Well I can't speak for the building, but I can update you on the progress of the software.
The sample game received a bunch of updates since I received it. A new attract mode (see above) and lots of changes/fixes/tweaks. The ship now fully functions as a multiplayer physical lock and the switches and magnet were tweaked for correct performance vs the simulator. Lots of attention has been placed on sound with new sound samples inserted and some new callouts.
I don't have a camera rig setup yet but I plan to do that so we can see game play in HD. Here is the changelog to show the ongoing progression and a quick video of the attract mode.
Attract mode update:
Added Tilt graphic - viking skull character, BLOOD and WARNING(1st), WARNING WARNING (2nd) and TILT (3rd)
Added 2 new lampshows during attract
Added auto-adjust REPLAY and REPLAY score screen to attract mode (previously fixed replay value)
Added CREDITS available score screen to attract mode (if coinplay)
Added Escape the Kraken status on Instant Info
Added outlane DEATH sound sample
Added SHOOT THE BLUE ARROWS sample
Added 5 random callouts for HIGHSCORE INITIALS screen
Replaced 8 TASK callouts, 4 PLAYER callouts, 9 BERZERKER LETTER callouts
Added New hit Sounds: Jotnar,Trolls,Dwarves,jormungandr,banshee,grendel,deargdue,balder,Draugar,tyr,thor,loki, leanan sidhe,hel,fossegrimen,dullahan,gwyllgi,fenrir,kraken
Adjusted Thors Hammer announce and display to happen 3sec after acquiring instead of 5sec
Adjusted RAMPAGE start to allow lightshows to finish
Adjusted Mystery - removed RAMPAGE as an option
Adjusted GI restore time after BloodRage target lightshows
Adjusted normal GI to white instead of slightly amber to brighten it up a bit
Increased War at Sea and Viking Multiball ball save to 30s from 15s.
Fixed missing Fire sound during BONUS
Fixed some conditions where the scoop sound wasn't firing 1sec before the scoop
Fixed Grendel logic where missing final shot didn't allow you to try again
Fixed Tilt logic - 2 warnings and final tilt, (1st)Yellow, (2nd)Orange, (3rd)Red text, 3 second grace period for shakes