I'm going to agree with everyone else so far. This game's ransom should be, at tops, maybe
$1000. $40,000 is insane for this project. I've seen people crap out more involved and
visually appealing games in a semester long "Making Games 101" at community college. :/
I mean, if this game were complete (and not just, as the project page implies, only a partial
collection of the game's chapters), I could see paying $5 for this. And even that's a hard
bargain considering that you can get some of the unbelievably awesome NWN modules for barely
more than that (and NWN as a whole costing only $20 with expansions these days). So at $5,
you'd need 8,000 people to want to play 8 measely chapters of this game for this pledge to
ever work. Given the apparent quality of the game and the abundant competition from already
Free games, I can't see this working.
I'm a bit disappointed, too. After reading the summary, I thought we might have had an
actually good game development house on our hands. Looks like instead we have the development
(and economic) skills of a pair of 13-year-olds, which we already have quite a few of in the
free games community. Oh well.