When seeking help from animators, they had remade the shapes in the game to look much nicer and cleaner. This prompted the need to re-make the pause menu background for Sound Vapour.
I changed the new background to also have a radial gradient to transparency in order to better see the game objects paused in the background.
As seen in the screenshot, I made sure even the darkest parts of the background are still transparent enough to see through to whats behind it.
Following this, I used the updated shapes to create a new executable icon for the build. Keeping a simple 128×128 image gave the icon a sleek, clean, colourful look that very easily stands out on a desktop or file directory.