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it's already over 4 years in development. They have to use kickstarter now because their publisher was bought out last year, which resulted in a change of focus and many cancelled projects.
They have raised money from relatives and friends to stay afloat since then, but now they need help to finish it.
I think this game would be a much safer and better investment than most other kickstarter games.
You see tons of game footage and the game won't take multiple years to launch either if it's sucessfully funded. ( since its already in the closed beta status)