From the computer to the tabletop, this is all about games. Updated each week-end.
Kickstarter had another record year for tabletop games funding, as reported on Medium.
The appearance of Gamefound (which I only discovered via the recent Ravaged Star project) didn’t stop 2021 from being Kickstarter’s biggest year ever in terms of tabletop games. The full article has more charts than the one above, which also provide a breakdown of what funding tabletop projects typically attract.
I was about to write that I didn’t fund any projects last year, but then I remembered this one:
I haven’t taken delivery of the paint set as yet, but the most recent update assured backers that things are still on course for a March 2022 delivery date. Can I just say that if these paints reactivate after you let them dry and then paint back over them I will be sure to point that out in my review?
The relatively poor performance of video games on crowdfunding platforms is interesting. I expect it is due to both the longer lead times between funding and production, along with the higher floor of funding needed for a videogame to go ahead. Maybe it’s just that indie games launching via Steam or console stores is a more reliable method. Whatever the reason videogames are a tiny proportion of tabletop games.
Certainly the future of tabletop games being produced via crowdfunding looks bright.