Ah, I know thread necromancy is against forum rules, but seeing as I'm still working on this project and it's my thread, I hope it's ok! I've updated the first post with some new artwork and even updated the demo with some slight changes.
What happened to the game and why is it over a year later? An infant daughter and a wife who works graveyard shift turned me into Mr. Mom for a year, but now I'm back to normal and working hard on the game. I've got all of the important parts of the story mapped out as well as several of the puzzles. I know which rooms I want to include and which NPCs, and now the big hurdle is the artwork. Every blade of grass in there was drawn by mouse, so you can imagine the time it takes to do one.
So... the Knobbly Crook hobbles it's way towards completion and don't be surprised when I start begging for help when I run into any coding hurdles