The tiles are placeholders, using Super Mario 2 (J) Tiles.
And, no, no abandoning would take place.
Since the criteria for the course is to create a decent game before the end of the course (Jun. 2013) I should have enough progress by then to make a release or something.
But, as well as doing this in college, I'm doing it at home sometimes to.
EDIT: Also, slipped my mind
The title theme for Varion! :3