguelike survival video game set in a post-societal America by former Irrational Games staff. Soundtrack by Chuck Ragan. Feb 24, 2016 [136]
Graywalkers: Purgatory Dreamlords Digital Kickstarter Nov 3, 2014 $40,000 $47,305 Tactical role-playing game in a supernatural themed post-apocalyptic setting. Unreleased [137][138]
Nevermind Erin Reynolds Kickstarter Nov 3, 2014 $75,000 $76,525 Survival horror video game with dynamic difficulty based on biofeedback. Fourth crowdfunding campaign for the game, and second Kickstarter campaign for the project, with a lowered target after the failure of its previous campaign. Sep 29, 2015 [139]
Battle Chef Brigade Trinket Studios Kickstarter Oct 27, 2014 $38,000 $100,344 2D fantasy action game. Unreleased [140][141][142]
Bedlam Skyshine Games Kickstarter Oct 25, 2014 $130,000 $166,540 Tactical role-playing game with roguelike elements set in a post-apocalyptic landscape. Sep 16, 2015 [143][144]
Elegy for a Dead World Dejobaan Games Kickstarter Oct 21, 2014 $48,000 $72,339 Science fiction writing video game. Dec 10, 2014 [145]
Human Resources Uber Entertainment Kickstarter Oct 20, 2014 $1,400,000 $384,358 Real-time strategy video game fought between a machine army and Lovecraftian monsters. Uber's second Kickstarter project after Planetary Annihilation in September 2012. The campaign was cancelled before its scheduled November 4 end date after it looked unlikely to succeed. Not funded [146][147]
Pathologic Ice-Pick Lodge Kickstarter Oct 7, 2014 $250,000 $333,127 Psychological horror video game. Remake of the 2005 original by the original developers. Ice-Pick Lodge's second Kickstarter project after Knock-Knock in September 2012. Unreleased [148][149]
Paradigm Jacob Janerka Kickstarter Oct 6, 2014 $12,152!A$14,000 $31,731!A$36,557 Point-and-click adventure comedy video game. Apr 5, 2017 [150]
Ironcast Dreadbit Kickstarter Oct 3, 2014 $16,000!£10,000 $16,293!£10,183 Match-3 puzzle game featuring steampunk mecha. Mar 26, 2015 [151]
Poncho Delve Interactive Kickstarter Oct 2, 2014 $35,933!£22,500 $13,151!£8,235 2D puzzle platform video game. Released following publisher funding. Nov 3, 2015 [152]
Moon Hunters Kitfox Games Kickstarter Sep 26, 2014 $40,343!C$45,000 $160,461!C$178,986 2D action role-playing game with co-operative multiplayer in a fantasy world featuring procedurally generated content. Mar 10, 2016 [153]
Parkitect Texel Raptor Kickstarter Sep 21, 2014 $45,250!C$50,000 $57,694!C$63,750 Construction and management simulation theme park video game. Unreleased [154]
GX3 GaymerX Kickstarter Sep 19, 2014 $80,000 $97,917 Inclusive gaming convention in San Francisco. Successor to the previously Kickstarted GaymerX and GaymerX2 conferences. Dec 2015 [155][156][157]
Night Trap Revamped Night Trap, LLC Kickstarter Sep 10, 2014 $330,000 $39,843 HD remaster of the 1992 interactive movie. Not funded [158][159][160]
The Sun Also Rises Horse Volume Kickstarter Sep 6, 2014 $15,000 $16,443 Adventure game exploring the War on Terror based on accounts from American servicemen and Afghan civilians. Part of Ouya's Free the Games fund matching scheme. Unreleased [161][162][163]
Hard West CreativeForge Games Kickstarter Sep 6, 2014 $63,700!C$70,000 $85,707!$94,183 Turn-based tactics video game in a weird west setting. Nov 18, 2015 [164]
Elysian Shadows Elysian Shadows Team Kickstarter Aug 31, 2014 $150,000 $185,322 2D role-playing video game inspired by the 16-bit era. Part of Ouya's Free the Games fund matching scheme. Unreleased [165][166]
Cyberith Virtualizer Cyberith Kickstarter Aug 31, 2014 $250,000 $361,452 Omnidirectional treadmill-like device for use with virtual reality head-mounted displays such as the Oculus Rift. Unreleased [167][168][169]
Jotun William Dubé Kickstarter Aug 21, 2014 $50,000 $64,265 Action video game pitting the players against the Jotun of Norse mythology, set in procedurally generated levels. Sep 29, 2015 [170]
The Deer God Josh Presseisen Kickstarter Jul 23, 2014 $26,000 $51,953 2.5D platform game. Players control a deer through procedurally generated levels. Feb 27, 2015 [171][172][173]
Areal West Games Kickstarter Jul 22, 2014 $50,000 $64,928 First-person shooter set in a post-apocalyptic open world. Spiritual successor to the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series by some of its original developers. The developers were criticised for overstating their ties to the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series and misuse of its assets. The campaign was cancelled before its scheduled July 24 end date after breaching Kickstarter rules. Not funded [174][175][176][177]
Sunset Tale of Tales Kickstarter Jul 17, 2014 $25,000 $67,636 First-person interactive fiction set during a revolution in 1970s South America. May 21, 2015 [178]
Control VR The Control VR Team Kickstarter Jul 5, 2014 $250,000 $442,227 Motion capture suit video game controller with support for virtual reality head-mounted displays. Unreleased [179][180]
Twilight Struggle GMT Games Kickstarter Jul 4, 2014 $50,000 $391,047 Turn-based strategy digital version of the Cold War-set board game. Apr 13, 2016 [181][182]
Sheltered Unicube Kickstarter Jul 4, 2014 $25,740!£15,000 $51,734!£30,148 Survival strategy video game in a post-apocalyptic setting. Mar 15, 2016 [183]
ANTVR Kit ANTVR Kickstarter Jun 23, 2014 $200,000 $260,834 Virtual reality head-mounted display and game controller kit. Shipped to backers in December 2014. Unreleased [184][185]
Superhot Superhot Team Kickstarter Jun 14, 2014 $100,000 $250,798 First-person shooter where time only moves forward when the player moves. Feb 25, 2016 [186]
Red Goddess Yanim Studio Kickstarter Jun 6, 2014 $30,000 $40,235 2.5D Metroidvania game. Second campaign after first KS failed to reach its funding goal. Jun 30, 2015 [187][188]
Codemancer Robert Lockhart Kickstarter May 28, 2014 $12,000 $52,725 Educational video game to teach players computer programming. Unreleased [189][190]
A History of the Great Empires of Eve Online Andrew Groen Kickstarter May 25, 2014 $12,500 $95,729 Book project chronicling the player-driven history of the first ten years of Eve Online. Released as Empires of Eve: A History of the Great Wars of Eve Online. Apr 4, 2016 [191][192][193][194][195][196]
Amplitude Harmonix Kickstarter May 23, 2014 $775,000 $844,107 Music video game. Successor to Amplitude by its original developers, exclusively for PlayStation platforms. Jan 5, 2016 [197][198]
DieselStormers Black Forest Games Kickstarter May 23, 2014 $50,000 $52,931 2.5D fantasy run and gun video game with co-operative multiplayer. Second Kickstarter campaign for the game previously titled Project Ravensdale. Released as Rogue Stormers. Apr 21, 2016 [199]
Exogenesis: Perils of Rebirth Kwan Kickstarter May 22, 2014 $32,000 $56,288 Adventure game and visual novel inspired by Ace Attorney and Zero Escape. Unreleased [200]
The Old City PostMod Softworks Kickstarter May 21, 2014 $32,000 $13,567 First-person exploration video game. The campaign was cancelled before its scheduled May 28 end date after it looked unlikely to succeed. Subsequently, split into episodic format, the first episode – The Old City: Leviathan was released in December 2014. Dec 13, 2014 (first episode) [201][202][203]
Heart Forth, Alicia Alonso Martin Kickstarter May 16, 2014 $60,000 $232,365 Metroidvania RPG inspired by video games of the 1990s. Unreleased [204]
The Town of Light LKA Indiegogo May 13, 2014 $41,160!€30,000 $3,387!€2,469 Flexible funding campaign. First-person psychological horror video game, set in the Volterra psychiatric hospital. Features virtual reality support. Feb 26, 2016 [205][206][207][208]
Technolust Iris V.R. Kickstarter May 10, 2014 $27,726!C$30,000 $59,190!C$64,477 Cyberpunk adventure game for exclusively for virtual reality devices such as the Oculus Rift. Apr 20, 2016 [209][210][211]
Last Life Sam Farmer Kickstarter May 9, 2014 $75,000 $103,058 Adventure game in a science fiction noir setting. Published by Double Fine Productions. Unreleased [212][213][214][215]
Storium Storium / Stephen Hood Kickstarter May 9, 2014 $25,000 $251,362 Collaborative story-telling platform featuring fictional universes by Jason Morningstar, Nancy Holder and others. Stretch goals included fictional universes from Mur Lafferty, Saladin Ahmed, Elizabeth Bear, Steve Jackson Games and the Champions universe among others. Mar 1, 2016 [216][217][218]
Armello League of Geeks Kickstarter May 8, 2014 $187,320!A$200,000 $286,061!A$305,360 Digital fantasy role-playing board game. Sep 1, 2015 [219]
Outcast Reboot HD Fresh3D Kickstarter May 7, 2014 $600,000 $268,964 Open world fantasy action-adventure game. HD remake of Outcast by its original developers. Not funded [220][221]
Treachery in Beatdown City Shawn Alexander Allen Kickstarter May 7, 2014 $49,000 $50,473 Turn-based RPG in a 2D pixel art beat 'em up style. Second Kickstarter campaign for the game following the failure of the first campaign. Unreleased [222][223][224]
Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn Big Deez Productions Indiegogo May 5, 2014 $450,000 $473,884 Flexible funding campaign. Action video game starring Shaquille O'Neal. Sequel to the 1994 original. The campaign was extended two weeks beyond its initial April 20 end date. Unreleased [225][226][227][228]
Prodigy Hanakai Studio Kickstarter May 2, 2014 $100,000 $212,194 Fantasy tactical role-playing game played with Skylanders style NFC figurines on a physical game board. Unreleased [229]
Serpent in the Staglands Whalenought Studios Kickstarter Apr 26, 2014 $10,000 $28,058 Fantasy RPG in the style of Baldur's Gate series. May 28, 2015 [230]
Hero Generations Heart Shaped Games Kickstarter Apr 26, 2014 $32,000 $46,190 Turn-based strategy fantasy video game. Enhanced remake of a Facebook game. Part of Ouya's Free the Games fund matching scheme. Apr 10, 2015 [231][232][233][234][235]
