Crowdfunding has left a sour taste in many gamers’ mouths after multiple projects have either been delayed, cancelled or just failed to deliver on expectations (looking at you, Mighty No. 9). However, it’s not fair to say that all crowdfunded games are terrible, as we do have amazing projects that wouldn’t have seen the light of day without crowdfunding. One of my personal favourites is Shovel Knight which even to this day continues to release new free content!
Today, crowdfunding projects don’t draw the same amount of excitement or headlines as they once did, but 2016 was still a big year for crowdfunded gaming projects. Thanks to fig.co, a new gaming-focused crowdfunding platform, the 10 largest crowdfunded projects of 2016 have been compiled in this neat infographic. In this article we?ll be taking a closer look at each one.
#10 Consortium: The Tower by Interdimensional Games Inc.
The Tower is a PC first person sci-fi simulation in which you play an officer who fights, talks or sneaks their way through an interactive story. The game was seeking $300,000 in funding and surpassed that with nearly $50,000 to spare. Interestingly, this is the second game in the Consortium Universe and also the second to be supported through crowdfunding. The original game, Consortium, was successfully funded through Kickstarter raising $70,000 of its $50,000 goal back in 2013.
#9 AdventureQuest3D by Artix Entertainment
This cross-platform 3D MMO nearly doubled its funding target raising $369,000 of the $200,000 they were seeking on Kickstarter. The developers had already proven themselves through their 2D version of the game released as a web flash game back in 2002 and continuously updated until last year. The game is currently in early access on Steam and holds mixed reviews.
#8 Jay & Silent Bob: Chronic Blunt Punch by Interabang Entertainment
Jay & Silent Bob: Chronic Blunt Punch just passed its target of $400,000 on fig.co completing it...