I'll make it pretty later. Right now I'm busy reading... :D
Independent Games Festival
Technically it's not a blog. However, it's hugely inspiring just to go in and look around at the people who have been nominated for different categories and what kind of product they're turning out.
What a fabulous site! One of the things that really caught my eye was the whole 'personal challenge' of what kind of a game can be created in seven days... SEVEN DAYS!!! If that's not inspiring and empowering to the kids who aren't sure if creating games is doable, then I don't know what is.
I'm busy checking out M3 right now... amongst other things.
Another 7 day game creator up for an award. Goo.
He doesn't seem to let the general public play his games but some of his articles about transitioning from an idea to something concrete and how to refine it are worth reading:
Ron's Rules for Play Testing Great article that applies to far more in life than just game testing. :)