Sedition Wars: Although video games have been great on Kickstarter, board games haven’t enjoyed the same fervor, except for a notable few. Two-player board game Sedition Wars is one of them, bringing miniature figures and gaming together in a survival horror scenario. More than 4,000 backers chipped in to create the first installment of the game with almost a million in funding, way beyond the studio’s original goal of a measly $20,000.
The Canyons: Small studios, individuals, and students are usually the ones behind Kickstarter projects, but The Canyons features big names including Bret Easton Ellis, Lindsay Lohan, Braxton Pope, and Paul Schrader. In this project, Pope, Ellis, and Schrader are financing part of the film in order to maintain creative control, and fans backed them up, not only reaching their $100,000 goal, but beating it by nearly $60,000.
Ministry of Supply: Shirts from outer space sound pretty cool, so it’s not hard to understand why Ministry of Supply did so well on Kickstarter. In this project, four athletes from MIT came together to create business wear with more performance, borrowing technology from NASA. They launched on Kickstarter to great success, raising almost $430,000 from $2,798 backers eager to wear a performance piece of space apparel.
The Glif: Can you imagine that something as small as an iPhone tripod mount and stand could gather over $100,000 in backing? It can, and it did with the Glif, a project that attracted more than $137,000 in pledges, way beyond the project’s goal of $10,000.
The Olympic City: What happens to Olympic cities when the games are gone? This crowdfunded photography project explores what former host cities look like now. One of the most successful art projects on Kickstarter, they’ve attracted more than $66,000 from 1,500+ backers.