I fully understand that actually, making a game is never cheap! Also the patreon supporters are acting as beta testers for the locked races now that i think about it...I do hope this game grows well!
Alpha testers is more like, at this stage, but yeah, they are keeping everything going! It's growing faster than I ever hoped, so I hope that everyone can play every species soon. They are voting on the next species now. Join the discord if you have ideas or more feedback, I am always willing to listen.