I know that not all indie developers are like these. But after such a case, every time I think: "Is it worth my money and time this project?" "Or again it will fall apart on alpha?"
C'mon, really? Alpha has nothing to do with it. The signs were there from the very beginning. On what basis did you expect an MMORPG to arrive on a budget of under $50,000? How credible and likely did this project ever really look?
The devs did well getting as far as they did, on the little bit of money they had. But if anyone thought the game was ever likely to be built with less than $50K (never mind $27,366.00...) then i would like to know what drugs they are taking.
As others have said here, the only criticism i really have of the devs is that they should communicate with the community. Not because we need to be told the obvious (game is likely dead), but rather because its the decent thing to do and because of how human nature works, being straight with people does a lot to preserve good will on both sides.
I paid money too, to fund this game. But it was always in the hope that serious funding would eventually arrive after CCP messed up WoD. It was always a gamble. I never believed that a budget of $35K was ever worth taking seriously when making an MMORPG.
So i'm not surprised enough now to be dissapointed, just like i wouldn't be dissapointed if a mate of mine promised to pay for a five star holiday for both of us when he has barely enough money for lunch.