As for the details of what is going on? well I can let you know a bit more this time around. The following things are finished or almost complete:
The platformer/platforming part of the game is done minus a few minor bugs i'm sorting out.
level transitions are finished.
The basic combat and power up system is finished.
Basic enemy AI and movement is finished. along with a few of the enemy's you'll encounter early on in the game.
yes I'm nearing that coveted milestone where the focus of the development will shift from making everything necessary to make the game to making the game. If that makes any sense. well I suppose that's about as much as I can tell you for now.
Here's a little look a some of the assets in game. These bits of machinery are all animated in engine with a little bit of math.