Hello and welcome to DoF!
Thanks for the kind words - and you are right, player population right now is extremely low, but it`s far from dead
We are updating something almost every week, with the patch due tomorrow, and announcing some major feature update later this week.
In the past half a year we didn`t really market the game that much - as too many things were broken, and some key features missing after 505 Games rushed to release the game. But now we are finally started doing some promotions to attract new players, for example in the past 7 days we got as many players as in the previous month - so player pop is on a rise again. And hopefully we`ll get on steam this Fall as well - this would help A LOT.
Our players can always try to help by inviting their friends using in-game Invite a Friend feature, or just spreading the word.