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A close look at Kickstarter in 2020

An informative article recently went up on Medium, which takes an in depth look at Kickstarter in 2020, with a particular focus on tabletop games.

The headline feature is that Kickstarter brought in more money in 2020 than in any previous year:

This figure masks another trend, one of fewer, better organised project being listed. Those projects are bringing in more money from more backers. The age of the amateur is well and truly over. The number of funded projects didn’t rise the way the amount of funding did last year.

In tabletop games, which made up around 30% of the total dollar gained in 2020, the picture was a bit different, with more projects being funded.

The number of unsuccessful projects has remained fairly constant over the past 5 years, but the number of funded projects has gone up substantially, resulting in a greater share of overall Kickstarter funding being captured by tabletop games.

I recommend the full article, which has many more charts and dives right into the kinds of projects which get funded as well as showing trends over time.


This entry was posted on January 30, 2021 by in Crowdfunding, Industry and tagged , , .
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