5 months with seemingly no activity from the developers? Not even a message? I think this shows the developers attitude more than anything else, and has inspired me to not donate, (I’m glad I took a wait and see approach with this project). If this keeps up nobody will donate, or even give pencil 2d a second thought.
So the developers were busy? Doesn’t matter, a simple “Hey we’re pretty busy, but still around” would have worked.
This just goes to show a little communication goes a long way towards building confidence in your project.