After a full month of living at my parents house (while my dad recovered from pneumonia) I'm finally back home in Virginia! My dad made a great recovery and was released from the hospital just a couple of days ago. Thanks to everyone who sent me kind messages! It was definitely appreciated.
Living back home with my mom is something I've tried to avoid since I was old enough to leave home. But, I'm glad I spent that time there helping any way I could, while the family was in need. Plus, my 5-year old sister got a chance to play-test Treasure Adventure Game. She quickly became a big fan and would ask me to let her play it every day. She also told me she wants to make video games when she grows up -- Awesome!
Since I've been home I finally had some time to spend working on TAG. I jumped right into where I left off: the most complex boss fight I've done yet. Luckily I was able to pick it right back up and things are going pretty smoothly so far. Progress on TAG will now continue at a steady pace, and I hope to have the game finished this fall.
I've decided that I'm going to be using Unity for my next project. I'm absolutely in love with this dev-tool. It's been a little daunting for me in the past, because I have a limited amount of experience with scripting/programming. But, over the past month I took any free-time I had to watch tutorials and read everything I could find about Unity. The absolute best tutorial series I've ever seen on the subject is by Walker Boys Studio (link). It's as detailed as a full college course and I'm convinced that once I'm done with these videos and labs I'll be ready to create my next game in Unity.