Is that the real resolution you are going to use?
If so, I think you should deffently think about making it smaller and more focused on the little guy. (:
But other than that, it looks great! I like the purple, greenish/grey colors. Looks nice!
The blocks do look like cavestory blocks, (Not that its a bad thing) but something you should do it maybe make them jump out at you less?
I think you could do that by adding more shading to the rocks, more than just on the edges, as if the rocks were a 3-d object.
Your just jealous that you're not as awesome as me.
(And my megaman avatar )
I'm pretty happy with the Mushroom Cave for now. I started working on another area I want to include, a Crystal-Mine. Like the mushroom cave I want this to have a somewhat surreal atmosphere but I'm having trouble figure what direction to take. Here is a very much work-in-progress screen shot of the crystal mine.
Originally Posted by AndyUK pain dripping down the screen.
Heh heh. Anyways... yes, the stalactites look like liquid as opposed to jagged rock formations, and the background could stand for a more defined texture. Add some more variation in the stalactites and add some stalagmites (the ones on the bottom) and maybe crystals sticking out of the walls.
If there is going to be light, it should bounce off the crystals and give the cave a multi-colored look. Not too saturated on those colors, not too bright, but enough that you can say, "light is coming off those crystals!" Darker tones all around would really bring out those colors, too.