Worked on the island graphics today, and it's a good thing I did, because
the 5th color is a necessity for rendering a decent island; and when the
5th color is used extensively, there is no way to use dark masks without
excessive conflict between the 4th and 5th colors.
Also -- not that it's relevant at this point, but -- the masks would have
needed to change from black to dark green when the islands were
present, which would have been an odd thing in the middle of the game.
So, the only viable solution -- if masks would be used at all -- is to use the
blue background color. This doesn't look as dramatic as the black, but it
does keep things clear around the P/M's, and it's an interesting overall
look in comparison to what's been shown so far.
Here's with and without for comparison.
Edited by MrFish, Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:30 AM.