Thanks for all the kind words!
Also looking forward to playing this! Anyway, you can play as Rock in Powered Up!
Oh really? I had no idea, that's cool! I still need to play Powered Up someday!
One of my favorite developments in the HD pack scene has been the addition of custom backgrounds and multi-layered backgrounds. It looks like you are really putting the background functionality to great use and I'm looking forward to the eventual release. Are you planning on utilizing parallax scrolling with this new pack overhaul?
I feel the same, they're so useful. And I am doing some parallax, though just with one background layer at 0.5. I wanted to do multiple layers but the quirks of scrolling make it so involved that I stuck to one layer for now.
Here are some more screens, made a lot of misc fixes and additions. I have a few other additions I want to make and the backdrops are implemented for the ending, just need to do the actual BG tiles.