I just want to say I am still chugging along on both Drake and a top secret project. Top secret is not ready for revealing, and has hit quite a few bugs along the way.
Level 2's layout is almost finished for Drake, and in polishing stage. The level introduces a few new game mechanics that were not implemented in the itch.io jam version. Namely boss fights, and a system for "level tasks" that open special "doors". Since these were not in place for the contest version but are needed for the final version, I have done a lot more behind the scenes work then level design the last few weeks. Moving forwards, these new systems will let me fill out the rest of the levels faster now.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so here's a gif of Drake helping out a cute little phoenix friend who had an unfortunate encounter with the invaders.
I will keep working, and will try to regularly post updates to this blog as I get the remaining levels in place.