Hello and welcome to my creator page! I am an indie game developer and pixel artist on a never-ending quest to develop video games. I learn by practicing pixel art daily, participating in game jams, and progressing my development in GameMaker.
Itch has an amazing selection of Game Jams going on at all times to challenge aspiring developers. I have only released three games so far, and they were for the LOWREZ game jams, which you can check out from this very page. Participating in game jams help teach us about keeping projects in scope while working with restrictions. They also allow you to practice endgame-development processes like packaging a game project and making it cohesive and accessible.
@Pixel_Dailies is a great way to practice pixel art. They are a team on twitter that chooses a new theme every day! You may interpret the theme however you want and express your creativity in pixels. They also run a great collaboration team on their Discord server where pixel artists work together to create separate pieces and join them together in one great collaboration piece!
GameMaker is a fantastic tool for game development. It's very user-friendly, yet deep enough to give the user complete freedom to create what they dream. It is always being updated with new features, and comes with a very comprehensive online manual.
I am currently working on Loot Quest.