Yes this is still alive and actually getting close to completion, and we are starting a beta soon.
I've been locked in my little box for almost 2 years hammering on this game, and sure enough we are rounding the bend on completing this over ambitious juggernaut. So I'd like to let everyone know that we will be running an ongoing beta starting in a week or so and I'd like to invite all of the Kickstarter people to come join in. Email me at email@example.com if you're interested. You can also visit are brand new message board at forum.lifesparkent.com