I live in Southern California and I'm the owner of my own indie game development team. (Which isn't that hard you just make up a name, get it patented, and find some friends who want to work with you.) I always wanted to create my own game how I wanted it to be, now I have the capability to do so I just have to do it. My team and I came into this business with no idea what we were doing, all we had was a passion and an idea, turns out that's all you really need. (That and some artist so your idea doesn't look like complete garbage) Now I'm living the dream, just wish the dream paid bills XD.