7. Broken Sword – the Serpent’s Curse Adventure by Revolution Software
$771,560 pledged of $400,000 goal
This is the latest in a franchise of Broken Sword games by Charles Cecil. The project received a huge number of backers at or below the $150 mark and the team has made over 90 updates to tell people that pledged money what was going on with its development.
Even though it’s been successful in the past, the team turned to Kickstarter because the traditional publishing model has prevented them receiving the required royalties to fund future games, according to the developers.
8. Next Generation LiveCode (Open Source) by RunRev Ltd
£493,795 pledged of 350,000 goal
LiveCode is the first in the top ten to drop below the half-million mark. However, it still received a huge amount of support, with over 3,000 backers. The software teaches people how to code and has been supported by everyone from high schools in Scotland to computer game Halos co-creator.
To help push the project over its initial goal, the team included a number of stretch goals that it would achieve if it received extra funding. These included additional features for students, gamers, commercial companies and more.