Crowd funding has changed the gaming world to the better. Some of the most anticipated video games of 2014 started as a project on funding websites and here is the list of those that raised the most funds.
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Due to the success of Double Fine Adventure video game that was funded through Kickstarter project, more and more titles appeared that looked way too good to be missed. Better known as Broken Age, this first successful campaign opened door for developers who had great ideas, but enough funds.
Year 2013 changed the world of gaming in many ways. Although it wouldn’t have so good if there wasn’t for crowd-funding and people who backed projects they believed in. The following video games were the most funded ones on Kickstarter in 2013.
Torment: Tides of Numenera
Set in the world of Monet Cook’s Numenera, this CRPG went for $900,000 on the Kickstarter. With 74,405 backers they raised $4,188,927 by the end of the campaign. The game is supposed to be released in December 2014 and backing is still accepted through the official site. Torment: Tides of Numenera continues the legacy of the Planescape: Torment game which was critically acclaimed. One of the most anticipated RPG games of 2014, being developed by inXile entertainment. These guys came up with some great game concepts, including Wasteland 2.
Mighty No. 9
Mighty No. 9 is an evolved and transformed classic Japanese side-scrolling action game by Comcept studio. The initial goal was to raise $900,000, though with backing of 67,226 people on Kickstarter the funding went to an amazing $3,845,170. Japanese anime in a world where robotic engineering has evolved beyond imagination, could seem like a less unique concept but this game has everything to bring side-scrolling gaming experience beyond the imagination.
Frontier Development started a Kickstarter campaign in a hope to get £1,250,000. The Elite game series is famous and developers got more than they asked for. At the end there were 25,681 backers who pledged £1,578,316 in total. Elite: Dangerous will be a space game same as the other titles in series, but modernized to give the best space gaming experience to today’s gamers.
MMORPG set in a post-apocalyptic world, Camelot Unchained raised $2,232,933. The original goal was to get $2,000,000, but 14,783 backers went beyond the limit and provided the City State Entertainment with enough money to continue developing one of the best MMORPG’s we’ve seen in a while. The concept art looks great, worth keeping an eye on this title. Could be few years before we see Camelot Unchained released.
Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues
Lord British returns to his fantasy RPG roots with this promising title. Originally asked for $1,000,000 Shroud of the Avatar got $1,919,275 from 22,322 backers. RPG games are being revived thanks to crowd-funding and we love it. Rich storylines and a beautiful interactive world are just few of the reasons why Shroud of the Avatar got so much backing. Portalarium, the creator, aims to deliver the most wanted MMORPG of 2014, and we are looking forward to it.
The game set in the world of the award-winning WARMACHINE tabletop game will be a turn-based tactical combat. Privateer Press Interactive asked for $550,000 and got $1,578,950 from 19,829 backers. Tabletop game was a huge success, we hope to see equally good video game. For tabletop fans this is almost like a dream come true, where their favourite miniatures will be brought to life and battle on screen.
Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey
Red Thread Games raised a lot more than they asked for. 21,858 backers pledged $1,538,425 all together and the goal was to raise $850,000. Dreamfall Chapters is the long-awaited sequel to critically acclaimed adventure games. Hopefully the waiting will prove worth it, once this 3D adventure sees the light. Thanks to Kickstarter the fans will finally get to play the game. It has been a long wait.
As you can see, Kickstarter is bringing the new life into video games. Although most of these titles might not have been so successful if the team behind them wasn’t well-known. Star Citizen is still the most crowd-funded game, it didn’t make to our list only because the Kickstarter campaign ended in 2012. We will keep searching for interesting projects in 2014.
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