Well, hello Wikia!
I'm Wisski (BigWisski here), and I'm developing the game I've always wanted to play. It's got no name, so for now, it's "The NAMELESS RPG Project". I'm working on it without one other guy, GreyKnight, who I hope will get over here and help me out a bit with this, too.
My gaming addiction started when I was like 6 or 7 with Rocky's Boots, for the Apple //e. I've been programming in various languages, sorta-hobby-ish since around then too. First in Apple Basic, then eventually Pascal and C in high school. I've finally picked up C++ (in my 34th year of life!) for this project.
I've had a recent brush with Cancer (if you consider stage IV Hodgkin's Lymphoma a "brush"), and have decided I've waffled about writing my own game long enough. Development began about a month after I started Chemo, and the project is going great. (Chemo AND Radiation are both over, and I'm just waiting on a PET scan to get a hopefully clean bill of health!)
I'm aiming this project towards a structured sandbox world. I love Dwarf Fortress, Sim City, Minecraft, and used to love Ultima Online. I see a lot of these games as influencing the direction of this project. I don't just want a game...I want a virtual world, and that's exactly what I'm building.
I'll get some screenshots, and some video, posted here, or on the Wiki (if there's a place for that kind of thing). The Wiki is probably pretty barren right now, since I've only just moved in here, but I promise I'll get more things up as I think of them.