The following page on my website explains it all, but basically, I decided to release my secret project in its unfinished state as freeware as I simply don't have the time to make it commercially viable anymore.
Thus we have, Text Mode 2000!
Just to point out though, since I only just released this, virus scanners and Windows SmartScreen and everything are having a field day with it... I looked into purchasing a proper digital signature and the appropriate file rep... it would cost over $400 USD... so... screw that. For something I was selling? Of course. For something free and unfinished? Nope!
As for what I'm gonna do next, I haven't decided yet, though it's down to just two of my ideas, so whichever I make the best progress on over the next while will be the one I focus on.