Before you freak out, I do NOT have swine flu. There´s a medical emergency here, with a lot of people dying every week. I´m taking all the needed precautions with my customers and myself, and luckily my life rarely involves being in crowded places.
I do have a regular flu, this makes it harder to do simple tasks, like tiling rooms. After a tough week I´m feeling better now, so things will move much faster.
So, about the misterious lower part of area 4... I already did the basic rooms, there´s a lot of tiling left, and it still doesn´t have any scripted parts.
What I can tell you about it without spoiling too much: It´s not too small, there´s an item to be collected, there might be a miniboss waiting for you, it´s completely optional (so, no Metroids down there).
I read many of the ideas you people posted on the last blog post, there were some really cool ones, but I had to come up with something within the reach of my skills and my free time (I don´t want to spend too much time on a single area).
Thank you for your suggestions!
In other news, this year´s Nintendo Community Fangame Convention has been confirmed for October 26th. There´s going to be some awesome Metroid Fangames this year (incuding AM2R), so be sure to bookmark the NCFC page.
So, I was thinking, there´s still a lot of work left for the project to be finished. In the meantime, would you like to play an updated version of the demo, to be released on the NCFC? I might include the latest engine features for you to try out, and some level updates... but of course that would distract me from the main project.
I still haven´t decided about it, what do you think? Would you prefer to play a new demo and wait some more for the final thing, or simply wait until I finish the game a bit faster?