I've recently been working on Ferngame 7. Working title Fern: Uirusu no Wana!! which means something like Virus Trap.
Now if you look at the screenshot below, you may be thinking: STATS!! ITS AN RPG MIKEY ISN'T IT!?
No, it's not. It has a lot of RPG elements however and I imagine if changed up a bit the engine could be used for an RPG, but not this time. It's an FPS like before. It plays similarly to Fern: The Finale, but with new features, like an Inventory which allows you to use items you'll find along to way to increase stats.
You gain EXP and level up by killing enemies, and there are random encounters. That said, I'll do what I can to stop people from having to grind a lot.
This time levels are explorable, instead of just boss fights, and you can get items by finding boxes/chests and shit along the way.
Now the release date?
I probably won't be done for the 21st.