Successful Video Game Kickstarters 2009 to 2012
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TitleWhoFunded OnPledged AmountFunded %Converting £ to $All $ FundedEstimated Pledge TargetEst. Delivery Date (at Kickstarter launch)Released? / Project StatusShort Status? - (A): Fully Achieved; (P) Part Achieved; (C ) Cancelled; (H) Hiatus, (O) OtherActual Delivery DateMetacritic Critic ScoreMetacritic User ScoreOther Review ResultOther Review URLFully Achieved OnlyFull or Partial AchievementPartial delivery onlyCancelled ProjectsProjects on HiatusDue before 2014?12/31/2013Fully Achieved Only - Due by End of 2013Full or Partial Achievement - - Due by End of 2013Cancelled Projects - Due by End of 2013Projects on Hiatus - Due by End of 2013$ Value of Delivered (Part and Full) Projects$ Value of Undelivered Projects$ Value of Cancelled Projects$ Value of Hiatus Projects
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The Adventures of RubberkidCharles Jackson 12/31/2012$821 109%$821 $800.00 Mar-13YesA28-Mar-131100011100$821 $0 $0 $0
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Ancient Axes: Heroes on Paper - OUYA Launch TitlePlanet Io Entertainment 12/31/2012$238 183%$238 $100.00 Mar-13Definitely failed to be an OUYA launch title0000010000$0 $238 $0 $0
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Bronto Blast : Dino Tootin', Asteroid Apocalypse PlatformerStudio B Flat Games 12/29/2012$9,145 102%$9,145 $9,000.00 Feb-13Meant to release in December 2013 on a revised date; doesn't appear to have released0000010000$0 $9,145 $0 $0
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Barkley 2 - an RPG Sequel to Barkley Shut Up and Jam: GaidenTales of Game's 12/29/2012$120,336 344%$120,336 $35,000.00 Dec-130000010000$0 $120,336 $0 $0
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Predestination - A turn-based space 4X strategy gameDaniel Morse 12/29/2012$49,899 200%$49,899 $25,000.00 Dec-13Ran a second successful Kickstarter in January 2014 - http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nyphur/predestination-3d-ship-designer-a-turn-based-space?ref=users0000010000$0 $49,899 $0 $0
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Dragon DropJetstreame 12/27/2012$1,101 110%$1,101 $1,000.00 Mar-130000010000$0 $1,101 $0 $0
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The Infection Simulation Falling Island Studios 12/27/2012$7,531 377%$7,531 $2,000.00 Sep-13Tried a second Kickstarter in November 2013 that was unsuccessful - http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2068032859/the-infection-simulation-00000010000$0 $7,531 $0 $0
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Girl Genius and the Rats of MechanicsburgStephen Beeman 12/24/2012$108,195 1443%$108,195 $7,000.00 Jul-130000010000$0 $108,195 $0 $0
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Limit Theory: An Infinite, Procedural Space GameJosh Parnell 12/23/2012$187,866 376%$187,866 $50,000.00 Jan-14Now slated for a mid-2014 launch as at December 20130000000000$0 $0 $0 $0
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Forsaken Fortress - the survival RPGPhoton Productions 12/22/2012$121,097 121%$121,097 $100,000.00 Oct-130000010000$0 $121,097 $0 $0
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oxygen : a turn based strategy game.Oleomingus12/22/2012$949 119%$949 $800.00 Mar-130000010000$0 $949 $0 $0
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The Fall of Nemesis: Clash of the KaijujinSunstone Games, LLC. 12/22/2012$112,513 113%$112,513 $100,000.00 Sep-130000010000$0 $112,513 $0 $0
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The Last Door, episodic horror adventureAlejo AC 12/22/2012£4,690122%$7,678.23$7,678.23$6,000.00 Mar-13Yes - Several chapters released, although it looks like the dev studio has lost several members do to limited financial returnsA1-Mar-131100011100$7,678 $0 $0 $0
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Dungeon Panic! - an Adventure in Friendship!Josh Lesnick 12/22/2012$13,025 326%$13,025 $4,000.00 Mar-130000010000$0 $13,025 $0 $0
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Project GODUS22cans 12/22/2012£526,563117%$862,062.62$862,062.62$737,000.00 Sep-13Lots of unhappy backers who don't count the release ofa beta version as what they paid for, especially since what was released wasn't well received0000010000$0 $862,063 $0 $0
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The Spy Who CodedChristian and Shannon 12/20/2012$614 123%$614 $500.00 Dec-12Yes - offered through SingPath appA21-Feb-131100011100$614 $0 $0 $0
