$1 Billion (and Counting) Pledged to Games

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Meredith Graves, our director of music, and Luke Crane, our head of games, wielded frightful powers at the Roadburn Festival in the Netherlands last week. Our friend Christophe Szpajdel made this logo and now we have to get tattoos.
Meredith Graves, our director of music, and Luke Crane, our head of games, wielded frightful powers at the Roadburn Festival in the Netherlands last week. Our friend Christophe Szpajdel made this logo and now we have to get tattoos.

It’s a great time to love games. We are stoked-and-a-half to report that backers have now pledged more than $1 BILLION to Games projects on Kickstarter. And we’re just getting started!

Since launching in 2009, the Games category has grown steadily, helping titles like The Banner Saga, Exploding Kittens, Darkest Dungeon, Kingdom Death, Shovel Knight, and many more get the funding they needed.

Backers like you have funded nearly 17,000 Games projects, bringing to life the beautiful, bold, and unexpected visions of creators from across the globe. We’ve seen projects that made us laugh, cry, shoot lasers at bad guys, and think about games in totally new ways.

And as we’ve grown, we’ve continued to look for ways to support our creator community and get our backers the latest info. Whether it’s through our weekly emails, Projects We Love, or our creator-focused podcast, we want to give our more than 3.2 million Games backers the latest from the bleeding edge of independent games projects.

With $1 billion in pledges under our belt, we can’t wait to continue to grow Kickstarter Games and bring you more of the irresistible projects you never knew you needed.

Speaking of the future, here are a few of our favorite campaigns that are live right now. Their fate is in your hands...

Firmament

A PC and VR adventure from the folks who brought you Myst. Strap on your goggles and your little robot buddy and solve puzzles in an intricate steampunk world.

Calico

Run a cozy cat cafe in this magical-girl-themed community sim. We need you to also know that there are giant cats you can ride like a pony.

Roam

Every creature in the land of Arzium sleepwalks endlessly through ancient ruins and unexplained wonders. Wake them and recruit them to help you find the cute.

Oceans

Tell the tale of millions of years of marine evolution in this vibrant board game that is as educational as it is fun to play.

Blood on the Clocktower

You can’t be eliminated in this new social deduction game, but you may be taken to beyond the grave.