Several Novaquark team members have written a lengthy post-mortem look at the plan for and implementation of a KickStarter project to fund Dual Universe. The collaborative effort details the planning stages, adds in a bit about the game, speaks about the KickStarter initiative and beyond.
The campaign’s success showed us that we were on the right track, offering something the community wanted. Of course, we didn’t do everything right. Like every studio that chooses to go the crowdfunding route, we learned a lot during the campaign. Since crowdfunding for video games is currently more challenging than ever before, we wanted to tell our story to the game development community and share our experience and the lessons learned. And since we recently reached the first anniversary of the game’s reveal at E3 2016, the moment seemed right. Buckle up!
It's a lengthy post but if you're into knowing the behind-the-scenes details about how studios fund their games, then the Dual Universe blog is worth a read.