Top 5 Games That Came From Kickstarter

Kickstarter is a website that helps people get crowd-funding for projects. Over the years, the platform has grown immensely, and has launched some majorly successful projects, within the realm of gaming and outside it.

Kickstarter has several games that have been crowdfunded over the years with major releases like Divinity: Original Sin and Torment: Tides Of Numenera having millions of dollars over their goal. 

 We’ve listed below five games that you should definitely try and are one of the most successful games to come out of the website, Kickstarter. 

Torment: Tides Of Nemenera

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 Developed by Inxile Entertainment and published by Techland Publishing on the 28th of February 2017 is a role-playing game available for all consoles (Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, MacOS, Linux, and the Xbox One). 

The game is a sequel to the 90’s pc game Torment and on the website Kickstarter, generous people donated and raised $4,188,927 and reached its goal within 6 hours.

Wasteland 2

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Wasteland 2 is a post-apocalyptic RPG developed by inXile Entertainment and published by Deep Silver on the 19th of September 2014 for PC. A year later on the 15th of October we got an enhanced version called Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut and at the same time the game was available on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. 

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Wasteland 2 is the sequel of the first game that launched all the way back in 1988, which many people call the predecessor for the Fall-Out franchise. The game was added on Kickstarter in March 2012 with its massive $1,000,000 goal but in less then two days they achieved their goal and by the end of the project, they had accumulated $2,933,252 just from Kickstarter to build their game. 

Broken Age

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Developed and Published by Double Fine on the 28th of January 2014, Broken Age is a point-and-click adventure video game directed by Tim Schafer known for his bizarre humor. Both Tim Schafer and Double Fine have made many projects similar to this one like Full Throttle, Grim Fandango, Psychonauts, and Brutal Legend. 

Before the crowdfunding campaign began, the team generously kept their goal to $400,000 but soon gained a lot of attraction making the total close to three million dollars. For the time Broken Age felt like an inspiration to other game developers to try crowdfund their game that also led to new ways for developers to publish their games.

Divinity: Original Sin

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Developed and published by Larian Studios, Divinity Original Sin is an action-adventure RPG that was released on PC on the 30th of June 2014. Original Sin is the forth main game to the Divinity Series and a prequel to Divine Divinity that launched back in August 2002. 

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You take control of two characters and travers the vast magical lands, filled with quests, monsters, and dark humor. The game made a lump sum of $1,000,000 from Kickstarter as many fans of the Divinity series were waiting on a sequel. 

FTL (Faster Than Light)

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FTL is a space-combat simulator developed and published by an indie game developer called Subset Games on the 14 of September 2012. In the game you are tasked from escaping a horde of aliens that are trying to invade your ship, helped by your crew that has different skills, you are meant to make it out alive. 

At the time of crowdfunding, the game set a goal of just $10,000 but made a staggering $200,542. Faster Than Light is yet hailed as one of the most fan favorite-crowdfunded games. You should definitely try this one! 

Since Christmas is coming up, sales on Steam and other distribution services will soon be available. Keep your wish list ready as you can explore a vast magical world, or fight off invading alien forces.

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