So, Gimbal development appears to have halted.
I don't mind so much. I've been here for 4 years and I've definitely gotten my money's worth. $15 was a low price to pay for the weeks of enjoyment I got out of Gimbal.
However, the game probably isn't raking in the profits Colin wanted out of it anymore.
I think that for it to pick up more customers it needs to resume development. I mean, duh. It needs to keep changing and improving for more people to garner interest in it.
So my recommendation to Colin would to ask among his friends in the game-developer community if they'd like to help. Or just post and ad somewhere. There are plenty of people out there with the talent and interest who need a job. I think it's about time 8888888 Labs expanded in staff. This game's community can be revived easily. Anyone who has played this game knows the habit of checking the website and forums for activity. If the game resumes development, even in the form of bugfixes to start, people will come back.
The game still feels unfinished. It needs some anti-cheating mechanisms, bugfixes, and optimizations (especially in the ship builder(WHICH IS HALF THE GAME!)).
This post will likely get flames from hackers/cheaters who get mad because nobody wants to play with them but you'll know who I'm talking about when you see their replies. Lol.
Anyway, Colin, if you see this, please heed this advice. It's a surefire way to bring interest back to the game. More interest means more profits. More profits means you're getting on better and better servers can be used. It can all come together easily if you talk to the right people.
Until then, the Gimbal community will stay asleep and await the coming of the update that reignites the game's fire.
Creativity is an intelligence in itself. Use it, and don't be discouraged just because others don't agree.