It's been like, a year since the last reply to this, and nobody might see this but I gotta say it.
About 2 years ago, I played Level Up! and absolutely loved it. At the end I was thinking, there's gotta be a sequel!, and I looked around the web for it, to no avail. I gave up.
Then, yesterday, I found it again and played through it one more time. In the description, there was a link to a blog, the third one made by Titch. There was talk of Gather Up, but the blog abruptly stopped about a year ago...
I went over here the next day, and found this post.I played the prototype (it's a prototype, so I didn't judge) and read through the comments. There, about a year ago, Titch announced that he had a full time job as a game designer, and was discouraged with really finishing Gather Up.
Titch said he "only put it on the back burner" but, after a year, he probably scrapped it. Some people are hatin' on him, but it just goes to show how much they loved Level Up, and how exited they were for a sequel. I'm glad Titch got the job that he wanted, good for him, and he probably couldn't fit in enough time to make a whole game. But maybe he stopped because he just didn't feel like it, not because of time concerns...
It's almost Christmas, and I'm asking Titch to give a present to all his fans: finish Gather Up! I don't care if it's crap, get it done! I'll be okay with a late Christmas gift.