Video game Kickstarter projects ‘stable’, says Ico Partners

Video game Kickstarter projects ‘stable’, says Ico Partners

The number of video game Kickstarters has seen a slight dip in the first half of 2017

According to research from Ico Partners, 869 video game projects launched on Kickstarter in the first six months of this year. That’s a slight dip on the 1,015 that hit the market in the first half of 2016.

In terms of projects that were successfully funded, that figure is more or less the same year-on-year. 180 games were funded in H1 2016; this year, it was 179.

Fewer projects were not funded, too. Ico says that roughly 30 projects are funded a month, which is the same rhythm as the year before.

Ico goes on to say that despite Kickstarter losing its novelty, the amount of money actually raised is increasing. $9.4m was raised for game projects in the first half of 2017, an increase of 18 per cent year-on-year.

Finally, Ico’s research highlights that the number of projects raising between $100,000 and $500,000 has increased, with the company saying that this is an area of growth for the video games category.


PCGamesInsider Contributing Editor

Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.


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