Seems like it! And being on that place is quite... intimidating, considering all the awesome entries that were submitted to this year's contest :O Very close call for sure!
Even so, there's a lot of work to be done on the game (mostly balancing and bug fixing). I want to thank SinのAria for being so thoroughly on pointing out the issues with the current state of the game. I'm still not satisfied and I want to make it better before calling it a final version! Let's make it worth of that prize!
When will I ship the next update? I... don't know! As I'm still working on it and DEGICA hasn't say a word yet to me whether I can do that or not. But expect it soon (hopefully)!
I also want to thank my wonderful team, who are very talented in what they do: BlackRoseMii (artist) and Chris Porter (composer) :)
And well... basically anyone who played and supported the game! What a ride it was!
Congratulations! It's nice to see all that hard work pay off!
As for when you can ship the next update, we did something like that for Remnants of Isolation before the results were even announced. I think as long as you keep the original contest build up and public, you should be fine to update the game with bug patches and fixes.
That's just my input, though. I've got nothing to do with the contest this year.