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Kickstarter UK sees £2 million pledged in first month

$3.33 million has found its way to creators in the UK

Kickstarter's United Kingdom operation has reached £2,069,164 ($3.33 million) in pledges since its launch late in October. In a post on the Kickstarter blog, co-founder Yancey Strickler and data engineer Fred Benenson released numbers focused around the crowd-funding service's fist month in the UK.

45,799 backers contributed to the £2 million, with 30 projects having successfully ended their funding drive out of 407 launched. Of those backers, 39 percent came from the UK. The United States clocked in at 23 percent, as did the rest of the EU. Other regions accounted for 15 percent of the total backers. In contrast, 78 percent of backers for US projects came from the same region, with 22 percent coming from outside the US.

Funded UK games include the retro-brawler Fist of Awesome, open-world RPG Sui Generis, Tales of Fallen London: The Silver Tree, adventure title Broken Sword: The Serpent's Curse, and indie-platformer PuzzlePork.

Broken down into separate regions, London leads the pack with 217 projects. 43 projects originated in Edinburgh, with Belfast and Manchester claiming 12 projects each.

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