Did Yooka-Laylee & Bloodstained Usher in a New Era of Crowdfunding Fans?

Marcus Estrada writes: "So far this year, Kickstarter has shown that getting successfully funded has been getting tougher. In April, only 17 campaigns found success while 100 failed. If nothing changed it seemed that this was the new normal for crowdfunding, and quite an unfortunate turn for folks both seeking funding and looking to fund the game development dreams of others. But something happened in January which changed the conversation completely. Yooka-Laylee launched on May 1. After being fully funded in just 40 minutes, the campaign has since gone on to accumulate far greater sums than it ever asked on the premise of being a beautiful spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie."

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gangsta_red1290d ago

It's always good to see these types of kickstarters successful. But the real challenge will be if these projects once completed and out in the wild will sell.

deathtok1290d ago (Edited 1290d ago )

Yes. I backed both, never anything prior.

TheColbertinator1290d ago

Personally I was very proud of the Wasteland 2 kickstarter. Turned out better than I expected

TXIDarkAvenger1290d ago

Yeah I suppose. These games were definitely worth backing. Both spiritual successors with people behind the original games is something I would backup. When I see a kickstarter by someone with no previous work, I remain skeptical especially when they barely show any work.

FallenAngel19841290d ago

With the era of mid tier games coming to an end, we can expect to see more of these crowd funded games full the gap

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