Sometimes you need a little extra help getting your game made, and who better to rely on than the fans? Many a game company or aspiring indie developer has turned to crowd-funding websites like Kickstarter to make their dream game, and a lot of games get funded that way.
Some games, on the other hand, make an absurd amount of money through Kickstarter. Here are the top 10 highest-funded games through Kickstarter ever.
But first, an important note about Star Citizen.
According to the Kickstarter page for Star Citizen’s initial campaign in 2013, it states that the game received $2,134,374 from 34,397 backers, which is not enough to land it a spot on this list.
However, the official Star Citizen website combines the Kickstarter money with the money directly obtained through the website in its full total, which is now around $250,000,000. This is an absolutely ridiculous sum, and some of it was obtained through Kickstarter, so I’m throwing it an honorable mention before we get into the list.
Without further ado, here are the top 10.
$2,707,269 (£2,090,104) from 73,206 backers
It isn’t surprising that Yooka-Laylee made the list based on what they were advertising. It was right there in the campaign title: A 3D-Platformer Rare-vival! The idea of a 3D platformer from the team behind Banjo-Kazooie was enough to inspire seventy-three thousand people to invest in a true return to form.
The whole gang got back together, and though Yooka-Laylee didn’t fare the best, the lizard and bat haven’t hung up their hats yet. The franchise continues with Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair, and it’s all thanks to the original Kickstarter campaign.