Today, crowdfunding platform Kickstarter has announced that its Games category is the first of its 15 total categories to have reached $1 billion total in backing to its projects.
This has been spread across nearly 17,000 Games category projects over almost a decade.
In 2018, Kickstarter saw a total of 352 video game projects, 2,336 tabletop projects, and 404 playing cards projects according to Ico Partners analyst Thomas Bidaux. Video games accounted for $15 million in funding that year, while the Games category as a whole brought in almost $200 million.
In 2018, games represented a third of the money raised on Kickstarter.