Working solo has its pros and cons, on one hand I do all the work myself (modeling, level design, animation) excluding a few things where credit will be given. I currently only know how to animate in 3DS Max 2012, using CAT rigging, and unfortunately 3DS Max has a very tedious problem of crashing whenever it feels like it.
I am starting to learn Blender animation techniques, but what would really help me get this done sooner is if I can get someone talented to help me with the custom animation I have planned for this. PM me if interested.. (maybe include a link showing some of your work? it would help your chances.)