IamA guy who quit his job and gambled everything on an indie game Kickstarter - and passed his goal yesterday. AMA!
I'm Alex Harvey, lead developer of Tangiers. About four months ago, five years of work in retail got to me and I quit. Working out of a bedroom with my friend and living off of pasta and bread with no other income, I focused my energies on bringing to Kickstarter a project that I'd been working on in my spare time - Tangiers. The risk of going into this was that had it failed, I would probably lose my house pretty soon after. Fortunatly we succeeded!
Tangiers is a pretty niche effort - a stealth game that's driven by a range of 20th century avant-garde reference points. Despite this, the fact that we're unnown and that we do not have a publically available build to download, we managed to hit our target yesturday!
Ask me anything :)
EDIT: ...wow! That was a lot more attention than I'd bargained for. Thank you so much everybody, it's been a pleasure talking to you all. Expected to have my hour or two of fame to fade at 10pm, but it's now 6am and the questions are still coming... Going to have to call it a night now! Will return tomorrow to respond to any good ones that I've missed!
Proof: Post on Kickstarter updates