I started a new blog for my game that I have been working on in my spare time for about a year now. There have been many ups and downs already throughout this process. I've learned much.
Today I did a lot of research on adding normal maps to sprites to create the illusion of lighting. I downloaded a few apps that make this pretty easy for implementing into a game.
I also had a chance to do some work on the game. I fixed a few miscellaneous bugs that had been bothering me and also tweaked my movement code a bit to make it a little more responsive.
While progress of my game had slowed over the holidays. I fully intend to get back to it now. I have been learning and experimenting with a few different DAWs and I will likely be purchasing one soon to learn to create the music for the game. So, awesome (hopefully) music to come. Also, currently working on a new sprite of a house that has already consumed about 4-5 hours of my life and will probably take another 4 or so but it will be exciting to add to the game once its done!