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Last week, Reaper Miniature Bones and Planetary Annihilation became the 10th and 11th Kickstarter projects to cross $1 million in funding. Both projects belong to the Games category. In fact, seven of the eleven projects that have crossed $1 million this year are games, and an eighth is a comic about a game. This has been the year of the game on Kickstarter.

In 2012, more dollars have been pledged to Games projects than to any other category. Here are the year's leading categories by dollars pledged through August 31st:

1. Games — $50 million
2. Film — $42 million
3. Design — $40 million
4. Music — $25 million
5. Technology — $16 million

In 2012, Games has gone from the eighth most-funded category in Kickstarter history to the second most-funded. Here's how much money has been pledged to games each year:

2009 — $48,190
2010 — $519,885
2011 — $3,615,841
2012 — $50,330,275

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Wow, though kickstarter went mainstream, it's doing good work getting indies developer some love
    
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I just hope that indies aren't going on kickstarter with a half-arsed plan because they know money could be rollin in.
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After seeing this, I wonder what happened to the Ouya...
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After seeing this, I wonder what happened to the Ouya...

http://www.ouya.tv/about/
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GJ Steam. lol
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I love how technology is at the bottom of the barrel smh
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