This looks like a good twist on Civilization. I love Civ V; it is flawed, but I find promotions and 1UPT increase the complexity, so I'm definitely interested in what he's coming up with next.
It's good to see a KS video which actually leaves me knowing about the game. Plus, he's got a lovely voice.
I assume they have other funding, maybe he did well enough from Civ to do most of it. Five bucks off the release price isn't much of a motivation given the risk of the game sucking or not being released at all.