It might be worthwhile considering an Indiegogo campaign? At least it is not an all or nothing policy and should help out with development and additional exposure. Selling from your website will help, but alas the game is not very visible and you could be missing out on some much-needed investment.
Thanks for the encouraging words! We're not giving up, we wanna make the game that we feel so strongly about. We'll get there one step at a time.
We'll see how this pre-alpha version goes before I consider IndieGoGo. We don't want a lot of exposure at this point when the game is so young. We can afford to work with the small community that is forming here for a little while. :-)