Update 1 (5/9/2017)- AWOL Ahab is a pixel art horizontal shmup that I started working on about 3 weeks ago. I am working on turning the first level into a pre-alpha demo. You play Dolphin pilot Captain Ahab as he goes Absent With Out Leave during an interplanetary war to retrieve a forbidden weapon called the White Whale. You start out with a fast but frail ship and get the option to pilot the powerful White Whale later in the game.
Below is a what I have at the moment.