I'm not going to have time to add sound, but it looks like I might just be able to get all my loose ends wrapped up and having a fairly functional working game to submit before next Friday (the 30th). I'm just now putting the finishing touches on the final boss battle and then it's just going through each of the game types and cleaning up those little things that I told myself that I would look at later.
This whole contest has just been such an amazing experience. To be honest, I wasn't sure I was going to be able to have anything to submit. I've never actually finished a game project before, so I wasn't sure I'd be able to this time (crossing my fingers I'm not jinxing myself by saying that since I'm not technically done yet). Maybe it was just how awesome Express has been, maybe it's having an entire community of geeks to seek advice from but whatever it was, everything just sort of clicked for me this time. Those things that I normally haven't been able to figure out had solutions and with the support of my friends and family I was able to overcome those times that I got discouraged. (thanks!)
I'm pretty happy with what I've put together and my only regrets are one, that I didn't provide any tutorials or step by step, this is how I did this instructions as I went and two, that I didn't have time to find and create sounds to put into the project (I really feel that's going to hurt the "fun" level). I do have plans to revisit the game and try and do some tutorials, but I'm looking forward to other people looking my code over first to help me clean it up and point out areas I should have done something differently first. Then the tutorials will be a little more helpful I feel.
Let's hope that I can get all the "little" things cleaned up this weekend so I won't be in any danger of missing the deadline. Good luck to all the rest of you as you finish up, we're almost there!