I have two pieces of news to share with you today - not the normal simple "still alive" progress reports, but something far more substantial.
1) I will be releasing a new demo, along with the kickstarter campaign, on Saturday, December 20th. The demo is somewhat large - expect 15000+ words, and something like 30 beautiful backgrounds and a dozen characters each with their own art and multiple expressions. It will contain three locations you can sail between - Vailia, Mt. Julia (a small, remote trading post), and Alkenai (one of Vailia's client cities).
2) I have, after much consideration, decided to quit my day job. Not that I've told them yet, of course - still waiting a bit, saving up some more money and looking around - but the decision is made, and it's a great weight off my mind. That boss is nothing I need as part of my life. No accident they've lost half their development team in the last two months - I'll be merely the latest casualty in the chain of people quitting over poor treatment.
(p.s. Any of you European folks know someone who needs a good web developer? I'm looking to relocate away from the USA, will pay my own expenses)