Sorry for not keeping you updated guys!
The game is over all deadlines and over the budget, but not dead.
Although some of us work on other projects the development of Joan is not paused or stopped (definitely not dead).
A dedicated part of our team is working on it and, good news, we finally found how to make it interesting as a challenging game (not just as an art and graphics) and decided to make it free (ad supported with an option to turn off ads).
Have a look at the Laser Net gameplay footage: