From tabletop to card games and console to PC, games on Kickstarter include the weird, the whimsical, and the creative.
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- As a first step, we recommend checking out our Creator Handbook.
- Take a look at this glimpse into the world of Games on Kickstarter.
- These games creators share their tips on determining when to launch, setting your funding goal, building a community, scheduling development, and transitioning after fulfillment.
- Luke Crane, our Head of Games, shares his tips, from best practices for running a campaign, to handling your community post-funding.
- Mexican games designer, Héctor Pérez, has funded four games through Kickstarter. Here he shares his tips for international projects.
- Alex Hague and Fred Benenson collaborated to bring the game Pitch Deck to life, here they discuss turning an idea for a game into a game.
- Check out this guide on how to make a tabletop game by Adi Slepack.
- David Vincent Baker, a designer of tabletop role playing games, talks about doing what you love full-time.
- How do you get into running if you find it boring? Adrian Hon used Kickstarter to create a mobile game that can help!
- Terrifying Jellyfish, a games designer and digital artist based in St. Louis, talks about making games out of food.
- The creator of the Magic: The Gathering game brought on Jeopardy star, Ken Jennings, to launch a trivia game that rewards skill.
- Bennett Foddy is a game designer and a teacher of game design at the NYU Game Center, he spoke with our colleagues at TCI about the pitfalls of perfectionism.
- In 2019, we reached the milestone of $1 billion pledged to projects within the Games category.
- Check out this conversation between two Kickstarter creators, as they discuss how community-first projects have overthrown elitist cultural tastemakers.
- And lastly, Games creator, James Hudson, shares some advice on marketing your game before you launch.
If you’re looking for some inspiration, take a look at the Games Explore page. We’ve also shared some of our favorite projects below:
- Trogdor is a beefy-armed dragon who has descended from the mountains again, in this game you’ll need to guide him on his destructive lost weekend around Peasantry.
- “The couple that slays together, stays together.” Boyfriend Dungeon is an action-RPG dungeon crawler in which the weapons you use transform into beautiful people.
- With creatures and cunning, you'll rule a fantastic forest kingdom. Root: A Game of Woodland Might and Right, is the ultimate asymmetric game of adventure and war.
- Looking for games that are as much fun for your stomach as they are for your brain? Edible Games Cookbook is a cookbook of a dozen tabletop games you can eat!
- In Chicory: A Colorful Tale you're tasked with taking up the magical paintbrush and filling in for Chicory. Explore, solve puzzles, and help your friends restore color to the world.
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Ready to take the plunge and start your Games project? Go ahead and begin building it now - we're excited to see your creative idea come to life!