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Someone who hasn't updated their websiteTiny Barbarian DXMichael Stearns 12/20/2012$15,458 129%$15,458 $12,000.00 Jan-13Yes - Episode 1 anyway. Don't believe the Mac version is out, which was a stretch goal that was promisedP24-May-130110010100$15,458 $0 $0 $0
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Unforgotten QuestRobert Moran12/19/2012$118,824 119%$118,824 $100,000.00 Jan-140000000000$0 $0 $0 $0
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Legend of DungeonRobotLovesKitty 12/17/2012$32,999 660%$32,999 $5,000.00 Jan-13YesA13-Sep-13627.61100011100$32,999 $0 $0 $0
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Jul 25 updateAncient DystopiaDystopia Games 12/16/2012$5,872 534%$5,872 $1,000.00 Mar-130000010000$0 $5,872 $0 $0
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Furcadia: The Second DreamingDragon's Eye Production12/15/2012$106,835 194%$106,835 $55,000.00 Jan-13Aim to to enhance an already existing project - this appears to be at least partially doneP21-Sep-130110010100$106,835 $0 $0 $0
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FPS Russia: The GameFPS Russia 12/15/2012$55,380 108%$55,380 $51,000.00 Feb-13Yes - iOS version out in May 2013, Android version out in December 2013A16-Dec-131100011100$55,380 $0 $0 $0
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Mupen64Plus OUYA (Nintendo 64 Emulator)Paul Lamb 12/14/2012$1,608 201%$1,608 $800.00 Jun-13YesA22-May-134 out of 5https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fps-russia-the-game/id588263193?mt=81100011100$1,608 $0 $0 $0
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Retro Game Crunch • Six Games in Six MonthsShaun Inman 12/13/2012$66,694 111%$66,694 $60,000.00 Jan-13YesA20-Dec-131100011100$66,694 $0 $0 $0
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FIST OF AWESOMENicoll Hunt 12/12/2012£11,808236%$19,331.47$19,331.47$8,000.00 Jul-13Yes - PC / Mac versions not out yetP14-Oct-13744.5 out of 5https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ifightbears.fistofawesome0110010100$19,331 $0 $0 $0
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SPORTSFRIENDS featuring Johann Sebastian JoustDie Gute Fabrik 12/11/2012$152,451 102%$152,451 $149,000.00 Oct-130000010000$0 $152,451 $0 $0
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Sphero Glide Skylar Graika12/10/2012$10,411 104%$10,411 $10,000.00 Dec-12Not clear about current status of project - at least 1 very unhappy backer0000010000$0 $10,411 $0 $0
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IceBlink EngineBree Arts12/9/2012$3,094 619%$3,094 $500.00 Apr-13Initial Release version outA19-Dec-131100011100$3,094 $0 $0 $0
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Worm RunGolden Ruby Games12/9/2012$3,739 117%$3,739 $3,000.00 Feb-13YesA21-Feb-134.5 out of 5https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/worm-run/id569497239?mt=81100011100$3,739 $0 $0 $0
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Make LA Game Space possible—Best Game Bundle Ever for $15!LA Game Space12/8/2012$335,657 134%$335,657 $250,000.00 May-13Game Pack featuring 21 games was released in September 2013; more games are a apparently comingP14-Sep-130110010100$335,657 $0 $0 $0
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Rainfall: The SojournKarim H12/6/2012$19,822 330%$19,822 $6,000.00 Oct-13Looks like numerous devs have left the project and there are a lot of unhappy backers0000010000$0 $19,822 $0 $0
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Moments of Silencemyformerselves12/6/2012$3,647 152%$3,647 $2,000.00 Nov-13Now called Gingiva, completed in September 2013A9/25/20131100011100$3,647 $0 $0 $0
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Pier Solar HD an RPG for XBOX360, PC, Mac, Linux & WaterMelon Co.12/5/2012$231,371 166%$231,371 $139,000.00 Dec-13ETA is now March 25th 20140000010000$0 $231,371 $0 $0
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Songmasters "The Music Wars"Matthias Crévieaux12/3/2012$20,330 102%$20,330 $20,000.00 Jan-130000010000$0 $20,330 $0 $0
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Sir, You Are Being HuntedBig Robot12/2/2012£92,552231%$151,521.51$151,521.51$66,000.00 Jul-130000010000$0 $151,522 $0 $0
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FORCEDBetaDwarf12/1/2012$65,414 164%$65,414 $40,000.00 Feb-13YesA24-Oct-13737.91100011100$65,414 $0 $0 $0
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White Out - Playable Art for iPhoneJacob Balthazor and Scott Case12/1/2012$525 105%$525 $500.00 Dec-12YesA23-Dec-121100011100$525 $0 $0 $0
