I think the dust-coated town and suspendium-lifted cart from http://zarkonnen.com/airships/suspendium should be used as additional splash screens. One could be randomly picked every time you start the game.
Why not? I think they look just as good, even better, than the current splash screen. They'd be good for subtle world building.
Also, I don't think you should fuzz them out. They're kinda sloppy, but if they were blurred out no one would be able to tell what they were.
If you threw a background behind that dragon, I think it would make a great spash screen too.
Bump because now I think you should include your turtledove picture as a splash screen too.
Good point! Maybe not as splash screens but as interstitials during world generation?
World generation doesn't last that long on my computer. I think on the menu screen, people would have time to actually see them.
why don't we just create a simple gif of a suspendium crystal floating up and down while rotating? it would only take like 10 slides. 5 for it to go up and turn 45 degrees, then another 5 slides for it to go down and another 45 degrees (because that's a geometric quality of a suspendium crystal)
(I don't think they're good enough to include in the actual game, basically.)