Springboarding from what Kenny said: do you research! I know how easy it is to be lazy and listen to a couple of people on the internet and then make an “accurate” assumption, but it’s best to do your own research. I have been slowing dabbling in stocks recently to help me fund college and my personal escapades, and the BIG secret in doing so is to know and understand the company you’re investing in, either with shares or a kickstarter campaign.
Also, it is written in the agreement you sign with the kickstarter programs that they are legally bound to provide what they have promised pre-contract. Your money isn’t deducted from your account until after the campaign has closed it’s funding stage as well (unless you do what some people did and pay via paypal, which you are charged upfront instead of waiting for it to hit your bank account).
TL;DR: RESEARCH WHAT YOU’RE INVESTING IN!
(sidenote: as someone who has spent countless hours on awesomenauts, Ronimo has put a LOT of time and effort into the game and their community, keeping a game like this live for over a year now is impressive; even more so is that their community has grown from a couple thousand players to a TON of players)