So.... after several months of radio silence, me thinks a quick update is in order.
Progress on FCotW2 continues, though ever so slowly. The start of the year was very productive game-making wise, but that was unfortunantely followed by a break of three months with zero progress. Sorry, real life obligations and several other of my hobbies got into the way.
Anyways, now I'm back on track and just today I've finished some character animations for an intricate puzzle sequence in block 2 of the game. Next up there's some additional scripting needed, then that puzzle sequence is done and dusted and I can move on to the next one. Ah, how I missed that! :)