Ran into a very nice 2D top-down RPG tutorial series to peruse https://www.davidepesce.com/godot-tutorials/

Following up with my plan from earlier, I will try to implement all of the necessary interactions for the world without any story driven elements yet to make a small playable demo. I’m going to make a layout of three city blocks complete with pixel art buildings, NPCs, etc, and interactable computers. I think it will be good to set up a website and host a small playable demo to start an online community and get feedback and support. I want to make sure people will actually be interested and enjoy playing it.

Today I will take a small break from art and editing to think about the story.