Hex Heroes Prismatic Games Kickstarter Apr 24, 2014 $80,000 $86,946 Real-time strategy video game featuring asymmetric co-operative multiplayer and Wii U GamePad support. Unreleased [236]
Choice Chamber OneMrBean Kickstarter Apr 21, 2014 $30,000 $35,612 2D action platform video game to be played across the Twitch video streaming network, incorporating audience interaction in a style similar to Twitch Plays Pokémon. The game was partly funded by Twitch. Jul 16, 2015 [237][238][239][240]
Chaos Reborn Julian Gollop Kickstarter Apr 17, 2014 $180,000 $210,854 Turn-based strategy video game. Sequel to Chaos: The Battle of Wizards by its original designer. The campaign video features support from Ken Levine. Oct 26, 2015 [241][242][243][244][245]
JetGetters tinyBuild Games Kickstarter Apr 16, 2014 $50,000 $51,707 Multiplayer aerial combat action game inspired by the stunts of Just Cause 2 and Battlefield 3. Second Kickstarter campaign by tinyBuild after No Time to Explain in May 2011. The campaign was cancelled before its scheduled April 18 end date despite achieving its target after the developer secured publisher funding. Unreleased [246][247][248]
AdvertCity VoxelStorm Kickstarter Apr 15, 2014 $1,779!£1,200 $6,639!£4,477 Cyberpunk advertising tycoon game. Apr 17, 2015 [249]
Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today Fictiorama Studios Kickstarter Apr 12, 2014 $45,000 $51,501 Point-and-click adventure game in a post-apocalyptic setting. Apr 10, 2015 [250]
Earthlock: Festival of Magic Snowcastle Games Kickstarter Apr 11, 2014 $150,000 $178,193 Turn-based RPG. Second Kickstarter campaign for the game, with a lowered target after the failure of the first campaign. Sep 27, 2016 [251]
Dragon Fin Soup Grimm Bros Kickstarter Apr 11, 2014 $24,000 $119,719 RPG set in a dark fairy tale-inspired world featuring roguelike elements. Nov 3, 2015 [252]
Duelyst Counterplay Games Kickstarter Apr 10, 2014 $68,000 $137,708 Turn-based strategy collectible card game video game. Apr 27, 2016 [253]
Frog Fractions 2 Twinbeard Kickstarter Apr 9, 2014 $60,000 $72,107 Comedy video game. Commercial sequel to the free Frog Fractions browser game. Released as part of Glittermitten Grove. Dec 24, 2016 [254][255]
Planets³ Cubical Drift Kickstarter Apr 6, 2014 $250,000 $310,708 3D open world voxel-based RPG. Renamed to Stellar Overload. Unreleased [256][257]
Age of Ascent Illyriad Games Kickstarter Apr 4, 2014 $150,000 $4,810 Space trading and combat simulator MMO from the developers of grand strategy MMO Illyriad. The campaign was cancelled before its scheduled April 14 end date after it looked unlikely to succeed. Unreleased [258]
Celestian Tales: Old North Ekuator Games Kickstarter Apr 2, 2014 $25,725!NZ$30,000 $51,990!NZ$60,630 Turn-based RPG. Second Kickstarter campaign for the game, with a lowered target after the failure of the first campaign. Aug 11, 2015 [259][260]
PrioVR YEI Technology Kickstarter Mar 31, 2014 $75,000 $322,103 Motion capture suit video game controller with support for virtual reality head-mounted displays. Second Kickstarter campaign for the device, with a lowered target after the failure of the first campaign. Unreleased [261][262]
Oscar Team Sharkeye Kickstarter Mar 29, 2014 $36,200!C$40,000 $36,937!C$40,814 2D platform game exploring childhood anxieties. Unreleased [263][264][265]
GaymerX2 GaymerX Kickstarter Mar 25, 2014 $10,000 $24,298 Gaymer convention in San Francisco. Third Kickstarter campaign by GaymerX after GaymerCon in August 2012 and Read Only Memories in December 2013. Convention held in July 2014. Jul 2014 [266]
The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 King Art Games Kickstarter Mar 23, 2014 $65,000 $171,593 Point-and-click adventure game in a comedic fantasy setting. Sequel to The Book of Unwritten Tales by its original developers. King Art Games' second Kickstarter project after Battle Worlds: Kronos in April 2013. Feb 20, 2015 [267]
Treachery in Beatdown City Shawn Alexander Allen Kickstarter Mar 15, 2014 $50,000 $21,342 Turn-based RPG in a 2D pixel art beat 'em up style. Not funded [268][269][270][271][272][273]
Darkest Dungeon Red Hook Studios Kickstarter Mar 14, 2014 $75,000 $313,337 Roguelike dungeon crawling role-playing video game with turn-based combat. Jan 20, 2016 [274]
Tabletop Simulator Berserk Games Kickstarter Mar 13, 2014 $10,000 $37,403 3D tabletop gaming simulator with mod support. Stretch goals reached allowed castAR, Oculus Rift, and mod support. Jun 5, 2015 [275]
Nevermind Erin Reynolds Kickstarter Mar 7, 2014 $250,000 $129,615 Survival horror video game with dynamic difficulty based on biofeedback. Third crowdfunding campaign for the game, first Kickstarter campaign for the game after two campaigns on Indiegogo. Sep 29, 2015 [276][277][278][279]
La-Mulana 2 Playism Games Kickstarter Feb 23, 2014 $200,000 $266,670 2D action-adventure platform game. Sequel to La-Mulana by its original creator. Unreleased [280][281]
Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen Visionary Realms Kickstarter Feb 22, 2014 $800,000 $460,657 Fantasy MMORPG by Brad McQuaid, designer of EverQuest. Unreleased [282][283]
Kingdom Come: Deliverance Warhorse Studios Kickstarter Feb 20, 2014 $497,130!£300,000 $1,841,444!£1,106,371 First-person open world role-playing video game in a medieval setting. Crowdfunding success will allow Warhorse Studios access to external investment from Zdeněk Bakala. Unreleased [284][285]
Outerlands: Season One Area 5 Kickstarter Feb 15, 2014 $210,000 $247,481 Documentary video series examining video games culture. By the team behind The 1UP Show, I am Street Fighter and Grounded: The Making of The Last of Us . Unreleased [286][287][288]
Unsung Story: Tale of the Guardians Playdek Kickstarter Feb 14, 2014 $600,000 $660,126 Fantasy tactical role-playing game by Yasumi Matsuno, director of Final Fantasy Tactics. Unreleased [289]
Project Rain World Rain World Kickstarter Feb 14, 2014 $25,000 $63,255 2D action platform video game. Mar 28, 2017 [290]
Mega Man: The Board Game Jasco Games Kickstarter Jan 19, 2014 $70,000 $415,041 Board game project, starring the officially licensed Mega Man character. Feb 12, 2016 [291][292]
Contradiction: Spot the Liar! Tim Follin Kickstarter Jan 17, 2014 $4,926!£3,000 $6,584!£4,010 Adventure game murder mystery presented through FMV. Jul 10, 2015 [293]
Diplopia James Blaha Indiegogo Jan 12, 2014 $2,000 $20,535 Flexible funding campaign. Virtual reality video game designed to restore stereo vision in players with amblyopia or strabismus. Kickstarter's prohibition of medical products lead to the project launching on Indiegogo instead. Unreleased [294][295]
Reset Theory Interactive Indiegogo Dec 23, 2013 $89,037!€65,000 $97,801!€71,398 First-person science fiction puzzle video game. Players must travel back in time to solve puzzles with their past selves. Unreleased [296][297]
1979 Revolution: Black Friday iNK Stories Kickstarter Dec 16, 2013 $395,000 $304,741 Action-adventure game set in Tehran during the 1979 Iranian Revolution. Apr 5, 2016 [298]
Lisa Austin Jorgensen Kickstarter Dec 14, 2013 $7,000 $16,492 2D role-playing video game in a post-apocalyptic setting. Dec 15, 2014 [299]
Hand of Fate Defiant Development Kickstarter Dec 13, 2013 $44,815!A$50,000 $48,485!A$54,095 Fantasy digital collectible card game with action RPG elements. Ian Livingstone features as a guest designer. Feb 17, 2015 [300]
Read Only Memories GaymerX Kickstarter Dec 13, 2013 $62,064 $64,378 Cyberpunk adventure game in a pixel art style featuring queer characters. Part of Ouya's Free the Games fund matching scheme. Second Kickstarter campaign from GaymerX after GaymerCon in August 2012. Oct 6, 2015 [301]
Dex Dreadlocks Ltd. Kickstarter Dec 12, 2013 £14,000 £30,647 Side-scrolling, action role-playing video game set in a cyberpunk world. May 7, 2015 [302]
Sega Mega Drive/Genesis: Collected Works Darren Wall Kickstarter Dec 9, 2013 $47,955!£30,000 $161,820!£98,725 Book project. Documentary art book chronicling the history of the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis. Nov 6, 2014 [303]
Wings: Remastered Cinemaware Kickstarter Dec 9, 2013 $85,000 $91,380 HD remastering of the 1990 Amiga game Wings. This follows a previously unsuccessful $350,000 Kickstarter campaign from 2012. Oct 17, 2014 [304][305][306]
Festival of Magic Snowcastle Games Kickstarter Dec 9, 2013 $250,000 $49,286 Turn-based fantasy RPG. The campaign was cancelled before its scheduled December 21 end date. First Kickstarter campaign for the game. Sep 27, 2016 [307]
Stasis Christopher Bischoff Kickstarter Dec 7, 2013 $100,000 $132,523 Point-and-click science fiction horror game presented in the isometric perspective. Aug 31, 2015 [308]
Dyscourse Owlchemy Labs Kickstarter Dec 6, 2013 $40,000 $44,134 Survival adventure game focusing on stranded plane crash survivors. Mar 25, 2015 [309]
The Mandate Perihelion Interactive Kickstarter Dec 2, 2013 $500,000 $701,010 Space opera role-playing video game featuring procedurally generated content. Unreleased [310][311]
Ever, Jane Judy L. Tyrer Kickstarter Dec 2, 2013 $100,000 $109,563 Free-to-play MMORPG set in the Regency era, inspired by the works of Jane Austen. Unreleased [312][313][314][315][316][317]
Paradise Lost: First Contact Asthree Works Kickstarter Dec 1, 2013 $70,000 $144,960 2D science fiction action-adventure game, players control an alien life form trapped inside a research installation on Earth. Unreleased [318][319]
Lords of Xulima Numantian Games Kickstarter Nov 29, 2013 $10,000 $35,657 Fantasy role-playing video game. Nov 14, 2014 [320]
The Escapists Mouldy Toof Studios Kickstarter Nov 28, 2013 $4,910!£3,000 $11,672!£7,131 Puzzle role-playing video game, where players must escape a series of prisons. Mouldy Toof's second Kickstarter campaign after Spud's Quest in November 2012. Feb 13, 2015 [321]
Wrestling with Pixels: The World Tour of Wrestling Games Botched Productions Kickstarter Nov 27, 2013 $18,000 $26,278 Book project. Chronicling and cataloging the history of wrestling video games. Unreleased [322][323][324]
Drone Evolution Controllers Kickstarter Nov 23, 2013 $30,000 $54,057 Bluetooth game controller designed primarily for mobile devices. Second Kickstarter campaign for the controller, with a lowered target after the failure of the first campaign. Shipped to backers in March 2014. Apr 2014 (began shipping) [325][326]
Secrets of Rætikon Broken Rules Indiegogo Nov 22, 2013 $20,000 $13,612 Flexible funding campaign. 2D action-adventure game. Players control a bird flying through and exploring the Alps. Apr 17, 2014 [327]
Night in the Woods Infinite Fall Kickstarter Nov 22, 2013 $50,000 $209,375 2D adventure game by Alec Holowka and Scott Benson. Feb 21, 2017 [328]
Sentris Samantha Kalman Kickstarter Nov 21, 2013 $50,000 $56,631 Puzzle music video game. Aug 12, 2015 [329]
Boogerman 20th Anniversary Toy Ghost Kickstarter Nov 20, 2013 $375,000 $40,252 HD sequel to 1994 Mega Drive side-scrolling action platform video game Boogerman: A Pick and Flick Adventure by the original creators. Not funded [330][331]
Scale Steve Swink Kickstarter Nov 16, 2013 $87,000 $108,020 First-person puzzle video game, where players manipulate the size of objects in the game. Unreleased [332][333][334][335][336][337]
Obduction Cyan Worlds Kickstarter Nov 16, 2013 $1,100,000 $1,321,306 First-person adventure game, spiritual successor to the Myst series by its original creators. Aug 24, 2016 [338]
castAR Technical Illusions Kickstarter Nov 14, 2013 $400,000 $1,052,110 Augmented reality and virtual reality headset system designed by Jeri Ellsworth and Rick Johnson. Building upon technology spun out of Valve Corporation. The campaign video features Bre Pettis. Funds returned to backers in December 2015 following an external investment from Playground Global. Unreleased [339][340][341]
Faeria Abrakam Kickstarter Nov 10, 2013 $70,000 $94,008 Turn-based strategy collectible card game video game. Mar 8, 2017 [342]
ColecoVision Rantmedia Games Kickstarter Nov 8, 2013 $250,000 $8,966 Officially licensed ColecoVision emulator. Not funded [343][344]
The Phoenix Project – City of Titans Missing Worlds Media Kickstarter Nov 4, 2013 $320,000 $678,189 MMORPG with a superhero theme. Spiritual successor to City of Heroes by members of its community. Unreleased [345][346]
HuniePop Ryan Koons Kickstarter Nov 1, 2013 $20,000 $53,536 Pornographic match-3 dating sim. Jan 19, 2015 [347]
RimWorld Tynan Sylvester Kickstarter Nov 1, 2013 $19,188!C$20,000 $257,246!C$268,132 Construction and management simulation science fiction video game set on an offworld colony. Unreleased [348][349][350]
Cosmic Star Heroine Zeboyd Games Kickstarter Oct 31, 2013 $100,000 $132,689 2D science fiction role-playing video game inspired by the 16-bit era. Zeboyd Games' second Kickstarter campaign, after Cthulhu Saves the World in February 2011. Apr 11, 2017 [351][352][353]
0 A.D. Wildfire Games Indiegogo Oct 20, 2013 $160,000 $33,251 Flexible funding campaign. Open source historical real-time strategy video game. Unreleased [354][355]
SC2VN Team Eleven Eleven Kickstarter Oct 18, 2013 $7,000 $8,370 Visual novel depicting an American eSports professional experiences in the South Korean Starcraft II scene. Sep 7, 2015 [356][357][358][359][360][361]
Citizens of Earth Eden Industries Kickstarter Oct 16, 2013 $97,180!C$100,000 $35,835!C$36,875 RPG with comedic narrative. Despite failing its campaign goals, following a publishing deal with Atlus, the game was released in January 2015. Jan 22, 2015 [362]
PrioVR YEI Technology Kickstarter Oct 18, 2013 $225,000 $111,237 Motion capture suit video game controller with support for virtual reality head-mounted displays. First Kickstarter campaign for the device. Not funded [262][363]
The Long Dark Hinterland Kickstarter Oct 16, 2013 $193,723!C$200,000 $247,218!C$256,217 First-person survival video game set in a post-apocalyptic winter. Unreleased [364]
Contagion Monochrome Kickstarter Oct 13, 2013 $50,000 $87,384 First-person shooter zombie video game. Spiritual successor to Zombie Panic! Source by its original creator. Apr 11, 2014 [365]
Hyper Light Drifter Heart Machine Kickstarter Oct 12, 2013 $27,000 $645,158 Action role-playing game combining elements of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and Diablo. Mar 31, 2016 [366]
STEM System Sixense Kickstarter Oct 12, 2013 $250,000 $604,978 Motion sensing game controller for use with virtual reality head-mounted displays such as the Oculus Rift. An evolution of the technology which powered the Razer Hydra. Unreleased [367][368][369]
River City Ransom: Underground Conatus Creative Kickstarter Oct 9, 2013 $174,385!C$180,000 $209,416!C$217,643 2D role-playing beat 'em up video game and officially licensed follow-up to River City Ransom. Feb 28, 2017 [370][371][372]
The Fall Over The Moon Kickstarter Oct 9, 2013 $16,354!C$17,000 $36,705!C$38,155 2.5D science fiction action-adventure game. May 30, 2014 [373]
Light Just a Pixel Kickstarter Oct 6, 2013 $32,180!£20,000 $9,128!£5,673 2D top-down stealth game. The campaign was cancelled before its scheduled October 10 end date after receiving outside investment from Team17. Jul 14, 2014 [374][375]
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero WayForward Technologies Kickstarter, Independent Oct 4, 2013 $400,000 $947,937 2D action platformer video game and fourth entry in the Shantae series. Of the total amount, $776,084 was raised on Kickstarter. Dec 20, 2016 [376][377]
Sunless Sea Failbetter Games Kickstarter Oct 3, 2013 $96,114!£60,000 $162,968!£100,803 2D top-down survival and exploration game set in the Fallen London fictional universe. Feb 6, 2015 [378][379][380]
Mighty No. 9 Comcept Kickstarter, Independent Oct 1, 2013 $900,000 $4,031,550 2D action platformer video game by Mega Man creator, Keiji Inafune. Of the total amount, $3,845,171 was raised on Kickstarter. Jun 21, 2016 [381][382]
The Mysterious Cities of Gold: Secret Paths Ynnis Interactive Kickstarter Sep 30, 2013 $30,000 $46,680 Puzzle adventure video game based on The Mysterious Cities of Gold TV series. Campaign to fund localisations outside its native French. Nov 21, 2013 [383]
Neverending Nightmares Matt Gilgenbach Kickstarter Sep 29, 2013 $99,000 $106,722 Psychological horror video game with themes of mental illness. Part of Ouya's Free the Games fund matching scheme. Sep 26, 2014 [384]
Man vs Snake Andrew Seklir & Tim Kinzy Kickstarter Sep 21, 2013 $53,470 $61,440 Documentary film project chronicling the competition to set the high score record on Nibbler. The campaign video features Walter Day and Billy Mitchell among others. Premiered at the 2015 Fantastic Fest. Sep 27, 2015 [385]
Awesomenauts: Starstorm Ronimo Games Kickstarter, Independent Sep 18, 2013 $125,000 $407,765 Downloadable content for platformer-based MOBA. Ronimo turned to Kickstarter after the bankruptcy of the game's original publisher. Of the total amount, $345,835 was raised on Kickstarter. Oct 16, 2014 [386]
Video Games Live: Level 3 Tommy Tallarico Kickstarter Sep 13, 2013 $250,000 $285,081 Third album of video game music by Video Games Live. Feb 7, 2014 [387][388]
Project Phoenix Creative Intelligence Arts Kickstarter Sep 11, 2013 $100,000 $1,014,600 Japanese role-playing game with a squad based RTS game design, from veteran developers. Soundtrack by Nobuo Uematsu. Unreleased [389]
StarCraft Universe Upheaval Arts Kickstarter Sep 10, 2013 $80,000 $84,918 MMORPG mod for StarCraft II. Sep 5, 2016 [390][391][392][393]
Edo Superstar Jed Henry Kickstarter Sep 5, 2013 $65,000 $67,764 Role-playing fighting game featuring anthropomorphic characters in Japanese ukiyo-e style. Jed Henry's second Kickstarter project after Ukiyo-e Heroes in August 2012. Unreleased [394][395]
Paranautical Activity Code Avarice Kickstarter Sep 3, 2013 $10,000 $12,540 Roguelike first-person shooter. Oct 20, 2014 [396]
Every Day is Play Matthew Kenyon Kickstarter Sep 1, 2013 $40,287!£26,000 $55,374!£35,737 Book project. Coffee table book celebrating the art, design and inspiration from video games. Featuring contributions by eBoy, Jamie Adenuga, and Wil Overton among others. Sep 14, 2014 [397][398][399]
Choosatron Jerry Belich Kickstarter Aug 30, 2013 $22,000 $75,080 Twine game playing thermal printer. Shipped to backers in January 2015. Jan 9, 2015 [400][401][402]
Fran Bow Killmonday Games Indiegogo Aug 30, 2013 $20,000 $28,295 Point-and-click adventure game with a horror theme. Aug 27, 2015 [403]
Revolution 60 Giant Spacekat Kickstarter Aug 30, 2013 $5,000 $12,728 Action RPG science fiction video game. Jul 12, 2012 [404]
Monochroma Nowhere Studios Kickstarter Aug 24, 2013 $80,000 $84,644 Puzzle platform video game set in a black and white dystopian world. May 28, 2014 [405]
Shadow of the Eternals Precursor Games Kickstarter Aug 23, 2013 $750,000 $323,950 Survival horror video game, spiritual successor to Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem by Denis Dyack and other members of the original team. Second crowdfunding campaign for the game with a lowered target after the failure of the first campaign. Project placed on indefinite hold in September 2013. Unreleased [406][407][408]
Food Battle: The Game Smosh Indiegogo Aug 23, 2013 $250,000 $259,247 Flexible funding campaign. Action-adventure game based on Smosh's Food Battle video series. Nov 19, 2014 [409][410]
Chroma Squad Behold Studios Kickstarter Aug 21, 2013 $55,000 $97,148 Tactical role-playing video game inspired by Super Sentai TV shows in a pixel art style. Apr 30, 2015 [411]
Gods Will Be Watching Deconstructeam Indiegogo Aug 15, 2013 $10,678!€8,000 $27,208!€20,385 Point-and-click adventure game with a focus on ethical dilemmas. Commercial remake and expansion of the free HTML5 original, which took second place in the Ludum Dare 26 game jam competition. Publisher Devolver Digital pledged to match the crowdfunding total in a publishing deal announced during the campaign. Jul 24, 2014 [412][413]
7 Days to Die The Fun Pimps Entertainment Kickstarter Aug 15, 2013 $200,000 $507,612 First-person shooter open world zombie survival game. Unreleased [414]
Project Ravensdale Black Forest Games Kickstarter Aug 15, 2013 $500,000 $72,203 2.5D fantasy run and gun video game with co-operative multiplayer. The campaign was cancelled before its scheduled August 17 end date after it looked unlikely to succeed. First Kickstarter campaign for the game. Released as Rogue Stormers. Apr 21, 2016 [415]
Tangiers Alex Harvey Kickstarter Aug 14, 2013 $54,268!£35,000 $65,130!£42,006 Stealth video game set in a dark fantasy world inspired by 20th century avant-garde. Unreleased [416][417][418][419]
Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm Yatagarasu Dev Team Indiegogo Aug 11, 2013 $68,000 $118,243 Flexible funding campaign. Fighting game by former The King of Fighters developers. Jul 7, 2015 [420][421]
Celestian Tales: Old North Ekuator Games Kickstarter Aug 10, 2013 $40,000 $24,021 Turn-based Japanese role-playing game. First Kickstarter campaign for the game. Aug 11, 2015 [422][423]
Warmachine: Tactics Privateer Press Interactive Kickstarter Aug 10, 2013 $550,000 $1,578,950 Fantasy turn-based tactics video game set in the Warmachine universe. Nov 20, 2014 [424][425]
Precinct Jim Walls Kickstarter Aug 6, 2013 $500,000 $85,756 Graphic adventure game. Spiritual successor to the Police Quest series; by Jim Walls and other members of the original team. The campaign was cancelled before its scheduled August 16 end date after it looked unlikely to succeed. Not funded [426][427]
Liege Coda Games Kickstarter Jul 28, 2013 $15,000 $81,458 Tactical role-playing game inspired by the 16-bit era. Unreleased [428][429]
Satellite Reign 5 Lives Studios Kickstarter Jul 28, 2013 $532,000!£350,000 $708,607!£461,333 Real-time strategy video game in a cyberpunk setting, by Syndicate Wars director, Mike Diskett. Aug 28, 2015 [430][431]
Undertale Toby Fox Kickstarter Jul 24, 2013 $5,000 $51,124 Role-playing game. Sep 15, 2015 [432]
Omni Virtuix Kickstarter Jul 22, 2013 $150,000 $1,109,351 Omnidirectional treadmill-like device for use with virtual reality head-mounted displays such as the Oculus Rift. Backers from outside the United States had their pledges refunded after the international release was cancelled in 2016. Unreleased [433][434]
Pinball Arcade: Terminator 2 Judgment Day FarSight Studios Kickstarter Jul 21, 2013 $59,000 $62,360 Digitising and licensing Terminator 2: Judgment Day for The Pinball Arcade. Aug 31, 2013 [435][436]
Megatokyo Visual Novel Game Fred Gallagher Kickstarter Jul 18, 2013 $20,000 $299,184 Visual novel based on the Megatokyo webcomic. Unreleased [437][438]
The Question Block Lamp 8-Bit Lit Kickstarter Jul 18, 2013 $100,000 $131,479 Light fixture inspired by the Question Block of the Super Mario series. 2013 [439][440][441]
Dark Matter Interwave Studios Kickstarter Jul 18, 2013 $76,090!£50,000 $9,476!£6,227 2.5D science fiction action-adventure game. Following the campaign's failure, Interwave laid off the development team. Released as a truncated version in October 2013. Oct 17, 2013 [442]
Frontiers Lars Simkins Kickstarter Jul 17, 2013 $50,000 $157,381 First-person open world fantasy role-playing video game with a focus on exploration. Second crowdfunding campaign for the game, on Kickstarter instead of Indiegogo, and with a lowered target after the failure of the first campaign. Unreleased [443][444]
Soul Saga Disastercake Kickstarter Jul 15, 2013 $60,000 $195,528 3D RPG inspired by the PlayStation era. Unreleased [445]
Ozombie Spicy Horse Kickstarter Jul 14, 2013 $950,000 $141,513 Action-adventure game set in the Oz universe; from American McGee's Spicy Horse studio. Renamed to Oz Action Adventure. The campaign was cancelled before its scheduled August 5 end date after it looked unlikely to succeed. As Kickstarter only allows creators to run one campaign at a time, this freed Spicy Horse to launch a campaign for the film rights to Alice: Otherlands. The film rights were only available within a short window of time, whereas Ozombie could be pursued at a later date. Not funded [446][447][448]
H-Hour: World's Elite David Sears Kickstarter Jul 7, 2013 $200,000 $252,662 Tactical first-person shooter. Spiritual successor to the SOCOM series, by its former creative director. Unreleased [449]
Tobuscus Adventures: Wizards! Toby Turner Indiegogo Jul 5, 2013 $240,000 $642,416 Flexible funding campaign. Video game based on Toby Turner's Tobuscus video series. Mar 19, 2015 [450]
Boss Fight Books Gabe Durham Kickstarter Jul 2, 2013 $5,000 $45,429 Book project, launching a series of books on video games in the style of 33⅓. The first season of books are, EarthBound by Ken Baumann, Galaga by Michael Kimball, ZZT by Anna Anthropy, Super Mario Bros. 2 by Jon Irwin, and Jagged Alliance 2 by Darius Kazemi. Jan 15, 2014 (first book) [451]
A Vampyre Story: Year One Autumn Moon Entertainment Kickstarter Jul 1, 2013 $200,000 $77,413 Graphic adventure game by Bill Tiller, prequel to A Vampyre Story. Not funded [452]
The Untold History of Japanese Game Developers John Szczepaniak Kickstarter Jun 30, 2013 $76,000!£50,000 $106,540!£70,092 Book project chronicling the history of Japanese video games through interviews with their developers. Aug 26, 2014 [453][454][455]
ARAIG ARAIG Kickstarter Jun 30, 2013 $900,000 $126,625 Force feedback and electrical muscle stimulation wearable device for use with video games. Not funded [456][457]
A Hat in Time Gears for Breakfast Kickstarter Jun 28, 2013 $30,000 $296,360 3D platform game inspired by Nintendo 64 era video games such as Super Mario 64 and Banjo-Kazooie. Unreleased [458]
Massive Chalice Double Fine Productions Kickstarter Jun 27, 2013 $725,000 $1,229,015 Fantasy turn-based tactics video game. Jun 1, 2015 [459]
Armikrog Pencil Test Studios Kickstarter Jun 27, 2013 $900,000 $974,578 Graphic adventure game. Spiritual successor to clay-animation-based The Neverhood; by Doug TenNapel and other members of the original team. Sep 30, 2015 [460][461]
Unrest Pyrodactyl Games Kickstarter Jun 27, 2013 $3,000 $36,251 Role-playing video game set in ancient India in the midst of an uprising. Jul 23, 2014 [462]
Video Games: The Movie Mediajuice Studios Kickstarter Jun 18, 2013 $60,000 $107,235 Documentary film project chronicling video game history and culture. The film's second crowdfunding drive was for post-production costs. Jul 15, 2014 [463]
Pixel Press Roundthird Kickstarter Jun 14, 2013 $100,000 $108,950 Mobile app converting pen and paper designs into playable 2D platform games. Apr 30, 2014 [464]
Spintires Oovee Game Studios Kickstarter Jun 13, 2013 $62,800!£40,000 $95,668!£60,935 Off-road driving simulator. Jun 13, 2014 [465]
Frontiers Lars Simkins Indiegogo Jun 10, 2013 $80,000 $10,356 First-person open world fantasy role-playing video game with a focus on exploration. First crowdfunding campaign for the game. The campaign was cancelled before its scheduled July 1 end date after it looked unlikely to succeed. Not funded [466][467]
Energy Hook Happion Laboratories Kickstarter Jun 9, 2013 $1 $41,535 Action video game with a rope swinging mechanic by Spider-Man 2's technical director. $1 target set to emulate a flexible funding campaign. Jul 5, 2016 [468][469]
Hex: Shards of Fate Cryptozoic Entertainment Kickstarter Jun 7, 2013 $300,000 $2,278,255 MMO fantasy digital collectible card game. Jan 26, 2016 [470]
Delta Six David Kotkin Kickstarter Jun 7, 2013 $100,000 $198,185 Gun shaped game controller with motion sensing capabilities, built on the Arduino platform. Second Kickstarter campaign for the controller, with a lowered target after the failure of the first campaign. Unreleased [471][472][473]
Shadow of the Eternals Precursor Games Kickstarter, Independent Jun 6, 2013 $1,350,000 $284,000 Survival horror video game, spiritual successor to Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem by Denis Dyack and other members of the original team. The campaign was cancelled prior to its scheduled June 19 end date. First crowdfunding campaign for the game. Of the total amount, $128,039 was raised on Kickstarter. Not funded [474][475][476][477]
The Stomping Land Alex Fundora Kickstarter Jun 6, 2013 $20,000 $114,060 Multiplayer open world survival game in a prehistoric world populated with dinosaurs. Unreleased [478][479][480][481]
Downloadable Content: The Return Penny Arcade Kickstarter May 31, 2013 $10 $230,360 Reviving Penny Arcade's Downloadable Content series of podcasts. $10 target set to emulate a flexible funding campaign. Penny Arcade's second Kickstarter project, after Penny Arcade Sells Out in August 2012. 2013 [482][483]
Sissyfight 2000 Returns Team Sissyfight Kickstarter May 31, 2013 $20,000 $22,735 Multiplayer turn-based strategy video game. Freely licensed HTML5 remake of the original. Unreleased [484][485][486]
Tug Nerd Kingdom Kickstarter May 31, 2013 $215,000 $293,184 Open world fantasy role-playing video game with crafting elements. Unreleased [487][488][489][490][491]
Stonehearth Radiant Entertainment Kickstarter May 30, 2013 $120,000 $751,920 Fantasy real-time strategy video game with mod support. Unreleased [492]
Jagged Alliance: Flashback Full Control Kickstarter May 23, 2013 $350,000 $368,614 Tactical role-playing game, prequel to the original Jagged Alliance. Oct 21, 2014 [493][494][495]
The Realm Atomhawk Design & Lantern Interactive Kickstarter May 22, 2013 $296,400!£195,000 $143,681!£94,527 Point-and-click adventure game in a future fantasy setting. Following the campaign's failure on Kickstarter's UK platform, Atomhawk vowed a follow-up campaign using Kickstarter's American platform and its broader payment options. Not funded [496][497]
Guns of Icarus Online – Adventure Mode Muse Games Kickstarter May 21, 2013 $100,000 $198,741 Steampunk team-based multiplayer airship combat video game. Spiritual successor to Guns of Icarus. Second successful Kickstarter campaign for the game, contributing towards the Adventure Mode expansion pack. Mar 31, 2017 [498]
Ghost of a Tale Lionel Gallat Indiegogo May 20, 2013 $58,050!€45,000 $62,823!€48,700 Action-adventure game from Lionel Gallat, the animation director of Despicable Me. Unreleased [499]
Among the Sleep Krillbite Studio Kickstarter May 18, 2013 $200,000 $248,358 First-person survival horror video game seen through the eyes of a child. May 29, 2014 [500]
DreadOut Digital Happiness Indiegogo May 15, 2013 $25,000 $29,067 Flexible funding campaign. First-person survival horror video game set in the developer's native Indonesia. First act released in May 2014, second and final act released in February 2015. May 15, 2014 [501]
Road Redemption DarkSeas Games Kickstarter, Independent May 12, 2013 $160,000 $182,791 Vehicular combat motorcycle racing video game inspired by the Road Rash series. Of the total amount, $173,803 was raised on Kickstarter. Unreleased [502]
Chasm Discord Games Kickstarter May 12, 2013 $150,000 $191,897 2D platform adventure game featuring procedurally generated Metroid-like dungeons in a pixel art style. Unreleased [503][504]
C-Wars Onipunks Kickstarter May 11, 2013 $32,000 $95,574 Roguelike science fiction real-time strategy video game with a pixel art style. Unreleased [505][506][507]
GTFO Shannon Sun-Higginson Kickstarter May 10, 2013 $20,000 $33,706 Documentary film project examining sexism in video gaming. Premiered at the 2015 South by Southwest festival. Mar 14, 2015 [508]
Risk of Rain hopoo Kickstarter May 8, 2013 $7,000 $30,480 Roguelike science fiction platform game. Nov 8, 2013 [509]
Camelot Unchained City State Entertainment Kickstarter May 2, 2013 $2,000,000 $2,232,933 MMORPG featuring realm versus realm mechanics. The success of the Kickstarter allowed City State Entertainment to secure an additional $3M of private funding. Unreleased [510][511]
Battle Worlds: Kronos King Art Games Kickstarter Apr 28, 2013 $120,000 $260,235 Turn-based strategy video game. Nov 4, 2013 [512][513]
Divinity: Original Sin Larian Studios Kickstarter Apr 26, 2013 $400,000 $944,282 Role-playing video game, prequel to Divine Divinity. Jun 30, 2014 [514]
From Bedrooms to Billions Nicola Caulfield & Anthony Caulfield Kickstarter Apr 26, 2013 $27,900!£18,000 $93,853!£60,550 Documentary film project chronicling the history of the UK video games industry. Second successful crowdfunding campaign for the film, contributing towards post-production costs. Premiered at the 2014 EGX. Oct 3, 2014 [515]
Buddy & Me Sunbreak Games Kickstarter Apr 20, 2013 $40,000 $42,093 Endless runner video game. Sep 25, 2013 [516][517]
Consortium Interdimensional Games Kickstarter Apr 18, 2013 $50,000 $70,435 First-person science fiction role-playing video game with a fourth wall breaking narrative. Second Kickstarter campaign for the game, with a lowered target after the failure of the first campaign. Jan 8, 2014 [518]
Shovel Knight Yacht Club Games Kickstarter Apr 13, 2013 $75,000 $311,502 2D action platformer video game inspired by Mega Man and other games of the 8-bit era. Jun 26, 2014 [519]
J.U.L.I.A. Enhanced Edition CBE Software Indiegogo Apr 12, 2013 $5,000 $14,120 Adventure game. Enhanced remake of the 2012 science fiction video game J.U.L.I.A. by its original developers. Released as J.U.L.I.A. Among the Stars. Oct 12, 2014 [520]
Pulse Team Pixel Pi Kickstarter Apr 12, 2013 $75,000 $80,977 First-person survival video game featuring a blind protagonist navigating the world through echolocation. Oct 20, 2015 [521][522][523]
Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues Portalarium Kickstarter, Independent Apr 7, 2013 $1,000,000 $2,067,246 Fantasy role-playing video game by Richard Garriott. Of the total amount, $1,919,275 was raised on Kickstarter. Unreleased [524][525]
SoundSelf Robin Arnott Kickstarter Apr 7, 2013 $29,060 $36,766 Interactive sound visualisation responding to the player's chants. Unreleased [526][527][528][529][530][531]
Torment: Tides of Numenera inXile entertainment Kickstarter, Independent Apr 5, 2013 $900,000 $4,188,927 Fantasy role-playing video game. Succeeded Project Eternity as the highest funded Kickstarter video game. Was succeeded by Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night in June 2015. Including private backers, the project raised over $4.5M. Feb 28, 2017 [532][533]
90's Arcade Racer Pelikan13 Kickstarter Feb 18, 2013 $15,881!£10,000 $25,471!£16,039 3D Arcade Racer and spiritual successor to the Arcade Racing games like Daytona, Outrun and Scud Race. Unreleased [534]
The World's Biggest Wordsearch Puzzle Supersonic Software Kickstarter Mar 27, 2013 $7,563!£5,000 $4,260!£2,816 Word search puzzle game. Despite failing its campaign goals, the game was released in June 2013. Jun 2013 [535][536]
Keep Skullgirls Growing Lab Zero Games Indiegogo Mar 27, 2013 $150,000 $828,768 Campaign to fund extra characters as downloadable content for the Skullgirls video game. Achieving the $725,000 stretch goal gave the Fighting Is Magic team a free license of Lab Zero's Z-Engine. Aug 2013 (first character) [537]
Mage's Initiation: Reign of the Elements Himalaya Studios Kickstarter Mar 23, 2013 $65,000 $125,174 Adventure and action RPG hybrid where players take on the role of an apprentice mage. Unreleased [538]
There Came an Echo Iridium Studios Kickstarter Mar 21, 2013 $90,000 $115,569 Voice-controlled real-time strategy game starring Wil Wheaton. Iridium Studios' second Kickstarter campaign after Sequence in 2010. Feb 24, 2015 [539]
Train Fever Urban Games Gambitious Mar 20, 2013 $322,425!€250,000 $322,425!€250,000 Equity crowdfunding campaign. 50% of the game's revenue will be returned to backers. The campaign was closed on reaching its target amount, before its scheduled March 31 end date. Railroad-focused business simulation game. Sep 4, 2014 [540][541]
Riot Team Riot Indiegogo Mar 16, 2013 $15,000 $36,139 Flexible funding campaign. Riot simulation video game inspired by real events. Unreleased [542]
Back to Bed Bedtime Digital Games Kickstarter Mar 16, 2013 $12,000 $13,312 Puzzle video game set in a surrealist dreamscape. Aug 6, 2014 [543][544]
Throw Trucks With Your Mind! Lat Ware Kickstarter Mar 14, 2013 $40,000 $47,287 First-person shooter video game controlled using a NeuroSky brain–computer interface device. Mar 31, 2014 [545][546][547][548]
Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Red Thread Games Kickstarter Mar 10, 2013 $850,000 $1,538,425 Episodic adventure game, third game in The Longest Journey series. Oct 21, 2014 (first episode) [549]
At the Gates Conifer Games Kickstarter Mar 8, 2013 $40,000 $106,283 Turn-based strategy video game designed by Jon Shafer. Players control a barbarian tribe during the decline of the Roman Empire. Unreleased [550]
Race the Sun Flippfly Kickstarter Mar 7, 2013 $20,000 $21,579 Endless runner video game. Aug 19, 2013 [551]
Death Inc. Ambient Studios Kickstarter Mar 6, 2013 $451,050!£300,000 $184,495!£122,711 Real-time strategy video game, players assume the role of the Grim Reaper. Following the campaign's failure, Ambient Studios attempted to raise funds by selling alpha access to the game. This too failed to raise the necessary funds, and Ambient Studios shut down in April 2013. Not funded [552][553]
Factorio Tomas Kozelek, Marwin Kovarex, Kasia Mazurek Indiegogo Mar 3, 2013 $22,117!€17,000 $28,135!€21,626 Real-time strategy science fiction video game. Players must gather resources and build factories on an alien world. Unreleased [554]
Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake SleepNinja Games Kickstarter Feb 16, 2013 $15,000 $26,096 Puzzle adventure video game. Jul 1, 2014 [555]
Freedom Planet GalaxyTrail / Strife Kickstarter Feb 14, 2013 $2,000 $25,472 2D platform game inspired by the 16-bit era. Jul 21, 2014 [556]
Unwritten: That Which Happened Roxlou Games Kickstarter Feb 13, 2013 $75,000 $78,017 Turn-based strategy video game with story elements. Originally scheduled for an August 2013 release. In January 2014, it was announced that game development would continue only as a side project with an undetermined release date. Unreleased [557][558][559]
Wildman Gas Powered Games Kickstarter Feb 11, 2013 $1,100,000 $504,120 Action RPG designed by Chris Taylor. The campaign was cancelled before its scheduled February 15 end date after it looked unlikely to succeed. On February 14, Gas Powered Games were acquired by Wargaming.net. Not funded [560][561][562]
Neocolonialism Subaltern Games Kickstarter Feb 3, 2013 $10,000 $11,049 Turn-based strategy video game and critique of neoliberal economics. Nov 4, 2013 [563]
Akaneiro: Demon Hunters Spicy Horse Kickstarter Feb 2, 2013 $200,000 $204,680 Free-to-play action RPG inspired by Little Red Riding Hood and Japanese mythology from American McGee's Spicy Horse studio. Jan 31, 2013 [564]
GameStick PlayJam Kickstarter Feb 1, 2013 $100,000 $647,658 Android based video game console. Shipped to backers in August 2013. Nov 15, 2013 [565]
GCW Zero Justin Barwick Kickstarter Jan 29, 2013 $130,000 $238,498 Linux based handheld game console. Aug 2013 (began shipping) [566]
Radio the Universe 6e6e6e Kickstarter Jan 24, 2013 $12,000 $81,719 Action role-playing game inspired by the 16-bit era in a dark fantasy science fiction setting. Unreleased [567][568]
Coming Out on Top Obscura Kickstarter Jan 21, 2013 $5,000 $38,601 Pornographic dating game featuring exclusively gay male relationships. Dec 11, 2014 [569][570][571][572][573][574]
Legends of Dawn Aurofinity & Dreamatrix Kickstarter Jan 18, 2013 $25,000 $46,536 Open world fantasy role-playing video game. Jun 27, 2013 [575]
Pathfinder Online Goblinworks Kickstarter Jan 14, 2013 $1,000,000 $1,091,194 MMORPG in the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game universe. Second successful Kickstarter campaign for the game, contributing towards the full version. Unreleased [576][577]
Full Bore Whole Hog Games Kickstarter Jan 13, 2013 $12,500 $16,383 2D puzzle platform video game. May 6, 2014 [578][579]
Maia Simon Roth Indiegogo Jan 6, 2013 $500 $11,435 Space colony management game, inspired by Dungeon Keeper and Dwarf Fortress. Second successful crowdfunding campaign for the game. Supplement to the original Kickstarter campaign, using Indiegogo to accept pledges via PayPal. Despite meeting the $500 goal, no further stretch targets were realised. Unreleased [580][581]
Elite: Dangerous Frontier Developments Kickstarter Jan 4, 2013 $2,012,500!£1,250,000 $2,541,089!£1,578,316 Space trading and combat simulator, fourth game in the Elite series. Highest funding goal to be successfully met on Kickstarter. Dec 16, 2014 [582][583]
Phonejoy Play Phonejoy Kickstarter Jan 3, 2013 $50,000 $69,859 Bluetooth game controller designed primarily for mobile devices. Apr 2014 [584][585][586]
War for the Overworld Subterranean Games Kickstarter Jan 3, 2013 $241,500!£150,000 $340,307!£211,371 Real-time strategy video game inspired by Dungeon Keeper. Apr 2, 2015 [587]
The Ship: Full Steam Ahead Blazing Griffin Kickstarter Dec 30, 2012 $207,360!£128,000 $29,560!£18,247 Steampunk first-person shooter video game. Sequel to The Ship by members of the original team. Not funded [588][589]
Barkley 2 Tale of Game's Studios Kickstarter Dec 28, 2012 $35,000 $120,335 Comedic action role-playing game. Sequel to the freeware video game Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden. Unreleased [590]
Richard & Alice Owl Cave Indiegogo Dec 23, 2012 $2,000 $2,000 Flexible funding campaign. Point-and-click adventure game set in a post-apocalyptic future. Feb 21, 2013 [591]
Limit Theory Josh Parnell Kickstarter Dec 22, 2012 $50,000 $187,865 Space trading and combat simulator featuring procedurally generated universes. Unreleased [592][593]
Dizzy Returns The Oliver Twins Kickstarter Dec 21, 2012 $567,000!£350,000 $41,504!£25,620 Puzzle platform video game. Tenth game in the Dizzy series. Not funded [594][595]
Godus 22Cans Kickstarter Dec 21, 2012 $729,000!£450,000 $853,032!£526,563 God game designed by Peter Molyneux. Unreleased [596]
Legend of Dungeon RobotLovesKitty Kickstarter Dec 16, 2012 $5,000 $32,999 Roguelike fantasy beat 'em up video game with co-operative multiplayer. Sep 13, 2013 [597]
Consortium Interdimensional Games Kickstarter Dec 18, 2012 $200,000 $9,667 First-person science fiction role-playing video game with a fourth wall breaking narrative. The campaign was cancelled before its scheduled December 31 end date. First Kickstarter campaign for the game. Jan 8, 2014 [598]
Retro Game Crunch Shaun Inman Kickstarter Dec 12, 2012 $60,000 $66,694 Compilation of six retro inspired video games. First game released to backers in February 2013. Complete compilation released in March 2014. Mar 4, 2014 [599][600][601][602]
Fist of Awesome Nicoll Hunt Kickstarter Dec 10, 2012 $8,073!£5,000 $19,064!£11,808 2D beat 'em up video game in a pixel art style. Oct 15, 2013 [603]
Sportsfriends Die Gute Fabrik Kickstarter Dec 10, 2012 $150,000 $152,451 Compilation of the local multiplayer video games, Johann Sebastian Joust, Riders, BaraBariBall, and Hokra. May 6, 2014 [604]
LA Game Space LA Game Space Kickstarter Dec 7, 2012 $250,000 $335,657 Nonprofit physical space in Los Angeles dedicated to video games research, development, talks, and exhibitions. Unreleased [605][606][607][608]
Pier Solar HD WaterMelon Kickstarter Dec 5, 2012 $139,000 $231,370 HD remake of 2010 Mega Drive RPG video game Pier Solar and the Great Architects. Sep 30, 2014 [609]
Kung Fu Superstar Kinesthetic Games Kickstarter Dec 4, 2012 $322,000!£200,000 $151,356!£94,010 Motion controlled kung fu video game for Windows. The campaign video featured Peter Molyneux's support. Following the campaign's failure, the development team disbanded. Not funded [610][611][612]
Sir, You Are Being Hunted Big Robot Kickstarter Dec 2, 2012 $64,400!£40,000 $149,007!£92,551 First-person shooter open world survival video game. May 1, 2014 [613]
Alpha Colony DreamQuest Games Kickstarter Dec 2, 2012 $50,000 $49,972 Strategy video game inspired by M.U.L.E. and The Settlers of Catan. Second Kickstarter campaign for the game, with a lowered target after the failure of the first campaign. Campaign finished $28 short, highlighting the risks of Kickstarter's all-or-nothing style campaigns. Not funded [614][615]
Forced BetaDwarf Kickstarter Dec 1, 2012 $40,000 $65,413 Fantasy top-down action game with co-operative multiplayer. Oct 24, 2013 [616]
Sui Generis Bare Mettle Entertainment Kickstarter Nov 29, 2012 $240,000!£150,000 $256,088!£160,055 Open world fantasy role-playing video game. Unreleased [617][618]
Nevermind Erin Reynolds Indiegogo Nov 29, 2012 $3,000 $1,161 Flexible funding campaign. Survival horror video game with dynamic difficulty based on biofeedback. Second Indiegogo campaign for the game. Sep 29, 2015 [278][619]
StarForge CodeHatch Indiegogo Nov 29, 2012 $75,000 $135,453 Open world science fiction survival video game. Sep 18, 2014 [620]
Maia Simon Roth Kickstarter Nov 28, 2012 $160,067!£100,042 $224,770!£140,481 Space colony management game, inspired by Dungeon Keeper and Dwarf Fortress. First successful crowdfunding campaign for the game. Unreleased [621]
Shadowgate Zojoi Kickstarter Nov 25, 2012 $120,000 $137,232 Graphic adventure game. Enhanced remake of the 1987 fantasy video game Shadowgate by members of the original team. Aug 21, 2014 [622][623][624]
illo – birth of the cool Raylight Games Kickstarter Nov 23, 2012 $270,000 $2,945 Puzzle adventure game for iOS and Android. The campaign was cancelled 10 days before its scheduled December 3 end date. The campaign was the subject of an Edge developer diary. Not funded [625][626][627][628]
Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption The Coles Kickstarter Nov 20, 2012 $400,000 $409,150 Fantasy turn-based RPG with adventure game elements by the designers of the Quest for Glory series. Unreleased [629]
Star Citizen Cloud Imperium Games Kickstarter, Independent Nov 19, 2012 $500,000 $142,000,000+ Space combat video game from Chris Roberts, designer of Wing Commander. Of the total amount, $2,134,374 was raised on Kickstarter. Crowdfunding options remained open after the campaign. As of January 2017, $142,000,000+ have been raised, the greatest amount for a crowdfunded project to date. Unreleased [630][631]
Strike Suit Zero Born Ready Games Kickstarter Nov 17, 2012 $100,000 $174,804 Mecha based space combat video game. Jan 23, 2013 [632]
Distance Refract Studios Kickstarter Nov 16, 2012 $125,000 $161,981 Futuristic arcade racing video game by members of the Nitronic Rush team. The campaign video features support from Aaron Hightower – lead programmer on the arcade version of San Francisco Rush 2049, and Cliff Bleszinski. Unreleased [633][634]
Delta Six David Kotkin Kickstarter Nov 1, 2012 $500,000 $73,449 Gun shaped game controller with motion sensing capabilities, built on the Arduino platform. The campaign was cancelled before its scheduled November 17 end date. First Kickstarter campaign for the controller. Not funded [472][635]
Shaker Loot Drop Kickstarter Oct 23, 2012 $1,000,000 $244,932 Initially named Old-School RPG, the campaign was cancelled prior to its scheduled November 4 end date by its creators Brenda Brathwaite and Tom Hall. Not funded [636][637]
Project Eternity Obsidian Entertainment Kickstarter, Independent Oct 16, 2012 $1,100,000 $3,986,929 Fantasy role-playing video game. Succeeded Double Fine Adventure as the highest funded Kickstarter video game. Was succeeded by Torment: Tides of Numenera in April 2013. Including private backers, the project raised over $4.5M. Released as Pillars of Eternity. Mar 26, 2015 [638][639]
Sensible Software 1986–1999 Darren Wall Kickstarter Oct 7, 2012 $30,000 $39,493 Book project chronicling the history of Sensible Software. Oct 2013 [640][641]
Homestuck Adventure Game MS Paint Adventures Kickstarter Oct 4, 2012 $700,000 $2,485,506 Adventure game based on the Homestuck webcomic. Succeeded The Order of the Stick as the highest funded comic related Kickstarter project. Unreleased [642][643]
Nexus 2: The Gods Awaken Most Wanted Entertainment Kickstarter Sep 28, 2012 $650,000 $161,731 Real-time tactics and space combat simulator game. Sequel to Nexus: The Jupiter Incident from Mithis Entertainment. Like the first campaign for the game, this second campaign ended in failure. Not funded [644]
Broken Sword: The Serpent's Curse Revolution Software Kickstarter Sep 22, 2012 $400,000 $771,560 Graphic adventure game. Fifth game in the Broken Sword series. Dec 4, 2013Jun 20, 2014 [645]
Pinball Arcade: Star Trek The Next Generation FarSight Studios Kickstarter Sep 16, 2012 $45,000 $52,137 Digitising and licensing Star Trek: The Next Generation for The Pinball Arcade. Feb 25, 2013 [646]
Chivalry: Medieval Warfare Torn Banner Studios Kickstarter Sep 15, 2012 $50,000 $85,934 First-person melee combat video game. First commercial project from the Age of Chivalry mod team. Oct 16, 2012 [647]
Planetary Annihilation Uber Entertainment Kickstarter Sep 14, 2012 $900,000 $2,229,344 Real-time strategy video game by members of the Total Annihilation team. Sep 5, 2014 [648]
Mercenary Kings Tribute Games Kickstarter Sep 13, 2012 $75,000 $116,064 2D run and gun video game with co-operative multiplayer. Artwork by Paul Robertson. Mar 25, 2014 [649]
Expeditions: Conquistador Logic Artists Kickstarter Sep 12, 2012 $70,000 $77,247 Tactical role-playing game set during the Age of Exploration. The player leads a Spanish expedition to Hispaniola and Mexico. May 30, 2013 [650]
Knock-Knock Ice-Pick Lodge Kickstarter Sep 11, 2012 $30,000 $41,021 2D survival horror adventure game. Oct 4, 2013 [651][652]
Solforge Stone Blade Entertainment Kickstarter Sep 11, 2012 $250,000 $429,715 Fantasy digital collectible card game designed by Justin Gary and Richard Garfield, designer of Magic: The Gathering. May 31, 2016 [653][654][655][656][657]
Insurgency 2 New World Interactive Kickstarter Sep 8, 2012 $180,000 $66,582 First-person shooter, commercial sequel to the free Insurgency: Modern Infantry Combat mod. Despite failing its campaign goals, New World Interactive raised funds through Steam Early Access and the game was released in January 2014 as Insurgency. Jan 22, 2014 [658]
Oculus Rift Oculus VR Kickstarter Sep 1, 2012 $250,000 $2,437,429 Virtual reality head-mounted display designed for gaming. The campaign video featured support from several notable video game industry figures. Development units began shipping in March 2013. Kickstarter backers such as Notch criticised Oculus VR's sale of the company to Facebook in 2014. Mar 29, 2013 (Development units) [659][660][661]
Project Giana Black Forest Games Kickstarter Aug 31, 2012 $150,000 $186,158 2.5D platform game. Sequel to The Great Giana Sisters and Giana Sisters DS. Released as Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams. Oct 23, 2012 [662]
GaymerCon GaymerCon Kickstarter Aug 31, 2012 $25,000 $91,388 Gaymer convention in San Francisco, renamed to GaymerX due to a trademark dispute. Held over two days in August 2013. Aug 2013 [663][664]
Ukiyo-e Heroes Jed Henry Kickstarter Aug 31, 2012 $10,400 $313,341 Ukiyo-e style Japanese woodblock prints inspired by video game characters. Highest funded illustration project on Kickstarter. Nov 5, 2012 (began shipping) [665][666]
Balance of the Planet Chris Crawford Kickstarter Aug 29, 2012 $150,000 $13,594 Educational video game to teach players about environmental concerns. Update to Crawford's 1990 video game, Balance of the Planet. Achieving the Kickstarter target would have enabled the game to be given away for free, but the campaign was a "dismal failure" according to its creator. Not funded [667][668]
Castle Story Sauropod Studio Kickstarter Aug 26, 2012 $80,000 $702,516 Real-time strategy castle building video game. Unreleased [669]
Volgarr the Viking Crazy Viking Studios Kickstarter Aug 23, 2012 $18,000 $39,964 2D action platform video game inspired by the 16-bit era. Sep 11, 2013 [670]
Steam Bandits: Outpost Iocaine Studios Kickstarter Aug 19, 2012 $30,000 $55,362 Free-to-play steampunk city-building video game. Unreleased [671]
From Bedrooms to Billions Nicola Caulfield & Anthony Caulfield Indiegogo Aug 17, 2012 $35,000 $37,027 Documentary film project chronicling the history of the UK video games industry. First successful crowdfunding campaign for the film, contributing towards production costs. Oct 3, 2014 [672]
Penny Arcade Sells Out Penny Arcade Kickstarter Aug 15, 2012 $250,000 $528,144 Campaign to remove online advertising from the Penny Arcade webcomic. The stretch goal attained allowed for all home page adverts to be removed for one year. Aug 2012 [673][674]
Shadowrun Online Cliffhanger Productions Kickstarter Aug 14, 2012 $500,000 $558,863 MMORPG in the Shadowrun universe, not to be confused with Shadowrun Returns. Released as Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown. Apr 28, 2015 [675]
Defense Grid 2 Hidden Path Entertainment Kickstarter Aug 14, 2012 $250,000 $271,726 Tower defense video game. Despite meeting the initial goal of $250,000, this only provided funding for a Defense Grid: The Awakening expansion pack. The full sequel would have required the $1,000,000 stretch goal. The funding shortfall was met by in 2013 by Steven Dengler, allowing Defense Grid 2 to proceed. Sep 23, 2014 [676][677]
Video Games: The Movie Mediajuice Studios Indiegogo Aug 10, 2012 $107,550 $1,790 Flexible funding campaign. Documentary film project chronicling video game history and culture. Despite failing to meet their campaign goals, Mediajuice received funds raised. Filming still managed to proceed. Jun 15, 2014 [678][679]
Ouya Ouya Kickstarter Aug 9, 2012 $950,000 $8,596,474 Android based video game console. Industrial design by Yves Béhar. Highest funded video game project on Kickstarter, and second highest funded project overall after the Pebble smartwatch. Development units began shipping in March 2013. Jun 25, 2013 [680]
Star Command War Balloon Games Kickstarter Aug 8, 2012 $100,000 $151,806 Starship simulation video game. Windows and Mac versions. Unreleased [681]
Detective Grimoire SFB Games & Armor Games Kickstarter Aug 2, 2012 $25,000 $29,611 Point-and-click adventure game. Jan 2, 2014 [682]
Divekick One True Game Studios Kickstarter Jul 31, 2012 $30,000 $32,543 Two-button fighting game. The campaign was cancelled before its scheduled August 1 end date despite achieving its target after the developer secured publisher funding. Aug 20, 2013 [683][684]
Alpha Colony DreamQuest Games Kickstarter Jul 15, 2012 $500,000 $101,472 Strategy video game inspired by M.U.L.E. and The Settlers of Catan. First Kickstarter campaign for the game. Not funded [615][685]
Clang Subutai Corporation Kickstarter Jul 9, 2012 $500,000 $526,125 Sword-fighting video game by Neal Stephenson. The campaign video was filmed at Bungie's motion capture studio; Gabe Newell makes a cameo appearance. Development frozen in September 2013 after Subutai failed to raise further funding. Cancelled in September 2014. Cancelled [686][687][688]
Haunts: The Manse Macabre Mob Rules Games Kickstarter Jul 6, 2012 $25,000 $28,739 Turn-based strategy video game with a horror theme. Despite a successful campaign, delays in development meant that Mob Rules Games ran out of funds before project completion, halting Haunts development. The game was released in an incomplete state as an open source project in October 2012. Oct 23, 2012 (source code) [689][690]
Dead State DoubleBear Productions Kickstarter Jul 5, 2012 $150,000 $332,635 Turn-based zombie RPG from Brian Mitsoda's DoubleBear Productions. Dec 4, 2014 [691]
Lilly Looking Through Geeta Games Kickstarter Jul 1, 2012 $18,000 $33,516 Point-and-click adventure game. Nov 19, 2013 [692][693]
Pinball Arcade: The Twilight Zone FarSight Studios Kickstarter Jun 17, 2012 $55,000 $77,499 Digitising and licensing The Twilight Zone for The Pinball Arcade. Nov 30, 2012 [694]
Tex Murphy – Project Fedora Big Finish Games Kickstarter Jun 16, 2012 $450,000 $598,104 Graphic adventure game. Sixth game in the Tex Murphy series. Released as Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure. May 7, 2014 [695]
Tropes vs. Women in Video Games Anita Sarkeesian Kickstarter Jun 16, 2012 $6,000 $158,922 Documentary video series examining female gender tropes in video games. Sarkeesian was subject to an online harassment campaign during the Kickstarter campaign. Mar 7, 2013 (first episode) [696]
SpaceVenture Two Guys from Andromeda Kickstarter Jun 12, 2012 $500,000 $539,767 Graphic adventure game, spiritual successor to the Space Quest series by its original creators. Unreleased [697][698][699][700]
Xenonauts Goldhawk Interactive Kickstarter Jun 10, 2012 $50,000 $154,715 Turn-based tactics science fiction video game inspired by the X-COM series. Jun 17, 2014 [701]
Pathfinder Online Goblinworks Kickstarter Jun 8, 2012 $50,000 $307,843 MMORPG in the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game universe. First successful Kickstarter campaign for the game, contributing towards the technology demonstrator. Unreleased [702]
Carmageddon: Reincarnation Stainless Games Kickstarter Jun 6, 2012 $400,000 $625,143 Vehicular combat racing video game. Fourth game in the Carmageddon series. May 21, 2015 [703]
Diamond Trust of London Jason Rohrer Kickstarter May 26, 2012 $78,715 $90,118 Turn-based strategy video game. First crowdfunded Nintendo DS game. Aug 28, 2012 [704]
Cloudberry Kingdom Pwnee Studios Kickstarter May 26, 2012 $20,000 $23,582 Platform game featuring procedurally generated levels. Jun 30, 2013 [705]
Legends of Eisenwald Aterdux Entertainment Kickstarter May 22, 2012 $50,000 $83,577 Tactical role-playing game set in medieval Germany. Jun 2, 2015 [706]
Ravaged 2 Dawn Games Kickstarter May 20, 2012 $15,000 $38,767 Multiplayer vehicular combat first-person shooter video game. Oct 17, 2012 [707]
100 Yen: The Japanese Arcade Experience Strata Studios Indiegogo May 20, 2012 $20,000 $32,213 Flexible funding campaign. Documentary film project covering Japanese arcade culture. Second successful Indiegogo campaign for the film, contributing towards post-production costs. Premiered at the 2012 PAX Prime. Sep 1, 2012 [708][709][710]
Jane Jensen's Moebius Pinkerton Road Studio Kickstarter May 19, 2012 $300,000 $435,316 Graphic adventure game from Jane Jensen, creator of the Gabriel Knight series. Released as Moebius: Empire Rising. Apr 15, 2014 [711]
Grim Dawn Crate Entertainment Kickstarter May 18, 2012 $280,000 $537,515 Action RPG video game by members of the Titan Quest team. Feb 25, 2016 [712]
République Camouflaj Kickstarter May 11, 2012 $500,000 $555,662 Stealth video game for iOS and Android. As a result of Kickstarter campaign feedback, PC and Mac versions were announced. Dec 19, 2013 (first episode) [713]
Starlight Inception Escape Hatch Entertainment Kickstarter May 9, 2012 $150,000 $158,152 Space combat video game. Apr 22, 2014 [714][715]
Thomas Was Alone Mike Bithell Indiegogo May 8, 2012 $4,000 $2,452 Flexible funding campaign. Platform game. Campaign to fund a voice actor to provide the narration. Despite failing to meet their campaign goals, Bithell received the funds raised, allowing Danny Wallace to be hired. Jun 30, 2012 [716]
Yogventures! Winterkewl Games Kickstarter May 6, 2012 $250,000 $567,665 Multiplayer open world video game featuring The Yogscast. Development cancelled in July 2014. The Yogscast received $150,000 and the game's assets from Winterkewl but stressed that they were under no obligation to fulfil backer rewards following the project's collapse. Backers were offered copies of Tug in lieu of the cancelled Yogventures! Cancelled [717][718][719][720]
Nekro darkForge Kickstarter May 4, 2012 $100,000 $158,733 Action video game with a necromancy theme. May 2, 2014 [721]
Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded Replay Games Kickstarter May 2, 2012 $500,000 $655,182 Graphic adventure game. Remake of 1987 video game Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards. Jun 27, 2013 [722]
Shadowrun Returns Harebrained Schemes Kickstarter Apr 29, 2012 $400,000 $1,836,447 Single-player tactical role-playing game in the Shadowrun universe, not to be confused with Shadowrun Online. Jul 25, 2013 [723]
The Dead Linger Sandswept Studios Kickstarter Apr 29, 2012 $60,000 $154,968 First-person shooter open world zombie survival video game. Unreleased [724]
Mythic: The Story of Gods and Men Little Monster Productions Kickstarter Apr 28, 2012 $80,000 $4,739 Fantasy action RPG. The campaign was cancelled before its scheduled June 10 end date after being exposed as fraudulent. Not funded [725][726]
Class of Heroes 2 MonkeyPaw Games, Gaijinworks Kickstarter Apr 27, 2012 $500,000 $96,951 Japanese role-playing game developed by Acquire and released in Japan in 2009. Campaign to fund an English language release. Despite failing its campaign goals, the English version was released in June 2013. Jun 4, 2013 [727][728]
The Banner Saga Stoic Kickstarter Apr 20, 2012 $100,000 $723,886 Tactical role-playing game set in the Viking Age. Jan 14, 2014 [729]
Smart Controllers Evolution Controllers Kickstarter Apr 19, 2012 $60,000 $34,030 Bluetooth game controller designed primarily for mobile devices. First Kickstarter campaign for the controller. Apr 2014 (began shipping) [730][731]
Wasteland 2 inXile entertainment Kickstarter Apr 17, 2012 $900,000 $2,933,252 Role-playing video game. Sequel to 1988's Wasteland, by members of the original team. Sep 19, 2014 [732]
Nevermind Erin Reynolds Indiegogo Apr 6, 2012 $2,000 $1,324 Flexible funding campaign. Survival horror video game with dynamic difficulty based on biofeedback. First Indiegogo campaign for the game. Sep 29, 2015 [278][733]
FTL: Faster Than Light Subset Games Kickstarter Apr 1, 2012 $10,000 $200,542 Roguelike starship strategy video game. Sep 14, 2012 [734]
Takedown Serellan Kickstarter Apr 1, 2012 $200,000 $221,833 Tactical first-person shooter from Christian Allen's Serellan studio. Released as Takedown: Red Sabre. Sep 20, 2013 [735]
Idle Thumbs Idle Thumbs Kickstarter Mar 21, 2012 $30,000 $136,924 Reviving the Idle Thumbs series of video game podcasts. First-person video game Thirty Flights of Loving was produced to promote the campaign. Jun 19, 2012 [736]
Double Fine Adventure Double Fine Productions Kickstarter Mar 13, 2012 $400,000 $3,336,371 Point-and-click adventure game by Tim Schafer, designer of Full Throttle and Grim Fandango. Accompanied by a 2 Player Productions documentary. 87,142 backers, the most backers until surpassed by the Veronica Mars Movie Project in April 2013. Highest funded Kickstarter project until surpassed by the Pebble smartwatch in April 2012. Highest funded Kickstarter video game until surpassed by Project Eternity in October 2012. Credited with bringing in 60,000 first time backers on the Kickstarter platform, increasing the viability of crowdfunding in video games. Renamed Broken Age, first act released in January 2014, and the full game in April 2015. Jan 28, 2014 (first act) [737][738][739]
Code Hero Primer Labs Kickstarter Feb 24, 2012 $100,000 $170,954 Educational video game to teach players computer programming. Despite a successful campaign, Primer Labs ran out of funds before project completion, exacerbating ongoing delays. Unreleased [740][741]
Guns of Icarus Online Muse Games Kickstarter Feb 21, 2012 $10,000 $35,237 Steampunk team-based multiplayer airship combat video game. Spiritual successor to Guns of Icarus. First successful Kickstarter campaign for the game. Oct 29, 2012 [742]
Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie James Rolfe Indiegogo Feb 2, 2012 $75,000 $325,327 Flexible funding campaign. Comedy film based on The Angry Video Game Nerd series. Premiered at Grauman's Egyptian Theatre in July 2014. Jul 21, 2014 [743]
Organ Trail: Director's Cut The Men Who Wear Many Hats Kickstarter Jan 19, 2012 $3,000 $16,339 Zombie survival video game parodying The Oregon Trail. Commercial remake of the free Adobe Flash original. Aug 9, 2012 [744]
Waveform Eden Industries Kickstarter Jan 3, 2012 $8,000 $3,762 Wave manipulation action game. Despite failing its campaign goals, the game was released in March 2012. Mar 20, 2012 [745][746]
StarDrive Daniel DiCicco Kickstarter Dec 30, 2011 $7,500 $17,676 2D science fiction 4X video game with real-time strategy elements. Apr 26, 2013 [747]
Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller Phoenix Online Studios Kickstarter Dec 11, 2011 $25,000 $34,247 Point-and-click adventure game. Jane Jensen served as story consultant. Oct 30, 2012 (first episode) [748]
BlindSide Aaron & Mike Kickstarter Dec 1, 2011 $7,000 $14,191 Survival horror audio game featuring a blind player character. May 22, 2012 [749][750][751]
Lifeless Planet David Board Kickstarter Oct 24, 2011 $8,500 $17,236 Action-adventure science fiction video game. Jun 6, 2014 [752]
Zombies, Run! Six to Start and Naomi Alderman Kickstarter Oct 10, 2011 $12,500 $72,627 Augmented reality game designed to complement running sessions for iOS and Android. Feb 27, 2012 [753]
Venus Patrol Brandon Boyer Kickstarter Oct 7, 2011 $50,000 $105,398 Independent successor to Boing Boing's Offworld video games culture website. Sep 2012 [754][755]
Star Command War Balloon Games Kickstarter Oct 6, 2011 $20,000 $36,967 Starship simulation video game. iOS and Android versions. Despite a successful campaign, War Balloon underestimated the funding required, necessitating further debt financing to fund the game. After lengthy delays, the iOS version released in May 2013 with a reduced scope compared to the original campaign vision. May 2, 2013 (iOS) [756][757][758]
Videogame History Museum Videogame History Museum Kickstarter Sep 1, 2011 $30,000 $50,266 Nonprofit museum dedicated to preserving video game history. Campaign towards centralising the museum's collection, the first step towards establishing a permanent venue to host the museum. Opened as the National Videogame Museum in Frisco, Texas. Apr 2, 2016 [759][760]
Blade Symphony Puny Human Games Kickstarter Aug 28, 2011 $15,000 $19,058 Action sword duelling video game. May 7, 2014 [761]
Nexus 2 Most Wanted Entertainment GamesPlant Aug 16, 2011 $572,000!€400,000 $149,960!€104,867 Real-time tactics and space combat simulator game. Sequel to Nexus: The Jupiter Incident from Mithis Entertainment. First crowdfunding campaign for the game. Not funded [762]
Octodad 2 Young Horses Kickstarter Aug 10, 2011 $20,000 $24,320 Stealth-action video game, players must maintain the cover of an octopus disguised as a human. Commercial sequel to the freeware Octodad. Released as Octodad: Dadliest Catch. Jan 30, 2014 [763]
Indie Game: The Movie BlinkWorks Kickstarter Jul 23, 2011 $35,000 $71,335 Documentary film project covering independent video game development. Second successful Kickstarter campaign for the film, contributing towards post-production costs. Premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Jan 20, 2012 [764]
No Time to Explain tinyBuild Games Kickstarter May 26, 2011 $7,000 $26,068 Platform game with comedic time travel elements, update to the original Adobe Flash version. Aug 15, 2011 [765]
Minecraft: The Story of Mojang 2 Player Productions Kickstarter Mar 26, 2011 $150,000 $210,297 Documentary film project covering Minecraft and its developer Mojang. Premiered on Xbox Live in December 2012. Dec 22, 2012 [766]
Cthulhu Saves the World Zeboyd Games Kickstarter Feb 16, 2011 $3,000 $6,898 2D comedy role-playing video game inspired by the 16-bit era. An enhanced port of the Xbox Live Indie Games original for Windows. Jun 13, 2011 [767][768]
Kentucky Route Zero Jake Elliott Kickstarter Feb 6, 2011 $6,500 $8,583 Magical realist adventure game. Jake Elliott's second Kickstarter project, after A House in California in October 2010. Jan 7, 2013 (first episode) [769]
100 Yen: The Japanese Arcade Experience Strata Studios Indiegogo Feb 2, 2011 $9,000 $14,848 Flexible funding campaign. Documentary film project covering Japanese arcade culture. First successful Indiegogo campaign for the film, contributing towards the travel and production costs. Premiered at 2012 PAX Prime. Sep 1, 2012 [709][770]
A House in California Jake Elliott Kickstarter Oct 16, 2010 $600 $1,130 Point-and-click art game. Campaign to fund a physical release of the game. Named Best Small Project at the 2010 Kickstarter Awards. Nominated for the Nuovo Award at the 2011 Independent Games Festival. Oct 31, 2010 [771][772][773]
Indie Game: The Movie BlinkWorks Kickstarter Jul 20, 2010 $15,000 $23,341 Documentary film project covering independent video game development. First successful Kickstarter campaign for the film, contributing towards the travel and production costs. The film premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Jan 20, 2012 [774]
Sequence Jason Wishnov Kickstarter Apr 27, 2010 $600 $2,602 Rhythm action role-playing video game. May 6, 2011 [775][776]
Glorkian Warrior James Kochalka and Pixeljam Kickstarter Mar 22, 2010 $10,000 $11,200 2D shoot 'em up designed by James Kochalka. Mar 24, 2015 [777][778]
Kill Screen Kill Screen Kickstarter Nov 15, 2009 $3,500 $5,949 Video games magazine. Mar 2010 (first issue) [779]
Flywrench Mark Essen Kickstarter Nov 1, 2009 $5,000 $5,070 2D action game. Aug 24, 2015 [780]
Resonance VinceTwelve Kickstarter Nov 1, 2009 $150 $2,080 Graphic adventure game. Campaign to fund the game's submission into competition at the 2010 Independent Games Festival. Jun 19, 2012 [781]

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