Summer has finally started, and that will definitely mean Maize will progress much faster. Barring misfortune, I expect Maize to be released this summer, possibly within a month or so.
Here's a screenshot of the in-game story objects:
I've settled on a draft for the story and the voice recording should take place pretty soon.
I've also done a lot of optimization; the game should tun a lot faster now.
All in all, progress is good.