I notice this game is not on the hotness list. My previous kickerstarter game dinosaur island is still on. Is thunderstone bit weak in popularity. Surprise since this had so many past release in past.
To my knowledge, the hotness list is based on page visits and isn't manually curated. If I remember correctly, Thunderstone Quest was on the hotness list back when the Kickstarter campaign was ongoing, but obviously there isn't much to be "excited" about until the games get delivered... which is beginning to happen now!
So, maybe it reaches the list with the increased traffic that a game's release can bring.