Aaron has finally bestowed upon us a progress update so we now know he's alive. He posted this on the Lords of Uberdark Kickstarter page,
"Hi folks -- sorry to be out of touch, but I've been working... =D As for an update, the next alpha version (0.35) will have completely new mouse handling code, so that should fix the bug with the controls not working. Also threw in a simple map export/import last night and changed how the terrain is rendered (which should improve speed on some systems) -- though there may be more work along those lines in the future. Working now on the animation system and some other stuff..."
It is good to see progress being made aswell as already working on resolving particular bugs at such an early stage.