OK, so I'm almost done with the first game.
I implemented the GUI today, and got a few subsystems working. You can die now, and you can take damage as well. Come to think of it, I probably should have implemented this stuff way earlier, but oh well. I'm already way over-due (it should have been done on Wednesday, and it looks like it'll stretch on into tomorrow (Saturday) at LEAST), but I'm glad it's pretty much done. There's not much to it, but that's kind of to be expected, and I think it's okay that it's light on content.
It's worth a shot, I think. I'd make a mistake if I didn't try.