Yep, still working on it. It's been slow going, mostly due to the massive amount of time that in-depth playtesting requires. To that end, I've finally decided to make a change to the closed beta that I've been thinking about for awhile. In addition to the playtesting requirement, the closed beta going forward will be limited to followers of my Twitch channel. Having said that, I want to make a few things very clear. First of all, following me on Twitch is completely free. Following is not the same as subscribing, which is what costs money. I am not now, nor will I ever be accepting money for this project, as not only would that be a complete dick move on my part, it would also paint a giant neon legal bullseye on my back that I have no interest in placing there. Twitch has become a nice way for me to branch out a bit and turn what would normally be a very isolating, solitary passtime like single-player retro gaming, into a social experience where I can interact with people who have similar interests. Sure, message boards like this provide some of that, but they lack the real-time interaction, and it's kind of separated from the actual enjoyment of the games. Chatting with people while I play has made it a lot more fun, and a lot less work. So, if you want to join the beta, head on over to https://twitch.tv/qwertymodo
, catch a stream, hang out in chat for a bit if you want, and follow the channel.
If you don't have a Twitch account and don't want to make one, that's fine. Part of deciding to make this change is the fact that I'm starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel for this project, so hopefully I'll actually finish it up soon, and the final release will be released publicly, without any of these restrictions (though I may give my beta testers early access to the release before it goes public). The patch file, including any updates or bugfixes, will continue to be freely available here, and I'll continue to post project updates as well. This isn't some kind of sellout stunt, I'm just looking for ways to make the normally anti-social parts of this hobby less so.