Just wanted to let you all know I am still here, and this project has not been abandoned. I had the misfortune to lose my job, and had to focus on getting a new one for a while. Luckily, I have a new job, and everything is getting back to normal.
I am currently working on a large-ish update, adding a quest system. This is going to give a more directed feel to gameplay, and make the game less daunting. You can still do whatever you want, and just ignore the quests if you want – there will probably be an option to disable them – but the point is to give the player some objectives to choose from, and a reward once those objectives are met. Some quests might also have some storyline and some events attached.
I will try and get it done as soon as possible, but I wanted it fully functional before I put it up.