A) Thanks! It really is a pleasure to be here. You are my kind people people, your input is invaluable, and I really believe you will love UNION.
B) We’re not looking for anyone right now, but please do email me (mark <at> wiredgames.eu) with samples of your work.
c) I would say it will be late this year before we begin the alpha. We are really pushing ourselves to create the best UIs we can, not just visually but in terms of accessibility and depth as well, and all of that is very time consuming.
@Fulvus: We have discussed using an optional picture-in-picture setup, but nothing has been decided yet. The big issue is screen space really.