Indie Development

Regardless of whether or not your final goal is to be an indie developer, creating your own games is a great way to show your skills in an actual development situation (which is verrry different from the constant polish of a portfolio, trust me), and it’s especially helpful for those who’s work doesn’t show off as well in a traditional artist portfolio, such as designers, programmers and producers.
There are enough awesome indie resources out there that SPS doesn’t spend a whole lot of time on indie-specific topics, so here are some suggestions to help get you started:

Resources

Communities and News

Free Software: