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Games have exploded on the dominant crowdfunding platform following last year's successful funding of Double Fine Adventure - the $83 million raised in 2012 is over 25 times that pledged in 2011.

Frank Cifaldi, Contributor

March 22, 2013

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Newsbrief: Money pledged toward the Games category on dominant crowdfunding platform Kickstarter has surpassed $100 million, according to the company. The category -- which includes both video games and board games -- has seen 1,476 games successfully funded by 633,242 backers. Games took off on the platform, as many know, following Double Fine's successful "Double Fine Adventure" campaign last year. The $83 million pledged toward games in 2012 is over 25 times the a mount pledged in 2011. More info and stats at the Kickstarter Blog.

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Frank Cifaldi


Frank Cifaldi is a freelance writer and contributing news editor at Gamasutra. His past credentials include being senior editor at 1UP.com, editorial director and community manager for Turner Broadcasting's GameTap games-on-demand service, and a contributing author to publications that include Edge, Wired, Nintendo Official Magazine UK and GamesIndustry.biz, among others. He can be reached at [email protected].

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