Had presentations today, received a lot of very useful feedback. After it, I decided to grab the backdrop of an old painting and quickly make it into an alpha mask, to test the parallax backdrops.
These alphas are awful and have a terrible fringing-problem, but it gets the idea across and even just this quick test just adds so much atmosphere to the level.
I dropped some point lights in between them as well, I really wanted the effect of light shining trough the forest and wanted to see if it was feasible. It needs work but it looks neat.
Game screen shot:
Also aren't those trees the cutest god damned fir trees you've ever seen?