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Greed Monger - A Crafting Focused Sandbox MMORPGJason M. Appleton (F&AM)12/1/2012$90,132 300%$90,132 $30,000.00 Apr-13Alpha still hasn't started; December 2013 post indicated lead dev was now funding title out of his own pocket plus own crowdfunding efforts - http://www.greedmonger.com/?p=635 0000010000$0 $90,132 $0 $0
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Sui GenerisBare Mettle Entertainment11/30/2012£160,056107%$254,777.66$254,777.66$238,000.00 May-14Released a postponement of release message in December 2013 - http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1473965863/sui-generis/posts/6864010000000000$0 $0 $0 $0
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Spud's QuestChrisD11/30/2012£6,033121%$9,603.35$9,603.35$8,000.00 Mar-13YesA14-Sep-1381100011100$9,603 $0 $0 $0
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MaiaSimon Roth11/28/2012£140,481140%$223,618.11$223,618.11$160,000.00 Jun-130000010000$0 $223,618 $0 $0
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ShadowgateZojoi11/26/2012$137,232 114%$137,232 $120,000.00 Nov-130000010000$0 $137,232 $0 $0
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Kingdom - The ClansJohnathan Lackovic11/23/2012$651 217%$651 $300.00 Dec-120000010000$0 $651 $0 $0
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Service Games: The Rise and Fall of SEGA (Enhanced)David Munoz11/21/2012$7,090 109%$7,090 $7,000.00 Sep-13YesA18-Dec-131100011100$7,090 $0 $0 $0
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Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption by the Quest for Glory designersCorey Cole11/21/2012$409,151 102%$409,151 $401,000.00 Oct-13Announced they'd taken out a home equity loan to ensure the title budget was going to be enough; after rewards, only $275k of the $432k raised (PayPal added to the Kickstarter total) was actually available after fees and backer rewards - http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1878147873/hero-u-rogue-to-redemption/posts/6426260000010000$0 $409,151 $0 $0
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Star CitizenCloud Imperium Games 11/20/2012$2,134,375 427%$2,134,375 $500,000.00 Nov-140000000000$0 $0 $0 $0
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Kat Attack!Axel Shokk11/20/2012$1,240 186%$1,240 $700.00 Jan-13Restarted from scratch twice, dev says it was underfunded, release sometime in 20140000010000$0 $1,240 $0 $0
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Axle - Mobile Platformer in a World of GearsFallstreak Studio11/19/2012$20,037 136%$20,037 $15,000.00 Apr-130000010000$0 $20,037 $0 $0
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Fight Club GamesFight Club11/19/2012$400 200%$400 $200.00 Nov-12Student-led club that is making Flash games, has released some Flash gamesA1-Jan-131100011100$400 $0 $0 $0
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Split it's title into two parts: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1120685358/spaceopoly-a-multiplayer-sci-fi-adventure-game/posts/403899Spaceopoly: a multiplayer sci-fi adventure gamePocket Vault Studios11/19/2012$20,042 100%$20,042 $20,000.00 Feb-13Game was split into two parts: Astro Slice and something else - Astro Slice came out December 2013P12-Dec-130110010100$20,042 $0 $0 $0
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"Fantasy Dreamer" iOS & Android Video GameAdam Hartrum11/18/2012$1,218 122%$1,218 $1,000.00 Jun-130000010000$0 $1,218 $0 $0
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Strike Suit ZeroBorn Ready Games11/17/2012$174,805 175%$174,805 $100,000.00 Jan-13YesA23-Jan-13657.41100011100$174,805 $0 $0 $0
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Distance - A Next Generation Arcade RacerRefract Studios11/17/2012$161,981 130%$161,981 $125,000.00 Sep-130000010000$0 $161,981 $0 $0
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Adventure Jump - A Mobile game for iOS and AndroidAlex Ore11/15/2012$3,012 100%$3,012 $3,000.00 Dec-12Dev website doesn't load at January 20140000010000$0 $3,012 $0 $0
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Bounce 2: NotesJohn11/15/2012$1,600 160%$1,600 $1,000.00 Dec-12YesA12-Nov-124.5 out of 5https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bounce-2-notes/id573319418?mt=81100011100$1,600 $0 $0 $0
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Super Comboman: Beat-em-up Sticker Action PlatformerSuper Comboman Team11/15/2012$16,170 109%$16,170 $15,000.00 May-130000010000$0 $16,170 $0 $0
