I believe that Jpop is slowly progressing toward a finished proto of both MG and RAZA. It is frustrating to see glimpses of such amazing artistry/engineering both publicly and privately, but knowing realistically that only a joint venture for manufacturing will lead to actual games being shipped. I don't know if Zidware is capable of creating that relationship. Remember back to the initial announcement of Ben Heck Zombie Adventure Land? There was a $1,000 option to have John and Ben come to your house and help assemble the game.
I often wonder if John has read this thread. It was a disappointment for me to read that he viewed the private blog as more of a one way communication system. I got the impression that the blog is now viewed as a favor to the owners. In the earlier going he was active, accepting owner suggestions and feedback.
I hope he pulls through with an impressive reveal in January as expected. I have recently felt more like a "Hopeful" than an "Owner".
I am a supporter with my payments current, but like many others cannot justify investing more. It is well past the time for some clear evidence of urgency on John's part.