I know at this point, it is kind of short notice, and I also know that many of you here probably are already aware of this, but I wanted to announce that we’ve organized a month-long game development challenge on my Wikidot site. It has the loose theme of Space Invaders, but if you want to join us and do a different game, we’d still love to have you!
Also, even if you don’t join the competition, you might enjoy the IRC channel that I got set up. Here are the details on that. I’m sure you’ll find some kindred spirits there that are also working on building small games as indies/students/hobbyists.
Come check it out!