These past few years, I've been seeing Indie games skyrocket around me while I still haven't done a thing for my own ideas. While the games I'm seeing are usually made by people with experience, it feels like all these developers started out as teenagers and finally got enough experience to make the successful games they have now. I'm in my mid 20s now, and I've been waiting to long. Seeing the prototype for Indivisible (and seeing how close the art style is to my vision) is the final straw for me. I want to start developing before it's too late.
Me working with Garry's Mod and SFM I basically saw as 'practice' until I was ready for something bigger. As much as I liked working with them, they aren't getting me anywhere. Like I said, there's a point where if I don't start developing now, time is just going to keep passing by. People who are now making games on Steam had plenty of time to develop skills on site like Newgrounds and even this site alone. They're programming, art, and music has only got better and more successful while I only have the same basic knowledge from a few years ago. And I HATE that.
It's time to start doing what I came here for, but I need help. I obviously don't have the skills, experience or money to do literally everything myself. But the biggest problem is, well, I don't really KNOW that many people, on the internet or off. It seems like everyone knows everyone in the industry, which makes it feel like everyone's getting a head start and/or are learning off each other. I don't really know what that feels like. At the time of this, I have a little over 900 watchers, not bad for the minimal stuff I do, but nothing compared to the hundreds of thousands or even millions compared to actual artists here and on other sites. I'm hoping if ANY of the 900+ of you or any users dropping by reading this knows anywhere to start, can offer advice, or lead me to somewhere where I can help with making indie games, it would mean everything to me.
TL;DR: I want to get into game developing, and am hoping one of you can point me in the right direction.