The last leg of the journey
I'm right now searching freesound.org for sound effects, still need to add more enemies but at least damage is working now.
Crystal can die, working on making the player die. Still haven't found a voice actor, but came up with some great lyrics and might just sing it myself.
I keep getting delayed for 5-10 minutes at a time because my game runs upward into the negative cartesian coordinates, and I keep on forgetting to convert back and forth from negative to positive numbers. But most of that is done with now! Things are coming together, and the game 'feels' nice. I may have to run a few extra hours into the night to churn out the content I want, because I need to create some special art, but it shouldn't be too absurd.
I will have my game tested by siblings in a few hours, once I get the enemies in, to gauge the difficulty. The game will have some good humor in it, just you wait and see.
A couple contestants dropped out (I nearly did myself sometime last night, but I'm glad I didn't now that it's coming together well). Best of luck to those remaining! I think we still have about 10 or so in the running, but only 4 or 5 are letting others know what's going on with their projects, so it's hard to tell.