Sui Generis made it with 10k to spare. Awesome. The developer was actually featured with his game engine in Forbes Magazine.
One I just randomly saw is a board game(!) blast from the past classic--Ogre, by Steve Jackson Games. Steve had planned on hand creating 3,000 board game copies and decided to try Kickstarter so they could up production a little and have some back stock. His Kickstarter goal was $20k. What was raised?
Would you believe $923,680?
Ogre was a real fun little "pocket game" back in the day and went through a lot of iterations. Steve started buying up all the little board games and out of business RPG rules sets and books from a lot of defunct publishers--which some people liked and other hated. Still, he has kept board gaming alive almost single handedly.
Fans have wanted a PC version of Ogre for a looooong time and he just won't do it. He gives alot of "reasons" that differ every few years but end up with "We plan to one day but we want it done right"--and it never gets done. Which is a shame because it would be a great fast game on a PC for multiplayer.
In any event, still nice to see an 'old school' game back in print and spruced up. Ogre is a blast for almost all ages (if they can read and count well).
Here's the details on his record breaking Kickstart for a board game. Heck, I may tear up here.
Ogre is loosely based on Keith Laumer's series of BOLO books which pretty much described the Terminator universe before there ever was one...not bad for a guy born in 1925. If you can find a collection of these stories they are a really fun read through and they really are what brought Ogre alive for its' fans.
Here's the Vassal site for Ogre and it's sequel, GEV if you want to check out the original game rule book, boards and playing counters.