thanks @barrymaritime and @Fred_K.S for the encouragement! many years ago, i found this game and made an attempt to fix some bugs, i was in way over my head . this game was one of the big reasons i got into BGE.
the animations are mostly converted and after some major updates to game3 i started to customize sintel player mechanics. as i hoped, this project has given me valuable insight on how to make the game3 core more powerful and versatile across different games.
the tundra level has most of the props added back in. once i finish the props, ill add some game logic, like fires and melting the bridge ice. on that topic, bridge ice will be a game object, that and other things need to be moved into a libload blend so i can add as a class.
i would have posted a few screens but for some reason my screenshot manager is bugged. then i saw it was like 1am so i called it a day