Hi Tathendal, I'm sorry it took me so long to respond! Thank you for all the awesome feedback and for trying it out! =]
Hoverbike Joust is definitely still happening. However, B-12's development began before HJ, so I wanted to do things right and finish what I started. B-12 will be going into Early Access both here and on Steam within the next few weeks, and once I get close to finishing B-12, I'll start shifting work back over to Hoverbike Joust.