Quo Vadis 2014 – State of crowdfunding for video games

This week I was in Berlin for the 2014 edition of Quo Vadis. The event is visibly growing every year and it has shed its German skin to become more international (I think that 3 or 4 years ago, english-speaking lecture were the exceptions, the past two years had zero German-only content; that’s quite a quick change).

I won’t go into the panel about luck in business that I was sitting in on Wednesday, not because it wasn’t interesting, but mostly because one big fascinating chat and I couldn’t take notes. It was great though. Just believe me. Or ask someone who was there and took notes.

Yesterday, I presented a “State of crowdfunding for video games” and as usual, I am sharing the slides of the lecture:

Looking at the slides again, they are not all very self explanatory but the recommendations in the end should help significantly. If you have questions, hit the comments.

Kickstarter in 2013 across all categories

After writing my blog post on the 2013 numbers for games on Kickstarter, I felt like there was even more information to provide. While I am mostly following the crowd funding phenomenon in relation to games, the way we datamine Kickstarter means we have a lot of data for other categories too – sharing these is just a matter of taking the time to collate and make them presentable.

With Kickstarter hitting its first $1bn pledged this week, it appears to be perfect timing to provide more information to crowd funding enthusiasts. I hope you find it useful.