The first season of Ludonarrative Dissidents was crowdfunded in June 2021, raising $4704 from 220 backers. The podcast depends on your support for survival, and we are grateful to every one of you.
The first episode, Apocalypse World, was created as a pilot for the series and a taster for the crowdfunding campaign. All the other titles analyzed in Season 1 were selected by the Kickstarter backers. Some were voted on from a longlist of possible titles, others were games chosen by high-level patrons, and the final four were all stretch goals. The first episode of the main series, Blades in the Dark, was released on 28th June 2021.