Originally Posted by Gorath
German site GamersGlobal published a thorough article explaining the results of the author's study of a huge sample of all gaming Kickstarters so far, including all 114 finished in January 2013. The piece includes detailed numbers and many conclusions, and deals with topics like risk, PayPal and star power.
Here's a random German quote. If you are a developer who considers to run a Kickstarter campaign, feeding the whole article into Babel Fish will save you days of research.