|Launched||28 April 2009|
|Headquarters||New York City, New York|
Kickstarter is a global crowdfunding platform based in the United States. The company’s stated mission is to help bring creative projects to life. Kickstarter is one of a number of crowdfunding platforms for gathering money from the public, which circumvents traditional avenues of investment. Project creators choose a deadline and a minimum funding goal. If the goal is not met by the deadline, no funds are collected, a kind of assurance contract.
Shovel Knight Edit
Yacht Club Games funded development of Shovel Knight through a successful crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. Some content unlocked as Stretch Goals has not been released yet, but is planned content.