I've joined the kickstarter and for three years I've followed and enjoyd all of Shafer updates and designer talks, that I've found very interesting - and gradually everything has descended into silence. I liked the concept of the game in 2013, and I still like it and I still wish to see it completed.
I've not paid for the alpha so I've only seen the videos, and I was eager to play it, because of its originality and the historic theme.
Every now and then I lurk the forums to see if there are news, and everytime I'm disappointed and this hurts me.
I hope Shafer and the rest of the team are still working on the game, I hope that nothing bad has happened, and that he isn't suffering a burnout.
I know, these are only personal thoughts: the only thing I really want is an update on the general status of the project.
Frankly I want to trust him, all this time he seemed to me very committed and enthusiastic about At The Gates.
And if the worst case scenario happens, please release the alpha to all the backers.