Quick update for those interested... I've been working very hard over the last few evenings on this and I've now got all the new objects, characters and conversations in place. I've got a door-opening routine (albeit a crude one) up and running (so that key does find a use after all
) but there are still one or two extra elements to add. Progress is definitely being made on the gameplay front! This will make my life much easier when I get new graphics; it'll be a merely a case of putting them in and tweaking and jazzing the presentation up a bit as well as some pretty hefty playtesting.