$480 million pledged to Kickstarter in 2013

3 million people together pledged $480 million to Kickstarter across 2013, so perhaps the crowdfunding fad isn't so faddy. We josh, because an upswing from 2.2 million pledgers and $320 million pledged in 2012 is definitely not faddy.

That takes the total amount of dosh pledged via Kickstarter since its inception to $939 million - nearly a cool billion - accumulated from almost 13 million pledges. The games category still represents the largest chunk of that pie, with $202 million pledged across just over 8000 projects, and $186 million of that collected by successfully-funded projects.

There are no game-specific stats in this year's Kickstarter rundown, unfortunately. For an in-depth look at Kickstarter and Indiegogo games funding over the last seven months or so (that's how long it's been going!), check in with the always supertastic Crowdfund Bookie.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.