So, I haven't done any SMW hacking for quite awhile, but I decided to participate in this year's VLDC! After playing around with some themes (I've typically done tropical or plant-based levels for collabs, so I wanted to try something a little different), playing with the Ghost House cloud tiles led me to make stage curtains. Thus, the theme of this level became a Broadway-esque stage show! Here are some screenshots of the first half:
and for a little preview of the second half, which takes place above the stage! Be careful on those rafters!
I've been playing with the colors a bit, but I'll work on it a little more to make better contrast between the background and foreground. I also removed some of the musical notes to clean up the visuals a bit.
Still working on the second half, haven't added all of the sprites yet so it's a bit empty, but the structure is pretty much done. Here are a couple of small screenshots, just wanted to show that progress is still being made! :3
and here's a city background I made for a small dragon coin side room that takes place above the theater! The red bars flash between 4 different colors. I wanted to keep it relatively simple but still give it a bit of a Broadway feel.
On a side note, does anyone have a good music recommendation for this level?