YES. I mean, no. What you have to understand is that, while we do consider each "release" to be one episode, each "episode" is going to be a stand-alone game on its own terms, offering roughly ten hours of gameplay, individual minigames, its own protagonist, quests and side quests, soundtrack, etc. In the words of team member Greg Cassel: "First of all, you're crazy. And second of all, it's like a double-game!"
So, multiply that by seven, and you will realize why we are asking for the amount we are. £9000 is, in fact, not much at all when it comes to making even ONE episode-- really! Check out our stretch goals! You have to factor in the software purchases, the license for the various art and sound assets, the time we will be spending working on this exclusively instead of at a paid full-time job... It adds up, and quickly!
Also, keep in mind that £30 also gets you an "in" into the developers' inner circle, where you will be able to interact with us, offer input and advice, ask us "Are we there yet?" on a regular basis, etc, as well as a shout-out in the game credits, web site, etc.
I hope this clarifies our thought process a little bit, and if you have any further questions, do drop us a line! We are always very happy to hear from you!