I am not sure just yet on what my side scroller environment will be. However, I've got the challenges down!
-Concepting is a weaker point of mine, this will make me have to concept better.
-4096x2048 Texture Sheet for all items/materials. I have never worked with a restricted texture resolution, only with a "this works" mindset. Having to fit everything into one texture sheet will be fun.
-Biggest Challenge and the one that could cause me to lose: Hand Painted Textures!! I suck at these but I need to learn to do them so I should start now! Everything will be hand painted and naturally stylized. What will I do to make my hand painting stand out however...
I'll have an update on what the subject matter is later today/tonight.