No, I am not [yet] dead, but I have been (and I am still) very absorbed with my work.
I have not yet read all the last posts on the forum / reply to your emails, but I will make sure to catch-it-up.
Never the less, I have not stop working on B&D -- Some of you may have see me on the game chat from time to time.
Those last two months, I have been working on a side part of B&D : The First person PvP mode. Even if there are still work to be done, I find it enjoyable to play, and it has given me some time to think to the main survival mode of B&D.
So, as today, I am releasing the new version of B&D, and I will start working again on the Survival mode.
In the following days, I hope to make some quick small releases soon in order to solve the bugs you have reported to me in the forum, as well as replying to you guys.