The 10 most successful UK projects in Kickstarter history

9. DreadBall – The Futuristic Sports Game by Mantic Games

2,539 backers
$728,985 pledged of $20,000 goal

DreadBall is the second project in the list from Nottingham-based Mantic Games, alongside Dungeon Saga, which appears at number five. And again, the gaming company received a huge amount more in funding than it asked for, collecting 35 times its original target. The game provides a futuristic, dystopian take on chess strategy. Or as the creator puts it: “a hyerpconnectic futuristic sports game” where you’re prey to the “dice gods”.

As with the other games featured in this list the Kickstarter campaign, it relied heavily on artwork and the level of detail featured on the characters to promote the idea. That means that three of the top ten are board games and four are computer games.

10. Carmageddon: Reincarnation by Stainless Games

15,736 backers
$625,143 pledged of $400,000 goal

Carmageddon is a brand new “points-for-pedestrians driving game from the indie dev team behind the smash hit PC original”. That means you score points for running over zombie pedestrians.

This is another campaign that was able to leverage an old fan base, but it also did well on social media, with almost 3,000 Facebook shares. The rewards range from receiving a copy of the game to accessing a vip forum, access to the old version of the game, T-shirts, posters, DVDs, a chance to appear in the game as a pedestrian and, finally, three high-end backers were flown to the UK to visit the office to visit the team.

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