@MPPlantOfficial - thanks man, right now the controls are a LITTLE clunky, because I'm playing around with inertia type movement and bouncing off of things... but I was really racking my brain trying to think of some alternate forms of exploration and interaction, and literally one night it just hit me while I was laying in bed. no joke. it has the potential to be kind of cheesy, so I'm trying to really handle those elements with proper planning and care. I thought about having some kind of auto attack, too...
@ryanrybot - dude thanks. my wife got on me for starting too many things.. so back at it.
thanks for the feedback on using Spriter, too.
@HR78 - thanks man. when I was researching reference images and stuff, I realized that I just don't like bugs at all. it doesn't even have wings yet!