He said in his state, not the games
Also, he is asking about pledging for alpha, not pre-alpha.
@cmrnbrd At the end of the day it is up to you to decide if you want to back the game. What I can tell you, and you saw for yourself if you read the updates I linked, is that donating to the game goes directly into helping make the game better in many ways. For example, they were able to hire more people thanks to the people who have backed the game. If you are willing and capable to be a part of the backer group, great! If not, that is okay too.