So far things go pretty well (development wise at least) and I finally got out of mansion. It seems semi-playable version will actually be released by the end of month, but you probably shouldn't expect too much from it (it IS semi-playable and if anything, my early versions tend to be quite buggy).
What's working so far?
New slave generation
Slave interaction save for dating (its somewhat different mechanically now though) and group sex
End of the day mechanics
Alchemy, storage and potions
Jail (somewhat bare bones but I guess jail has quite limited use anyway)
So for next weeks my main plans are:
1. Polish out (or at least make better) origins/backstory and trait systems which will probably be biggest difference from original game
2. Fill up spell list, finish major town points and hook up few quests
3. Slave pregnancy stuff
Then, if there will be more time, I'll try to implement farm, laboratory and exploration (with exploration first, since its pretty hard to acquire new slaves otherwise) but that may take quite some time, especially since there's been no work on combat yet. I also want to work on repeatable quests as I have quite few ideas about it, although that still will have to wait until exploration is back.
Visually, I still find game somewhat revolting, but I guess its hardly a big deal when compared to predecessor.
Speaking of predecessor, here's one of the major reasons which forced me to switch (yeah, I was not very good at planning I suppose).
Anyway, expect from earliest version to be more of showcase of changes, rather than being same level of game, as content wise there's still quite a lot to transfer. I'll obviously make another list of absent features at the day of release.