Well they have clearly improved since then and as that was their first game you would expect some hiccups. I usually try and steer clear of new companies until they’ve had one run at producing a game and delivering, hence why I’ve only come into Awaken Realms now with Nemesis.
Nemesis at least is only marginally delayed and they did fix the rule book (though I have yet to read it), but the language thing I really think is something a lot of recent start-ups are struggling with (Treasure Island another very recent example).
Not to take away from your experience or decision though, I’ve fallen foul of Kickstarter with a couple of other items, so I know what it’s like to suffer in that regard.
On the flip side 7th continent has been a pleasurable experience so far (2nd edition) and although Xia Legends of a Drift system + expansion is delayed, I’m happy with the communication and know Cody delivers.