So my next mission is to make him interact with the shopkeeper. First, to simply make him say a greeting when I press the "action" key right in front of him. Then, to switch to a new screen where I can "buy" stuff from him. Then, to create an inventory.
Of course, I could always bypass that and post a link to my Newgrounds page on the forum in an attempt to get people interested in teaming up with me. I just need an artist or two, and a few programmers well-versed in C#. Buuuuuuut...trying to see what I can do on my own is just too much fun! ^_^