you decided on the genre? something small would be preferable, but
certainly not a Shooter, Panic, or Puzzle game, that is like every Indie
game out there, no matter what you do It will not stand out.
the Short games, while not Rare, Fighters are a bit less frequent than
Shooters, panic games are some of the easiest to make but are incredibly
boring in the long run and rarely leave any lasting impression, Puzzle
games may be simple and can be immersive if done right, but they
generally require the greatest amount of planing and effort so probably
not something that should be /3/'s first project, Shooter I guess would
also be simple but there are just too many awesome free variants
My recommendation would be a Fighter, party-style, so
rather than serious SF style, I would recommend you go for a more of
smash bros. style of gameplay, Fun, easily accessible, memorable if done
right, gameplay a bit on the rare side in the indie community, and one
of the easier types to make, Possibly 4ch themed, god knows every other
day there's a thread on one of the boards about this.
alternative I always considered good is an anti-g racing game, though
that would require quite a bit of work.