I signed up for the Secret Santa event over on Pixelation. Secret Santa, in case you're unfamiliar, is a sort of gift-swapping event where everyone signs up, and then all the participants are PM'd with the person they're giving their gift to so they can plan accordingly.
In this case, your goal as a participant is to sprite something for your giftee, based on what they posted as their interests in the Secret Santa thread.
My giftee (Kren) said he likes mechatronics, and having looked up what it is
I couldn't think of much that's truly related.
So, I started a mockup of a game based around the concept of a butt-baby between DoDonPachi and the Metal Slug series.
Anywho, this is the progress thread, for feedback. Post as you see fit. I'll be updating every now and then to show progress and get critique from those of you who give it.