My plan is to set up a very basic scene, let's say academic quad as a demo showing to the school. I think it might be easier to get funding.
I'm not sure if there's any art student who can do massive 3d modeling is interested in our project. If so, if will be really helpful. Otherwise Joe and I will need to create all the models and texture for the entire project, which is very tiring given the time schedule.
I'm currently working on the control system. Hopefully I can show to the community members the next time we meet.