Just an update, we should have 5 Backgrounds total completed in the next three weeks. A few of our spriters have been dedicating their time to their schooling recently, so the character/element sprites are a little behind as well. Anyone wanting to help with artistic skill can feel free to contact me. Otherwise we'll get along just fine, albeit a slower pace.
But, we have re-hauled our GUI system and if anyone's curious they can email me or visit the forum link and request the direct download.