I was asked recently on the Ars Magia: Genesis blog when a demo will be available.
The answer is:
Soon! Edit: 1st December, 2010 – Video Demo.
With Version 0.9 Private Release, the current version, I’m putting the finishing touches to the menu system, working industriously on script integration and overall aesthetics. Once that’s done – and I’m satisfied with it – I’ll upload a movie clip demonstrating this part of it, along with some additional screenshots. Version 0.9 also does not have any content yet because I’ve been working on that as another, separate project prior to putting the whole thing together in Version 1.0 Public Release.
Version 1.0 is nearing completion, with some of the maps already in place. I’m in the process of customising some of the graphics and fine-tuning the map scripts, as well as two minigames. Events take place immediately after the eponymous novella (almost finished) ends. When this version is released, which I’m estimating will be around Christmas or New Year (time permitting), it will be a playable demo.