Top Record-Breaking Crowd Funded Projects of 2012

 2012 Most Funded Projects by the Crowd:

1. Pebble E-Paper Watch for iPhone and Android – Total funds raised : $10.2 million

2. Ouya: A New Kind of Video Game Console – Total funds raised: $8.6 million

3. Star Citizen by Cloud Imperium Games Corp – Total funds raised:  $7.1 million

4. Project Eternity by Obsidian Entertainment -  Total funds raised: $4.3 million

5. Reaper Miniature Bones  – Total funds raised: $3.4 million

6. Double Fine Adventure – Total funds raised: $3.34 million

7. FORM 1: An affordable, professional 3D printer - Total funds raised: $2.94 million

8. Wasteland 2   -  Total funds raised: $2.93 million

9. Homestuck Adventure Game   -   Total funds raised: $2.48 million

10. Oculus Rift: Step Into the Game -   Total funds raised: $2.43 million

11. Planetary Annihilation  -   Total funds raised: $2.22 million

12. Shadowrun Returns  -   Total funds raised: $1.83 million

13. Rushmore Group  – Total funds raised: $1.6 million

14. Elevation Dock: The Best Dock For iPhone  -  Total funds raised: $1.46 million

15. Let’s Build a Goddamn Tesla Museum  -   Total funds raised: $1.37 million

16. LIFX: The Light Bulb Reinvented  -    Total funds raised: $1.31 million

17. The Order of the Stick Reprint Drive -     Total funds raised: $1.25 million

18. SmartThings: Make Your World Smarter -    Total funds raised: $1.20 million

19. Amanda Palmer: The New Record, Art Book and Tour – Total funds raised: $1.19 mil

20. Robot Dragonfly – Gaming & Photography  -   Total funds raised: $1.14 million

1. Pebble E-Paper Watch for iPhone and Android by Pebble Technology

Website: www.getpebble.com
Crowdfunding Platform: Kickstarter
Campaign Page:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/597507018/pebble-e-paper-watch-for-iphone-and-android?ref=live
Total funds raised : $10.2 million
Launched: April 11, 2012
Funding Ended: May 18, 2012
Project Owner: Eric Migicovsky
Location: Palo Alto, CA, USA

  

 2. Ouya: A New Kind of Video Game Console

Website: http://www.ouya.tv/
Crowdfunding Platform: Kickstarter
Campaign Page:
 http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ouya/ouya-a-new-kind-of-video-game-console?ref=live
Total Funds Raised: $8.6 million
Launched: July 10, 2012
Funding ended: Aug 9, 2012
Project Owner: Julie Uhrman
Location: Los Angeles, CA

3. Star Citizen by Cloud Imperium Games Corporation
Website: http://www.robertsspaceindustries.com/star-citizen-project/
Crowdfunding Platforms: Kickstarter and IgnitionDeck (web plugin)
Campaign Page:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cig/star-citizen?ref=live
Total raised:  $7.1 million
Launched: Oct 18, 2012
Funding ended: Nov 19, 2012
Project Owner: Chris Roberts
Location: Los Angeles, CA

4. Project Eternity by Obsidian Entertainment

Website: http://eternity.obsidian.net/
Crowdfunding Platforms: Kickstarter and PayPal donations
Campaign page:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/obsidian/project-eternity
Total funds raised: $4.3 million
Launched: Sep 14, 2012
Funding ended: Oct 16, 2012
Project Owner: Obsidian Entertainment
Location: Irvine, CA

5. Reaper Miniature Bones

Website: http://www.reapermini.com/
Crowdfunding Platform: Kickstarter
Campaign page:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1513061270/reaper-miniatures-bones-an-evolution-of-gaming-min?ref=live
Total funds raised: $3.4 million
Launched: Jul 23, 2012
Funding ended: Aug 25, 2012
Project Owner: Reaper Mini
Location: Denton, TX

6. Double Fine Adventure
Website: http://www.doublefine.com/
Crowdfunding Platform: Kickstarter
Campaign page:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/66710809/double-fine-adventure
Total funds raised: $3.34 million
Launched: Feb 8, 2012
Funding ended: Mar 13, 2012
Project Owner: Double Fine and 2 Player Productions
Location: San Francisco, CA

7. FORM 1: An affordable, professional 3D printer
Website: http://formlabs.com/
Crowdfunding Platform: Kickstarter
Campaign page:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/formlabs/form-1-an-affordable-professional-3d-printer
Total funds raised: $2.94 million
Launched: Sep 26, 2012
Funding ended: Oct 26, 2012
Project Owner: Formlabs
Location: Cambridge, MA

8. Wasteland 2
Website: http://wasteland.inxile-entertainment.com/
Crowdfunding Platform: Kickstarter
Campaign page:
 http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/inxile/wasteland-2
Total funds raised: $2.93 million
Launched: Mar 13, 2012
Funding ended: Apr 17, 2012
Project Owner: inXile entertainment
Location: Newport Beach, CA

