[Advice Request] Seeking your knowledge on obtaining funding and promoting a game project

Hi All,

I’m at the point where I’d like to work full time on my game project in order to raise the quality level, however to do this I would really need funding for the project. I am considering starting a Kickstarter campaign, does anyone here have any experience with this? How can I maximize my chances of securing the funding?

Are there any alternatives ways to obtain funds?
Should I first go down the Steam Greenlight route before I begin the campaign?
What routes could I take to promote the game?

I am yet to draft up any promo material but I appreciate this is the first thing I should do, I have a solid development plan and all the framework is in place to turn my game demo into professional product.

Your advice would really be appreciated.

ULLS

Wow! Thanks, that is an interesting (and slightly depressing) read it certainly answers my questions.