Things have settled down enough that I am able to return to my daily routine. My task today was to simply get re-acclimated with the game and the code itself. What I've determined is that I really don't think that game as it currently is has much potential for ever being fun. So, instead of slogging along, trying to force it to be something that it will never be, I think I am going to retire it. I might post the code somewhere, in case it is interesting to anyone, but I think it is time to move on to other games.
Working on this game has sparked some other ideas for other games. I think my goal for the next couple days is going to be try to nail down the details of how I want my new game to perform. I might actually *gasp* write out a quick little requirements document so that I have a guideline for what I am expecting. At the very least, I anticipate that this will help me determine what makes a requirements document into something that is truly useful, something that I think I would be able to pull over into my job.