The Wing Commander Pioneer fan project has been quiet for several months... but that doesn't mean it has been abandoned! Programmer Joel VanEenwyk stopped by the forums to give a report:
I'm finally settled into my new job, so I've been coding away last week or so. We're working on a number of test cases to make sure the engine is solid, but we have also switched focus to gameplay for a while, so that we can finally start seeing some results. I could keep working on the engine, but it doesn't lead to playable results, which has been discouraging for us. We hope to have a rough playable demo for ourselves in the next couple weeks. Once we have that, we can focus more on the graphical side of things.