The Order of the Stick: Self-published webcomic The Order of the Stick has been self-published since 2005, and creator Rich Burlew found it difficult to keep older books in print. Thanks to Kickstarter’s $1.2 million, we’re sure he’s not having trouble with that anymore.
Anomalisa: Like The Canyons, animated film Anomalisa has proven that established artists can do well on Kickstarter, too. Charlie Kaufman, writer of Being John Malkovich and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind started this project to create his first animated film. Thanks to Kickstarter’s $400,000+ contribution, Kaufman and his team are able to create this short film independently, and as they put it, “outside of the typical Hollywood system.”
Shadowrun Returns: Once a popular board game from the 1980s, Shadowrun made a return on Kickstarter to become a 2D role playing game for tablets and the PC. All told, the old-school game found nearly $1.9 million on Kickstarter for a full-fledged revival and then some.
Nomiku: The Nomiku project brings sous vide cooking to the home kitchen, a feat that was once out of reach due to expensive, complicated machines. Thanks to the pledges of more than 1,800 backers totaling $586,061, sous vide cooking is now possible at home with the Nomiku.
Wasteland 2: Another old favorite brought back by Kickstarter, Wasteland 2 resurrected a 1988 Electronic Arts game to resounding interest. Easily one of the most successful game projects on Kickstarter, Wasteland 2′s 61,290 backers pledged $2.9 million to bring it back.