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Most crowdfunded
videogame
console
The Kickstarter appeal
to back the OUYA
(USA) raised $8,596,474
(£5,500,090) by 9 Aug
2012. The £99 eighth-
generation console
is an Android-based
device that connects
to a standard modern
TV set and allows
users to play free-
to‑try games.
Most crowdfunded
stage project
The story of serial killer Patrick Bateman may seem
an unlikely source for a musical, but
American
Psycho
opened in London, UK, in Dec 2013
with ex-
Doctor Who
star Matt Smith as the lead.
Producer Jesse Singer of Act 4 Entertainment
(USA) had raised pledges of $154,929 (£97,000)
in May 2013 to help fund the production.
Most crowdfunded
music project
Amanda Palmer (USA) initiated a Kickstarter
appeal to fund her album with the aim of raising
$100,000. By the time the appeal closed on 1 Jun
2012, she had received pledges of $1,192,793
(£771,211), making hers the most successful
crowdfunded music project of any kind.
Most crowdfunded
project (overall)
Efforts to fund
Star Citizen
, a space-based trading and combat
adventure videogame, resulted in the largest single amount ever raised via
crowdsourcing. As of 4 Mar 2014, publisher Cloud Imperium Games (USA)
had raised $39,680,576 (£23,726,300) via its own website appeal alone.
Chris Roberts designed the game, scheduled for release in 2015.
Kickstarter’s
most funded…
• Art book:
Masters of
Anatomy
(CAN), $532,614
(£330,662), 20 Nov 2013
Children’s book:
Hello Ruby
,
Linda Liukas (USA), $380,747
(£228,545), 22 Feb 2014
Fiction:
The Warden and the
Wolf King
, Andrew Peterson
(USA), $118,188 (£73,631),
31 Oct 2013
Poetry:
A Bruise on Light
by
Shane Koyczan (CAN), $91,154
(£54,656), 26 Feb 2014
MOST MONEY
PLEDGED FOR
A KICKSTARTER...
Art project
The Marina Abramovi´c
Institute, a performance and
education centre
in New York
City, USA,
aimed
to raise
$600,000.
The goal was surpassed on
25 Aug 2013, with pledges
of $661,452 (£424,750).
Dance project
STREB Extreme Action
(USA) beat their $45,000
goal on 25 Nov 2013
with pledges
of $45,512
(£28,043).
FORCES
is
described as a theatrical
show centred on “action”.
Fashion project
Jake Bronstein (USA) is so
sure of his lifetime-lasting
hoodie that he provides a
10‑year free mending service.
He passed his funding goal
on 21 Apr 2013 with pledges
of $1,053,830 (£690,000).
Food project
Scott Heimendinger’s
(USA) “Sansaire Circulator”
uses
sous vide
– a method
of cooking using exact
temperature control – in
a product designed for
the home cook. Final
pledges reached $823,003
(£527,000) on 6 Sep 2013.
Publishing project
Planet Money’s (USA)
project leads the
consumer on
an innovative
journey through a T-shirt’s
creation. Each T-shirt has
a barcode linking to a web
page featuring photos of
the people who made it,
from cotton growers to
factory workers. Pledges of
$590,807 (£385,076) were
received by 14 May 2013.
Theatre project
Tim O’Connor (USA) raised
$175,395 (£108,041) by
24 Sep 2012 to upgrade
Catlow Theater in
Barrington, Illinois,
USA, with modern
audio and visual
equipment.
KICKSTARTER CATEGORIES WITH THE MOST SUCCESSFUL PROJECTS
Music
Source: kickstarter.com, 4 Mar 2014
$94.20 m
15,011
12,208
Film & Video
$163.95 m 13,096
19,594
Art
$30.24 m 5,613
6,101
Publishing
$40.42 m 5,125
10,756
Theatre
$19.69 m 3,556 1,974
Games
$189.97 m 2,948 5,435
Design
$125.13 m 2,537 4,040
Food
$30.69 m 2,089 3,121
Comics
$22.96 m 1,762 1,814
Category
Total
Funded
Unfunded
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