Why it matters: Kickstarter has long been an important tool when it comes to raising money for projects. In the ten years since the Gaming category arrived on the crowdfunding site, the segment has brought in over $1 billion, helping developers create titles that might not have been possible without the help of backers.
The platform has announced that Games has become the first of its 15 categories to reach the $1 billion milestone in total backing. The money was raised by 3.2 million people across almost 17,000 projects since 2009.
Some of the video game success stories to come from Kickstarter include Broken Age, which blasted through its $400,000 target in 2012 to raise over $3.45 million from more than 87,000 backers, helping pave the way for future titles. The excellent Darkest Dungeon, Shovel Knight, Pillars of Eternity I & II, and Elite Dangerous all used Kickstarter to raise money for their development.