We’ve written about a good number of games whose developers have turned to Kickstarter to achieve funding without publisher support. Since a lot of these campaigns get reported on once and forgotten about, we decided to revisit a few of the Kickstarters we reported on to see how they’re doing.
Etcher: Etch A Sketch for iPad
For a project that has a license to market an official Etch A Sketch product, Etcher isn’t doing as well as I expected. Etcher is a peripheral for the iPad that basically turns the tablet into a 2012 Etch A Sketch. As interesting as I found that to be, the project has only raised $12,560 of its $75,000 goal. There are only 20 more days to go before this Kickstarter comes to an end. Etcher is at Maker Faire this weekend, so maybe it’ll attract more backers there.
Carmageddon: Reincarnation is another project I’m a little worried about. It has been given $278,900 from 7,924 backers so far. The end goal is $400,000. This campaign has 18 days to go.
Kitaru is in much better shape. With 10 days left to secure funding, Kitaru is a little over $7,000 away from being funded. $25,000 does not seem to be a lot of money for a game that looks as graphically impressive as Kitaru. I mean, there’s an Android app launcher looking for $50,000 on Kickstarter right now.
That’s all for now. Check back later because I’m sure we haven’t seen the last of video game Kickstarter campaigns.