I liked S-Purple's awesome mock-up of a new visual style for BS so much that I've invited him to take over art duties completely on the project. Above is an in-game screenshot of the newest build we're working on. Over time he's going to be overhauling all of the existing assets, including the monsters and the UI design.
I am psyched about this, and hopefully you will all be too. As I'm now freed up to focus entirely on programming/writing/animating, we may see things go a lot more smoothly in the future.