Wow, that's a pretty hardcore bummer. Sorry you guys never had a push to release, that really sucks. Totally understandable though, I wanted to do a trilogy with Tales of Corneria originally... definitely died out only after the first game was released, and that wasn't nearly as polished of an experience as what you were aiming for.
I'll definitely download the assets and give the demo a try sometime - I'd like to do a feature on SF fan games at some point still, so we'll see what happens. Good luck to you all with what does keep you busy in life, and thank you for bringing closure to the project rather than forgetting it was ever there.