Hello there As one of the judges in the "dA's 8th Birthday Mini Contest!" I have added a journal helping to promote it. In the journal I have added a small feature to some of the fella art in dA to which you have been featured in. If you would like to have a look at the other art featured you can find it in MY JOURNAL.
Gah I wish I could code, this would be a damn fine game. So many fun things to create, the environments, power ups [imagine fella doing like that t-shirt design at some point] enemies, bosses and on and on.
Hopefully someone who can code will come along. With your pixel skills I know this would turn out awesome.