Honestly, I agree with you about the Kickstarter argument. You are correct, in that Kickstarter is about backing a product and sometime (most-times actually) those projects fail. However, if the game is simply never coming out I could accept that. I have backed several otehr projects that have. What kind of annoys me is the fact that other projects were started and funding sought through Kickstarter/Indiegogo at the same time that work on Asylum was supposedly ongoing.
Honestly, at this point I have given up on ever seeing this game. Further this has ensured that I will never back another Senscape project. I cannot help but think I am not alone in this opinion. Which is a shame because I really want to support the creation of these types of games. I really enjoy graphic adventure point and click puzzle games. Especially those with a horror vibe. "Scratches" was so well done, that it earned my support for future work.
Years I can understand... this? Well, it proves to me that while great artists still exist in the genre... that does not make them good business managers.
Best of Luck,