Homestuck Kickstarter campaign

9. Homestuck Adventure Game
Website: http://www.mspaintadventures.com/
Crowdfunding Platform: Kickstarter
Campaign page:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/14293468/homestuck-adventure-game
Total funds raised: $2.48 million
Launched: Sept 4, 2012
Funding ended: Oct 4, 2012
Project Owner: Andrew Hussie
Location: Miami, FL

 

10. Oculus Rift: Step Into the Game
Website: http://www.oculusvr.com/
Crowdfunding Platform: Kickstarter
Campaign page:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1523379957/oculus-rift-step-into-the-game
Total funds raised: $2.43 million
Launched: Aug 1, 2012
Funding ended: Sep 1, 2012
Project Owner: Oculus
Location: Long Beach, CA

Planet Annihilation Kickstarter Campaign

11. Planetary Annihilation
Website: http://planetaryannihilation.com/
Crowdfunding Platform: Kickstarter
Campaign page:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/659943965/planetary-annihilation-a-next-generation-rts
Total funds raised: $2.22 million
Launched: Aug 15, 2012
Funding ended: Sep 14, 2012
Project Owner: Uber Entertainment Inc
Location: Kirkland, WA

12. Shadowrun Returns
Website: http://harebrained-schemes.com/shadowrun/
Crowdfunding Platform: Kickstarter
Campaign page:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1613260297/shadowrun-returns
Total funds raised: $1.83 million
Launched: Apr 4, 2012
Funding ended: Apr 29, 2012
Project Owner: Harebrained Schemes LLC
Location: Cambridge, MA

13. Rushmore Group
Website: http://www.rshmr.com/
Crowdfunding Platform: CrowdCube
Campaign page:
http://www.crowdcube.com/investment/the-rushmore-group-ltd-10449
Total funds raised: $1.6 million
Launched: November, 2011
Funding ended: December, 2011
Project Owner: Jonathan Downey
Location: London, UK


14. Elevation Dock: The Best Dock For iPhone
Website: http://www.elevationlab.com/
Crowdfunding Platform: Kickstarter
Campaign page:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hop/elevation-dock-the-best-dock-for-iphone
Total funds raised: $1.46 million
Launched: Dec 13, 2011
Funding ended: Feb 11, 2012
Project Owner: Casey Hopkins + ElevationLab
Location: Portland, OR

15. Let’s Build a Goddamn Tesla Museum
Website: http://theoatmeal.com/blog
Crowdfunding Platform: IndieGogo
Campaign page:
http://www.indiegogo.com/teslamuseum
Total funds raised: $1.37 million
Launched: August 15, 2012
Funding ended: August 22, 2012
Project Owner: Matthew Inman
Location: Shoreham, New York

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16. LIFX: The Light Bulb Reinvented
Website: https://www.facebook.com/lifxlabs/
Crowdfunding Platform: Kickstarter
Campaign page:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/limemouse/lifx-the-light-bulb-reinvented
Total funds raised: $1.31 million
Launched: Sep 15, 2012
Funding ended: Nov 14, 2012
Project Owner: Phil Bosua
Location: San Francisco, CA

17. The Order of the Stick Reprint Drive
Website: http://www.giantitp.com/
Crowdfunding Platform: Kickstarter
Campaign page:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/599092525/the-order-of-the-stick-reprint-drive
Total funds raised: $1.25 million
Launched: Jan 22, 2012
Funding ended: Feb 21, 2012
Project Owner: Rich Burlew
Location: Philadelphia, PA

18. SmartThings: Make Your World Smarter
Website: http://smartthings.com/
Crowdfunding Platform: Kickstarter
Campaign page:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/smartthings/smartthings-make-your-world-smarter
Total funds raised: $1.20 million
Launched: Aug 23, 2012
Funding ended: Sep 22, 2012
Project Owner: SmartThings
Location: Minneapolis, MN

Amanda Palmer

 

 19. Amanda Palmer: The New Record, Art Book and Tour
Website: http://www.amandapalmer.net/
Crowdfunding Platform: Kickstarter
Campaign page:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/amandapalmer/amanda-palmer-the-new-record-art-book-and-tour
Total funds raised: $1.19 million
Launched: Apr 30, 2012
Funding ended: May 31, 2012
Project Owner: Amanda Palmer
Location: Boston, MA

IndieGoGo Robot Dragon Fly

20. Robot Dragonfly – Gaming & Photography
Website: http://www.techject.com/
Crowdfunding Platform: IndieGoGo
Campaign page:
http://www.indiegogo.com/robotdragonfly
Total funds raised: $1.14 million
Launched: November 7, 2012
Funding ended: December 31, 2012
Project Owner: TechJet
Location: Atlanta, Georgia

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