Peter Barton said:
You know there were games being funded by kickstarter before that, right?
Sure but this was the biggest one so far, I think.
I mean they raised 3,3kk which is a ton of cash, once others saw that they immediately got wind of a new opportunity. And that's where the sudden kickstarter fund craze for game developement came from.
I'm sure there are a lot more of those projects active now then they were before that Double Fine stunt. And others are already considering the possibility. I heard the guy behind Planescape Torment was saying something about wanting to make an old school RPG if the fans were willing to fund it.