Not a lot of progress on my paltry effort tonight. Got a slightly improved but very simple event system working but very little to test it with at the moment.
I also bodged together a firing-a-weapon thingy for a bit which was only ever temporary and has been removed. Principles all seemed to work though. Next up I think is a particle system and an attempt at some half-decent explosion effects.
Man, I gotta learn to use Blender or something. Even for just pre-rendering 2D sprites. Or get in touch with a non-programming artist desperate to see their work moving around on the screen.
(I wouldn't imagine that my journal is a particulaly popular haunt for non-programming artists, but if anyone is interested feel more than free to PM me or something.)