I'm starting work on the overworld. It needs to be a good place to practice, not too big or difficult so it's easy to get from A to B, and act as a breather for the difficult levels scattered across the map.
Here's the dialog system. It automatically adjusts it's height depending on how big the text inside it is, which is a huge boon. Furthermore, the text is quite big, the text has shadow while to box itself is slightly transparent, which all goes into making it look cool and minimalistic. I'm planning to scatter a few of these talkative spaceship employees to give the player tips or just start some small talk.