I'm still here.
SO! I have been adding new mechanics (I try to introduce one every block of levels, to help keep things interesting). For the current block I'm working on it's short ranged portals!
I was able to crunch it out on the first day and functionality-wise it workded great. Looked like this:
But it was feeling a bit off, so, with some advice from some other devs, changed up the portal colors to match and added a small detail path to further indicate where the portals led and voila!
And now I very much like how this looks + feels.
I also forgot to post the final look at the second boss!
I was super pumped that I completed it (plus the music is super rad). Now onto completed the third world + boss (I'm planning four total), and to submit the current build to Fantastic Arcade. Cheers!