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Crowdfunded

Other (objects, etc.) concept

Any game project that used crowd funding.

575
games
18
platforms

Alternate names: Crowd financed
Name variations: Crowdsourced

The first video game about Crowdfunded was released on November 23, 2010.

Chucklefish, Harebrained Schemes and inXile entertainment has published most of these games

Besides the developer setting up their own funding drive to cover all or part of the costs, there are various third party services that make the process simpler, such as Kickstarter, Indie GoGo, and others.

Note that unlike fan funding, this can allow actual investors to be involved as part of the same process (pay over certain threshold and you'll get investor benefits such as part of the sales). Also unlike fan funding, the funders do not by default get a copy of the product as if they had pre-purchased it, though developers may provide that option as well.