Alpha version 2 build R201 was finished today, with a few new features. It's still a very early alpha, but I hope to have a beta released by December 1st! So expect to see something more from me later on.
Joseph: Actually it's pretty close! We were talking with Ambrosia about merging for the project and making an Escape Velocity 4, but the idea didn't go through and Ambrosia said they would end the EV series with Nova (3). So that's out of the picture.
And we need TONS of beta testers. Though we are not in those stages right now we will need them, probably 7-12 of them to be exact. We need people with OS 9 and OS X. Mainly OS X though so...yea. Stay tuned for more information on beta testing.