Kudos to MrCunningham for the header
In the fashion of the 2012 and 2013 threads, the focus of this thread is to share and discuss promising projects seeking funding through Kickstarter (and Indiegogo and other crowdfunding sites).
2013 was a fantastic year in regards to the promising campaigns that received successful funding and, for some, funding far beyond their initial goals. From the hair-breadth success of Windforge and Neverending Nightmares' eleventh hour funding to the Hyper Light Drifter's and Rimworld's impressive final hauls, we saw myriad projects find success.
This OP and thread won't cover every campaign, but mainly the ones that are noted within its pages as well others that I might learn about.
Some 2013 successes
Kicking it Forward
Now onto 2014...
Finished Campaigns (January - June)
Finished Campaigns (July - December)