I'm looking forward to this one, the story looks right up my street. If you need any beta-testers, just give me a shout!
Sorry I'm so late on this thread, but I;ve just got one comment. In your post of 27th December, you said you're using lots of freeware 3d graphics elements from sites like Renderosity. That's how I'm building my game too. I just wanted to check that you are aware that, if you use that stuff, it's usually a requirement to attribute the creator of any graphics you use in your game's credits, even if your game is non-commercial? You might already know that, but I just thought I ought to tell you, I wouldn't want you to get in trouble! I only found that out part-way through making my game, and then I had to go back to Renderosity, ShareCG etc, track down every graphic I had used, and find the name of the creator, which took me bloody ages!
Anyway, keep us posted wth updates, and keep up the good work.