I'm seeing so many kickstarter threads and people whinging about kickstarter, this kickstarter that... I now feel that anything kickstarter related looks like spam, and I ignore it and move on - no matter how good it is. It was only a matter of time before the constant spam of apps being posted on kickstarter (many with no prior ability or evidence of completion) would cause people to move away. I'm seeing kids saying oh we'll kickstart it, they really don't want to try making a game any more. It's all about the free money you'll get from kickstarter. Personally? I'd say grow a pair and make the game without it if it's your first game. You'll need all the experience you can get.