The creator has most likely already forgotten about this and has left it in the past. Think about it, this was more than a decade ago for him. Although this game might be just a pleasant memory tucked away somewhere for him. For us its different. Some of us have grown so attached to this game that everyday we wake up and hope to hear something from him but alas nothing answers except for the void that we try so desperately to fill.
In my opinion I think we should forget about him for the time being. He created something wonderful but has left it behind to work on something greater I assume. Well that is if he's still alive. We have lasted this long without him, that we shouldn't forget. Also although it may seem like it I am not opposed to trying to contact him and I wouldn't mind if he ever showed his face again. But I've simply grown too old to believe in happy endings.
If you ever do come up with a plan to contact him though I'm sure I could be of use somehow. Don't hesitate to give a shout.