Ah, a fair point. Good thing he answers this in his FAQ:
The answer to this question is very easy.
1.Kickstarter is a great way to find out if there is interest in your project. That was my main reason for doing this. I wanted to see if what I was trying to do would be of interest to others. It seems I was right. I have gotten tons of positive feedback as well as negative, but that is the way of the world.
2.I am an idea man, and what that means is I think of things and then hire people to make it a reality once I know it is something the people want. Can I build the game? No. Can I hire a great group of people who can build the game? Oh yes!
As an example is the pizza shop I own. I found a spot where there was a need near a college and sell the items the college studentís love and stay open the hours they wanted. It is running great. I am not there running the place. I had the idea, looked for the spot, set it up, and then hired people to do what is needed to make it happen and keep it going. This game is no different.
3.Funding this project is important for a couple of reasons. It will show interest in the concept to other investors. Investors outside of Kickstarter who will fund the project beyond its initial investment raised here. They want to see that the community will support the project with their hard earned money. That is the best gauge to how well a project will work.
Now it makes perfect sense, eh?
Two people thought it was worth at least $10,000. Yeah.
edited 22nd Mar '12 1:12:17 PM by Firebert