Wellp, Barrels isn't likely to hit in January for a few reasons, and here they are:
1) Commissions - Animation has pretty much become a full time job for me lately with the number of projects I have going, on a plus side for me, I've been commissioned for a series of animations for Nick Basile Radio, the first episode should be finishing up soon, but I'm unsure about the release date. The plus side of this is that I can finally start getting some money for myself to live on, the downside is that I don't have as much time to work on my own stuff, as the episodes are planned to be monthly, and I still have University work to do too.
2) Soundtrack - The soundtrack for Barrels was originally the same royalty free music that everyone seems to be using these days, but Jimmy Sudekum (http://jsudekum.newgrounds.com/audio/), who created the fantastic soundtrack for Oddball 3 has offered to work on the soundtrack for Barrels too, in my eyes it's worth the delay to have him work on the soundtrack!
3) Outdated animation - This video has been in the sidelines for a while, and because of this, some of the animation is extremely outdated in comparison to the newer shots, I want to try and make everything at a similar level by release.
So that's it, apologies for the delay and I'll keep you updated!