Had elemental running in background after saving game and going to main menu. Attempted to load game and got a crash to the desktop.
Loading a game from within a game, or creating a new game from within a game will definitely give you problems. We know about it, it's been reported. The game simply doesn't have the code yet to clean up everything and start a game (loaded or not) after you've already started one.
The solution for now is to restart Elemental each time you want to load, or start a new game.
Also, assume gamesaves from past versions of the game are useless/buggy and should be deleted.