Haven't seen a topic like this before. Gotta keep it on-topic to PS3. :)
I've been doing art, gametesting, nannying, dishwashing, etc. mostly with one other person for the past seven years or so on independant online games. The income is sporadic, and the hope is to hit iPad, Facebook, (and I hope) PSN someday.
Since I usually have no coworkers to talk to, I wasn't sure where to meet others like me. Gamasutra?
Anyway, Castle Crashers has been an inspiration, as well as Skullgirls. Great art, brawler & fighter made in NA by small companies, etc. Double Dragon Neon & Scott Pilgrim are favs, and from Japan, BB & P4A.
Just getting the ball rolling. If no one else is doing this, that's cool.
But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. (James 1:4)
I'm working on an indie game with my brother. I'm a python programmer (don't laugh), and my bro is a great artist. Our goal is to get our game accepted through steams green light program (mainly because they don't seem picky about programming language choice).