I'm interested in collaborating.
I'm currently playing with generation of custom-sized sudokus (non-solved with unique solution) and I'd be especially interested in making a puzzle game. I don't have any knowledge of OpenGL or Direct3D, but maybe I can help with the GUI if there will be one.
I can also code in C# or Java if it's needed. Send me a PM.
I don't agree the fact that you need a year, you DEFINATELY need a strong understanding of the language before you start with graphics.. I'm not sure if I'm for falling under any projects right now as far as coding, but I'd be willing to give a guide/advice, but I'm a little short on time during the weeks between DE classes and extracurricular stuff.. And IRC chat is best because of not needing logon names, get at my on my email, and I'll try to help atleast coordinate this. I need to get a list of whos interested and what timezones they are in to try and figure out a good time of the day for everyone, so just get at me firstname.lastname@example.org