As noted in the comments section below, we decided (with some help from our readers) to have a fresh look at the background tiles in Opac's Journey. This is one of those details that can prove a bit trickier than people expect, especially considering the way our level engine is designed. We logged a good deal of hours and believe the result is a nice upgrade. Gone is the checkerboard pattern, and in its place a smooth unobtrusive background. Screenshots below.