I've had a long-standing rule to avoid getting involved in any sort of crowdfunded activities. I didn't donate to Shadowrun or Wasteland, but I did buy and enjoy both of them (I'm plugging both of those games right now, just so you know they're good). I haven't...
Always be quick in dealing with levels! At first take your time to work out how to drop the pieces to complete it. Then when you know what you are doing go back and start the level over and do it as fast as possible.
Use the small reset button on the bottom right of the screen, this resets the clock and lets you start over.
Play the game, practice and you will soon be completing all the levels.