I know I'm starting to sound like a broken record here, but the art is all placeholder. I would have liked to have gotten an artist to do all this stuff for me, but I'm flat broke. I don't want to go into the details of my financial situation to try and drum up some sympathy. It just is how it is.
The point of the kickstarter is to get that art. If I already had enough money to make a great demo and show off a bunch of cool stuff, I'd already be at least a third of the way there. Whenever I see a kickstarter project that does look like it's nearly halfway complete and has had people working on it for free up until that point, I always think, "why do these people need money again?"
I'm not trying to rag on other projects, or the people who donate to them. It's completely possible that they really are depending on the money, or want it to add extra things that they might not be able to otherwise. Even if they were using Kickstarter just to get some hype and a little more cash on the side, there's nothing wrong with that, either.
But the point that I'm trying to make here is that this isn't that. And it's kind of frustrating, too. People don't want to back a project that needs money because... It doesn't have any money invested in it. Oof.
I get that the project in it's current form looks awful. But the truth is, it was the best I could do with what I had(nothing). Maybe you think that's pathetic. Maybe it is. But there's no harm in trying, right?
If you're wondering what I was thinking, well, it was that people would get hooked by the synopsis, then download the demo, play it, then try to look past the faults to see what the project could be with some funding. That was it. It's not like I think that the demo is so magical that absolutely everyone would fall in love with it. I just thought that some people, hopefully enough, would.
I'm sorry to go on a big, whiny rant. I already know that nothing short of a miracle will get the project funded now. I just wanted to put in my final 2 cents, and explain my thought process to anyone who thinks I'm crazy and has a negative reaction to the project. Thank you for reading.