Incarnadine wrote: Can you part fund games on ks? getting the rest from other sources.
Technically, yes. If you needed $1mil to make your game and you were getting $300k from another source, you could set the KS goal to $700k for example. However, a KS does need to hit the KS goal to get any of the money from backers.
I think the issue with trying to crowd fund PP is that it is a much more ambitious project that Chaos Reborn was, and is likely to require a much larger sum of cash. Given that Chaos Reborn only just managed to hit it's KS goal, and that there were some issues throughout development, it makes it harder for people to be willing to back future projects by the same developer.
However, as you say, I personally think there is a much larger market for the genre of game that PP is than there was for CR. Maybe CR's failing was just that it was too niche.