A quick and short observation I've made about the indie-gaming scene and Kickstarter.
The skill is here (if not within single individuals, then within the community's resource pool), the drive is not.
This is not because of being less powerful as the DM language is a torero complete language
Also Byond is a C based language and you can #include .cpp files. Thus, you could in theory write your own library to include into BYOND to handle larger map sizes, 3d calculations, basically anything you can think of.