Video games are losing to board games on Kickstarter
Video games are popular on Kickstarter, some raising over $1,000,000 to fund the project. That’s impressive, but it’s a rarity.
While board games have become more popular on the platform, Resident Evil 2 raising $1,050,000 and Kingdom Death raising over $12 million, video games have suffered. Of the top 50 most funded games, 21 are video games and only five from the past two years. Board games have raised in popularity, accounting for 24% of all money raised on Kickstarter in the first half of this year.
Looking at the data, video game funding raised up to 2015 and has slightly fallen off in the past few years. Fewer projects are getting funded, and fewer projects are not being funded, meaning the overall market is down.
However, board games tell a different story. The rate in funded and non-funded projects has raised in an almost linear fashion since the first half of 2012.
Data from ICO partners shows that money being spent towards video games on Kickstarter is down. In the first half of this year, only $9.4 million went to games, compared to a staggering $28 million in the first half of 2013.