why is the bunny on top of everything in the video? It makes it seem broken.
I will keep my trolling at bay for this thread as I really do commend you for your efforts.
I hope that your kickstarter does well as I think that would be very motivational to other byond devs, will bring in more players, and help boost Byond itself.
Thus, onto another point.
You make claims to a lot of things with the game such as your platformer aspect. However, your not demonstrating that to the people watching the video.
Your not even demonstrating the game is really an action game or not.
I've found that people have come to rely on videos for purchasing games, products, etc... as people interpret words differently. Such as your verison of action is not someone elses. By watching the video they can obtain your verison of what the word "action" means to your game.
Also in the video you show some concept art for weapons. This is getting to where I believe you need to head.
Look at a couple of MMO trailers for things like "maplestory".
They say things like:
"Loads of weapons"
and then show you a bunch of characters with a bunch of weapons or changining weapons.
By doing so they are saying:
"We said there was a lot of weapons, and we stand by what we say so here is a crap load of weapons."
Thus, people are more likely to believe their other claims.
Right now with your video it leaves a person thinking:
"They said it's action, but all I saw was someone running and someone standing on a ship.... Where is the action?"
This brings me back to a point from a post I made a few days ago.
You are trying to sell your "product" to the people. People call it kickstarting, crowdfundining, whatever... however it still is purchasing a product at it's bare chasis.
This means that people are going to weigh the product more heavly than something they are buying out right, especially as they only have an estimate of getting the game a year from now.
Thus, I believe for your kickstarter to succeed you will need to supply a lot more "value" to the person kickstarting or they are less likely to.
"value" does not just mean giving them something for kickstarting but rather by doing things like showing yes you claimed one thing, and then demonstrate that you held up that claim.