The visual novel we're trying to create is pretty ambitious with moving backgrounds, characters, painted graphics and overall 6 characters you can play. $30,000 isn't a lot if you think about the writers, artists and programmers working full-time for a whole, solid year just to finish the game.
The beach scene is actually a concept for one of our long-term endings (if all the characters live, happy ending, yay!), since we want to show that our game has a lighter side to it and not just pure horror/tragedy/sobs.
Right now we're prioritizing desktop, followed by mobile release. We currently don't have plans to port it on consoles, but it's something that we will seriously consider in the future if there's enough demand. Please stay tuned for further announcements!
No. But you can get a copy of the game by adding $20 dollars to your HELP ME letter tier pledge. Likewise, if you pledged in other tiers but want to get the HELP ME letter, just add $10 to your existing pledge. All backers who pledged in our other physical tiers will get the HELP ME letter for free! :D