Updated: Jan 7
Top 50 IndieGame Kickstarter Campaigns of 2020
Throughout 2020 I have been scouring Kickstarter every month for the most exciting Indie Game campaigns. Showcasing them on this website and shouting from the high mountains of Twitter. Inadvertently, this has left me with a lot to process (in a good way). Some of these have even released their game on Early Access already.
To start of 2021, I thought it would be a good idea choose my Top 50 from that list, throw some statistics at you here and there, and take a look at where some of these campaigns are now.
Finally, I will make a promise today, to continue what I started and keep showcasing Kickstarters and come back with another Top 50 at the end of this year.
Infogram sourced from Polygon (cited article)
Since 50 IndieGames would make for a colossal list, I've decided to break it up into 4 Articles and use this article as a contents page.
6 of these campaigns have launched on Steam already, so what are you waiting for? Go play them! (Help Will Come Tomorrow, Swords'n'Magic and Stuff, There Was A Dream, Vibrant Ventures, Songs of Syx, Bake'n'Switch)
(1. Swords'n'Magic and Stuff, 2. There Was A Dream, 3. Sea Of Stars, 4. Chinatown Detective Agency, 5. GameDec, 6. Vibrant Venture, 7. Fata Deum, 8. Songs Of Syx, 9. Sword Of The Necromancer, 10. Chroma: Bloom and Blight, 11. Weaving Tides, 12. Cleo: A Pirates Tale, 13. Black Book, 14. Bake'n'Switch, 15. Vernal Edge, 16. Lords of Exile, 17. The Last Faith, 18. Inkulinati)
All of these are coming to PC, but more than half have reached their stretch goals for console releases. Some even for Next Gen. (SWITCH - 28, PS4/XBOX1 - 19, PS5/XSX - 5)
(1. SteamDolls: Order Of Chaos, 2. Curse Of The Sea Rats, 3. Whateverland, 4. Forgotten Fields, 5. Magin: The Rat Project Stories, 6. Saint Kotar, 7. Beasts of Maravilla Island, 8. Eiyuden Chronicles: Hundred Heroes, 9. The Kind Camomille, 10. Gladiator Guild Manager, 11. One Lonely Outpost, 12. Dwerve)
A total of $9,649,512 raised in just this selection, Half of it coming from one Campaign! (Eiyuden Chronicle with $4,650,969)
(1. Scarlet Republics, 2. There Is No Light, 3. Eagle Knight: Paradox, 4. The Wandering Village, 5. Arclands, 6. Romancelvania, 7. My Time At Sandrock, 8. Clan O'Conall And The Crown Of Stag, 9. Billie Bust Up, 10. Chrono Sword, 11. Blade Assault, 12. Dyson Sphere Program)
From this large selection of 50 Kickstarter Campaigns, 23 of these are free to try right now with playable demos. To find out more, click on each quarter and read up on some of the most anticipated games to come!