KICKSTARTER FOR VIDEO GAMES       December 2012 – data analysis                                       Online Games Consult...
METHODOLOGYData Analyzed :                  Only video games projects (we exclude hardware like Ouya)                  Onl...
GENERAL DATA    Funded                            Total money                  # of projects                        Total ...
GENERAL DATA - Visualization    # of projects                          Total money raised                                 ...
GENERAL DATA - Visualization         Av. Pledge$60.00$50.00$40.00$30.00$20.00$10.00   $-           Over $250k   $100k to $...
SINCE SEPTEMBER 2012      Projects median went up from $28.7k to $33.5k      (up almost $4k since June 2012)      The aver...
DATA OVER TIME     # projects302520151050     2009   2010   Q12011   Q22011   Q32011   Q42011   January   February   March...
DATA OVER TIME$8,000,000.00                                                                                               ...
DATA OVER TIME     # of projects30          $10k to $24k          $25k to $49k25          $50k to $99k          $100k to $...
SINCE SEPTEMBER 2012     End of the summer showed a return of strong projects.     October saw less projects, but large on...
DATA PER CATEGORY Categories       Adventure          Puzzle       Action            RPG          Platform        Strategy...
DATA PER CATEGORY - Visualization  Total Raised                   22%                               25%         1%        ...
DATA PER CATEGORY - Visualization$16,000,000.00                                                            80             ...
SINCE SEPTEMBER 2012    The biggest change is the rise of the “Strategy” category.    Planet Annihilation is showing there...
CLOSING WORDS    Kickstarter is still going very strong. The end of the summer    has seen quite a few new high profile ca...
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Kickstarter and Games - December 2012

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Some analysis on the data for games on Kickstarter.

Kickstarter and Games - December 2012

  1. 1. KICKSTARTER FOR VIDEO GAMES December 2012 – data analysis Online Games Consulting & Services
  2. 2. METHODOLOGYData Analyzed : Only video games projects (we exclude hardware like Ouya) Only funded projects Only projects that raised more than $10,000 Only projects funded before the 1st of December 2012 Limited by manual data collection methodYou can find the raw data here:https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AvD6y7Ae4JhvdGtJblZzYmUxM25pUHh5dERYdlAtblE Online Games Consulting & Services
  3. 3. GENERAL DATA Funded Total money # of projects Total backers Av. # of backers Av. Pledge projects stats raised Over $250k 27 $ 29,084,230 573,889 21,255 $ 50.68$100k to $249k 17 $ 2,755,206 82,539 4,855 $ 33.38 $50k to $99k 28 $ 1,993,231 52,574 1,878 $ 37.91 $25k to $49k 35 $ 1,240,295 38,187 1,091 $ 32.48 $10k to $24k 78 $ 1,190,189 19,167 246 $ 62.10 TOTAL 185 $ 36,263,151 777,882 4,205 $ 46.62 MEDIAN $ 33,517 %tage reached Average goal Average raised Average %tage Goal median medianFunded projects $ 85,553 $ 196,017 229% $ 20,000 143% Online Games Consulting & Services
  4. 4. GENERAL DATA - Visualization # of projects Total money raised $25k to $49k 3% $10k to $50k to $24k Over $250k $99k 3% 15% 6% $100k to $100k to $10k to $249k $249k $24k 9% 8% 42% $50k to $99k Over $250k 15% 80% $25k to $49k 19% Online Games Consulting & Services
  5. 5. GENERAL DATA - Visualization Av. Pledge$60.00$50.00$40.00$30.00$20.00$10.00 $- Over $250k $100k to $249k $50k to $99k $25k to $49k $10k to $24k Online Games Consulting & Services
  6. 6. SINCE SEPTEMBER 2012 Projects median went up from $28.7k to $33.5k (up almost $4k since June 2012) The average amount raised went up $153k to $196k (not many big projects during summer) Successful projects went from 137 to 185. 26% of the projects happened the last 3 months (53% last 6 months) Projects raising more than $50k are increasing in numbers compared to the ones below the $50k mark * All signs the platform is keeping its momentum. Online Games Consulting & Services
  7. 7. DATA OVER TIME # projects302520151050 2009 2010 Q12011 Q22011 Q32011 Q42011 January February March April May June July August September October November * Note – the time scale is NOT linear in this graph! Online Games Consulting & Services
  8. 8. DATA OVER TIME$8,000,000.00 30 # projects Total raised that month$7,000,000.00 25$6,000,000.00 20$5,000,000.00$4,000,000.00 15$3,000,000.00 10$2,000,000.00 5$1,000,000.00 $- 0 Jul-11 Aug-11 Sep-11 Oct-11 Nov-11 Dec-11 Jan-12 Feb-12 Mar-12 Apr-12 May-12 Jun-12 Jul-12 Aug-12 Sep-12 Oct-12 Nov-12 Online Games Consulting & Services
  9. 9. DATA OVER TIME # of projects30 $10k to $24k $25k to $49k25 $50k to $99k $100k to $249k20 Over $250k151050 Dec-11 Jan-12 Feb-12 Mar-12 Apr-12 May-12 Jun-12 Jul-12 Aug-12 Sep-12 Oct-12 Nov-12 Online Games Consulting & Services
  10. 10. SINCE SEPTEMBER 2012 End of the summer showed a return of strong projects. October saw less projects, but large ones raised more. Possibility of some form of cannibalism? November is the time the $100k-$250k range showed volume. Might be the end of the “you are or you are small” era. Online Games Consulting & Services
  11. 11. DATA PER CATEGORY Categories Adventure Puzzle Action RPG Platform Strategy FPS Simulation Others# of projects 27 14 20 47 17 22 9 12 72 Total Raised $10,174,585.00 $ 710,010.00 $3,143,617.00 $13,499,938.00 $ 373,882.00 $2,815,465.00 $ 765,409.00 $ 646,568.00 $9,109,471.00Av. Per project $ 376,836.48 $ 50,715.00 $ 157,180.85 $ 287,232.72 $ 21,993.06 $ 127,975.68 $ 85,045.44 $ 53,880.67 $ 126,520.43 Online Games Consulting & Services
  12. 12. DATA PER CATEGORY - Visualization Total Raised 22% 25% 1% Adventure 2% 2% Puzzle Action 7% 7% RPG Platform 1% Strategy 33% FPS Simulation Others Online Games Consulting & Services
  13. 13. DATA PER CATEGORY - Visualization$16,000,000.00 80 Total Raised # of projects$14,000,000.00 70$12,000,000.00 60$10,000,000.00 50 $8,000,000.00 40 $6,000,000.00 30 $4,000,000.00 20 $2,000,000.00 10 $- 0 Online Games Consulting & Services
  14. 14. SINCE SEPTEMBER 2012 The biggest change is the rise of the “Strategy” category. Planet Annihilation is showing there. RPGs and Adventure games stayed at the same level which shows they had quite a couple of large successes too (Project:Eternity). Online Games Consulting & Services
  15. 15. CLOSING WORDS Kickstarter is still going very strong. The end of the summer has seen quite a few new high profile campaigns launched (Planet Annihilation; Broken Sword; Project: Eternity) that will likely make the numbers bounce back. Overall, it feels like the platform is on the path to maturity (for video games) and is getting there quite fast. Online Games Consulting & Services
  16. 16. WWW.ICOPARTNERS.COM OFFICE 6 10 FLEET STREET BN1 4ZE BRIGHTON UNITED KINGDOMCONTACT@ICOPARTNERS.COM +44 (0)20 8133 8806 Online Games Consulting & Services

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