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Ring Runner - Flight of the SagesRing Runner11/13/2012$27,194 227%$27,194 $12,000.00 Mar-13YesA9-Jul-131100011100$27,194 $0 $0 $0
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iBeg - A Game For Social ChangeLast Pick Productions11/10/2012$15,166 101%$15,166 $15,000.00 Feb-13Changed its name to Homeless in March 20130000010000$0 $15,166 $0 $0
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The Floor is Lava!Kenneth Rougeau11/10/2012$162 162%$162 $100.00 Dec-12Not a lot of info on site / Kickstarter; looks still to be in rough prototype version0000010000$0 $162 $0 $0
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Lingual: The Multi-Language Learning ApplicationTiny Factory11/10/2012$5,199 104%$5,199 $5,000.00 0000010000$0 $5,199 $0 $0
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SKY is ARROWSYale Winter11/9/2012$18,102 101%$18,102 $18,000.00 Dec-130000010000$0 $18,102 $0 $0
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Fields of Fresh - Epic Campaign for an Epic RPGtheweirdn811/7/2012$1,099 110%$1,099 $1,000.00 Jun-130000010000$0 $1,099 $0 $0
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DysisOne Dimension Games4-Nov-13$27,522 550%$27,522 $5,000 Mar-13A long-term family emergency delayed development0000010000$0 $27,522 $0 $0
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Game isn't linked to their siteMindblown LifeMindblown Labs2-Nov-12$77,522 129%$77,522 $60,000 Feb-13YesA20-Apr-131100011100$77,522 $0 $0 $0
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3089 Action RPGPhr00t31-Oct-12$4,548 454%$4,548 $1,000 Jan-130000010000$0 $4,548 $0 $0
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M.O.R.E. - old school turn-based 4X space strategy game.IdeaLcenter28-Oct-12$90,925 181%$90,925 $50,000 Dec-130000010000$0 $90,925 $0 $0
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Timber and StoneRobert Reed26-Oct-12$88,577 117%$88,577 $76,000 Jan-13Yes - version 1.0 was released in April 2013; using Minecraft's ongoing development model A9-Apr-131100011100$88,577 $0 $0 $0
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ZDAY Survivor - a 21st Century text based role playing gameEd Anderson24-Oct-12$3,019 100%$3,019 $3,000 Dec-12YesA10-Feb-131100011100$3,019 $0 $0 $0
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Guild Masters - A true Social RPG game on FacebookOtherwind21-Oct-12$8,323 104%$8,323 $8,000 Nov-12Although launched on Facebook, appears to still be in beta mode with features being added0000010000$0 $8,323 $0 $0
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Oozengard R-Re-RebootedChristian Berry20-Oct-12$3,773 125%$3,773 $3,000 Oct-12Appears very messy, with multiple programmers fired from the project; development restarted from near scratch in June 20130000010000$0 $3,773 $0 $0
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OreZom TrailsAlex19-Oct-12$5,965 119%$5,965 $5,000 Nov-12YesA15-Nov-131100011100$5,965 $0 $0 $0
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Monsters! - A 2D Shooter for Win/Mac/LinuxZenas Bellace18-Oct-12$5,115 127%$5,115 $4,000 Jan-13YesA3-Apr-131100011100$5,115 $0 $0 $0
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Operation: Make StuffCameron Kunzelman17-Oct-12$306 153%$306 $0 Jan-13Yes, although I can't get an exact fix on the release dateA1-Jan-131100011100$306 $0 $0 $0
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ScrumbleShipdirkson17-Oct-12$12,093 151%$12,093 $8,000 Jan-13It's in a pre-release version that gets updated…0000010000$0 $12,093 $0 $0
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Project EternityObsidian Entertainment16-Oct-12$3,986,929 362%$3,986,929 $1,100,000 Apr-14Changed its name to Pillars of Eternity in December 20130000000000$0 $0 $0 $0
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Sealark, an Oceanic Adventure Gameclairvoire14-Oct-12$59,039 1180%$59,039 $5,000 Jul-130000010000$0 $59,039 $0 $0
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Sword of Fargoal 2: Classic Dungeon-Crawler AdventureFargoal, LLC13-Oct-12$50,161 100%$50,161 $50,000 May-130000010000$0 $50,161 $0 $0
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Some very unhappy Android backers hereFootball HeroesRun Games LLC11-Oct-12$13,426 111%$13,426 $12,000 Nov-12Yes, but Android version still hasn't been released and is now due for sometime in 2014P6-Nov-13776.84.5 out of 5 (current version)https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/football-heroes/id543009156?mt=80110010100$13,426 $0 $0 $0
