The Repopulation is almost at its Kickstarter goal
Indie SciFi sandbox MMO The Repopulation started a Kickstarter campaign about 2 weeks ago. This campaign is going quite well money-wise it seems, with 18 days to go they are at this time of writing about $1800 short of their $25000 goal.
What strikes me as interesting here is that there is not really a huge number of backers, less than 300, but a fair amount of those backers have put a sizable amount of money in their pledge. There are 6 persons who is backing with $1000 each, the average pledge is over $84 and median pledge at $50. And this for a title that will have a “free-to-play” business model.
I think this may be a good indication that there should room for smaller games and not every MMO title need to have a gazillion bucks budget to reach any success and it is not all about player numbers. If you can manage to hit the sweet spot for your target audience there is a good chance that it can be profitable even with smaller player numbers.
Personally I have put an above average amount in my pledge and it seems that there are many people who used to be Star Wars Galaxies pre-CU fans have noticed this title and are putting in their support for it. I would not want an exact replica of SWG (there were a bunch of bad parts also), but for 2013 this game is at the top of my list so far for games I am looking forward to.