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As a developer in Brytenwalda Studios I can tell you that's what you do: spend hours after work. We all have other income from either full- or part time jobs.ＪＡＣＶＢＨＩＮＤＳ // 寒心４２０? said:But like, these people surely have day jobs. Do they just spend hours after work coding and bugfixing? Do they have part time jobs and have to drop them whenever the lead dev wants to make a nee change?
The most common reason for small indie developers to crash is that they make too big a project to begin with. It takes too long and they run out of cash.
However, Exanima brings income so they can afford the luxury of taking their time, unlike other start-up game companies. The kickstarter money must be long gone now.