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Introducing Play now

Since Kickstarter launched in 2009, people all over the world have pledged more than $250 million to over 10,000 games projects. That’s more than any other category on Kickstarter. A lot of these projects are tabletop games, but many are video games. Any way you look at it, the numbers are staggering.

These are games by independent developers and studios, sometimes just one or two people, and sometimes the tireless efforts of many, all working to create something for other people to enjoy. These are games like FTL: Faster than Light, Wasteland 2, The Banner Saga, Octodad, Castle Story, and, of course, Broken Age.

Today, we’re excited to create a new home for these games. It’s called Play Now, and it’s a collection of over 100 Kickstarter-funded games that you can play right now on Steam. From retro zombie survival games like Organ Trail, to vintage reboots like Shadowrun Returns, to platformers like the magical Creavures, Play Now highlights all the incredible ways game developers are exploring the medium. And this is only the beginning. We’ll be adding new games to the page as they arrive, and working with Steam to make sure we’re featuring as many Kickstarter-funded games as possible. Whether you’re a seasoned gamer or just curious about what’s out there, you’re sure to find something you’ll want to play. Not sure where to start? No worries, we spoke with many of the people behind these games and got their take. See their picks here.

P.S. If you have a Kickstarter-funded game coming out on Steam, and you want us to feature it on the Play page, email us at and we’ll add it to the page!


    1. Creator Nick Hanson on June 25, 2014

      Is Play Now always going to be Steam specific or is it just starting that way? Most of these games have non-Steam DRM-free versions.

    2. Creator jerry allen conner on June 26, 2014

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