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Parkourasaur! Free-Running Dinosaur Themed Mobile Game!John Groh8-Oct-12$7,060 100%$7,060 $7,000 Jan-13Yes - Android version released, iOS verison P25-Sep-134.9 out of 5https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.com.uraniumsquid.parkourasaur0110010100$7,060 $0 $0 $0
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ArakionChris Taylor6-Oct-12$47,580 190%$47,580 $25,000 Dec-130000010000$0 $47,580 $0 $0
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Castle DraculaGondeFire Productions6-Oct-12$1,673 169%$1,673 $900 Dec-12Yes - Android was the final version and released in June 2013A11-Jun-131100011100$1,673 $0 $0 $0
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Rubber BanditoCold Dish5-Oct-12$10,120 101%$10,120 $10,000 Oct-12Yes, but the main website appears to have been stripped of all posts prior to November 2013 - iOS version was released December 2013 and the Android version released in March 2013A26-Mar-131100011100$10,120 $0 $0 $0
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Rhythm Destruction - A Rhythm & Shmup gameCurious Panda5-Oct-12$2,442 122%$2,442 $2,000 Oct-12YesA17-Oct-121100011100$2,442 $0 $0 $0
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Rising Sun: Episode 1 - A Computer Story GameJosh Mannon5-Oct-12$488 488%$488 $100 Jan-13Starting again in Nov 20130000010000$0 $488 $0 $0
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Homestuck Adventure GameMS Paint Adventures4-Oct-12$2,485,506 355%$2,485,506 $700,000 Jun-140000000000$0 $0 $0 $0
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Remix games with CraftyyCraftyy28-Sep-12$13,311 102%$13,311 $13,000 Nov-12Looks like Craftyy is 'released', but a lack of updates and site news makes it hard to tell if it is still in beta or notA20-Nov-121100011100$13,311 $0 $0 $0
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Two BrothersBrian Allanson27-Sep-12$16,257 270%$16,257 $6,000 Jan-13Yes - PC version only, with iOs and X360 versions still coming (?)P11-Nov-130110010100$16,257 $0 $0 $0
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Conclave10x10 Room22-Sep-12$75,885 101%$75,885 $75,000 Feb-13Yes - dev says that with Guilds release the Kickstarter promises are all metA22-Sep-131100011100$75,885 $0 $0 $0
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The Official Otakon Super Beat Em' Up Video Game!Studio Nasu22-Sep-12$33,642 168%$33,642 $20,000 Apr-13Game was called Crisis Heart Brawlers: Clash, looks like it missed its Otakon release date; site has been down for several months0000010000$0 $33,642 $0 $0
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Broken Sword - The Serpent's Curse AdventureRevolution Software22-Sep-12$771,560 192%$771,560 $402,000 Apr-13Yes, but Android version hasn't been released yet and part 2 hasn't been releasedP4-Dec-13678.30110010100$771,560 $0 $0 $0
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PluckBenLap19-Sep-12$1,160 386%$1,160 $300 Oct-120000010000$0 $1,160 $0 $0
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Scope Creep Hack-venture - Learn Linux and HackingMidGames19-Sep-12$7,095 354%$7,095 $2,000 Dec-120000010000$0 $7,095 $0 $0
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Pinball Arcade: Star Trek The Next GenerationFarSight Studios16-Sep-12$52,137 115%$52,137 $45,000 Jan-13PC version is out, not sure about the other versionsP4-Nov-135.80110010100$52,137 $0 $0 $0
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Chivalry: Medieval WarfareSteve Piggott15-Sep-12$85,934 171%$85,934 $50,000 Nov-12YesA16-Oct-12818.21100011100$85,934 $0 $0 $0
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Planetary Annihilation - A Next Generation RTSUber Entertainment Inc14-Sep-12$2,229,344 247%$2,229,344 $903,000 Jul-130000010000$0 $2,229,344 $0 $0
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Island Forge: Establishing a Creative Player CommunityPotential Games LLC13-Sep-12$4,556 113%$4,556 $4,000 Oct-12Yes, but Island Forge had already been released and this money is funding community buildingA8-Oct-121100011100$4,556 $0 $0 $0
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Tales of the Drunken Paladin: SkyrimAnebriate13-Sep-12$2,204 347%$2,204 $600 Jan-13YesA3-Jun-131100011100$2,204 $0 $0 $0
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Mercenary KingsTribute Games13-Sep-12$116,064 154%$116,064 $75,000 May-130000010000$0 $116,064 $0 $0
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