So nice to receive such kind feedback, especially from someone who played the original - thank you!
I did scrap the Elite levels idea unfortunately. Renaissance wasn't as well received as I had hoped; and I got some quite vindictive negative feedback (see Steam reviews). So far on itch, this game has only 1 review of 1 star - again, seems very vindictive? 100+ levels take a long time to design, so I decided to close this project up to focus on new ideas - which I have lots of . The retro level set was easy and fun to make because of no background, a simple set of bricks and most levels were inspired by other breakout games, so I'm really glad I put the effort in to make them.
I hope you will follow me closely and see what I can come up with next.