We're fairly behind on contributions, unfortunately. Of the $5,000 goal for the project, we're up to $1,790 as of this writing. That's $3,210 remaining and half the period left to go for it.
$5,000 is starting to seem like a relatively extravagant amount (although the hardware costs needed to explore iOS development kind of demand it -- iOS apps can only be written on Macs), but there's no way to change it now.
A heartening note comes from the Kickstarter Blog, who notes that 90% of projects that make it to 30% go on to make goal. I'm not quite sure how the project is going to do that, since I don't have a large number of publicity outlets. Big names like Joystiq, and Rock Paper Shotgun aren't generally interested in Kickstarter projects, especially if they don't have a public demo available.
I've considered making one, but I don't really think it's engaging enough to interest Joe Gamer yet. It's very easy to get trapped, yet without equipment the only way to get out of wells and such is to enter edit mode and make yourself some steps to escape. There's other matters too: terrain map generation takes several minutes at the moment. There are things that can be done to speed that up, but they take substantial development time and not a bit of experimentation.
I made a couple of Reddit posts on IndieGaming and GameDev a couple of days ago. These are far from the most populated Reddits on the site, but I don't think mentioning it in Gaming will be helpful, especially since they seem to have a much stronger policy against self-linking.
The big thing I have in the works for publicity is a Gamasutra feature article on the cellular automation, describing in some detail how water flows. Unfortunately they work on a substantial lead time; the time they were planning on publishing it was right at the cut-off date for the project! I've gotten them to push that up a bit, but it's still a week off.
I'm open to suggestions as to how to get the word out. Algorithm design and programming are my areas of interest; I seem to flinch away from seeking publicity, but I'll do what I can. Any ideas?