Re: Crypteks ?
Did you have in writing that they'd deliver your product? No.
Kickstarter is an *investment* strategy, not a purchase. You do it *in the hope* that you'll get something out of it, in place of other investors. And given that said Kickstarter projects have normally exhausted all other forms of investment, it means the quality is usually quite low.
I have invested in precisely ONE kickstarter - Defense Grid 2. I know the team behind it can deliver a game (they did, I bought it voluntarily, and loved it). I know they aren't going anywhere any time soon (recently delivered CS:GO to Valve too). They got nearly a million in private investment first for THE EXACT PROJECT I was invested in but needed a tiny bit more to deliver the full experience. For my investment, I am *guaranteed* a video card worth more than my investment (donated by AMD who were also backing the project). Plus I will get the game I backed if it is ever released. Plus a pseudo-sequel, which is 50% written already. Plus other benefits, that hardly matter.
Kickstarter is nothing more than a donation drive. You have to trust the people behind the project, make them deliver, get promises from them and some legal way to hold them to their promises, and invest only what you can afford to lose anyway. It's not an eBay for new ideas. It's some guy you know nudging you and telling you about this great idea he's had and if you'll give him X amount of money, he'll cut you in. When it all goes wrong (or if he's just a con-artist), you will lose your money with no recourse unless you have guarantees.
99.9% of the things I've seen on Kickstarter have never or will never deliver, and certainly not in the way imagined by the investors (even the big drives for sequels to 20-year-old games by the original authors etc.). You barely have to read about them to find that out. The ones that do are already delivering but just need help to scale. And the projects have NO LEGAL OBLIGATION to do what you want them to whatsoever.
Seriously, one project on there was hitting millions in investment when all they'd done was "got word that we may be able to get a famous voice actor" on the HUGE video game project that the investment was for. Personally not only was that just hilarious to be asking for investment at that stage, but also a TOTAL WASTE of invested money. But I hadn't invested. Because I knew I had zero control over it whatsoever and it wouldn't turn out how I imagined or even how they had said.
Getting scammed on Kickstarter is like getting scammed by the dodgy bloke who comes up to you in the pub with a black bag (that he keeps swapping with an empty bag to confuse you), won't let you look in it, asks for money for it, and looks shiftily every time a police siren goes past. YOUR OWN FAULT.