The blog post is true. Extrasolar has only recovered 6% of what I invested to build it and the game economy is really rough right now. An amazing opportunity came up to work on virtual reality at Google, so I seized it. As I explained in the blog post (http://robjagnow.com/2015/leaving-games
), I'm still working on Extrasolar on nights and weekends and our talented programmer Keith is also still contributing, but production will be slowing down. Our top priority is a native mobile app, which -- who knows -- may draw in the audience we need to fund season 2.
As you point out, I should really know better than to make a major announcement on April Fool's Day. I should have learned that when I worked on the Potato Sack for the launch of Portal 2 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potato_Sack
I just finished my first week at Google and I'm happy to say that I'm confident that I'll be able to bring you some super awesome stuff that I would never be able to do on my own. Can't wait to share!