So the latest Kickstarter success story is Yooka-Laylee which met its funding goal within 40 minutes, and has over £1 million in less than 24 hrs. Not sure if these were mainly popular in Europe, but were were many clones of the basic concept. It's a 3D buddy platformer along the lines of Banjo-Kazooie made by much of the same team of ex-Rare devs. It's been a while since we saw a good one, and this is pretty much the ideal dev team to bring it back. Their lead platform this time is PC, which is great, but they've already met their "bring it to the consoles" stretch goal. Apparently the game was getting made anyway, but the KS campaign was to add content, features and polish.
Oh, and I endorse the choice of reptilian and chiropteran heroes. :)