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Video games raised over $46 million on Kickstarter in 2015

Video game campaigns on Kickstarter brought in $46,177,705 from 480,382 backers during 2015.

Chris Kerr

January 14, 2016

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Newsbrief: Video game campaigns on Kickstarter brought in $46,177,705 from 480,382 backers during 2015.

That's according to new stats released by the crowdfunding outfit, which also reveal there were 421 successful video game projects during those 12 months.

Long-awaited threequel Shenmue III became the most-funded video game campaign of all time last year, raising $6.3 million from over 69,000 backers. 

Previous record holder, Bloodstained, became 2015's second most popular video game campaign after raising $5.5 million.

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Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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