Hi, this update is mostly for any of my backers who haven't been to the Grandroids site for a while. Just a heads-up to say there is now some demo software you can download if you're interested. It's not exactly a demo, more of a starter pack for following along with the development and getting more involved. Read my latest post on the site and you'll see what I mean.
If you've not been back to the site for a while (as usually happens, things have settled down to a core group) and you can't remember your log-in details, let me know and I'll reset them for you.
P.S. For anyone who didn't back this project but finds it interesting and thinks the lack of any updates means it all fell apart, this isn't actually the case. It's just that the main reward for backers was exclusive access to the development process, forums, blogs, etc. and so everybody decamped to a private website. It didn't seem right adding updates here on Kickstarter - it kind of goes against the exclusivity concept!
The project is still very much alive and well, and I'm continuing to work extremely hard on it; it just turned into something far bigger than I originally intended. The underlying scientific ideas have turned out to be more exciting and significant than I'd guessed, and so my 'regulars' encouraged me to take my time and follow where it was leading me, rather than rush something out. It's become a huge project and pretty much defines my life, but at last it's starting to come together into something people can begin to engage with. There's still a long way to go but it WILL hit the streets eventually! If it doesn't kill me first. Last time I did this it was a nine-month project that overran by four years, and it seems there's a pattern emerging!