I MANAGED TO GET SOMETHING DONE!!!
My incredible partner Zeigfried_McBacon and I entered the IGMC 2017. And we actually completed a short game! It's called Lakeholt's Dragon and has gameplay similar to Legend of Zelda. It's about an hour in length and definitely on the goofy side of things. More details and a download will be provided as soon as the evaluation is complete.
Development on Project Parfait has been somewhat slow due to abovementioned contest, but will resume shortly. One of the problems I encountered was the font choice. I had found one I liked, mind you, but it was rather unpopular with players who (rightfully) identified it as too fancy to read all the time.