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Victorian era, fantasy action role-playing from the lead gameplay designer of TITAN QUEST!
12,457 backers pledged $537,515 to help bring this project to life.

Daddy, where do pledges come from?

Just a little mini-update because I thought it would be interesting to share some information with you all that Kickstarter provides us about where people who pledged arrived from.

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    1. Creator Beau on May 20, 2012

      WOOHOO! Bluesnews.com!!! :) Game has a pretty nice following over there. Lots of talk!

    2. Creator Oo MaxWar Oo on May 2, 2012

      I used to play TQ and really enjoyed the game, to me it was better than Diablo2. I discovered Grim dawn and got the kickstarter link on a "Diablo clones" thread on the Shmup.org forums.

    3. Creator ctankep on May 1, 2012

      @Sean
      4chan does not support hyperlinks. You have to select then copy and paste a URL on the boards then paste them yourself in the address field, that's why there are so few actual 4chan referrals. The people you see here are add-on users that enable hyperlinks for convenience which isn't something a lot of people do.
      Rather assume that the "Direct traffic (no referrer information)" are /v/ users,

    4. Creator David Knight on May 1, 2012

      Interesting, thanks! =)

    5. Creator Sean on May 1, 2012

      Bullshit /v/ was pledging to this right after it went up.

      Thats how i pledged for Double Fine Adventure and Wasteland 2

    6. Creator Andrew Maizels on May 1, 2012

      Rock, Paper, Shotgun has been doing a great job covering the more interesting Kickstarter projects. In this case I found the project before I saw it on RPS, but if I hadn't, I would have been added to their stats. :)

    7. Creator Darkside_Hero on May 1, 2012

      wow I can't believe 80 people clicked on that link from neogaf!

    8. Creator Damien Strunga on April 30, 2012

      Well the 4chan pledges certainly didn't come from /v/ because /v/ hates video games.

    9. Creator Sam on April 30, 2012

      Maybe my stupid video works at last :D

      Congrats. 18 days and only $60,000 to go.

    10. Creator Jan Kickstarter Romero on April 30, 2012

      Team Direct Traffic!

    11. Creator Drakengard002 on April 30, 2012

      The problem with this breakdown is that just because I learned about it from a place doesn't mean that when I finally pledge that I'm going to use the place I found it to find the project again.

    12. Creator Ben Schapiro on April 30, 2012

      @ryan saul
      My bet is that you're getting caught in either "direct traffic", "search" or "google" depending on how you headed to the site. So your number, as an average, looks better than the numbers straight from the publication sites.

    13. Creator Steven Kobele on April 30, 2012

      Yay, Somethingawful! (we're so behind) . It doesn't mean we love you less, though!

    14. Creator Ryan Saul on April 30, 2012

      I'd like to note that usually when a publication shows me one of these projects, I mull it over for a little while before pledging. So there could be far more referrals than it seems, but it would be impossible to track.

    15. Creator Christopher Cameron Jacoby on April 30, 2012

      Im from South Africa, saw a post on Facebook about this "Grim Dawn" followed it and.....HEAVEN!!!! being a huge ARPG fan I felt right at home, signed up and pledged!! :D

    16. Creator Robin Bond on April 30, 2012

      Thats pretty interesting, would also be cool to know where donations have come from by country.

    17. Creator Robbert Jan te Raa on April 30, 2012

      Surprised not more comes via rpgwatch.com, as they always post a news item when there's an update. That's how I first got here.

    18. Creator Johan Lundström on April 30, 2012

      I'm a fan of cheapassgamer.com - mailny because it has 'cheap' and 'ass' in it.

    19. Creator Ben Schapiro on April 30, 2012

      @nicholas and they turned out to be the cheapest too...
      Actually, the breakdown is surprising. It looks like most of the gaming news websites brought in the same general band of money, 31-37 average. Facebook breaks that, as do most of the direct, Grim Dawn affiliated things ( 51 buck average from the website, 111 average from the user widget). Basic moral of the story: clearly more widgets. And while the plurality of people are just preordering the game, the rewards run high enough that it really looks like everyone's preordering the beta/music or the coop package.
      Averages:
      1) 37.17
      2) 49.575
      3) 48.02
      4) 34.67
      5) 51.26
      6) 111.51
      7) 44.42
      8) 38.11
      9) 33.65
      10) 31.09
      11) 36.86
      12) 31.78
      13) 37.26
      14) 30.27
      15) 39.04
      16) 45.92
      17) 30.8
      18) 35.47
      19) 36.29
      20) 29
      21) 33.97
      22) 35.53
      23) 37.3
      24) 32.85
      25) 28.26

    20. Creator Greg Malone on April 30, 2012

      A lot of that traffic with no referrer tag is likely people using ad/script blocking extensions like noscript, notscript or something similar. Shows a pretty technical audience, though the figure is so high i would doubt it's all attributable to browser extensions.

    21. Creator ICryCauseImemo on April 30, 2012

      @Josh yeah shame kotaku never made an article :/ and giantbomb said "they would look into it, but they fear what posting to many kickstarters will do"

    22. Creator Scott Simpson on April 30, 2012

      Yay, Shacknews is represented, That's where I came from. Awesome, awesome!

    23. Creator Janus Rasmussen on April 30, 2012

      It would be great if you could make an interview with RPS and get them to feature a new article about the game!

    24. Creator Robert Baratheon on April 30, 2012

      ...and none from either Kotaku.com or gametrailers.com, unless I missed it. I think I will not support their websites any longer.

    25. Creator Gábor Avadí on April 30, 2012

      @Steve Townsend Me too! I thought the majority of backers would be TQ fans.

    26. Creator Nicholas Schubach on April 30, 2012

      I found "cheapassgamer.com" being the last on the list rather funny.

    27. Creator Steve Townsend on April 30, 2012

      I am surprised that TitanQuest.net is not on this list