I guess I should apologize to everyone in advance?
I'd always intended to update this game page more frequently, but then I had to start working six days a week, my insomnia really started acting up, and I re-started work on Dirge of Doningoth, once again trying to finish the cave dungeon that's thwarted me twice already.
That being said, I haven't been completely idle, and I've got a ground combat mini-game prototyped. Gunfights obviously won't happen as frequently as space combat will, but it's something I've been meaning to implement since Bounty Angel, and I think it'll help keep the gameplay from becoming monotonous.
It'll still probably need a few tweaks, and I'd like to add some more sound effects to it, at some point, but I'm really happy with how this turned out.
The sprites in the video were made by the supremely capable CrystalChameleon. She has an Artist For Hire thread on here, and I'd strongly recommend checking it out if you're ever trying to make a visual novel, or need some sprite work done for your game.
The music comes from Kevin Macleod. The tracks I used were: